Hello. I am hoping you guys can help me. I was previously with Host Excellence and had a lot of issues with my sites going down a lot. So I did some research and found JustHost. So I moved my 6 domains over to them. I am using shared hosting with dedicated IP. One of my clients complained about the speed of pages loading for his site but it worked fine for me so thought it was just his connection. Now I am having issues with page loading on 3 or 4 of my sites. I am based in New Zealand so I know the connection to a US server isn't going to be lightning fast. I can only get limited hosts in NZ and they are way overpriced averaging about $25 US per month for only 1.5GB space and 2-6 GB bandwidth.
Does anyone know if HostGator is faster than JustHost??? I was considering switching to HostGator after reading some reviews and looking at the top 10 web hosts.
I am using about 800MB Disk space and between 10-12GB traffic all up for my 6 sites.
Well, you should definitely be able to find a quality provider to meet those needs. I'd search for a provider that leaves you room to grow, but not one that is offering a 'too good to be true' plan, thats what got you into this mess in the first place (Unlimited/too good to be true).
You NEED a limited provider, unlimited does NOT exist and its likely the cause of all your performance issues. Don't be fooled into thinking you need gobs and gobs of space/transfer when, as you have shown us, you clearly don't. Your needs are quite basic and can be met quite easily from a provider who doesn't oversell/overload their services.
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I guess a west coast host would be faster for you. You might try doing a tracert on your current domain, and then one on my domain to see what kind of response you get for a mid-west host here in the US.
MDDHosting is my current host, although I have a VPS with them and not a shared reseller account. But, the support is very good and most of their customers are very happy, so I don't have any problem recommending them. The folks on the shared servers usually comment that the speed is better for them than on their last host (the forums there are open for the public to search.)
Another mid-west reseller host with great service is Dathorn.com; I was there with a reseller account for 7 years. I outgrew it in terms of CPU usage for a large forum account, and he doesn't offer VPS, otherwise I would still be there. His forums are also open to the public, so you can find a domain name for one of his customers and do a tracert on it. His servers are a bit farther away in Missouri, but may still be fast for you.
You may look for an enterprise provider who offers some sort of high availability shared hosting or even a Cloud virtual server in a clustered environment. Companies with uptime SLAs in SAS 70 II certified data centers on the West Coast may be suitable for your location.
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