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    Hawkhost, Idologic, or Httpme?

    Any thoughts, positive or negative comments about these companies?

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    You really did your homework and picked 3 highly regarded and reputable web hosts.

    I have used HawkHost but only a shared hosting account, no problems at all. Servers fast, Litespeed, support is fast, great web site and affordable prices.

    Idologic & HTTPme are my two favorite reseller web hosts and they have stellar reputations. I would narrow it down to which resources/price/server location are more appealing to you? Idologic's smallest package is $20/mo and I believe their servers are in Atlanta, Georgia. Idologic offers cPanel and cPanel control panels, I like having that choice. HTTPme's lowest package is almost double but the resources are considerably higher, servers located in Los Angeles. HTTPme has employees on site with the servers, very useful and (used to be more active) friendly forums. IMHO what sets Idologic and HTTPme apart from the competition is:

    1) They have a long standing reputation which took years to build.
    2) Great and consistent support.
    3) Solid uptime.

    A few other suggestions:
    If price is important I would consider HawkHost.com's reseller with annual payment using their coupon. You can save a bundle but you are committing to 1 year. However they have great reviews and a good reputation here on WHT. I would read their TOS carefully. I'm looking to sign up for my 5th reseller account and I'm seriously considering HH but I need something to push me over the edge.

    dathorn.com isn't the "flavor of the month" here on WHT anymore and rarely gets mentioned but old timers remember them. Great prices, fast servers and generous resources. Andrew runs a tight ship, I would suggest searching for reviews.

    DowntownHost.com isn't cheap but they have glowing reviews and also offer a coupon in the hosting offers forum.

    If you're looking for a smaller reseller account I would consider jonesolutions.com smallest package (run by WHT Moderator net). For $3.99 per month you get 2GB/10GB, there is a coupon in the hosting offers forum which doubles your hard drive space to 4GB.

    I hope that helps
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    Thanks RossMAN. Great advice. I like all three of the ones I asked about but Idologic and Httpme are kind of pricey. But after 10 years of reseller hosting, I'm so tired of problems and switching hosts. Would love to find a more permanent home... Thanks for your help.

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    From personal experience Hawkhost are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwilki View Post
    Thanks RossMAN. Great advice. I like all three of the ones I asked about but Idologic and Httpme are kind of pricey. But after 10 years of reseller hosting, I'm so tired of problems and switching hosts. Would love to find a more permanent home... Thanks for your help.
    With that mindset, it's often a good idea to spend a bit more.

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    I have no personal experience to any of these providers.
    But comparing the price and features...I will pick Hawkhost.

    I'm against price competition but I'm more against ridiculous pricing.
    Compare their features, space, bandwidth, sla etc...and lastly the price.

    It doesn't mean that if your item is expensive this will not fail. Because if this is true...I will buy the most expensive Hermes bag for my girl but this has be burn proof and scissors proof.

    Quote Originally Posted by rwilki View Post
    But after 10 years of reseller hosting, I'm so tired of problems and switching hosts. Would love to find a more permanent home... Thanks for your help.
    Don't say that you're tired because if you stay stagnant you will end up not innovating and finding ways to improve your service.
    Ask for Server IP & Nameservers IP to check if your reseller provider truly provides 100% white-label.

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    Thanks for the recommendation RossMan, one note, we also offer DirectAdmin plans.
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    Stablehost and Stream101 are my go-to for low-cost USA Linux reseller hosting.
    From the 3 mentioned by the OP, I'd pick HH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yujin View Post
    I have no personal experience to any of these providers.
    But comparing the price and features...I will pick Hawkhost.

    I'm against price competition but I'm more against ridiculous pricing.
    Compare their features, space, bandwidth, sla etc...and lastly the price.

    It doesn't mean that if your item is expensive this will not fail. Because if this is true...I will buy the most expensive Hermes bag for my girl but this has be burn proof and scissors proof.
    IMHO for a high-end and high-quality setup, those providers doesn't seem to have "ridiculous pricing" and instead they are priced very reasonably.

    Since you do not have any personal experience with them, I will advise you to refrain from making comments that may sound belittling towards them, which is against WHT rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwilki View Post
    Any thoughts, positive or negative comments about these companies?
    I do have to agree that just by looking at there plans httpme and Idologic seem very overpriced, unless I am missing something? looking at there higher end plans, you would almost be better off just spending a little more and getting a solid VPS (you'd have more control over your platform). I've never used any of the companies you have mentioned, so the only other advice I can give you is to contact all three companies and see which one gives you the better impression? Dont be afraid to ask them questions (have them address concerns you might have..ect). Who ever answers the best, I'd take into consideration over the rest, but I would also weigh in the pricing.
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    FernGullyGraphics, if you haven't used our services, how can you determine the value proposition of it? Or did you need to get your signature in? I'll leave that up to the readers to determine.

    rwilki, if you have any further questions, do feel free to contact me directly here or through the usual channels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLHC View Post
    IMHO for a high-end and high-quality setup, those providers doesn't seem to have "ridiculous pricing" and instead they are priced very reasonably.

    Since you do not have any personal experience with them, I will advise you to refrain from making comments that may sound belittling towards them, which is against WHT rules.
    That's not belittling that's opinion.

    You can agree that BMW is cheap and I can say that its overpriced.
    It's opinion and personal definition of your so-called high-end and high-quality.

    Tell me, will you consider your service low-end or low-quality?
    I don't think so, because you will define it to what is pleasant and acceptable to you, ayt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trustedurl.com View Post
    I'll leave that up to the readers to determine.
    Good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yujin View Post
    That's not belittling that's opinion.

    You can agree that BMW is cheap and I can say that its overpriced.
    It's opinion and personal definition of your so-called high-end and high-quality.

    Tell me, will you consider your service low-end or low-quality?
    I don't think so, because you will define it to what is pleasant and acceptable to you, ayt?
    I'm not sure if you can voice your "opinion" openly without first hand experience with them. I will leave this to the moderators to decide.

    As for our reseller hosting sub-brand, it is a budget brand with budget services and budget pricing so yes, we are positioning it to be of lower-end and lower-quality than the two high-end and high-quality reseller providers mentioned (Idologic and Httpme).
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    I have a reseller account with Hawkhost two months ago, little time, but so far my experiance with them has been excellent.

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    I have used hawkhost in the past for over a year.. Reliable and stable service.. only changed myself because I went else where for a reseller account.
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    I have been using HawkHost for a little while now and could not be happier. Definitely worth giving them a shot.

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    Hawk Host is great, I got shared hosting and simply they are "excellent".

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    {dathorn.com isn't the "flavor of the month" here on WHT anymore and rarely gets mentioned but old timers remember them. Great prices, fast servers and generous resources. Andrew runs a tight ship, I would suggest searching for reviews.}

    Just to say that I am an old timer that has been using Dathorn.com since June 2007. They have been outstanding and have added resources at no extra cost. Recently they added 10% to celebrate 10 years.
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    Great Information RossMAN

    Thanks for the feedback, super helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ireland View Post
    {dathorn.com isn't the "flavor of the month" here on WHT anymore and rarely gets mentioned but old timers remember them. Great prices, fast servers and generous resources. Andrew runs a tight ship, I would suggest searching for reviews.}

    Just to say that I am an old timer that has been using Dathorn.com since June 2007. They have been outstanding and have added resources at no extra cost. Recently they added 10% to celebrate 10 years.
    Nice to see another established member vouch for dathorn.com
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    I work with small businesses, developing WordPress-based sites. I regularly send clients to Hawkhost's shared hosting and I have used their reseller account as well. Fast and reliable. And a great value for someone hosting one site.

    Meanwhile, my own business sites are on an Idologic VPS, and I upgraded from their reseller account. Again, fast and reliable. Idologic's customer support really won me over—the most personable support I've had.

    I don't think you can go wrong with either option, though. If you prefer the personal touch on support, I'd lean toward Idologic.

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    Thanks for your kind words
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    dathorn

    I always have several reseller accounts with several hosts at any one time, and I've been with dathorn for nine years. Excellent service and uptime. Highly recommended.

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    I have to agree with a large consensus on here and go with HawkHost... my down time is almost nothing for 2 years and support has always been very responsive. I also like that they are very good about updating you on expected site outages and server work.

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    Thoughts from the thread

    I started this thread back in January when I was looking for advice on these three highly touted providers. I opted to go with HTTPme for a variety of reasons.

    I've only been with them since January but I've been extremely happy with them. The server reliability, server load, speed, and customer services has been incredible. 4 months isn't enough time to gloat about a track record, but all I can say is that I'm VERY happy with HTTPme and hope to be a life long customer.

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts!
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    Glad you are happy with them, provide another review in 6 months or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    looking at there higher end plans, you would almost be better off just spending a little more and getting a solid VPS (you'd have more control over your platform).
    This type of comment never makes sense to me.

    You are comparing 2 things here:

    1) Hosting Account - Server managed by the host, the client doesn't have to set it up, monitor it, update it, secure it or deal with crashes, infact they don't have to do anything other than put their site online and maintain that.

    2) VPS - The client needs to set it up, secure it, monitor it, deal with crashes, resolve issues and still deal with their own site maintenance. They need to be on top of this all the time.

    For a host to comment something like this and not see the glaringly obvious flaws in what they are saying is pretty disturbing.

    You cannot compare an apple to an orange and treat them both the same, shared hosting is not the same as a VPS and you should never ever try to compare both on price alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by rwilki View Post
    I've only been with them since January but I've been extremely happy with them. The server reliability, server load, speed, and customer services has been incredible. 4 months isn't enough time to gloat about a track record, but all I can say is that I'm VERY happy with HTTPme and hope to be a life long customer.
    It's really refreshing to see someone paying a decent price to get a decent service. Others may tell you they are overpriced to try and justify their own low pricing model, but at the end of the day base your own decisions on your experience with the company, not on what others say.

    Off topic - Did Aussie Bob give up Httpme? I just looked about their site and didn't see him on the team page. I remember Bob from many years ago and he always took customer service very seriously and built up a very good reputable business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wullie View Post
    This type of comment never makes sense to me.

    You are comparing 2 things here:

    1) Hosting Account - Server managed by the host, the client doesn't have to set it up, monitor it, update it, secure it or deal with crashes, infact they don't have to do anything other than put their site online and maintain that.

    2) VPS - The client needs to set it up, secure it, monitor it, deal with crashes, resolve issues and still deal with their own site maintenance. They need to be on top of this all the time.

    For a host to comment something like this and not see the glaringly obvious flaws in what they are saying is pretty disturbing.
    Pretty ignorant comment on your behalf don't you think? Comparing Reseller web hosting accounts to VPS services is NOT comparing Apples to Oranges (they are actually very similar in a sense that VPS is the next logical step up from a reseller account). The only real difference between a VPS and a Reseller account is control (one has root access, one does not).

    Surely you are aware that its possible to get a Managed VPS right? Now to back-track a bit, in the particular statement, since the OP was looking at spending $50.00/monthly on a rather small reseller account (5GB of diskspace). I simply stated that it might ALMOST be better to spend a little more on a VPS (if they had planned on spending that much for so little).

    Since you are such an expert, Im assuming you know you can get a solid Managed VPS for $50-$75.00? If not, then I am truly disturbed
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    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    Since you are such an expert, Im assuming you know you can get a solid Managed VPS for $50-$75.00? If not, then I am truly disturbed
    Your definition of either "solid" or "fully managed" is clearly different from mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wullie View Post
    Your definition of either "solid" or "fully managed" is clearly different from mine.
    Thats what happens when you quote a conversation that took place months ago. Next time, if you are going to try and take a shot at someone, make sure you do it in context. I would have been more than happy to of clarified the different options available with VPS services (Managed or Unmanaged) had the OP inquired further. But they did not, so I let the conversation die (as should you).
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    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    Thats what happens when you quote a conversation that took place months ago.
    Prices for fully managed VPS that are actually solid have not changed much over the last 6 months or so. Care to share even 1 such company that offers a really solid fully managed VPS for slightly more than what the OP was paying?

    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    Next time, if you are going to try and take a shot at someone, make sure you do it in context.
    Please point out 1 comment I made that was out of context and explain why. I didn't take anything out of context.

    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    I would have been more than happy to of clarified the different options available with VPS services (Managed or Unmanaged) had the OP inquired further. But they did not, so I let the conversation die (as should you).
    You pointed out that they would get a VPS for slightly more and it would give them more control. You failed to point out that it also would mean quite a bit more money for them (not "spending a little more") or they would have a lot more work involved.

    If you are going to compare two things and suggest they could go to something they did not enquire about and point out one of the pros for them going to it, you should always point out the cons. The OP could have left here and bought a VPS on your advice, how would that have helped them? You seem to think they should realise there is something you are not saying and come back to ask you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wullie View Post
    Prices for fully managed VPS that are actually solid have not changed much over the last 6 months or so. Care to share even 1 such company that offers a really solid fully managed VPS for slightly more than what the OP was paying?
    The real question here would be what VPS companies are you looking at? In general Fully Managed VPS services range from $50.00 (sometimes a little less)-$99.00 (of course the cost can be a bit more expensive, however that is the general range (depending on the specs). Since the OP was looking at a reseller package that only had 5GB of diskspace for $50.00, I trust they would have not had any issues finding a stable/managed VPS with similar specs (probably more resources).

    I'd list some companies for you, but that would be off topic and probably against Forum Rules (however I recommend you do some searches and better educate your-self on the pricing of Managed VPS services).

    Quote Originally Posted by Wullie View Post
    Please point out 1 comment I made that was out of context and explain why. I didn't take anything out of context.
    Your whole statement was out of context. You tried to take a shot at me for making a comment in a conversation you were not a part of (not to mention knew very little about).


    Quote Originally Posted by Wullie View Post
    You pointed out that they would get a VPS for slightly more and it would give them more control. You failed to point out that it also would mean quite a bit more money for them (not "spending a little more") or they would have a lot more work involved.
    Again, false statement on your behalf (do some research next time).

    Quote Originally Posted by Wullie View Post
    The OP could have left here and bought a VPS on your advice, how would that have helped them? You seem to think they should realise there is something you are not saying and come back to ask you.
    Highly unlikely considering a VPS is not what I recommended. Big difference between recommending a VPS and simply suggesting someone explore options regarding a VPS.
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