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  1. #1

    Exclamation Looking for web hosting

    I decided to dump my 1and1 dedicated server cause it gets problems all the time.

    I'm looking for a shared hosting with the following feutures

    - I can host multiple different websites
    - I can use my own nameservers for each website I host
    - I can order additional IPs
    - 24/7 phone support


    I'm looking for a big hosting company that hosts millions of websites.

    Please advice me.

    Thank you.


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    What are your requirements?

    Space/Bandwidth, Control Panel, Location, Budget?

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    Re: Looking for web hosting

    Originally posted by olala
    I'm looking for a big hosting company that hosts millions of websites.
    Is there any one company that hosts millions of websites?
    Probably yahoo...

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    olala,

    I personally wouldn't recommend any host that large - you'll be in the same boat as you were with 1and1.
    David
    Web hosting by Fused For businesses with more important things to do than worry about their hosting.

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    Ditto the above. When a hosting company has to support millions of clients, they have millions of support tickets, hundreds of thousands of servers and you become a number, not a person.

    A reseller account sounds suited to what you need IMO, as it will allow you to host multiple domains with their own control panels, use your own nameservers, and hosts will happily negotiate, if you ask, extra IP addresses for you.

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    I tend to agree that the "millions" seems like jumping in the fire from the frying pan. I've had excellent experience with mid-sized companies that have been around for years (*********** is one). Most, including ez1web (with whom I have a reseller program) will work with you to customize your process. Using your own DNS shouldn't be an issue at all.

    If you're handling a couple of dozen sites, the reseller should work very well (and save some money).

  7. #7
    yep no use picking a company with millions of users. Take it this way 'the more clients they host the less the support you get'

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    Avery,

    Not necessarily - however there are a lot of mid-sized companies that are great.

    Although I wouldn't consider them 'midsized'
    David
    Web hosting by Fused For businesses with more important things to do than worry about their hosting.

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    Perhaps there are "huge" companies that have the adequate staffing to support their millions of customers?! hmmm?

    But, everyone else is right, you may want to go for small companies (not too small) so that you can expect some sort of quick support.

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    Yes, a smaller company will take better care of you. You are more valuable to them.

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    Originally posted by aingaran
    Perhaps there are "huge" companies that have the adequate staffing to support their millions of customers?! hmmm?
    But, everyone else is right, you may want to go
    for small companies (not too small) so that you can
    expect some sort of quick support.
    I agree with aingaran. Who really knows
    how well a company big or small can support
    you until you try them? What is the ratio for
    admins>clients? The only one who really knows
    is the poor reseller who has been waiting 3 days
    for support to help him with a problem that one of
    his clients is having. Everyone loses in a situation
    like this and the sad thing is that it is quite common.

    A small to mid- sized reputable hosting company can
    and in most cases will go the extra distance for you.
    When I was reselling and dealing with some of these
    huge outfits, most of them would not budge when I
    needed something special done for my account even
    though I was willing to pay for it. I am not saying the
    giant hosts are bad hosts, I am just saying that you
    will receive a much more personalized experience
    with a smaller host.

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