I've been lurking reading up on web hosts and such, but I figured it was a time to post a message.
Currently I use Hand in Hand Computing to host two small sites from the same account. They are fairly low traffic sites. Both sites only generate 30 - 40 hits per week and bandwith per month is normaly less than a Gig.
I have been looking around at low cost, but good web hosts and I have found a ton of "cheap" hosts, but it seems everyone I find that "looks" to be a good deal, I find reviews that rip the host to pieces. Right now I'm still looking, but I found a host called InternetForAll. I have done some searches on here and only found two threads, but they didn't offer much help as to the host. One thread did have a post from the owner of the site stating they are more of a nitch host. I guess they offer the low cost hosting just for some extra cash.
So I have a few questions. First off is anyone using InternetForAll and how is there service and such? Can anyone recomend a low cost, quality host? I'm wanting to spend between $30 - $35 / year. I don't care how popular a site is or really if there website is pretty, I want a host that gets the job done w/ the least trouble on my part.
Some features I need:
500 - 1 Gig Storage
5 - 10 Gig Xfer / Month
SSH - A bonus, but not a must
SSI - This is a must
Able to host at least two domains under one account
Some type of Control Panel to configure the sites
There are quite a few hosts here at WHT that can meet your requirements. Take a look in the shared and reseller offers here and you will be able to find a great host to take care of your hosting needs. Good luck with your search.
For $3/mo. I think you're asking quite a bit in terms of resources. Hosts exists that will suit your needs, but whether you'll get the level of support you need and the speed/reliability you want is another matter. I think you'll want to at least double your budget before you start looking for the right host to suit your needs. At least this will open up your options a bit, and really, is there that much difference between $3/mo. and $6-10? Reliability and support are worth everything, IMHO.
Originally posted by muppet one has to wonder why he doesnt clue in that $3/month isnt such a great deal...I mean look what happened to his last host that offered that ;p
For what I was paying for this host it was a wonderful deal. I have had very little problems with them and the few problems I have had were handled quickly through there tech support. I'm sad to see them go, but hey it's the bussiness of low price hosts.
I wonder why people are so stingy when it comes to web hosting...
Spending $30/year won't likely give you anything of decent quality. Spending about twice that, you have a good chance of finding something that works well. Difference amounts to equivalent of a few fast-food meals/year!
Originally posted by Kage1 I'm wanting to spend between $30 - $35 / year.
You are asking for way too much by paying way too little.
My advice to you is to either reduce your resource usage or up your budget otherwise we will be seeing you back here again in no time.
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If your sites are really small with less than a gig of bandwidth used, why do you require so much that you will never use?
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Hmm... you need some 1Gb of space and 10GB of data transfer for about $3 per month, paid yearly. The main problem that I see (at the surface) is the space requirement. However, added to that, come the costs with support.
You're quite obviously looking for a budget solution, and I would venture to guess that you might be able to find a good host to fit your current actual needs. So try to not overshoot and get closer to what your real needs are.
For example, you stated yourself that your sites usually use under a gigabyte of data tranfer per month, so maybe 2GB would be more that they will ever need (at least in the next year or so)?