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  1. #1
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    Need some help deciding on host

    Hi all,

    Well, I tryed Varhosting for a while and my experience with them wasn't to bad, I need a different host for my needs.

    Here's my situation.
    1. low budget, would like to stay under $25/month (looking for more like $15-20)
    2. Am looking for 3 or more GB of space, and 50 or more GB of Bandwidth. With warnings, option to buy more, or options to upgrade if I happen to get close to or over the limits. NO automatic disconnect of site for breaching the limit, I am more than happy to pay for mor resources if needed. I pan to watch my resources, but if for reason I forget to for a few days, I don't want my site(s) closed for the remainder of the month.
    3. I need good uptime, especially with MySQL servers ( I am currently getting a few errors from my tiny forum about "Failed connections" The server load is currently running a bit high.
    4. I am not planning on hosting a lot of other people's sites for a while. Right now I need the space for my own sites, and when I get comfortable with things, I will start offeering to host a few sites to ofset my costs.
    5. I need a host that allows adult content. My sites are all pg-13 type sites. But one of my next projects is to start an adult shopping store. I am not planning on any hardcore porn sites or anything, just a merchandice sales site. And maybe another advice type site (not pornographic, just adult oriented)


    So far I have found Hostnetway, Surpasshosting, Gator and Superbhosting. But I am leaning towards Hostnetway do to reviews I have see here on the forums.

    Can you all recommend any other hosts for me to take a look at (these were the only ones I found that allow adult content)? Or add some more experiences for me to read about Hostnetway and Surpasshosting?

    I don't want a regular porn host, because of the prices they charge for the resources you get, plus they seem to specialize in adult sites, so I'm sure the servers are probably pretty bogged down at times. I am afraid of the accociated risks of being hosted on the same servers as hardcore stuff (hacks, blacklists, server loads, etc.).


    Thanks,
    Rob

  2. #2
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    Here:
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    You will find lots of reseller packages that suite you need.

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  3. #3

    Re: Need some help deciding on host

    Originally posted by daluty
    I pan to watch my resources, but if for reason I forget to for a few days, I don't want my site(s) closed for the remainder of the month.
    That is dangerous. What if your site was attacked and later you get charged a real hefty sum for the data transfer incurred? Will you still pay for it?

    Most hosts will automatically shut your site down because of that reason.
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  4. #4
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    Have you looked at ResellerZoom.com? Theyre reliable and low budget, too.

  5. #5
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    Net-Trend,

    I didn't think of it like that.

    I was only worried about having my site(s) shut down for the rest of the month. A week or two of being shut down, would be a huge blow to a website, and I wanted to make sure I could keep the site up somehow.

    Sebydd,

    ResellerZoom prohibits adult content, in their AUP.


    Raptors,

    I thought the offers forum was shut down, and thought that you had to use the request a qute feature from the tool bar, so I never bothered looking for the forum. Thanks for bringing it to my attention I'll dig through the pile and see if maybe I can find some more hosts to take a look at.


    Later,
    Rob

  6. #6
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    try site5. if you explained to them about what you want they can maybe help you out. Im a happy camper on site5. if you explain whats your situation to them, they can maybe accomodate your needs. Thats what did they to me. they accomodated me,

  7. #7

    Re: Need some help deciding on host

    Rob:

    Your budget is a little on the low side for a quality host. Plus you have a few misconceptions:

    The reason why you are experiencing problems with your curent host and mysql is most likely related to cost. When you choose a cheap host they often have to oversell, crowd and/or bog down the servers in order to break even or worse profit.

    Blacklists are associated with SPAM not necessarily porn. Your thought process could very easily land your site on a server and/or host who supports the pill and/or mortgage pushers. Which will eventually get the same blacklisted.

    Furthermore Hosts that specialize in adult are less likely to oversell, crowd and/or bog down their servers because their clients often use their allocation. Last but not least many hosts automatcially send out notices when a customer has reached 70/80% of their disk and/or bandwidth allocation

    Regards,
    Gus

    Originally posted by daluty

    I don't want a regular porn host, because of the prices they charge for the resources you get, plus they seem to specialize in adult sites, so I'm sure the servers are probably pretty bogged down at times. I am afraid of the accociated risks of being hosted on the same servers as hardcore stuff (hacks, blacklists, server loads, etc.).


    Thanks,
    Rob

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