First you need to determine your requirements.
One of the major differentiators between webhosts and webhosting plans is platform. Does your website require windows or linux/unix hosting? Do you have any special database requirements? Ecommerce requirements?
The next thing you need to look at is how long the host has been around. Are they just opening up shop? The failure rate on webhosts is enormous. You will be well served to place your website with a host that is established.
Finally, consider if you would offer the service for what your prospective host charges. Would you provide a service and offer support to a customer for $1/year? How about $1/month?
These are some general things to think about. If you want to tell us more about what you are looking for, we might could provide some additional information.
Ok...In previous forums...You should know what the deal is with me....
i have www.prolinkhosting.com Now since I was new to this...and jumped on it becuase I SAW UNLIMITED..i WENT WITH IT..SO...THIS WAS EARLY JUNE OF THIS YEAR....Everything was wporking lovely...until..iI get the message(can not connect to database) So iI go to my CP look at the server....there you have it... damn near all red lights.....and I'm thinking what could cause this? Something ON my end? SO I contacted support..They email me back with*our servers are fine) I'm like yeah OK.....so a friend of mine has a similar hosting company and when I told him what happened we compared notes...come to find out...these people taking our money well 9.96..lol a year that is for bs? And after reading things...I'm ready to make a move and go to a place were I am safe....
www.dapossetakeova.net This is my site...and I know for a fact It will get bigger and better since I just started this June19th...I just want something that cna handle the traffic...uploads..and just over all features...I'm depressed right now...AT WORK!!!!!
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You've already had people offering suggestions in the other threads you've started on this subject. Instead of creating new threads, with the same questions/info, it would be easier for everyone if you'd stick to the ones you've started already.
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You won't get too many different answer on each thread. Try searching for a host on Web Hosting Talk and google, look for their reviews and then when you have a list of 3 or 4 hosts come here and ask for opinions.
As dandanfirema suggested previously, you will first need to determine the platform of hosting you require. If you like the cPanel control panel and how it operates, you will most likely want to stick with a Linux-based web hosting provider.
Choose a web host which offers a quality support service. Belt off a few test e-mails to possible hosts, and test the time it takes them to respond to your request. Also remember that just because a response is fast, doesn't mean that it constitutes excellent support. Contact possible providers and request a temporary test account for a week or so. Although many providers will deny your request, a great deal of quality web hosts will.
Just because web hosts such as iPowerWeb, Site5, and Host Rocket are some of the largest does not mean that they are the best! Choose a host based on how they fulfill your needs. Buy what works, not what is popular. I'm not saying that the aforementioned hosts are anything less than superb (they may be excellent or terrible, I haven't used them, so I cannot comment), my point is that you should choose a host based on your needs and how they are fulfilled, rather than buying into the popularity scheme.
Choose a web host that offers what you need at an affordable price. You don't have to choose a web host that sells five gigabytes of bandwidth for $50 per month, but you also should keep away from the hosts that offer 100 gigabytes of bandwidth for $5 per month. Choose a host where pricing is adequate -- it can be low, and it can be a little pricy, but there is no need to choose a web host which goes to the extremes on either end.
Hopefully this helps you in your search. I'm certain that you an look around WHT and find happy customers for a great deal of companies. It just takes a little bit of work on your end, but if you keep informed, stay alert, and do a little bit of digging, you will find the perfect host to suit your needs! Good Luck!
Have I seen this before...?
Most hosts use Linux-based servers. The ones I have found to have top customer feedback belong to that group.
I have had good experiences with: DreamHost ... Micfo ... Site5. Oh, yes, I liked InMotion Hosting also, although I'm not using them right now.
Just ... my ... 2 ... cents ...