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    Need name of a reliable, reasonably priced host

    I'm the webmaster for a site that's fairly straightforward, with no discussions, no email for users, not heavy traffic, etc--just "view the web page", perhaps a total of 10 or 15 megs of pages that can be viewed, etc. --no e-commerce or similar stuff.

    Is there some place where I can find the name of a some hosting companies that are highly reliable and reasonably-priced?

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    To what do you considered "reasonable priced"?
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    To be honest, you need to pick which one you want more, reliable or reasonably-priced. As they say, you get what you pay for. With that said, try the Hosting Offers section.

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    Look for an uptime guarantee on most hosts. As you won't be using a lot of space, don't pay for a lot. Even ask around for a custom plan. Don't expect to pay more than $3/Mo to host that.

    There are literally hundreds of places which do that so it's hard to name one. Check the offers section though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VT6
    Look for an uptime guarantee on most hosts. As you won't be using a lot of space, don't pay for a lot. Even ask around for a custom plan. Don't expect to pay more than $3/Mo to host that.

    There are literally hundreds of places which do that so it's hard to name one. Check the offers section though.


    Honestly, I'll add this for the OP:
    You are going to find more complaints, more horror stories with hosts that offer plans with dirt cheap pricing. They do not even charge enough to cover expenses, let alone make any profit. If they do then the majority themselves are on a cheap reseller plan with unlimited domains. It really depends on what the OP wants.
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    There are several hosts which offer good quality hosting cheaply.

    Obviously very few if any hosts can afford to offer quality 20gb hosting plans for $3 but if all you need is a 50mb account they can still make a good profit margin on $3 so there is no reason why they couldn't do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VT6
    There are several hosts which offer good quality hosting cheaply.

    Obviously very few if any hosts can afford to offer quality 20gb hosting plans for $3 but if all you need is a 50mb account they can still make a good profit margin on $3 so there is no reason why they couldn't do this.
    I have to agree with VT6, for 50mb plan am sure someone would sell this and be under 50mb
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    Check out www.steadfast.net or www.asmallorange.com, both have good plans for small static pages.

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    Is there some place where I can find the name of a some hosting companies that are highly reliable and reasonably-priced?
    I would recommend searching on www.findmyhosting.com or www.hostsearch.com

    1. Make a list of web hosts that are within your budget and meet your requirements.
    2. Contact them to test their response timings.
    3. Do some search here for reviews.

    Simple as that

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    Yeah, you're gonna have to think about how much you're willing to pay. Lots of hosting companies have representatives that post on these boards. Check them out, and if someone catches your eye, send them an e-mail or something.

    Hope that helps, and good luck!
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    Look for an uptime guarantee on most hosts.
    It doesn't hurt to take a look, but IMO one should not put much if any weight on it. It is after all, just a monetary guarantee. If you have an important site with big traffic, uptime is very important, so the eventual refund/credit in case of prolonged downtime isn't really what you're after. If you have a very small site, uptime might not be critical, but the refund will be only couple of dollars, which, again, isn't something to fuss about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcdc
    It doesn't hurt to take a look, but IMO one should not put much if any weight on it. It is after all, just a monetary guarantee. If you have an important site with big traffic, uptime is very important, so the eventual refund/credit in case of prolonged downtime isn't really what you're after. If you have a very small site, uptime might not be critical, but the refund will be only couple of dollars, which, again, isn't something to fuss about.
    If a host has a shared server go down for an hour, it may have to rufund 20% of all customers' monthly fees on that server. That could add up to a lot, making uptime important for that company.

    Make sure the uptime guarantee is backed with something though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VT6
    If a host has a shared server go down for an hour, it may have to rufund 20% of all customers' monthly fees on that server. That could add up to a lot, making uptime important for that company.

    Make sure the uptime guarantee is backed with something though.
    Or they could not pay, and hope the customers they loose is less then the amount they have to pay

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    You can try http://bgfweb.com They have very small and cheap plans.

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