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  1. #1
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    Bad experience with two hosting companies.....looking for a third and final one, HELP

    Alright, here's the story. I just found out about this stite today, and am hoping to get some good, honest responses.

    I am currently hosting my personal site through hostonce.com - NEVER AGAIN. They are so shady, it's not even funny.

    My car club site is hosted through cyberwings - don't trust anything else that shawn guy posts on the net anymore, so I am planning on moving that too.

    So it looks like I've had the best of the worst, now I'm looking for something much more stable/secure/fairly priced.

    I need: Preferably around $20/month or less

    php support
    MYsql DBw/ at least 2 DB
    ability to run 2 domains off of it, with at least 1 subdomain per site
    500meg of storage space
    10gig transfer a month
    5 email forwards.


    Could someone help me out with letting me know of a couple good hosting companies that could take care of this for me?

    Thank-you
    Last edited by weasle; 07-19-2002 at 10:41 AM.

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    This should help you find a good host. Post in the Requests Forum(Be exact with what you want, and report the fools who offer you what you are not looking for). Then wait a couple of hours. At the end, take all the companies that offerd you a plan. Search for their name with webhostingtalks search function. Find the one with the best rateing, and thats your best chance.
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    The saying of "you get what you pay for" seems to fit in here. You'll probably get more specific offers if you post what your budget is or what kind of price you're looking for, as you'll just get the cheaper hosts offering you the same as your past two hosting companies (not saying that cheap hosts don't provide good services, there's a few out there that do). If you're willing to pay more for your hosting account, you're usually sure to get a better service.

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    One bit of advice that may save you future frustration. Don't look for the best deal. Cyberwings offered great deals, right? Nobody could beat those offers. Great, if you don't mind counting your downtime in months.

    That's not to say you won't be cheated by hosts charging more, of course. Just always keep a current backup of your site, and be ready to move at a moments notice.

    Best wishes,
    Last edited by petertdavis; 07-20-2002 at 08:31 PM.

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    edited first post to reflect my budget.

    Thanks

    I'll post this in the request forum too

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    I was previously with CW also................I have gone to dot5hosting.com...........My sites were up in less than 12 hours......
    Support has been awesome..............and reviews on this forum were what sent me there in the first place...............As for uptime I haven't been there long enough to comment but as I said the reviews on this and another forum have all been very good.....

    I wouldn't hesitate to say give them a try.........

    Sparrow

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    You've only had 2 bad hosting companies? Consider yourself lucky.

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    Take a look at Telaserv.net They have a plan that fits your requirements, and budget if you don't mind paying annually. You can pay monthly, but it costs a little more. I have been hosting with them for two years and am very happy.

    Originally posted by chrisb
    You've only had 2 bad hosting companies? Consider yourself lucky.
    I've only had one, and I am still with them.


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    Give mehost.com a try. This is because not much host allow multiple domains too be hosted off 1 account.

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    how ehostpros.com


    they've been very helpful since I posted in the request forum

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    Try Gearhost.com, great service, you can view my previous posts about them.
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    I purchased a reseller account on dixiesys.com Thats Dixie Systems. I like the company, the support and the service. Signed up on the easter special and the owner Gary has been true to his word. www.dixiesys.com is my recommendation for a hosting company.
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    www.gearhost.com btw is windows based. so not all that fast..
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    Originally posted by erick_p
    www.gearhost.com btw is windows based. so not all that fast..

    Where did you read that from? Because I'll tell you something, its totally false.

    You must be a newbie.
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    Originally posted by sparrow8
    I was previously with CW also................I have gone to dot5hosting.com...........My sites were up in less than 12 hours......
    Support has been awesome..............and reviews on this forum were what sent me there in the first place...............As for uptime I haven't been there long enough to comment but as I said the reviews on this and another forum have all been very good.....

    I wouldn't hesitate to say give them a try.........

    Sparrow
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    Originally posted by NickMahon


    Geez... are any of your posts not about dot5hosting?
    Eheh, my thoughts too -- but hey, if a dot5 customer is that happy with them, I have no problem hearing about it frequently

    Better to hear constant good stuff than constant bad stuff...
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    I'm glad that he's happy, and dot5hosting seems like a very good and reliable company, but it's beginning to seem like he's recommending them just for the sake of recommendation.
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    Originally posted by weasle
    how ehostpros.com


    they've been very helpful since I posted in the request forum
    Thanks Mr. weasle

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    Alwayswebhosting - great response time and even better customer service I've been with them for about half a year already and I'm loving every single minute of it

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    I need to control my customers! Starting to look like they work for us Need Chicken to check some IPs just to prove there not all me!

    Take care,
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    he he! Thanks
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    Wouldnt want to be a stick in the mud on my first post but...

    I bin looking around and it seems he is working for you dot5hosting, or something near!

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