Okay, this is my criteria for a host. Recommendations, por favor?
Okay. IPowerWeb has officially driven me over the edge. They're supposedly transferring my domain to a better server, and it's been almost 48 hours, rather than the 18 hours they promised. Anyway, I want a host like this:
~200 MB Storage
~20 GB transfer
Quick & Effective Customer Support
Really good uptime
And if at all possible, I'd like something like this for $8-10.
Oh, and I'd like to be able to pay by the month so I can cancel at any time without losing much money. That's the mistake I made with IPowerWeb.
I'm not looking for offers, I'm looking for host suggestions.
Last edited by NSyncVillage; 10-06-2002 at 12:05 PM.
No, this is the right forum (she wants suggestions not requests)
Jenna, John is right, for that low budget with that much bandwidth you will be giving up the support aspect of it.
Maybe you don't need that much bandwidth? or if you do, maybe you could find a host that will give you some sort of discount if you advertise for them, or maybe you could find a sponsor willing ot advertise on your site?
Let's not get defensive now. Oh, and I just thought of something. I've heard good things about edge-host.(www.edge-host.com). They have low prices, and as far as I know the service and speed is decent as well.
A serious beef I have are people who -demand- (in all fairness you didn't) good support, uptime and a control panel for small change.
Aside from the saying "you get what you pay for", things on the cheap hosts -must- be getting done haphazardly. If the group of administrators working at your cheap host are living off your monthly payment, how qualified do you think they must be? Cause they're not getting paid what good administrators make.
This is why we get so many people saying "it started off so good, then went to hell". Good bandwidth, hardware and keeping the facilities to offer support 24/7 isn't cheap.
Some companies (HostRocket comes to mind) have reached a "critical mass", where they've gotten large enough to start doing things cheaply, but being so large doesn't come without problems either.
I run my own company that is -not- cheap by most standards, and frankly I don't get many customers. But the people I do get are almost always cheap host "refugee", and to date I've yet to loose a customer. So, I guess that proves -some- people are smartening up. (I've been around 2 years)
Well.. Bit of a rant, but seriously, some of the prices people expect to pay for good services is ridiculous.
I'm not going to recommend hosting matters because I have not personally used them, but I am considering switching based on the positive feedback I've read here, as well as their offer to try to match your current host: