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    Which host for me?

    Hello, ive been looking for the perfect web hosting for my specific situation for a long time, and I could really use your help.

    Basically, im looking for the host that gives me the ability to host more than one website under the same account. Most my websites are completely database driven, and speed is very important to me. I would like a good amount of storage and bandwidth.

    My budget is $20 or less, and I dont mind going for a reseller account somewhere if it will allow me to host multiple sites. Please list your reason for supporting a suggested host.

    Thanks!

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    Just to chime in that a reseller account does sound best

    However when you say more than one website under the same account, do you mean simply add-on domains (which are common for ~$5/month packages) or do you require each website to have its own control panel and all? If it's the latter then you'd really need a reseller account.

    Also, how much is a "good amount" of storage and bandwidth roughly? How much are you using currently?
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    BTW, your budget is $20/mo or $20/year
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    There are hosts that do simple multiple domain accounts. For example this is where Plesk shines as a control panel. So no, you don't need a complicated reseller account. If you have a fixed amount of domains like 3, 5 or 10 you can definitely get that for less than $20/mo but still more than $20/yr.

    Asking on this board for host suggestions is not really the right way to use WHT. I recommend you just spend some time reading some threads, check out hosts that are mentioned, do some searching on said hosts and build a shortlist. Email the host, check out host forums, do a Google search and then make a decision.
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    Oops, sorry. I should have been more clear.

    Yes, my budget is up to $20/month. Also, I want to have totally seperate and unrelated websites under the same account.

    A good amount would be about 10gb space and 10gb bandwidth.

    Sorry about this not being a good place, its just, I have been sorting through so many thousands of posts and queries, and I just dont know what to believe anymore.

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    Good, finally somebody with real needs and not asking 600 GB of Space and 2 TB bandwidth for $5.
    Do you already have a site? or are you just starting with all them? even if they are totally independent, would you mind to share the same control panel for all them? Are you going to use ASP or MSSQL or anything that may require a host offering windows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedito View Post
    Good, finally somebody with real needs and not asking 600 GB of Space and 2 TB bandwidth for $5.
    Do you already have a site? or are you just starting with all them? even if they are totally independent, would you mind to share the same control panel for all them? Are you going to use ASP or MSSQL or anything that may require a host offering windows?
    Yes, I have 1 site now. I wouldnt mind sharing the control panel as long as its easy to switch between editing sites without accidently editing the wrong one.

    Also, the storage and/or bandwidth might change of course if I get more visitors or soemthing.

    I wont need anything Windows related.

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    editing sites? so you are looking for something with a site builder?

    if you use let's say cPanel, there is an edit feature within that lets you edit certain files, but I'm not sure if that's what you are looking for..

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    With cPanel you can get a regular shared hosting account with "add-on" domains and host multiple domains on one account. With each add-on you will even get a separate FTP account so that you can make sure that you don't mess any of your other sites up when you are editing.

    You could always find a Reseller plan - I personally prefer to have all of my sites on their own cPanels. Many of the hosts that offer things free such as a billing system with their reseller plan are willing to reduce the price as long as you don't take advantage of the billing system offer etc... so it doesn't hurt to contact a host you like and ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njoker555 View Post
    editing sites? so you are looking for something with a site builder?

    if you use let's say cPanel, there is an edit feature within that lets you edit certain files, but I'm not sure if that's what you are looking for..
    No, you misunderstand what I mean. When I say editing, I mean changing things such as FTP or MySQl details per site. Thats what I meant by editing on a site-to-site basis. So, no, I dont need any site builder.

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    That is really easy to find host with your budget and specifications ...

    You may try to find in shared hosting offers though reseller is also a good option for your requirements..
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostdept-Gabrielle View Post
    That is really easy to find host with your budget and specifications ...

    You may try to find in shared hosting offers though reseller is also a good option for your requirements..
    Okay, so I think im going to go with a reseller plan. Could you please reccomend a good company. Every time I think I find one, I read a bad review and change my mind.

    Here are some companies I have been looking at recently:
    Hostrocket.com
    hostnine.com
    hostgator.com
    hostmonster.com

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    Every company that has been around more than a couple of months is going to have a few bad reviews - you can't make everybody happy and no company is perfect for everybody.

    HostGator is by far the best out of your list in my personal opinion.
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    your needs are reasonable, do not fall into the temptation of get the biggest plan for the lower price, specially if you're interested in reliability.
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    Anybody else got any suggestions? I just took a look at hostgator's reseller, and its a bit out of my price range, so are there any other options? Hostnine looks nice, but I have been seeing some bad reviews.

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    You don't need to go for a reseller account, you're able to host many sites under one account. Your requirements are very low, along with a high budget.

    Any decent shared host will do you fine, check out the offers section, to see which pick your fancy, then to see if you can find any reviews about that hoster .

    I'd also suggest to stay away from "unlimited" providers, to go with some which provide realistic set limits.
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    When searching a hosting company make sure to see their PHP configuration
    and make sure it will fit to your site requirements.

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    Okay, I contacted HostGator, and they said that there shared hosting plans should be fine for what I want to do. So, I think im going to go for the baby plan.

    What do you think of HostGator? How is the uptime? Support? Service?

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    HostGator has been in the business for a while, so stability & reliability you shouldn't have a problem there. However I would recommend doing a search on these forums to check for reviews about them. Another thing I would recommend is try using the request quote feature at hostvoice.com so you can do a comparison between providers.

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    I've been using 1and1 for 3 years now, and have purchased multiple hosting packages including VPS, and dedicated servers, never had a problem with uptime or support..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracka View Post
    I've been using 1and1 for 3 years now, and have purchased multiple hosting packages including VPS, and dedicated servers, never had a problem with uptime or support..
    Consider yourself lucky, imho.

    Quote Originally Posted by wvcaudill2 View Post
    Okay, I contacted HostGator, and they said that there shared hosting plans should be fine for what I want to do. So, I think im going to go for the baby plan.

    What do you think of HostGator? How is the uptime? Support? Service?
    They're good across the board, I wouldn't say excellent but way better than 95% of other hosts out there in the same market.

    Sign up and let us all know in a few months how you like it!
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    Well, I was just about to signup for Hostgator when I remembered to ask about JQuery support. So, I opened up a live chat, and after a half hour, I was finally told I would need to purchase a dedicated server in order to use JQuery. Dedicated servers are way out of my budget, so once again, im stuck looking for another host.

    Anybody know any hosts that support JQuery?

    EDIT: I just found out that Google also hosts the JQuery libraries, and that I can use them. However, im wondering if this will cause my website to load slower because its got to load info from 2 different servers.
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    JQuery is JavaScript - it has nothing to do with the server you are hosted on.

    Simply upload the library to your hosting account and include it just as you would include it from somewhere else (Like from Google).

    Chances are the sales operator you were talking with has no idea what JQuery is (many that haven't used it don't) and as thus gave you the "safe" answer of "no, you can't do that on a shared plan" so that you wouldn't come back complaining if you couldn't do it after they told you that you could because they really had no idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    JQuery is JavaScript - it has nothing to do with the server you are hosted on.

    Simply upload the library to your hosting account and include it just as you would include it from somewhere else (Like from Google).

    Chances are the sales operator you were talking with has no idea what JQuery is (many that haven't used it don't) and as thus gave you the "safe" answer of "no, you can't do that on a shared plan" so that you wouldn't come back complaining if you couldn't do it after they told you that you could because they really had no idea.
    Oh, ok. Do you think it would be faster to include it from my own website or from google?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvcaudill2 View Post
    Oh, ok. Do you think it would be faster to include it from my own website or from google?
    It's always better to load javascript locally than from a remote source. That's a free piece of advice
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    Maybe I misunderstand, but it sure looks to me as if I need to be on a dedicated server or something:

    http://docs.jquery.com/Downloading_j...d_Requirements

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    If you can spend $20 per month on hosting, you can get a pretty decent hosting plan for what your needs are. There are many hosting companies out there that give unlimited domain support. Yes, you do need to look at how much bandwidth is provided, and asking the CPU and RAM usage for a typical account is always good to know as well. Just be careful of the "unlimited" claims. If it says unlimited bandwidth, it's not true...unless they give you the option to upgrade whenever. Then it would be "Unlimited Capabilities".
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    I would accually continue to look for great deals in the advertisement forum. You can also request if you did not see it. Believe it or not, But in Ebay, Hosting Companys provided some astonishing deals from their. You can also take a look at JKookServ or MyPowerHost.

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    You can simply place the JQuery libarary .js files into your account and use JQuery, I use JQuery on a pretty regular basis but you can of course sign up for a dedicated server if you like throwing your money away.

    From that page you linked here is the URL to download the JQuery.js: http://code.google.com/p/jqueryjs/do...query-1.3.2.js
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    I like Godaddy.com's web hosting. They always worked perfectly for me. I've heard a lot of bad things about them, but for me they've always been perfect. The only reason I moved was because my site outgrew shared hosting enviornments or else I would have loved to stay with them forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    You can simply place the JQuery libarary .js files into your account and use JQuery, I use JQuery on a pretty regular basis but you can of course sign up for a dedicated server if you like throwing your money away.
    Oh, I understand now. I just tested that out. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaBoy View Post
    I like Godaddy.com's web hosting. They always worked perfectly for me. I've heard a lot of bad things about them, but for me they've always been perfect. The only reason I moved was because my site outgrew shared hosting enviornments or else I would have loved to stay with them forever.
    And what site/domain was that?
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