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    Which host up to 9$? Innohosting vs IGX vs GeekStorage

    Hey all,

    I've been using Servage.net for the last year and while they've been generally fine, there have been several times issues with the SMTP server causing email problems that were just unacceptable. Time to find a new home.

    I need the host to run the family business website, it isn't accessed that much, but it's still important to have a high quality FAST service, and mainly fully functioning email 24/7.
    Also I'm thinking of adding a few additional sites with new domains which i do hope will get many visitors.

    I don't require a whole lot of storage, 5GB should suffice I believe. I hope to avoid all the "unlimited" overselling hosting companies with your experienced help!

    I tried comparing these three: Innohosting, IGXHost, GeekStorage.

    I tried reading around these forums and I see their representatives are taking part and helping users here - which is commendable.

    A friend recommended me on Geekstorage, but as I understand their support is pretty slow (tried asking a question through support email, did take a few hours) and I've read a few threads here I wasn't too happy with. Jay and the team there do seem like good people though which is a plus. Also like the 60-day money back guarantee, the fact they use Litespeed, and allow unlimited domains. Thinking of their Developer plan, It's also a bit cheaper than the other two.

    IGX seems nice, like the unlimited domains in their BS02-Medium plan, they use Litespeed, and they obviously don't oversell.
    On the other hand they're kinda new to the business.

    Innohosting - I've seen a lot of kind words of them in this forum. A lot of praise on quick support. I don't really like the limit of 10 domains and 30 POP3 accounts in their Inno1200 plan.
    I think that unlike the previous two they use only a single quad core cpu in this server while the others claim to use a dual quad core. Don't know if that affect much anyway. Also don't think they use Litespeed.

    I would like to hear other people thoughts comparing these three.

    Thanks!
    Ran

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    I would personally go with Geekstorage.

    The time of ticket response doesn't always matter too much, its more the content of the reply.

    Also current clients tickets will always be answered first in my experience, and sales questions are never a good evaluation of a company's support as most of the time its not even the same staff.
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    I would also personally go to GeekStorage.

    There support is great..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquacut View Post

    Innohosting - I've seen a lot of kind words of them in this forum. A lot of praise on quick support. I don't really like the limit of 10 domains and 30 POP3 accounts in their Inno1200 plan.
    I think that unlike the previous two they use only a single quad core cpu in this server while the others claim to use a dual quad core. Don't know if that affect much anyway. Also don't think they use Litespeed.

    I would like to hear other people thoughts comparing these three.

    Thanks!
    Ran
    Just a quick comment.. CPU and web server technology doesn't have as much credibility as some believe.. You'll find our servers significantly less loaded than a typical host, yet with significantly higher end hardware where it matters.. No good for a host advertising litespeed and 8 core CPU's only to overload it to such an extent where it's slower than the typical host (of course, I'm not implying the other hosts do)..

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    IH: Too true...loading up a nice fast server with too many accounts is just as bad as a slower server with fewer accounts, and I know a few hosts that have made this mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquacut View Post
    IGX ...and they obviously don't oversell.
    On the other hand they're kinda new to the business.
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    There is absolutely no way of knowing unless you have admin access to server. What makes it obvious to you? Anyway, there is nothing wrong with overselling

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    I would say go with GeekStorage.
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    Personally, I don't think you could go wrong with any of them. They all have great reputation.


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    ZanyHost - True, though it wasn't a sales question. Sometimes having a quick solution is important.. like issues with emails for a business. though since i don't resell for me not as much as others.

    Rameen - True I've figured as much about the hardware. Since non of the service providers actually openly declare how many accounts are being hosted on their shared servers there's no obivous way to tell of their performance other than user opinions and actual use.
    I assume also offering unlimited domains might be an opening for abusement by users that will take advantage of that, one account has the possibility of really flooding a server with traffic while still using just a basic account. So a limited number of domains might actually be considred an advantage to some. Still I'd like at this price point the option for more than 10 domains. Thanks for your input!

    Collabora - You're correct it's not that obivous othen than what they declare in their website about not overselling. Seeing posts from their representatives in this forum made me trust that they don't, but I don't have an actual way of knowing. As for there's nothing wrong with overselling I do not agree - It's the doorway to trouble, only meant to seduce the wide public in my opinion. A service that oversells unlimited storage/bandwidth accounts can't be considered trust worthy and reliable.

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    If your not a current client and the question is not about a current service i would class it as a "sales" quetsion even if it was to do with something technical.

    i.e. a current client asks why their email isn't working and your asking do you support imap, guess who is going to get answered first.
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    Thanks for mentioning us. You're right, we are indeed fairly new to the business. However, I would say that the other two choices you've listed are great ones. It really depends on which provider is able to accommodate you best. Staying away from cheap "unlimited" offers is a good start. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquacut View Post
    I think that unlike the previous two they use only a single quad core cpu in this server while the others claim to use a dual quad core. Don't know if that affect much anyway.
    It doesn't make a difference actually. A dual quad server can handle more clients in it, that's all.
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    I would also suggest to go with innohosting.com but they have limited features.

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    I have tried IGX myself and was very pleased with their service. All tickets were responded within 30minutes.

    However, there was something they could not deliver me as I could not get RoR to work with it(they are not specialised in RoR hosting). So I requested a refund and they dealt with it professionally. Got my refund in less than 30minutes after requesting.

    Overall, they are a great host with excellent support time. I couldnt rate about the quality of server as I only used it for like two hours. If you are looking for support quality, I'd say IGX is fairly decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquacut View Post
    Collabora - You're correct it's not that obivous othen than what they declare in their website about not overselling. ....As for there's nothing wrong with overselling I do not agree - It's the doorway to trouble, only meant to seduce the wide public in my opinion. A service that oversells unlimited storage/bandwidth accounts can't be considered trust worthy and reliable.
    Overselling and "unlimited" are two different things. As a matter of fact, overselling occurs with "limited" plans, not unlimited plans. There is nothing wrong with either one if the server is not overloaded.

    If you would like to know what the real meaning of these terms mean, from a server admin perspective, let me know.

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    I have used Geekstorage and Innohosting and would recommend Inno between the two of those. Their performance and uptime is great and the support is outstanding.

    I have never used IGX but Jonathan seems like a super nice guy and he did respond to a couple of pre-sale tickets I sent a while back extremely quickly so it looks like he's on the ball too.

    Which ever way you go, make sure you are 100% comfortable with the host. You have 3 to choose from so make sure you are completely comfortable with the host you pick and don't settle on one based solely on what WHT says (love you guys)

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