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    Suggestions?

    Need a new host.
    I need:
    2GB+ storage
    very little bandwidth
    3+ domains (prefer 10+ or unlimited)
    10+ subdomains
    50+ email accounts
    multiple mySQL databases

    I posted this separately, but I'd also like a host that automatically increases limits as they increase their base packages. I'm stuck with an outdated package now that Dixiesys isn't willing to add space to without shoehorning me into one of their new packages, none of which are remotely like what I have. I recognize this requirement is a long shot, so is optional.

    I also would prefer no "unlimited" hosts. Everything is limited, they just don't tell you what it is. I'm sure if microsoft signed up for a $cheap unlimiting hosting, they'd find out real quick unlimited doesn't apply to them.

    >$5/month (per => 1 year subscription)

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    24 Shells has something pretty close to your budget. I would recommend them. I had a VPS with them but recently closed it down. Very fast servers and great support.

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    your budget is good sure in shared offers section you can find best host
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    There is no such thing as unlimited space. Work with a host that is honest about that fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webcs View Post
    There is no such thing as unlimited space. Work with a host that is honest about that fact.
    You are absolutely correct. Whenever you see that shattering word "Unlimited" next to diskspace or bandwidth it's in your best interested for your own sanity to look elsewhere.
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    Justin LD, 24 shells looks good. I will research them further. Thank you.

    yajur, thank you for your tip. Although I can appreciate that not everyone could reply to everyone else's request for help on slecting a host, the sheer number of providers on the offers section makes it next to impossible to weed through them all without some way to narrow them. (I did the "Find A Host" option too, but unfortunatly was even less than helpful.)

    POORPC, my apologies for not mentioning it (not that you bothered to read the OP...), but this is for the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguetech View Post
    Justin LD, 24 shells looks good. I will research them further. Thank you.

    yajur, thank you for your tip. Although I can appreciate that not everyone could reply to everyone else's request for help on slecting a host, the sheer number of providers on the offers section makes it next to impossible to weed through them all without some way to narrow them. (I did the "Find A Host" option too, but unfortunatly was even less than helpful.)

    POORPC, my apologies for not mentioning it (not that you bothered to read the OP...), but this is for the U.S.
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    Let me know if you purchase with them and keep me updated on how you like it. If you have any questions, I'll try and help if not you can talk to their support.

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    Justin LD, searching the forums for 24 shells doesn't turn up much (which I guess is good), but did see the thread where you were convinced to join them... You stated you were going to post a review. If you have, could you point me to it, as I can't find it. (If not, no worries.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguetech View Post
    Justin LD, searching the forums for 24 shells doesn't turn up much (which I guess is good), but did see the thread where you were convinced to join them... You stated you were going to post a review. If you have, could you point me to it, as I can't find it. (If not, no worries.)
    I never wrote a review for them but if you have any questions you can email me or talk to me on any of my messengers. I prefer to not give my email out to public, leave your email if you need help.

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    Your budget is very reasonable for your requirements, but you are correct that there are a lot of hosts that can meet your requirements. Your best bet is to just research a few that interest you, and contact them to test support reply times and the professionalism of their support.

    Quote Originally Posted by webcs View Post
    There is no such thing as unlimited space. Work with a host that is honest about that fact.
    Which is why the OP indicated in the original post that he/she does not prefer an unlimited host.

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    Any decent shared hosting provider should be able to handle your requirements with no problems. Take your time when you browse through the Offers Section and pick 3-5 hosts that interest you. Then do some more research on those hosts to search for reviews, coupons, ect.. before you make your final decision. It will be worth it in the end when you choose the right host for your needs, instead of the first cheap offer you found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roguetech View Post
    I'd also like a host that automatically increases limits as they increase their base packages.
    Not exactly what you're asking for, but you might find it interesting to take a look at www.nearlyfreespeech.net. They have no packages at all and pricing that's entirely pay-as-you-use. It can work out to be very reasonable for low usage, although that may depend on exactly what you mean by "very little bandwidth"...
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    Have you tried looking at the offer section forum, you'll find plenty of choices there.

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    roguetech,

    Do you have a preference of control panel? Dixieys uses DirectAdmin, however cPanel is more popular on WHT.
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

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    Just make sure you look into the host. Stick with someone that has a good track record and has been around a while. I'd stay away from new start-ups until they've proved worthy.

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    I would say the U$5 is ok but if you increased to about U$10 you would be looking at some of the top quality hosts. As far as auto increase, most shared hosts should be willing to just upgrade your plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobic View Post
    Not exactly what you're asking for, but you might find it interesting to take a look at www.nearlyfreespeech.net. They have no packages at all and pricing that's entirely pay-as-you-use. It can work out to be very reasonable for low usage, although that may depend on exactly what you mean by "very little bandwidth"...
    Sadly, they're not all that cheap anymore with the new pricing scheme.

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    I would recommand you that you go for some one who is really worth it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossMAN View Post
    roguetech,

    Do you have a preference of control panel? Dixieys uses DirectAdmin, however cPanel is more popular on WHT.
    Obviously, I'd prefer DirectAdmin, being familiar with it, but assuming the cPanel isn't programmed by mutant retarded Microsoft reject monkeys, it should be fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by foobic View Post
    It can work out to be very reasonable for low usage, although that may depend on exactly what you mean by "very little bandwidth"...
    So far this month, 132MB's. I check bandwidth of packages, but only as a "just in case".

    Quote Originally Posted by ragavbpl View Post
    I would recommand you that you go for some one who is really worth it....
    Unfortunatly, what is really worth it is exactly the question. My requirements for space/bandwidth is not unique, but is unusual. I require low bandwidth, but a medium amount of space. And despite these relatively easy requirements, I also need multiple domain spaces (which many hosts don't even mention, such as Dixiesys, or put it behind a details link which makes shopping for a host more time consuming). Downtime, server speed, etc., although is important, is not critical. Just a personal site, I'm not running a business or anything. As far as support, I don't need good technical support (only rarely have I had need, and it's usually about problems with the server; not with my site), but I do highly value good customer support, such as good communication, dealing fairly with billing issues, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by needer View Post
    if you increased to about U$10 you would be looking at some of the top quality hosts.
    Considering my low bandwidth, medium to low space requirements, and personal nature of website, I have a difficult time justifying to myself doubling the cost to that of a "premium" host. Customer service is important to me, but it's impossible to judge non-technical customer service without actual experience, and frankly not something I would use often.

    I would be willing to consider paying more for it, but it would have to have a rock-solid reputation of putting customer loyalty above profits (which isn't even a reasonable expectation for a business).
    Last edited by roguetech; 10-15-2009 at 02:44 PM.

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    Unfortunatly, what is really worth it is exactly the question. My requirements for space/bandwidth is not unique, but is unusual. I require low bandwidth, but a medium amount of space. And despite these relatively easy requirements, I also need multiple domain spaces (which many hosts don't even mention, such as Dixiesys, or put it behind a details link which makes shopping for a host more time consuming). Downtime, server speed, etc., although is important, is not critical. Just a personal site, I'm not running a business or anything. As far as support, I don't need good technical support (only rarely have I had need, and it's usually about problems with the server; not with my site), but I do highly value good customer support, such as good communication, dealing fairly with billing issues, etc.


    Considering my low bandwidth, medium to low space requirements, and personal nature of website, I have a difficult time justifying to myself doubling the cost to that of a "premium" host. Customer service is important to me, but it's impossible to judge non-technical customer service without actual experience.

    I would be willing to consider paying more for it, but it would have to have a rock-solid reputation of putting customer loyalty above profits (which isn't even a reasonable expectation for a business).
    I agree that you are asking to us that what should you opt for, but surely we can't take our own name in that case...So I suggested you to do a study and try some new ones too and then decide for it...

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