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    Bad Hosts?

    What hosts would you not recommend to a person? I would say GoDaddy.

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    It depends on what your needs are and what you want from a host.

    I think most hosts provide similar packages at similar cost, but there can be important differences. For example, what libraries are included, and what are the config settings? If your code requires that safe_mode, magic_quotes, allow_url_fopen, etc, be "on" or "off" and the host's config changes, can you blame the host because you didn't use portable code?

    How important is support? I imagine it depends on who answers your ticket, but some hosts have a better reputation for support than others.

    What admin control panel do you want to use?

    How crucial is uptime?

    How much email capacity do you want?

    Anyway, these are just examples of things that might need to be considered when shopping for a host. But what one person might consider a great host another might consider bad, as their needs and expectations will vary.

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    I would by default avoid any host that claims unlimited anything and also avoid hosts who are primarily domain name registrars (yes that includes GoDaddy) as they tend to spend more time on the domain business than the sideline business (hosting websites).

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    Yes, ignore the hosts which provide unlimited features. Refer this link for reasons

    http://themedemo.bestwpthemez.com/in...#37;20Portrait

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    It depends on what your needs are and what you want from a host.

    I think most hosts provide similar packages at similar cost, but there can be important differences. For example, what libraries are included, and what are the config settings? If your code requires that safe_mode, magic_quotes, allow_url_fopen, etc, be "on" or "off" and the host's config changes, can you blame the host because you didn't use portable code?

    How important is support? I imagine it depends on who answers your ticket, but some hosts have a better reputation for support than others.

    What admin control panel do you want to use?

    How crucial is uptime?

    How much email capacity do you want?

    Anyway, these are just examples of things that might need to be considered when shopping for a host. But what one person might consider a great host another might consider bad, as their needs and expectations will vary.
    you have the best suggestion and important points for anyone to choose a hosting company

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    I tend to avoid shared hosting as it always seems to be more trouble than it's worth, no matter how cheap.

    But HostPapa has been the worst I've experienced, supposedly "unlimited" bandwidth. I put some small utility apps on their space and when they used to much bandwidth (I check the stats, bandwidth was all we were using, the apps were very lightweight with heavy caching) they just turned the sites off.

    Worst thing was that they didn't even tell us. We'd get into work Monday and find them down, and we'd contact support who'd tell that our sites were bringing the server down. We asked for evidence of this and they couldn't provide any.

    That was our last shared hosting experience. Never again. VPS all the way now. Like previously mentioned, never go with a company that advertised unlimited anything - it's just impossible for them to do that.

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    But HostPapa has been the worst I've experienced, supposedly "unlimited" bandwidth.
    You get what you pay for. In case with unlimited offers you pay for the marketing idea (trick)... not for the unlimited web hosting sources which does not exist
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    I have also used few other than hostgator.
    And they were really bad. I think their server name was bluewave.

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    i like godaddy stable hosting DB Server Fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgee View Post
    What hosts would you not recommend to a person? I would say GoDaddy.
    I second you - not only the host but as registrar as well.

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    Domain registrars provide hosting also. But it is not their main business any way as some one pointed out. If you have so many specialised and reliable hosting providers out there what is the need for selecting a host which is primarily a domain registrar. This is just my personal point of view.

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    Ive used a GoDaddy dedicated server and have been pleased with the assisted server support and never had any issues, I have heard a lot of people say they have had problems with them but I havent experienced it

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    Can't specifically pin point a host but I would always avoid hosts who oversell badly. I know a few hosts that oversell and still provide good services (like HostGator). Another point that I'd be looking for are reading through reviews as to how host handles crisis situations like server down, etc and the way they communicate with clients. Definitely a no-no for someone very poor in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iHubNet-Matt View Post
    Domain registrars provide hosting also. But it is not their main business any way as some one pointed out. If you have so many specialised and reliable hosting providers out there what is the need for selecting a host which is primarily a domain registrar. This is just my personal point of view.
    If they are professional they should deliver the quality service to the all of the customers and for web hosting services as well
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    One of the most important things to do when choosing a web host is to read their terms and conditions. I know this is tedious but you will soon see that 'unlimited' is nearly always qualified in some way, as well as other crucial areas of hosting plans.

    Also check with review sites and of course forums like this for user feedback etc and remember not all shared hosting is bad - good quality shared hosting very often meets most clients needs and can save you a lot of money.

    But above all, try only those that offer an unconditional money back guarantee period - and do not be afraid to ask for your money back, if they do not live up to their promises during that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delameko View Post
    I tend to avoid shared hosting as it always seems to be more trouble than it's worth, no matter how cheap.
    Though shared hosting implies less control over your account and less resources, I wouldn't say something like "more troublesome" or something. The fact that shared hosting is administered makes it a more appealing for service for the majority of hosting end-users. The same concerns semi-dedicated plans, they used to be popular just some time ago, these were the same shared just with fewer plans on the server.


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