<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by TWTCommish: Janis, http://www.thinkhost.com is cheap and has great tech support, so they should be able to answer any questions you might have as a newbie...
I use Innerhost.com for hosting. They are on the high side for hosting though and it is NT (though I personally love NT). I chose them for their support and service plus all the added features.
Here is a tip for all of you looking for a good FTP program. Use WS-FTP Pro if you can afford it. Another good option is to use Web Folders. This is built into Windows 98 and all you need to be able to use them is the Web-Folders addon from Windows Update and a server that supports FrontPage 2K Extensions or Office 2K extensions. Windows ME and Windows 2000 should support Web-Folders natively. With Web Folders your website appears as a drive in Explorer and uploading files is as simple as drag and drop. Editing a file simply requires a double-click. WS-FTP supports a feature very similar to this but I have found it a little buggy in the past.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by wluke: Here is a tip for all of you looking for a good FTP program. Use WS-FTP Pro if you can afford it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Is the drag-and-drop feature the major advantage the "Pro" version has over the plain old version of WS_FTP? Or did I misunderstand you?
Drag and drop is a great feature. The pro version has a lot more over the LE free version. It not only includes integration with Explorer but it has good scripting capabilities built into it and the ability to run basic Unix commands such as CHMOD.
As some of you have probably already seen, I, too, strongly recommend ThinkHost. I have had nothing but a fantastic experience with them. I love having my questions answered immediately.. the longest I've had to wait is 10 minutes. They rock.
I personally would recommend both Kryogen and ThinkHost to someone starting out. Their support people both have tons of patience but are also some of the smartest people when it comes to unix, scripting, etc., that I've ever seen.
Due to poor communication with my hosting company I decided it was time to make the move. I read and read posts here. It came down to Thinkhost and HostGo. In the end I went with HostGo. The reason was the cost and features. 250 meg for $19.95 compared to $50.00, granted traffic is a bit smaller, 8gig to 12gig but I can live with that.
I commend ThinkHost for there excellent response time, as is evident in this forum. HostGo has been stellar in that department also. An example is when they submitted the host change to network solutions. NS had an old email address for me and the change auth went to that address. Now the old inactive email address at NS was my fault, but HostGo went the extra mile to help me get it corrected. HostGo even called NS for me and got me a person to contact that could help me.
HostGo has also been very timely in getting back with me on my questions.
I would highly recommend HostGo.
The lesson I learned is be sure your contact info is always updated with your domain register!!!
Thatís my 2 cents worth.
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Kryogen is a good company. Fast and efficient in setting up new accounts. My fiance has her account with them. I have 2 accounts and 3 domain names with Innerhost.com but if you don't want NT and ASP access then go with Kryogen.