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    Cheap Hosting Site

    I need a very very cheap but best hosting site.
    Please anyone can tell me.
    Thank you.

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    I am very fond of Hostgator, I cannot speak for other peoples experiences but Ive found them to be very good over the last few years. The price is low and the quality is very good IMO!

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    ronisdj - you really need to give more information if you want to receive helpful replies. For example - are you looking for shared hosting, VPS, or what? Do you want a particular location - Europe, USA, Asia? What kind of site are you hosting? Do you need any specific resources?

    Without more details, we can only guess at what might suit you.

    And of course, it will always have to be a compromise. You can't expect it to be very, very cheap and best.
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    It is a sad fact of life, but "very cheap but best" is an oxymoron. The two NEVER go together and should not be used in the same sentence.

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    I agree that more information is needed in order to give a good reply. Some good cheap VPS host are out there but if you are looking for shared that response won't help. Whatever you are looking for in a hosting plan you will want to think more along the lines of affordable and reliable. The very best cheap usually leaves you with alot of downtime and little to no support when you most need. it.
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    I'll echo what TechnoBear and ParkinT have said.

    Then, I've got an "unlimited" account (for a client with heavy storage and bandwidth needs) with WebHostingBuzz which has been fantastic! No problems whatsoever over a couple of years already (which led me to a "specialist account" [Joomla requires a LOT of CPU time]) and am about to get a dedi. WMB is not "cheap" - they're inexpensive! Have a look at their shared hosting plans at http://www.webhostingbuzz.com/web-hosting.php.

    I always recommend that a host search begin with requirements (TB's post) but goes through many stages:

    I offer my common advice:

    1. Establish your requirements, i.e., Linux, Apache 2.4+, PHP 5.2+, MySQL 5+ and storage and bandwidth requirements. Remember to allocate for log files, databases, e-mail (attachments) and growth.

    1a. (added) If you're looking for a VPS or dedicated server, remember to ask what the host's managed services provide. Remember, a non-managed host must be monitored by you 24/7/365!

    2. Know what control panels you are willing to use, i.e., WHM/cPanel. cPanel is the standard bearer for Linux systems and Plesk for Windows systems.

    3. Know how much CPU time/RAM you need. If you need a lot of processing power (like Zoomla and other CMS's), this will be a major factor. These, however, are usually specified only for VPS/dedicated accounts and automatically throttled for shared/reseller accounts.

    4. Know your target (the Internet is fast but some latency could hurt so the closer your server to your target audience the better) location and try to host as close to your target as possible.

    5. SEARCH (using the above parameters) recording each feasible host as well how well it satisfies your requirements and budget. Spreadsheets are good for this as you can assign weighting to the different requirements and how well they were met to generate numerical scores.

    6. Create a shortlist based on the database you've created in step 5 then SEARCH for comments about the host (avoiding obvious shills and websites which advertise for that host).

    7. The last step (other than selection) is to contact each shortlisted host with a question (I've used .htaccess and mod_rewrite availability, which services are managed by the host, the availability of IP addresses - you will require one for each SSL you use - or ask to test proprietary control panels - they may make life too difficult for you) and record the response time and your level of satisfaction with the response.

    8. Finally, you'll have enough information to make an intelligent selection.

    Been there, done that (all too frequently in the past).

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    I'd add further criteria to David's list:

    Eliminate anonymous companies - if a hosting company doesn't have a full office address and company registration details visible on their site, it's often down to the amateur status of the operator, which is unlikely to be consistent with longevity and reliability.

    Eliminate new companies - hosting has a very high fail rate because of the low barriers to entry. If a company makes it through it's first 5 years then it's likely it's jumped a few hurdles and knows what it's doing sufficiently to have made a viable business. Not all new companies are cowboys, but the percentage is high enough that it's not worth the risk of being the one to find out the hard way, when there are plenty other options.

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    Mike,

    I've added your two to the list (6a and 6b for the future) and added my own 6c: Eliminate companies which do not tell you exactly what you're getting for your money, i.e., the Control Panel, the storage, the bandwidth (traffic), the versions of the main daemons (Apache, PHP and MySQL), the SSL and dedicated IP charges, etc. That's where knowing your requirements comes in strongly!

    Thanks!

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    www.hostgator.com is your best bet for high quality connection no downtime etc.
    There also cheap, monthly pay.
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    The OP has shown little interest in providing more detailed requirements, so any further recommendations are pointless.

    Thanks all for your replies, Thread Closed


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