Cheap hosting?

what is a good starting host that is cheap but supports php and mysql? i would like to pay monthly instead of up front

thanks
high caliber

or
https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/hosting/shared.asp?se=%2B&app_hdr=&ci=5652

Just a warning, you get what you pay for, so don’t go too cheap. :slight_smile:

Depends how you define “cheap” :slight_smile:

In the past I’ve used some great hosts at a low price and some cr*ppy hosts at a higher price. I’d say that a higher price does not always mean better service.
The key, i think, to differentiate hosts in in the support they offer :wink:

Yep 1&1 and godaddy are pretty good hosters!

Does anyone know anything about siteground.com? I have heard from a few people that they like it.

No, we don’t know about them.

BTW what is your web space and bandwidth requirements?

Lots of bandwith and a decent amount of space at least 30gb

With these requirements I wouldn’t think twice and go with the big ones! Don’t you afraid of risking your online business?

Look into host gators reseller account. I like them because when you need them, the support team answers the phone quickly and in the online chat. Nothing worse in the world when you have problems you can’t contact support or actually have to deal with someone with a thick accent.

what host would you recommend at 4.95 or less a month? this is the max i realy want to pay at this time. eventually if i become successful i will end up buying my own server

I have one client on godaddy. They have a deluxe plan with 100GB of space and 1G of xfer a month for $6.99. I’ve never dealt with their support, only know that I use a 3rd party to monitor all my clients sites, even the ones not hosted by myself, and never seen the godaddy site go down in the last year.

You may find something cheaper, but I can only recommend hosts that I have worked with, and the above is the cheapest I can suggest at this point.

If your planning on hosting several sites, your going to need a reseller account with someone like host gator. I don’t see a single site needing 30G of space I host realty sites with nearly 20K photos that only use about 2G of space max – one of my other clients has an online store with 300 products with thumbnails and photos and only uses about 60MB of space tops.

I suggest looking for feedback on each host by using the search feature here, and at webhostingtalk.com

what host would you recommend at 4.95 or less a month?
$4.95 paid monthly for 30 Gb of space? That will be quite hard to find.

Anyway, http://blog.dreamhost.com/2006/05/18/the-truth-about-overselling/ should be a good read for you. It should give you some insight into what hosting really costs, and what your business is worth to your future provider. :slight_smile:

Good luck in your search!

I think startlogic has $4.95 plan with 50GB space and 750GB Data transfer…

Agreed, I have no idea why people are recommending the crappiest hosts in the land.

I only put a link to 1and1 and godaddy because he said he wanted cheap. And they are definetly the cheapest. I would in know way recomened them. If you want to spend money then I would recomend http://hostgator.com

And they are definetly the cheapest.
That title is lost just as easy as it is won. I do agree with your hosting recommendation for a good host, that is (IMO) still quite affordable.

You can get decent cpanel hosting for about about $3 a month. But watch out for the catches. I got a $3 plan that allowed up to ten domains but later found out that they allowed only one mySQL database. Most of my sites run off databases these days, so I was able to put one site the server. I guess you get what you pay for…in this case, I didn’t even get what I paid for since I could get unlimited mySQL databases from many providers for about $7 a month.

In the past I’ve used some great hosts at a low price and some cr*ppy hosts at a higher price. I’d say that a higher price does not always mean better service.
The key, i think, to differentiate hosts in in the support they offer

Right, i agree with you, the main thing is the support they offer.

Yep 1&1 and godaddy are pretty good hosters!

can not tell anything about 1@1
about godaddy can tell, that i don’t like their host and the hosting support. so don’t recomend you

I use asmallorange.com and they are pretty cheap.