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Which Hosting Is Best?

Hosting, which is better?  

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  1. 1. Which hosting provider would you recommend?

    • GoDaddy
      1
    • HostGator
      6
    • ZippyKid
      0
    • WPEngine
      5
    • VPS
      3
    • Dedicated Server
      3
    • pagelines.me
      2
    • Bluehost
      3
    • Mediatemple
      2
    • iWeb
      3


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Simon    247
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Vote for the best type of host...

 

If your host is not listed, then reply below and i'll add it.

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batman    389
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Hi all

 

I use Godaddy - Ultimate 4GH (shared host)

 

My web only are a diversion so I have not problem, they have a low price but it is NOT the best, for example 

 

"POSIX functions can not be used on the host shared Godaddy" (they informed me) so you can NOT use the following to wp-config.php right below the WP_DEBUG line:

define( 'LESS_FILE_MODE', true );

 

So you try another if your web are important and you need speed.

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Henry Perkins+    14
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The best type of hosting would certainly always be dedicated server, but if we want to go into specific hosting companies it would then depend on you choosing the appropriate plan for your site's traffic and resource usage.

 

You also want to ask yourself how much control do you require. In most cases, an optimal environment for PageLines can be achieved with Zippykid, WPEngine, HostGator and obviously PageLines.me. Each of these services offer varying levels of server "environment" (your website's "house") customization and all come with great support. I'd like to throw in MediaTemple's (ve) plan as a good hosting solution if you are comfortable with server administration.

 

I may elaborate more on this later..

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Rob    547
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I vote for iWeb Technologies.  Great, affordable dedicated servers.


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Blackice    5
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For Shared Hosting - Media Temple

For Managed Hosting - WPEngine, FlyWheel

 

 

Just My 2 Cents

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rholm    0
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Rackspace Cloud Sites

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kulmetehan    13
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I'm currently using dreamhost. But I actually find it pretty slow lately. I might consider a switch.

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Danny    1,327
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Although not added to the polls list of options, Flywheel is excellent.

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Aswin    0
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Hi Simon_P,

There are so many web hosting providers available in online Among them,I would suggest you to get web hosting from 9cubehosting.com

at low price.It is Linux based web hosting.They provide good service with customer support.

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KatherineSmulders    0
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I’m quite happy with "Bluehost” because the squad is really obliging in supporting their manipulators particularly for the individuals who has less knowledge in Information Technology.

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Aires+    258
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I wish I had known about media temple :( ... Thinking about switching

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Danny    1,327
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I wouldn't recommend Media Temple, I've used them in the past and had nothing, but issues with them. Also, this was before they were acquired by GoDaddy, who are also equally as poor.

 

For me:

 

Wordpress hosting - FlyWheel

VPS - Linode or Digital Ocean

Dedicated Server - Hertzner

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mattesar    0
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IMHO:

 

For shared hosting, I recommend Arvixe.

 

VPS: Linode (I'm a lazy bum, I love their managed service). If you're fine with managing your server yourself, go with DigitalOcean.

 

Dedicated: LiquidWeb

 

 

As I said above, I'm a lazy bum. I don't like figuring out things for myself, I prefer having other people handle them. So the recommendations above are heavily based on my experience with the support teams.

 

 

I don't have much experience with unmanaged servers tho (except for Arvixe shared hosting..but...well, it's shared).

 

EDIT: Also, for those VPS thingies, if you're tired of command line, try serverpilot.io as the control panel.

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rylstk    0
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i only tried 3 of those and among that i tried , hostgator is the best!

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nfp1900    29
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In the UK myself and most of my clients use TSO host https://www.tsohost.com/. Reason: support tickets answered in less than an hour without snippy replies, fast migration service from other hosts and 1-click install of WP but also full control when you need it.

 

Never had an issue with TSO in the last couple of years.

 

Used 1&1 which was ok 10 years ago but awful now and GoDaddy which also stinks. 

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Pankaj32    1
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Hello folks, Whats you opinion of inmotionhosting? Can you all suggest any reliable host with reasonable pricing on VPS hosting and a 24 hour chat support. I am looking for some basic configuration 2 - 4 core RAM, 40-60 gb memory and 1-2 TB band. Thanks

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Danny    1,327
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Best hosts for VPS's are either Linode or Digital Ocean and the starter plan is quite cheap too.


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Pankaj32    1
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Hi Danny I am on a shared plan with hostgator for the last 4 years and have been quite satisfied with them however I have noticed a gradual decline in their overall customer service over the years. 

I had seen that you had recommend Linode and digital ocean in your earlier post as well and you are right, their plans are just too tempting from a price point of view. They seem to know what they are doing and have great reviews too. But the only problem is they have no chat support and for someone like me who is not very comfortable with technical stuff a chat support is must. Even if its not a 24 hour chat support a bare minimum 10 hour support is expected. Getting someone on phone is also not a very viable option considering its going to be an international call for me. Inmotionhosting seem like a good bet even though the current offered pricing on their site is only for the first year

 

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Danny    1,327
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You shouldn't really choose a host because they have 24/7 custom support. What matters is how the servers perform, their hardware etc... and in this aspects Linode and Digial Ocean are far superior to most hosts.

 

The support from Linode is awesome, they usually reply to your ticket within in a couple of hours which considering how many customers they have and the complexity of the questions they get asked, the turn-around is pretty quick in my opinion. If you purchase the managed hosting you do get 24/7 support - https://www.linode.com/managed

If you want to know more about either Linode or Digital Ocean, I would recommend contacting them and inform them of your hosting issues and requirements.

 

What I can tell you is that I have used hundreds of hosts in the last 10+ years and for me, the best I've used have been Digital Ocean and Linode.

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BentleyD+    2
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Hey Danny

 

I am currently the fool using GoDaddy Shared Hosting for http://TheEargazm.com .. To no surprise it's a total piece of garbage. My pagelines site has a pingdom rating of 83/100, which is incredibly slow. I have a few questions:

 

1. Will switching to Linode or Digital Ocean raise that number into the 90's for me?

 

2. Will I need strong backend knowledge to switch/migrate to this type of hosting?

 

3. Will the 1GB Plan be enough for my website? (I don't really host anything on the actual website except images/text and pagelines/wordpress files. The rest is referenced from an embed like soundcloud or youtube.)

 

Thank you for the help. This might as well be a foreign language to me and I'm dying from the slow load times.

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Danny    1,327
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BentleyD

 

1. I can't guarantee it will rise it into the nineties. However, if you choose Linode or Digital Ocean, add your domain to the VPS. You will receive an insane performance boost, especially if you compare this to your shared hosting experience.

 

2. Some knowledge of the command line would be a great benefit to you. But isn't required as Digital Ocean include a feature called droplets, where you can use one click installs of pre-configured servers, making your life that much easier. You can choose from the best Linux Distributions, or by application such as WordPress. In one click you can have WordPress up and running. However, some additional configuration may be required.

 

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-your-first-digitalocean-droplet-virtual-server

 

3. The cheapest option in Digital Ocean is more than enough for you to host one site. I think you're going to be really surprised at the performance increase. Especially after using a shared hosting package.

 

 


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keegan    1
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Hearing great things about hostgator on this website, but i use asmallorange. Their VPS is great. Fast as hell, great support, and decent price compared to other hosts.

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Danny    1,327
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I am not sure where you have seen good comments for Host Gator as for me personally they're really poor. I have no experience with ASO although, they do have a good reputation.


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