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Bleuy

Hi All

 

Totally frustrated with my existing provider (who I'm able to get a decent website load time out of) I'm looking for a new hosting provider.  I've read the other forum details but they are a little out of date and I don't really want to go down the VPS or Dedicated Server Route yet.  I've read their blurb, and looked at reviews, but as I use Pagelines to build my websites, I wanted to get your UP TO DATE experiences.  Key things for me are:-

 

Managed (I'm no techi)

24 x 7 support

Load times (quick or at least better than 4 secs)

Uptime (they all say 99.9% but is this a reality)

Cost effective

 

What I have looked at:

 

Hostwinds

123-Reg

Go Daddy

WPEngine

 

Welcome your input :0) 

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PaulM    8
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I use wpengine and https://www.zippykid.com/ Both have similar offerings in terms of architecture and availability

 

Cost wise from 29/mth for wpengine and 25/mth for zippy.  

 

If you were someway technically inclined I would recommend using digitalocean or any similar VPS and implement LEMP. Nginx rocks for performance and with added Varnish (Caching) load times of less than 2 seconds can be achieved. (Of course this depends on the page optimization as well)

 

Just got this from wpmu  http://wpmu.org/web-hosting-review-so-just-who-is-the-best/

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batman    389
batman

Hi bluey

My experience with "shared host" GoDaddy is good, i have some of my websites (only for fun without any profit) and they run without any plugin cache. You can see for example arte-baires.com.ar

 

The price is "ridiculous" u$s 100 for year to all web you want, the support is very good 24x7, the Managed is very easy, 

 

But this is not recommendable, because

1. This is a shared host, they said that you will have no limit to memory RAM, this is not true, if a lot of web in the server that you have the web are using RAM in the same time, they limit your memory.

2. They have enable the "posix function" 

 

So if you want a "excellence server" for work don´t use GoDaddy.

;)


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Blackice    5
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For managed hosting I would go with WPengine especially if your website is for profit. Their second tier pricing gives you 10 installs and each each install can have its own SSL cert and or be a mixture of multisite installs. I have 2 clients that i manage on WPEngine. I would also look at flywheel. Did some limited  testing during their beta period. No upfront complaints about their pricing structure.

 

 

Just my 2 cents.


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Danny    1,327
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Although I don't use them, I have tried them out and I have to say FlyWheel is awesome and would highly recommend them. Most of our store devs use FlyWheel and the demo site I have is incredibly fast.

 

They're currently in beta but if you contact them and say you're a PageLines DMS user, they may give you access quicker.

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Bleuy+    0
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Thanks folks, always great to share opinions/ideas - might check out FlyWheel, one of my clients is already using WPEngine, which are great, although they work on North American time for support issues which does present a slight problem for me

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dreamsight+    8
dreamsight

Think I'll have a look at Flywheel as well. We've got over 250 sites on shared hosting scatted around, OVH, Zen, Fasthost, Rackshack, Webfusion, Godaddy, Planet and 1&1, using our own MySQL servers. Also a few dedicated servers with more sites on. They all have pro's and con's but Zen and 1&1 are ok.

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Danny    1,327
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I used 1&1 about 10 years ago and had nothing, but problems. I wouldn't recommend them at all. I have been surprised at how good FlyWheel is to be honest and would recommend them.


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dreamsight+    8
dreamsight
Already contacted Flywheel, name-dropped you Danny :)

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Rob    547
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Great.


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yemoonyah+    2
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WP Engine will soon have 24/7 chat support

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devin32    0
devin32

Hi All

 

Totally frustrated with my existing provider (who I'm able to get a decent website load time out of) I'm looking for a new hosting provider.  I've read the other forum details but they are a little out of date and I don't really want to go down the VPS or Dedicated Server Route yet.  I've read their blurb, and looked at reviews, but as I use Pagelines to build my websites, I wanted to get your UP TO DATE experiences.  Key things for me are:-

 

Managed (I'm no techi)

24 x 7 support

Load times (quick or at least better than 4 secs)

Uptime (they all say 99.9% but is this a reality)

Cost effective

 

What I have looked at:

 

Hostwinds

123-Reg

Go Daddy

WPEngine

 

Welcome your input :0) 

 

I will suggest you 9Cubehosting.com for reliable hosting in Linux platform. I have personally experienced with them. They will satisfy all the requirements you have mentioned.

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steyiven    0
steyiven

If our hosting provider is not good then it would be very difficult to work properly. Go for Hosting provider which provides reliable service.

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JudithKlinger+    9
JudithKlinger

Ciao. Resurrecting this thread to see what people are thinking. 

Anyone use Siteguard? 

I've been dying a slow, horrible, terrible death with my host (inmotion) and I need to pull the plug very quickly. Thank you. 

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Michael    0
Michael

Is anybody else happy with digital ocean,, I am

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Louie+    5
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I have a reseller account that we're migrating from at Host Gator...a company that is a support nightmare. I have had an issue over the last few months where they disable accounts without warning and it literally takes them 7 days to respond to a ticket before I even know why it was disabled. Then another 7 days for them to acknowledge my fix and reactivate the account.

I've had a fully managed dedicated server at Liquid Web for a few months now and the support has been out of this world. They answer live chats in under a minut and are always super helpful. 

Id recommend Liquid Web and although they may be a little pricier, it's well worth it. 

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jagipson+    10
jagipson

I get better service from the smaller guys try Wiredtree.com

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Simon    247
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We use WPEngine now.

Bear in mind that 99.9% over 1 year equates to less than 10 hours down time for the entire year!

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