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Best site for hosting autoblogs

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by PulpF, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. PulpF

    PulpF Registered Member

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    Hi all

    I'm currently using iPage to host my main site, and I'm not sure if I can run another website on that account. So I was wondering what people recommend? I'd like a package where I can upload quite a few blogs if I wanted to.

    Any got any recommendations?

    Cheers :)
     
  2. PulpF

    PulpF Registered Member

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    Anyone? :(
     
  3. TurkeySub

    TurkeySub Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Most people here recommend HostGator, I have used them back in the day and worked well.

    They do limit your resources and in their cPanel control panel you can see what you are using etc.

    Cheap too.
     
  4. magicjg

    magicjg Junior Member

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    Hostgator has always provided a good platform. But it really depends on your needs. If you're just early on into autoblogging, you can make due with one of their smaller hosting packages. But as you begin to scale up, and you add more blogs and start to get traffic, you'll want to go with a reseller or vps at the least.
     
  5. redim

    redim Registered Member

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    Hi:
    I am using hostmonster. 1 autoblog and 8 manual blogs.

    Problems so far:
    recent power outage for 3 hours, affected one of their locations. no idea why they not have a generator on standby.

    about 1 year ago, there was a rogue plugin creating excessive files and pushed me over the given allowance for file count. hostmonster sent email and helped me find the problem and solve it.

    from my experience, their phone support and chat support is good. i am not in USA, but can use their phone number for a free skype call for support.

    the shared hosting has limits, namely: 50000 file limit and a cpu 'throttling' feature. This is a policy employed to manage all users' activities.

    I also observed that my server was subject the throttling. in other words, my sites were slowed throughout the day.

    now at first glance, the file count limit and the throttling imposed by hostmonster can at first glance appear to be a problem. too may limits and rules. that was my thinking.

    however, as a result of my file count issue, i was forced to find a solution to my plugin problem. and after getting the solution, am happy that limit was in place. my site benefited.

    regarding the cpu throttling issue. as a result of seeing my sites affected, i found ways to reduce my sites' load on hostmonster servers. now my sites are faster, and are not subject to any throttling issues.

    so, here is my opinion and controls and limits wtihin unlimited shared hosting hosts. now i welcome the limits. it forces me to ensure my sites are within the limits imposed by the hosting company. and as a result, my sites benefit. and i now feel more secure knowing that my sites will not be impacted by any rogue customers who may be sharing the same server as me.

    other hosting companies my not impose these limits within their shared hosting plans, but i am now grateful that hostmonster does.

    so at this time, thumbs up for hostmonster. however, i am curious about hostgator and my try them for a fresh batch of aggregater sites.

    what is the opinion of others?

    regards
    redim
     
  6. trapmuzik

    trapmuzik Junior Member

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    if you are serious about autoblogging then I would recommend a self managed VPS.. they are relatively cheap because you have to do the config and management yourself.. that also happens to be the drawback but it will save you money in the end. I would definitely NOT go with a shared hosting account because if your business grows shared hosting will be quick to kick you in the nuts