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Betrayed by Bluehost, Godaddy any better?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by ghettogong, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. ghettogong

    ghettogong Regular Member

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    So bluehost advertises unlimited hosting, ok i know its not really unlimited, but you can upload allot of stuff. So i had uploaded about 200.000 images for my stores and bluehost tells me the file count limit is maximum 50.000

    so i was way above that ofcourse, and deleted all my 200.000 images.

    Now i emailed godaddy, asking about their max file count and they say i am good if i stay under 150gb (deluxe plan) and it doenst matter how many images it will be as long as it doenst exceed 150gb.

    So i ask people to confirm if godaddy hasnt got any file count rules?? otherwise i will get fucked once again...
     
  2. OldMadHatter

    OldMadHatter Junior Member

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    yes, that was predictable (since 2009 it is hidden in their T&Cs).
    some say they have higher limits from Hostgator, not sure about GoDaddy.

    my 2c - if you're going for serious business, get a VPS or dedi - I got my mailbox suspended once by Bluehost (punk was bombing me with spam) because their server could not handle over 100 mails/minute and they did not know how to do better. I lost e-mails, they lost the client, everybody's happier ever since.
     
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  3. ghettogong

    ghettogong Regular Member

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    Yeah, the hide it well, without letting me know...so i have so many sites with them so i dont have the effort to change all to another hoster.

    but it was not clear for me out of your answer if godaddy has really not maximum on file count? And does hostgator has unlimited file count?

    actually i only need hosting for my images so i can pull a image from several sites without uploading the same image on each domain..
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  4. Lancez

    Lancez Regular Member

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    you hosting image site?
     
  5. ghettogong

    ghettogong Regular Member

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    I run several joomla e-commerce sites were the image name is the product sku.

    So i only have to upload the image to a crappy domain and lets say the product sku name then is: blackie.jpg and then i put in my joomla image url for the following domains this address:
    blueshoes.com: image address: crappydomain.com/blackie.jpg
    blackhats.com: image address: crappydomain.com/blackie.jpg
    redpants.com: image address: crappydomain.com/blackie.jpg

    i hope someone understands
     
  6. cbar126

    cbar126 Junior Member

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    try to contact lunarpages, when you exceed the limit they offer you to upgrade plan.
    I use bluehpst and hostmonster for uplaoding images (ecommerce too) not more than 30,000 on each no problem, plus 15 sites on each. It is so cheap (buy it with own affiliate link and save more).
     
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  7. ghettogong

    ghettogong Regular Member

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    So does godaddy allow more then 50.000 files on their deluxe hosting? and do some people here have more then 50.000 files on their godaddy?
     
  8. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    dont go with godaddy, you will regret it sooner or later, if you are dealing with that many images a vps or dedi is probably worth the extra cash as chances of any problems go down a hell of a lot with them as you have far more control, just get any ol box with cpanel and it'll take care of itself for the most part
     
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    Boomland Jenkins Newbie

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    I regretted Godaddy 3 months in, I bought the big "unlimited everything" package for $150 a year (had a coupon). Any website of mine that had a database involved ran poorly. Some times of the day they would be "acceptable" but most of the day it was a good 20+ seconds before a bulk of my site would show up. I've moved to Media Temple's virtual-dedicated hosting plan, costs me $40 a month. 1000GBs bandwidth and you have Plesk as a control panel (which has it's ups and downs). $40 isn't a lot considering how much a fast functioning website can make you.
     
  10. AndersonSpider

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    I say don't go with godaddy. Overall I just haven't found them to have the most reputable business practices.

    -Anderson :spider:
     
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    acarmen1 Newbie

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    Bluehost must be on a rampage because I received exact same email after several years hosting with them. I have accounts with Hostgator too so I checked with them and they told me their limit is 250,000 files.

    I am pretty irritated with Bluehost as they gave me 14 days to reduce the 200K to 50K but no suggestions on how to do this.

    Good luck and double check with Hostgator but it sounds like an alternative. They also stated that becuase Bluehost uses cPanel they could move the sites over for me. (make sure you do backup)
     
  12. C.S.A.

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    Stay away from Godaddy, they will fuck you sooner or later. Look at the reviews on WHT if you don't already know about them.

    Really, if you're doing that kind of volume, pay for a VPS or figure out how to serve the files with a script rather than uploading multiple copies of the same file.
     
  13. OldMadHatter

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    sorry for the late answer, but only chiming in to second what other people here have already said - GD becomes a pain once you grow (or in your case, next day after moving all your sites in).
    hostgator gave me very dodgy answers - they claim not to care about the filecount limit (250k), but stop the courtesy backups once you go over that. I ran a brick&mortar hosting biz once (not a reseller account) and I can tell you there are many ways to make a client leave once they start taking the *unlimited* offers too seriously. if this is a business, better protect it early and save yourself of trouble later.
     
  14. brring-scam

    brring-scam Newbie

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    FIRST read this site and most of the forum posts

    http://NOdaddy.com


    then run away screaming