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Bluehost 3.95 or Fatcow for 3.67

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by kc808, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. kc808

    kc808 Newbie

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    Been doing alot of research on hosting as of late and thinking about making the jump to shared hosting for various side projects.

    Has anybody used Bluehost or Fatcow?

    - Bluehost seems to have the edge with customer service and stability

    - Fatcow seems to be more affordable and more edgy.


    Anybody have any reccomendation who they have over the other?
     
  2. nichkhun

    nichkhun Junior Member

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    I want a review too ...
     
  3. lopheaded

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    do yourself a favor......forget you ever heard the name fatcow..
    no crons..
    painfully oversold pools..
    craptastic pings
    IF your site loads it can take 30+ seconds
    morons employed for tech support ..If you show them proof of there crap service ..ie..logs from host-tracker,pingdom,loadimpact ect...they want a tracert from the ip you are working from. If you hound them about it...they with give you the "new equipment is on back-order" bullshit.

    ..I just now looked at the site I have hosted there.....evidently I changed the name to of the site to Database Error...not to worry...it will be working in 10 minutes or so...

    truly the worst host I have ever had.....
     
  4. neo

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    Avoid both. Go for Hostgator.

    The cheap and overselling hosts are always a pain when you grow your site.
     
  5. nidiron

    nidiron Newbie

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    I used bluehost..they are great!
     
  6. magpie2419

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    Well Ive been using Bluehost for about 4 years now, as long as your stuff is white hat they are great lots of features and space and support is first class. They are strict on porn and MP3s and such but if you want to host unlimited sites for a cheap rate then they are a excellent choice.

    If you want to sign up for them you can always use one of my sites to sign up just click on a link or you can see what they have to offer and what is allowed and what is not allowed.
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    Make sure you dont go to bluehost*net its a rip off of bluehost.
     
  7. Jon_DeMarco

    Jon_DeMarco Newbie

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    I'm about to host for a blog too and in the past I have used GoDaddy for all of my hosting needs. Do you recommend Bluehost over Godaddy? It seems Bluehost will give me more features than Godaddy will, however I don't know if I need everything that bluehost will provide being that I am just creating the blog so I can get accepted at CPA networks...I'm noob. Any advice here?
     
  8. jonteezy

    jonteezy Newbie

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    I also have been using FatCow for the past few months and I have to agree, FatCow is horrible! My sites go down randomly and without notice, and in the first few months when I was learning the ropes of setting up sites, they would blame me for the sites going down, claiming that I had 'made changes to certain files'(which I didn't at all). Stick with HostGator, I hear tons of good reviews about them
     
  9. magpie2419

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    I have never used Godaddy for hosting before, but I used them for buying 5 domain names recently and I have to say I made a big Mistake thier support is awful and they charge for domain privacy for each domain. Based on my experience when dealing with Bluehost and Godaddy I would say Bluehost is better, If you just want to host a blog then go with Bluehost. If you want to buy domain names use name.c0m you just pay for the domain then privacy is free.
     
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  10. top1984

    top1984 Registered Member

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    I've been using Bluehost for almost 3 years. I have to say that they provide the best service ever. No matter what the problem is, they are always there to help.
     
  11. Jon_DeMarco

    Jon_DeMarco Newbie

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    Thanks guys I really appreciate the help. I think I'll go with bluehost then. Besides it seems like their control panel is easier to use.
     
  12. Albert

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    If this is you first website, I'd do with DreamHost. If i Google somewhere, you can get 1 year of web hosting and a free domain just for $22.70. If you catch them having a promotional event, sometimes even for $9.14
     
  13. Dan_B

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    Hostgater ftw. I'v been using dreamhost for a number of years and they are fine... but for the past half a year they have oversold the machine my account is on and its very slow on loading. Hostgator has so far been outstanding.
     
  14. ronsteve

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    I used Fatcow for several months and there CS is horrible.
     
  15. nowimhere

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    Bluehost is very simular to justhost.

    very good CS.

    The 3.97 or whatever is only if you pay upfront for like three years of hosting.

    Still, not a bad deal!
     
  16. replaymma

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    BlueHost is terrible they suspend sites for high usage even though they are unlimited. I used 800gbs of bw on month and was suspended.
     
  17. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    I have heard the same thing, although I have never experienced it myself. I have experienced really slow servers and poor support.
     
  18. OldMadHatter

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    I am a customer with both and I second most of the opinions above - Fatcow is heavily oversold, the cPanel is limited, database management is lagging behind other hosts and recently I started to receive the same ads from them and Globat, which makes me believe there is a connection (panels look the same), and let's not start a rant on globat here (I use them for junk pages, they are not able to serve anything properly.

    On the other hand, Bluehost is the same company with Hostmonster, and they are acceptable. I am with them for over 3y now for some websites and the service is good.

    @16 they throttle the CPU usage and might flag you on high traffic. Never had an account frozen, and I do around 2TB/mo on some. Are you sure it wasn't throttling?

    PLEASE PAY ATTENTION - they are very strict on the number of files (50k/account with Hostmonster). This started in spring and people with 90k+ files had their accounts frozen. Make sure you don't let Joomla or anything similar escape the threshold. Same for catch-all accounts. Hostgator does not have exactly the same limitation - only that after a certain number of files they stop backing up your account.

    Someone compared them to JustHost - careful there, JH (and Fatcow for that matter) charge for subdomains - while BH/HM don't - this is interesting if you host lots of sites and sub-sites on the same account (you don't need to pay for
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    Good luck!