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Dreamhost = dont do it - Alternatives

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by groogled, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. groogled

    groogled Newbie

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    I have been with dreamhost for a year - right now we are in a downtime on a Monday going on 10 hours.
    It's time to go
    They were having problems when I first started but they cleared them up but today is just unacceptable.

    Anyone know of a good host?
    I have 2 drupal websites and 3 wordpress sites and a couple of non database websites
    My traffic is not through the roof yet but it is making me some money
     
  2. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    Downtown Host and KnownHost have always been solid hosting for me and support has been awesome. They dont offer unlimited everything and a bit more expensive, but worth it in my opinion
     
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  3. SpeakToTman

    SpeakToTman Regular Member

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    im using bluehost...no problems yet
     
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  4. gianni

    gianni Junior Member

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    Stay away from bluehost.

    I was testing syn attack on friend's website and it collapsed after just 2 minutes.
    I was using laptop with 2GB of ram and 1mbps upload DSL.

    Stupidly lame. No host can afford such a mistake when it's so easy to protect against it lol.
     
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  5. blackmamba456

    blackmamba456 Junior Member

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    running well over 15 websites on hostgator, no problems so far, been with them for over 3 years now.
     
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  6. groogled

    groogled Newbie

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    I am gonna look into it thanks.
    almost 8pm EST and they still havent fixed the problem
    they are saying it is a core network outage...
    someone said they have no redundancy

    is this true of most hosts?

    my html based websites are doing fine though on their servers right now so obviously it's a database server thing

    So many people are pissed off at Dreamhost they could lose a 1/3 of their business today

    Heard about media temple also anyone know about them?

    It's gonna be a pain to move my websites but I gotta do it
     
  7. roamer

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    Depending on your traffic, it's probably a good idea to opt for a VPS, just check that the provider is reputable. I currently have a dedicated server for my client's and my main websites plus half a dozen VPS for IP variety. Try getting a decent managed VPS with cpanel license, that should work just fine.

    *edit*: Forgot to add, the reason I mentioned the dedicated server was that for most websites it doesn't make much of a difference if it's a dedicated server or a VPS as long as it's a good provider (ie. good server specs, good datacenter, etc.).
     
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  8. jsmith00075

    jsmith00075 Regular Member

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    For VPS+ I would suggest LiquidWeb.. Top quality, I am with them around 3 years now.
     
  9. Cookie Monster

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    Leaseweb rock the planet... but only the dedicated plans so you need some linux skills
     
  10. ziplack

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    dreamhost = no goog , their panel its sooo slow and server are down at lest 12 hours a week , i used to have an acount with them 3 years sending tickets to support every week

    no im running on a reseller on hosting cant be happier

    thats just my personal opinion
     
  11. RedWolf

    RedWolf BANNED BANNED

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    1 vote from me for hostgator (only for shared hosting and vps)
     
  12. mysteriox

    mysteriox Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Justhost its a good host;)
     
  13. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Elite Member

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    Well, you can check extrawinnner service here, on BST thread. i always refer people to get his hosting package. so good so far.
     
  14. dizz

    dizz Elite Member

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    we use hostwinds they have been a great company and I have had nothing but good experiences with them.

    Dizz
     
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    hackNstuff BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Funny, I'm getting ready to launch a VPS service running on their servers, something should be hitting a forum near you....
     
  16. Bross

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    Bluehost, Justhost, iPage, FatCow and others are the exact same company.
    Don't let them fool ya.

    Gator and Webhostingpad are no part of their network and you can host there.
     
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    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    Get a VPS they are more solid and you have you own dedicated resources
     
  18. walsy

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    Hey jsmith00075,

    I just used liquid web with interspire on a vps and I got shut the next day. Why? How come you are still on?
     
  19. karibo

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    Hostgator ftw - we crush the competition lol!