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Going to switch from hostgator. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by anabolicdragon, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. anabolicdragon

    anabolicdragon Junior Member

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    I am going to move my operations from hostgator. I had a huge layoff on updating my auto blogs and finally came back to it and AM in general. Looking to move to a new web host. Maybe it will breath new life into AM efforts.

    Anyhow I am looking for a host that is AM friendly, allows auto blogs, has good customer service that I can call and speak to a person and uses the latest CPanel.

    I was paying 9.95 per month for Hostgator. If I can get it cheaper with the listed above that would be even better. I def dont want to pay more. Also if they take paypal payment as a option more the better.

    I am not looking for a 1.99 a month super duper unlimited anything and everything fly by night host. I went that way once and it ended up being a HUGE nightmare.
     
  2. Autumn

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    Try certifiedhosting.com, they have a very similar cpanel setup to hostgator, similar pricing, and their servers are a little bit faster than hostgator according to my testing. No affiliation but I have just had an account with them with several months and it's been pretty sweet.

    PM me if you want a referral link :D
     
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    The snag is no shared hosting provider likes autoblogs! They consume a lot of resources and therfore can cause problems for everyone on the same server.

    Hostgator is as good as any of the others I've tried so my guess is either split your autoblogs to more than one account or get yourself a dedicated server or VPS.

    Sadly you're in a lose lose situation you need private server or multiple accounts either way it's going to cost you more cash!
     
  4. Autumn

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    I would have to disagree with you on that. Autoblogs are only resource intensive if you set them up that way. Even if you're running bloated old WP there is heaps of stuff you can do minimize load eg. pregenerating and preloading all the content, running a lightweight theme and minimal plugins, using caching, scripting all your SEO stuff straight into the db instead of using plugins etc. You definitely don't need a VPS.
     
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    I agree you don't need one but the shared hosts are getting very strict about the resources your Blog / Website uses. Caching doesn't help because it's the content creation phase that consumes the CPU not accessing the page when the cache will help.

    If you throttle the ammount of content you create and you don't have a lot of Autoblogs on the same account then yes I agree you should be OK.
     
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    Ah I see what you mean, for WP I create all my content in advance (not on the virtual account) and build the db locally with pre-dated posts for the life of the blog. That way you can build once and forget. I think of virtuals as just for serving pages.
     
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    Your method is a good one :) Most people though slap WP Robot on the Blog and set up a Cron job to create the posts thereby causing a spike in resource consumption. Multiply that by 10-20 Blogs and you could have a problem lol.
     
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    I found bluehost more client friendly than hostgator. doesnt matter the cost (which is cheaper though) but their tech support is awesome and they provide cpanel.
     
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    You can also check ultrawebsitehosting.
    At the moment it is $7.95 per month (with you having full control of the domain). Has Cpanel. But they are sensitive to resource-heavy plugin use and will sometimes take down ALL of your sites in the account should that happen. You can however check the processor load (of your account total) after having installed something new. And there's affiliate program in case you want to promote it.
     
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    When I was get out of hostgator I was searching for the best alternative and it's hawkhost.com. Best and fastest support ever, those guys are very helpful, never complain about anything (alto I'm not problematic). Anyway I was on numerous host providers and I find those guys on hawkhost 10/10.
     
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    Give midphase [dot] com a try
     
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    Sometimes going cheaper is not the best way to go.

    Really depends on what you are trying to do. Sometimes going with a cheaper web host can in the long run really mess up your rankings and traffic coming to your site.

    I would look into the ips they will be giving you. I am willing to bet that some of them are listed on some of the blacklist.

    With that said some people will not be able to see your site depending on which list the internet providers use