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Hosting Company Reviews (Do you share my opinion)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by KeyzDT, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    My experience with 3 different hosting companies...

    1. GODADDY - I started with them because they are so famous. Their interface is terrible. It's slow and takes a lot longer than it should to work on a site. Plus if you ever buy anything from them you have to go through 11 different screens of them trying to sell you stuff in a sneaky fasion (my cousin accidently got some bullshit business listing when he registered a domain with them because the check out screen was misleading. Paid $100 for this "feature".

    support staff is friendly and efficient though. Never had a problem from them.



    2. HOSTGATOR - My choice. Quick and easy to navigate, great support staff and overall just a pleasant experience. WP and other CMS are easy to install and use instantly.

    Only problem? Can't register domains with them. If you could this would be an all in one shop for me.



    3. NAMECHEAP - People rave about them and they're ok I guess. Better navigation than godaddy and they were offering free whoisguard protection for a while too (1yr). Are they still doing this?

    Problems? For me their free URL forwarding service SUCKS. On 2 seperate occassions I had to move domains to hostgator because the redirect options werent working (pages wouldnt load when I type the forwarded URL into the address bar). So I basically wouldnt even try to use these guys for hosting if the simple URL forwarding is bunk.


    anyone feel like me about these 3 guys?
     
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  2. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

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    I hate godaddy.

    Never use HG.

    I just say that Netfirms is much better than godaddy or namecheap. Try it and see.
     
  3. gettystone

    gettystone Newbie

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    Dreamhost is where it's at.
     
  4. Mysteriis

    Mysteriis Junior Member

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    i like all three of them, efficient and good servers.

    Support idk I never talk to them.
     
  5. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    I have and had many accounts.
    The ones I suggest avoiding are iPage and Fatcow (Which are practically the same).
    And of course - Avoid small hosting companies.

    In addition, only host with cPanel powered hosts. Migration is much easier in case of trouble.

    Small companies are SLOW and will boot your account if plan on having a normal website.
    With that being said; I never encountered any slow host like Fatcow. And fatcow is not small at all.
     
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  6. harvald

    harvald Newbie

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    My shared hosting is with Hostgator. If you after a VPS I strongly recommend Knownhost. My VPS is running great and support good
     
  7. waimeng00

    waimeng00 Junior Member

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    NameCheap is my choice.

    Changing DNS works within minutes, not days like what I get from GoDaddy (in 2010, never used them in 2011)

    Never have problem with them for my domain, neither do I heard any IM have problem with their domains name. (Eg: No problem such as Godaddy locked your domain for transfer)

    Free WhoisGuard still valid. Easy to navigate control panel, no annoying upsell like what GoDaddy did.

    Nevertheless, I only use Namecheap for domain registration, never try their web hosting.
     
  8. mytocents

    mytocents Junior Member

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    I use another hosting company that seems to work just fine just host. Out of 2 years i only had 1 down time it was very short after that everything went smooth.
     
  9. tat1973

    tat1973 Regular Member

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    I am with hostgator and it has been great. Live chat is awesome, they have 100+ EXTRA (not counting already assisting) agents consistently standby to answer any questinons and troubleshoot.
    I use to host with godaddy but they are the most horrible terrible sucks worst ever hosting company ever.
     
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    DamnTees Junior Member

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    I hate Godaddy
    and loathe 1&1.con
     
  11. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    HostGator does an okay job.
    XSserver is good for vps!
     
  12. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    anyone try namecheap for hosting?
     
  13. losille

    losille Junior Member

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    This thread couldn't have come at a better time for me! I am with HostForWeb and have been for several years.
    There server goes in cycles where it is so busy I can't post to my website and they are telling me that it is my fault. Today I was getting a 504 Gateway Time-Out error. I couldn't publish a post for over 24 hours!
    This high traffic problem has been going on for a couple of weeks but I am hesitant to move my website cause it is very big.
    I am thinking about moving to HostGator but they can't guarantee it will transfer correctly. (I guess part of a website is better than no website.)
    Getting past my whining.
    I have added bandwith and space several times to my current account and if I go with HostGators business plan I will save a lot of money!
    Some of you mentioned VPS hosting which I am not familiar with. Would that be better than the business?
    Thanks for any help you can give me.
    Los
     
  14. mobai

    mobai Junior Member

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    I use hostgator. They are not bad.