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Recommendations for an SEO hosting provider

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thedon23, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a provider that offers SEO hosting (different c-class IPs).

    Honestly, I've been browsing all over, and I just can't seem to find one to go with.

    For those of you who are currently using this type of hosting, what provider do you recommend?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Bump. Anybody?
     
  3. internalsoul

    internalsoul Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i use different hosting. Recently purchase one package from cclassiphosting.com and they seems to fair enough

     
  4. aStroke

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  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Hit up the user Portalweb and I bet he can help you out.

    I use his service and am very happy with it.
     
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  6. mattcash

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    I use powweb, but only for a personal website. They have been running php 5.2 as long as I've used them (years), despite 5.3 being out for over 2 years now. They refuse to upgrade - even when I flat out told them they're running old crap that is deprecated, and it would cost them my business. They shrugged it off.

    So, now I'm looking for a new host. If you don't do anything that doesn't require PHP specifics, they're not bad, for a shared host at least.
     
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  7. portalweb

    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    I do understand about php versions because of Wordpress (and other specialized CMS, such as pligg, joomla, etc.). Many hosting providers are reluctant to upgrade their existing servers with latest php version as it will be time-consuming for them, as well as being afraid of breaking the web hosting platform. Not an issue on my end here.

    Latest PHP version:
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    PHP 5.3.2 (cli) (built: Jun 25 2011 08:26:57)
    Copyright (c) 1997-2010 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies
    
    Please PM if you have any questions - or contact me via IM.

    Thanks, Bass. :rock:
     
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  8. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I manage my own servers (I 'm a Linux addict :D) and from my experience in various Linux distributions, I will tell you this:

    Some distributions like Centos, Suse etc have a policy to NOT use the latest versions of programs. So, in their auto-update servers, they do not include php 5.3

    Other distributions follow a different methodology. They always make available the cutting edge releases.

    Both approaches have benefits and drawbacks.

    The conservative approach means that your existing softwares not going to break easily. Alas, you don't get to play with the latest goodies. They do port backwards the security updates though, so even if a 0-day for 5.2 existed but not for 5.3, the distribution will create/distribute a patch for 5.2.

    With the cutting edge releases, there is the danger that something will break more easily. Remember the recent flop with the release of PHP that got recalled because of huge bugs? ;)

    So, I can understand why hosting companies are reluctant to upgrade. I use the cutting-edge approach, but I have redundant machines to move my sites if something goes wrong, plus I don't have to apologize to anyone about downtime.

    I always have my big clients' sites on conservative distros. Saves a lot of phone-calls :D
     
  9. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    I just went with indianets.com $2 per IP.

    Theres loads of "I use indianets and they're good" reviews out there - nothing glowing, but also nothing too bad, and apart from the $5 per IP premium hosts there's bad reviews about pretty much every SEO hosting company.

    They had me set up within 12 hours and the ping times are good.
     
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  10. portalweb

    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    $2/ shared IP, not dedicated IP. Dedicated IP costs more.

    Do whois domain name lookup
    http://whois.domaintools.com/paintingisfun.com (I use paintingisfun.com as example of shared hosting) - you will see many domain names shared one IP address.

    Just want to let you know about the difference between dedicated and shared hosting.
     
  11. sukataetumba

    sukataetumba Senior Member

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    portalweb knows his stuff. You can't go wrong with network cities :)
     
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  12. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Which is why I have no issue paying a little extra for my hundreds of IPs.

    Literally hundreds and he made sure that I knew exactly what was happening when we set things up with him.

    In fact, we'll be buying another hundred inside of a month from him.
     
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  13. kenwithblue

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    I've been researching on this too, in this forum as in many others related to Hosting. No personal experience yet. Take my opinion "as is": just based on other people's comments:


    • THUMBS UP: seohosting, indianets
    • NEED FURTHER INVESTIGATION: expertwebhost, leapswitch, skynethosting, webhostingplex, ideastack, thebestseohosting
    • THUMBS DOWN: cclassiphosting, gogetspace, hostseo, seo-host


    METHODOLOGY

    UPs rely on a ton load of good reviews, many of them from quite reputable members here or at other forums I use to frequent. (Now that BassTrackerBoats has posted on this, I'll have to add a new host to my list :))

    NEED FURTHER INVESTIGATION rely on a few comments from people whose expertise or good will I can´t asses.

    DOWNs rely on an impressive load of bad reviews all over the net.

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    Hope this helps!
     
  14. kenwithblue

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    Sorry for OFFtopic but, as we are talking about SEO hosting...

    Would you use different C-class IPs if you were to build, say, 100+ microniche sites mainly for Adsense?

    What I'd like to achieve by doing this (an some other things, OFC) is defend my whole flock from G00gle Punishment Forces, so if I happen to go too blackhat with one of my sites not every of them, even my white sheep, be sent to Hell.

    That's what I expect from C-class IPs: to avoid that G00gle list my sites alltogether, then punish them all whenever they find just one missbehaving. (By "punish" I mean both in Search Results as in Adsense program.)

    Please, don´t refrain to answer "JUST BEING PARANOID!" if inspired. LOL
     
  15. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The technical term for that is "Hijacking a thread"


    Start a new one.
     
  16. kenwithblue

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    I'm aware of the offtopic (I even admitted it up-front in my post). If I chose to ask here is because I find it quite intrusive to PM any of you just to make a side question on what you're discussing. Not to say starting a new thread for such a particular issue that I find not of interest for most members here.

    Anyway, my sincere apologies and thanks for your correction. This is my first time taking part in a forum so I'm sure I'm making mistakes.
     
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  17. katona44

    katona44 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I`m using the hosting of Portalweb too,it`s very good,i would recommend it to everybody:)
     
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  18. phluid

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    ideastack is garbage.. I lost several thousand dollars due to some sites I had on their network recently. These were on multiple registars and I had sites on the same registar accounts sitting on different hosts that did not get de-indexed, every site hosted was de-indexed and there are no other common factors.

     
  19. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    I just pm'd portalweb. He seems to be the man to speak to. Is there any hope ipv6 will make this easier in the future? NEAR FUTURE?

    I have 70 domains.. I am looking to do something nice here.
     
  20. rulez05

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    what is the point of having seo hosting??? like having different class??? I think it's good for adsence what is other benefits to it??