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SEO: Where to host your site...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by holtaa, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. holtaa

    holtaa Newbie

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    Getting ready to launch a new website for my business and I've noticed the 'Get an SEO Boost by hosting with us' ad here on Blackhat. Does where I host my site really make any difference for Google ranking (or any other search engine for that matter). I currently use GoDaddy for a domain host on another site and I am pretty happy with them.

    Your thoughts/recommendations?
     
  2. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    They do say host your site as close to where you live as you can but I personally haven't had any problems at all by hosting by sites with Hostgator! (im in UK)

    You can see problems if your site is sharing a IP with spammers or what ever but I haven't seen any problems in years!

    Just do what you want to do and you will be fine - You can always rent a IP just for own website if your really bothered!
     
  3. theguy2

    theguy2 Regular Member

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    Hosting does make a difference in the sense that the servers must be fast and load up your site quickly and also host it in the country where your target market is, like if your target market is USA then you would do better hosting your site in a server located in USA than say UK or somewhere else
     
  4. holtaa

    holtaa Newbie

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    Okay, thanks, guys! I'll probably just stick with GoDaddy, then.
     
  5. tas26

    tas26 Power Member

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    i would recommend Hostgator over godaddy though.
     
  6. JohnGult

    JohnGult BANNED BANNED

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    I hosted with quite a few different hosts over the years, but AS SOON as I hosted a site with HostGator, I never looked to another. They are the best and I have been with them ever since.
    ALL of my sites are now with HG.
     
  7. Dumper

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    Yeah man, i hear nothing but horror stories about people who use godaddy. I've used hostgator forever and never had a problem.
     
  8. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    Site5 > all
     
  9. sharma2008

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    before you signup any webhosting deal, just check hosting Provider Background,uptime,server speed,support,features,server location ( this will boost your site loading seed ),etc..
     
  10. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    Everything Else is Shit if there is isnt GREAT Customer Support....
     
  11. JohnGult

    JohnGult BANNED BANNED

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    Hostgator support is there for you 24/7

    Seriously dude, just make a poll and I bet you that at LEAST 8/10 people here will say Hostgator is the best.

    I have seriously had Hostgator support log into my Wordpress sites and fix/set things up FOR ME. The problems and such had NOTHING to do with them and they actually didn't have to help me at all, but they always did. They still do. Some of the guys I ask for by name when I need help.
     
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  12. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    Site5 is the same way....

    Just didnt want people getting misinformed ;p and if hostgator has 24/7 support too..Awesome.
     
  13. safe as houses

    safe as houses Newbie

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    Go with hostgator or bluehost for your hosting then your safe.
     
  14. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    HostGator is better than GoDaddy, 1and1, etc. However, (at least to me) DownTown Host, KnownHost and Site5 are way better than HostGator. Support is quicker, sites load faster, server are more responsive.
     
  15. Mysteriis

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    hostgator and bluehost on top !
     
  16. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    If you're doing WH stuff, then I would recommend HostGator. Blue Host is ok, but I prefer HG.
     
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    roknimam Regular Member

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    BTW I was using hostgator before then I find about hawkhost.com, only good words about those guys, in everything.
     
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    halfbakedrew Newbie

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    I go with hostgator and godddy.
     
  19. Thatchman

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    I notice nobody has mentioned Namecheap? They have been pretty good for my hosting needs.