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Want to start using wordpress, need help picking a good host

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Okragula, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Okragula

    Okragula Newbie

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    Hello all,

    I am looking to start using Wordpress for a personal project of mine. However, I am new to almost all of Wordpress, and I would like to kindly ask you guys if you could give me some directions in regard to one of the following:

    1) Is Bluehost.com reliable, and good/easy to use for a first time user?
    2) Where should I shop for a domain?
    3) Tips?

    Keep in mind I would like to add affiliate links to my website.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Weirdest

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    I buy my domain names and web hosting for Wordpress blogs from Namecheap.com (($10/year Unlimited bandwidth)
     
  3. Jacksss

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    1. I found hostgator very good for starting. However there are cheaper offers then them.
    2. Domain names: Godaddy , google a COUPON CODE. you can get. .com for $1
    3. good luck
     
  4. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I buy all my domains from go daddy. Very reliable.
    Always keep separate host for redundancy.
    Personally I use host-stage.
    And personal advice - always pay the extra for backups, or do regular manual backups yourself.
    Good luck op.
     
  5. toxic08

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    Go HawkHost for hosting - One click setup of SSL and Cloudflare, good support, unlimited domains, 99% uptime around $3/mnth if have coupons. And they are non-EIG company (did you know BlueHost, HostGator, A Small Orange and more are owned by EIG company?)
    For quick domains go with 1and1 or GoDaddy for $1 domains then transfer it to NameSilo after a year.
     
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    Godaddy and namecheap are the popular ones which you can trust.

    Also they have some bad ass customer service I can tell.

    Cheers,

    Finn
     
  7. tziahs

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    Hostgator and namecheap are my first choices. Godaddy is a little slow.
     
  8. indianfreak

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    Namecheap or Namesilo for domains.
     
  9. CenTex Hosting

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    we can help you out with your wordpress hosting needs
     
  10. indianfreak

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    For hosting you can try HostMantis. Their Starter Plan offers 15GB space and 100GB bandwidth with unlimited domains.. If this works for you, I have a discount coupon that will get you 80% off on yearly payment and it'll cost you $4.78 USD Annually (recurring). Or for Advanced plan (30GB/300GB), you'll have to pay $8.38 USD Annually (recurring). Let me know if you need the coupon code
     
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    Our Shared Hosting is optimized for blazing fast WordPress hosting , with pure Samsung SSD storage, 200Mbps International Bandwidth & 500GBPS protection your website will be up-and-running 99.99% , cPanel and automatic backups.
    The Developing Department will be glad to assist you with any CMS project you have.
     
  12. drilonnn

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    For hosting never use HostGator, iPage, BlueHost and other EIG owned hostings as they're the worst and their servers are really old. Their customer support is shit also.

    Check the hosting froum on BHW. I can recommend these:

    PowerUp Hosting
    HasteHosting
    A2 Hosting

    These are by far the most reliable for me. And their customer support is awesome.

    As for domain i usually use NameCheap.
     
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    Check us out! We have a ton of great reviews :)
     
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    I went back and forth with Bluehost and Godaddy. Bluehost puts most of their investment on affiliates, that's why u see a lot of people raving about it.

    I quit bluehost because their support SUCKS. I wait for an hour just to get someone to enter my chat. Calling is the same. It's really annoying.

    Godaddy has been keeping me happy. I always have questions and my assets keep breaking. They are wonderful.

    I haven't tried hostgator. Just saying.
     
  15. Bitnet

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    Hostgator for hosting and godaddy for your domain name.
    Both of this companies have really good customer support.if you going with hostgator for you hosting, start with the Baby Hosting plan. In my experiece, hostgator is superior in hosting then godaddy. However, Hostgator is really bad when it come registrating domain name, and thats becuase they use a third party company for domain registration.
    When registating Domain names, Godaddy is the best domain registrar and the more reliable. NameCheap is the biggest affiliate site for godaddy, so when you register a domain with namecheap you are actually registrating it with godaddy. Without, getting to technical...namecheap is the Resealler for Godaddy. Hope this help. Thanks.
     
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    My first choice would be GoDaddy and HostGator. Second choice would be NameCheap and BlueHost. :)
     
  17. Wicked Butterfly

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    I would go with Siteground first, HostGator second, and GoDaddy last. Nothing but problems with GoDaddy and extremely slow!
     
  18. Bitnet

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    As i stated previously, Godaddy as a hosting provider is not the best option in my experience.
    They are one of the few hosting companies that offers Fedora as your Server OS, and then charge you to upgrade to a new Server Operating System like CentOS Now, for those who are not familiar with fedora linux, is basically a testing operating system for Redhat enterprise (CentOS is base of Redhat Enterprise) And that is just the beguining. There are other things wrong with how godaddy provides hosting service, I'll mention one more. If you have godaddy share hosting and you get 99 simultaneous connection, your account will be shutdown. This is something they don't tell you when you sign-up.
    You find out about this issue when you account is shutdown. Trust me, if you want to start in the right ridection, research this issues and take a look at godaddy to register your Domain Names and Hostgator for your Hosting provider. I been with both companies years, and I really like their services in the order I describe. Ultimatly, it depend on what kind of site your planing on building.
     
  19. AleeGS

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    I recommend you CrocWeb as host and NameSilo or NameCheap as domain registrar. Always search for a discount code after ordering anything.

    I tried many web hosts. Hostgator is very bad, godaddy sucks.
     
  20. Bitnet

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    I guess it depends where you live, if you need a Canadian Hosting provider than yes by all means. Personally, I just don't say a companies "Sucks" without give a reason.
    Personally, I see CrocWeb as a Candy shop of Web hosting. Not trying to sound condescending , just want to give a a clear and concise opinion on the subject.
    Saying company X is better than F, without any reason, to me is not a good advice. If all I can get from a companie is cheap prices and coupons….