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Web Hosting (Wordpress)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jeanna, May 28, 2008.

  1. jeanna

    jeanna Newbie

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    Can someone please recommend a good web hosting company that offers PHP/MySQL, preferably Linux, where I can install Wordpress fairly easily without performing a ton of hacks and tweaks?

    Thanks.
     
  2. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    Well I think you can do that with nearly all web hosts this days. This is because what you need is a tool called fantastico.

    Fantastico allows you to install many scipts including wordpress with a few clicks. Its as easy as that.
     
  3. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Checkout BlueHost and HostGator for decent, cheap, blog hosting.
     
  4. ajaj

    ajaj Registered Member

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    I'm a newb and I love hostgator. Their support is excellent. They have live chat which fixes newbie problems ASAP. If the problem is bad, then their support ticket system is pretty fast too.

    Also, you can host adult blogs on hostgator i think, which is good to have just in case.
     
  5. wiredmom

    wiredmom Executive VIP Premium Member

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    msg me. I run a hosting company - I'll give you an account since you're a BHW member :)
     
  6. BlackLinks

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    I vote for HostGator also. Great service and support all around.
     
  7. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    ajaj,

    You can't really host adult blogs with hostgator. It says so in their TOS.
     
  8. goonieguhu

    goonieguhu Junior Member

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    I recommend hostgator as well. One thing I read on another forum is that they don't like some programs, such as RSS2Blog on shared servers. I haven't any problem using it on my reseller accounts but I changed the folder name and don't plan to ask for any support help on it.
     
  9. da buck

    da buck Regular Member

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    I was using hostgator shared hosting for 6 blogs and they suspended my account for using too much CPU. I think feedwordpress and autosocialposter was too much for them. I'm trying to get it fixed right now.
     
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    mongoose Registered Member Premium Member

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    hostgator would be sufficient for what your asking
     
  11. loreen

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    Hostgator or Dreamhost.
    Cheap and pretty much reliable.
     
  12. jbryant30

    jbryant30 Regular Member

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    Yeah. Two-thumbs up for hostgator because of great price, support, and reliability. Besides for not being able to create an adult site, you could still cookie stuff, blog, etc.
     
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  13. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    can anyone recommend a good web hosting for this that is for free? PM me plz if so.
     
  14. gifmore

    gifmore Regular Member

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    You could consider share hosting with:

    hostmonster dot com

    or

    ANhosting dot com

    Cheerio :)
     
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  15. topgun

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    I vote for HostMonster...

    It's quite cheap and support wordpress, joomla etc in one account.

    Hostgator is reliable too...However, I have heard cases of account being shut down due to spam complaints...
     
  16. clickbang

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    Top 3 Web Hosting Choices Among The WhiteHat Bloggers:
    1. HostGator.com
    2. BlueHost.com
    3. HostMonster.com
     
  17. gifmore

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    Hi blackhat rich,

    If I understand correctly, I think host gator actually allows adult content.

    If you searched "adult site:h0stgat0r.c0m" (replace the 0 with o) in g00gle, I think you'll read a number of posts that suggest that adult sites are allowed.

    Hope this works out for ajaj :)

    Cheerio

     
  18. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    For sure, Bluehost/HostMonster do not allow adult content, but it looks like HostGator does.
     
  19. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    Just looked over the TOS again,

    this is what is says

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    We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any material that, in our judgment, is obscene or threatening is prohibited and will be removed from our servers with or without notice.

    Potential harm to minors is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography (Lolita):

    Any site found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice.
    "

    Well maybe they allow adult sites. But they can remove your site without any warning if they feel like it.
     
  20. simplybebop

    simplybebop Regular Member

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    Ill host you for free with just a small adsense ad on your page. You'll have to mask the domain though