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Whats the best web host for me?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by jdog37, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. jdog37

    jdog37 Power Member

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    I am ready to build my first web site and need some suggestions from you guys and gals.
    I have done some research and I have decided use wp as a static site and also have the option for a blog later on. All whitehat stuff.
    So where to host my site?.... I plan to pay for 1 year upfront hosting and will likely buy the domain at namecheap.
    I need something that is user friendly for WP and for first time users as this will be my first site. I am leaning toward hostgators hatchling plan for now but may wanna add other sites later.
    What reliable host would you suggest for ease of WP installation, yearly price, and customer support for amateurs like me?
     
  2. jdog37

    jdog37 Power Member

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    The price is not so much of a concern but reliability and customer service is. I have found that you get what you pay for. So a free host is not really an option right now.
    Don't get me wrong....free is good! But since I am new to this, support from the company may be needed several times. How could I bitch and complain and threaten to cancel my account if it isn't costing me anything?
    Free hosting might be an option after I learn the ins and outs and get more experience. But for now I need advice on a reasonably priced host that is user and newbie friendly.
     
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    jdog37 Power Member

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    Giving it a bump....was hoping for a few more responses and advice from the more seasoned members here.
     
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    wpbacklinks Elite Member

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    i like this statement!

    if you want to complain or cancel your account, you can try hostgator.
     
  5. BinaryBlues

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    Good on you for registering your domain with Namecheap. It sounds like you already know to avoid Godaddy.

    I wouldn't pay for an entire year with any host when you're first starting out. Once you have a more intimate knowledge of the company sure, but in this case you may decide you want to move on well before a year is up - enjoy trying to get a refund.

    I always suggest hostgator for newbies. Decent, affordable, easy to get going. Pay month to month and if you dig it stay with them.
     
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  6. Lancez

    Lancez Regular Member

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    Hosting company only provide support related to hosting issue.

    WP issue they will not support if its not related to hosting issue such as how to modify WP site.
     
  7. bakxos

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    Godaddy is ok but the panel is really slow and annoying. Hostgator is solid.
    I dont think there is a big difference between hostgator, godaddy, fatcow etc. They all offer what you are looking for.

    A fast,easy and cheap way to host your websites. When they grow, you can get your own server or a vps.
     
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    zionlion Newbie

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    Price is always a factor in choosing web hosts. You would be fooling yourself if you told yourself otherwise (unless you have lots of money to burn). However, higher prices do not mean that you'll get a good web host. Higher prices do, however, mean that you have a better chance of getting good support, since at least they will have the money to hire more staff if they want to.
     
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    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    HostWinds would be a good fit for you, I can even help you troubleshoot minor web development problems you run into,and of course we have 1 click installs for wordpress, send me a private msg and I will help you out
     
  10. nguyend408

    nguyend408 Junior Member

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    Nice thread. I, myself will be starting my very first project as well.
    I am also install WP on my website and maybe blogs later.

    Is anyone willing to give me a hand if i need help?

    Reply back to me on this thread. I dont have 15 post yet, getting there.

    or a i m me Nguyen408
     
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    dongwon Newbie

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    Bummmmmppppppppp
     
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    As a first site, if you get the domain through namecheap just host it there. They have one click WP installs as well.
     
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    all whitehat ? then just go with hostgator or something.
    i have a bulletproof server for sale, but it would be better used for bh techniques so i don't thik it would work for you unless you plan on having a huge load on the server