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which is the best shared hosting for forum ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pulkitseo, Feb 14, 2014.

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  1. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    someone told me that hosting of godaddy is not good for forums..so which is the best shared hosting for forum ?
    i would like the opinion of someone who is hosting forum on shared hosting

    thnx
     
  2. tojamie

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    Host Gator is best i think...
     
  3. CrownTheKing

    CrownTheKing Newbie

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    Hostwinds is the best for everything. Amazing company. Seriously love those guys down there. Whatever you do, do not go with arvixe hosting. Avoid that company at all costs.
     
  4. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    If you are planning on creating a semi decent forum, I would suggest going for a VPS at HostWinds, or even HostGator for that matter.
     
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    Hostgator being the best in long run, if you need cheaper use SEOhost.
     
  7. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    well...has anyone of u ever managed forum ?
    i need expert advice ...
    is shared hosting enough for starting a forum ?
     
  8. CrownTheKing

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    Yes it is. Your forum won't have 50,000 members right away. I have had image hosts with over 10,000+ images and over 200,000 views per month on shared hosting.

    For a small forum starting out it's fine, you'll have to upgrade as it grows like everything else.

    Anyone telling you to buy a Dedi or VPS for it is dead wrong. You don't need any of that for a small forum. There is no reason to invest all of your money on hosting right away. What if the forum doesn't take off?

    It's better to purchase shared hosting first, and use any money you have for SEO/advertising/ or even contests in the forum to get users to join.
    (For example first user to refer 20 active members to the forum gets $10 paypal.)

    If it gets to big, upgrade.


    (I've run several image hosts with shared hosting as well as forums.)
     
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  9. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    someone told me godaddy hosting is not good...u guide me which hosting should i take ?
     
  10. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    sadly haven't got satisfactory answer :(
     
  11. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    i haven't got my answer plz help
    i live in india..do tell hosting accordingly
     
  12. assenal

    assenal Registered Member

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    host monster is good, but I moved to vps - DO , learn some linux knowledge, you will need them, eventually.
     
  13. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    so for hosting..i will need to learn linux ?
     
  14. MadStacks

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    If the hosting company is worth anything you will have a Cpanel just like with any other hosting and
    you should not have to do anything with it unless something is wrong and in that case your hosting company
    should step in and do something about it.

    Small start up forums get hit hard with spam so you are going to spend a lot of time deleting that
    and then maybe install cloudflare or something to kill off bots or redundancy.
     
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    hostgator is better
     
  16. noseo

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    I recommend using a VPS. Several companies offer good service.

    Personally I prefer Digital Ocean. Currently I am running a forum there with phpBB software. No problems.

    The VPS plans start at $5/mo. and right now "2014SSD" will get you a $10 credit to start out with.

    Sorry if it sounds like I work for them. :p (I don't, btw.)

    The downside is that you have to have a minimum of technical experience to install your forum software. If you can't do that, look for something else (e.g., something with cpanel or a forum pre-installed for you). Or pay some guy a couple bucks to set it up.
     
  17. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    what about ipage n justhost ..they show on top in review site pr checker info
     
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    IPAGE IS a part of hostgator group i think.
    I am using arvixe and hostgator and never faced any issue with them.
    Start a forum with some small shared or dedicated forum and once you reach a stage where you started to receive large traffic move to vps.
     
  19. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    hostgator have many negative reviews and its bit expensive as compared to others...
    i m looking for bit cheap
    hows stablehost ?
     
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    If you use vps for me the best is bulletproofvps- Turbo vps plans. The Vps is with nothing installed on it and the support is always there for me.
     
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