I currently am with iPage… but their customer service is the WORST I have ever seen… it took me a month to get them to answer the phone, they have NO email contact… They adverstise that they have all these plans, but no place to see what the prices are or what is or is not included…
So in the next 2 months I need to find another provider… I have limited needs… and limited budget for that matter.
all I need is
- a place to attach a few existing domain names
- a place to FTP and store files (HTML, PHP and ZIP)
- mySQL and PHP would be nice
What I DO NOT need
- email servers
- a ton of fancy web builder tools
- costly stats collections
- ecommerce services
iPage charges $7.95 for what they call a “go-plan”… but they won’t tell me what it is (seriously, they refuse to tell me, and there is nothing on their website)… I am currently stuck in their “Essential Plan” which is $10.95 (and has all the stuff above I don’t need)… and even for this you can’t find anything that clearly states what you get.
So what is anyone else using? (it needs to be based in the US please)
If you’re looking for shared Web hosting, I highly recommend Media Temple: https://mediatemple.net
I’ve been using them for awhile now (since 2011). They’ve been very reliable, and their tech support has been amazing (responsive, knowledgable, and courteous).
[quote=367782:@Tim Dietrich]If you’re looking for shared Web hosting, I highly recommend Media Temple: https://mediatemple.net
I’ve been using them for awhile now (since 2011). They’ve been very reliable, and their tech support has been amazing (responsive, knowledgable, and courteous).[/quote]
wow… that is 2x what i pay now…
“InMotion” offered me 3 years for $161.64 will all of what Media Temple offered
Who’s the Xojo guy offering hosting again?
Got it: Philip Zedalis: www.serverwarp.com
Might be worth checking out.
I was with Bluehost after reading lots of ‘reviews’
Took them 1 month to cause me a weeks outage without apology or compensation.
Im currently with Siteground and 1&1 and very happy with the speed and the service of both
Ive been using webfaction.com for a few years now and have no complaints
These two are on my radar at the moment for further investigation:
Not for the fainthearted though
Shared hosting is undesirable at best and a dime a dozen. Pick one out of a hat and you’ll be okay until you hit some marginal amount of traffic.
VPS is the way to go if you care about performance and isolation. Managed services are nice but traditional control panels tend to be behind the curve in terms of PHP version, etc. It sounds like based on your needs almost any service would work.
Just something simple… a place for the most part to park files instead of dropbox, and well as hosting two arts/crafts websites my wife has… Dont need email, fancy web-builders, but do need mySQL and a fairly recent version of PHP
Just to add to that in the shared hosting market you basically have only a couple of real players. Everyone else is resellers and all support is outsourced. You are expected to know how to use the panel and essentially all support is focused on it.
Real support costs real $$ so if that is a concern I would factor budget.
I use for the same you need Dreamhost: https://www.dreamhost.com/hosting/shared/ If offers much more services you need, but works fine and i can tell you they respond your support tickets and they are very transparent with the problems they has as you can see in https://www.dreamhoststatus.com/ (you can see history in the bottom link).
If you care to read instructions for how to install your own software (it really isn’t too hard) you can do $5/mo at DigitalOcean. I love them, their service is amazing. Even though they’re very DIY they’ve helped me out when I’ve done stupid things.
I would recommend against BlueHost and Hostgator various reasons.
After reading reviews, and your comments here… I have decided to go with
they offered me 3 years for $161.64 ($4.49 a month)
mySQL and PHP
and the customer service (so far) has been outstanding…
Forgot to say I even got xojo standalone sites running on the shared hosting plan. Example:
I host at:
all three work well.
[quote=367969:@scott boss]I host at:
all three work well.[/quote]
Scott, are you running web apps on DreamHost ?
[quote=367812:@Tim Parnell]If you care to read instructions for how to install your own software (it really isn’t too hard) you can do $5/mo at DigitalOcean. I love them, their service is amazing. Even though they’re very DIY they’ve helped me out when I’ve done stupid things.
I gave up a while ago, precisely because they are too DIY and somewhat cryptic for me
Since we’re updating this thread, I’ll add that I’ve had success running web apps on Digital Ocean!
I am starting to look for a backup solution, in case ServerWarp had a problem.
They are incredibly turn key and up to now have been very good, but I am still worried their scaling could encounter some hurdle.
I use DigitalOcean for everything.
I’ve been hosting with dedicated servers at Server4You.com for years. I have several of them - Windows, Linux. The company was recently purchased by GoDaddy - HEG US Inc.