Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

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Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by GSH » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:57 pm

In case you haven't noticed, this is a sticky thread that notes that Dreamhost has had phpBB issues for a week now -- they've simply shut off new user registration for all phpBB sites they host. No announcements or ETA on when this might be fixed. This doesn't make me think too kindly of Dreamhost, and I'm starting to consider moving off them. (Yes, this is posted in 'off topic', not 'Talk to the management'. Web scrapers like google, bing, etc can't read the TTTM board. Dreamhost has annoyed me enough that I'd prefer this topic to be read by that.)

Ken's moved his stuff to http://hostmatters.com/. There's also http://www.hostgator.com/ which is in town.

I'm not interested in joining someone else's plan or be hosted by anyone here, so don't suggest that. I'd rather be independent.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by MrTwosheds » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:44 pm

I expect this is a common problem, set up a company to be a host, get some customers, then sit back and watch the money pile up while ignoring the servers, repeat process with new equipment under a new name. Minimise the cost maintaining the servers and just replace equipment once it becomes unused...maximise profit and time spent on golf course.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by AcneVulgaris » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:17 pm

You can get a whole VM for pretty cheap ($30/month) at slicehost.com, and be the master of your own destiny. Been running mine for a couple years with no problems. If you and Ken split it, it'd be even cheaper.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by VSMIT » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:29 pm

My dad has used Hostgator for his website for a couple of years now and has not had any complaints.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by Nielk1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:31 pm

I use Site5, I have shared hosting there, not virtual, so it has its limits.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by PCG-Oldfart » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:01 pm

I have space available if you are interested. Just let me know how much bandwidth and file space you need.

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Post by General BlackDragon » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:44 pm

GSH wrote: I'm not interested in joining someone else's plan or be hosted by anyone here, so don't suggest that. I'd rather be independent.

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Lol @ 3 replies above

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by TwinShadow » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:25 pm

Uh, GSH, what's up with the AcidTech Red image at the top? Or is that a troll from Dreamhost as well?

Ok, that aside.. I've personally used Hosting4Clans for years without any trouble. The plans they have aren't top-notch, but the support is amazing from my experiences. I don't know how much bandwidth is used here, so if that's not an option, BlueHost is a possibility, or perhaps x10hosting.

There aren't a whole lot of good providers anymore, and very few provide good customer support.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by PCG-Oldfart » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:56 pm

Your choice I host a lot sites for people that are very happy with my plans. I lease bulk space from Host Gator so you can go do your own thing with them I won't offer again. Good Luck with it

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by PCG-Oldfart » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:24 pm

General BlackDragon wrote:
GSH wrote: I'm not interested in joining someone else's plan or be hosted by anyone here, so don't suggest that. I'd rather be independent.

-- GSH

Lol @ 3 replies above
What are you laughing at I've never had a complaint from any of the people I host sites for and I've been doing it for 8 years. But after the post quoted I wouldn't want this site as a customer at any price. And for your information most of the sites with good fast servers that you can buy hosting plans from lease from Host Gator just like I do with a reseller account.
Again good luck with your site.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by Zax » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:21 am

Not even from Squirrel? He has had very reliable servers and support, moreso than I've ever gotten with low price rental servers.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by VSMIT » Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:09 am

General BlackDragon wrote:
GSH wrote: I'm not interested in joining someone else's plan or be hosted by anyone here, so don't suggest that. I'd rather be independent.

-- GSH

Lol @ 3 replies above
Why "Lol?" I was providing user feedback, not offering a space on someone else's hosting.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by Nielk1 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:12 pm

VSMIT wrote:
General BlackDragon wrote:
GSH wrote: I'm not interested in joining someone else's plan or be hosted by anyone here, so don't suggest that. I'd rather be independent.

-- GSH

Lol @ 3 replies above
Why "Lol?" I was providing user feedback, not offering a space on someone else's hosting.
Exactly the same, I don't own Site5, its not like I was offering space, I was saying what I use. Helps if you bother to read before you comment GBD.

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by PCG-Oldfart » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:41 pm

$30.00 a month a way to high check out these plans from Host Gator 4 to 12 bucks a month.
http://www.hostgator.com/shared.shtml

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Re: Hosting providers other than dreamhost?

Post by OvermindDL1 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:09 am

I have dreamhost for one of my two servers, but I have had no issues, but then I do not use their one-click-setup-whatever things, I just handle it all manually.

My other server is on Lypha for note, they are decent, but dreamhost is better in my opinion, if you ignore their automatic stuff anyway.

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