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Skyline4life 12-23-2008 05:32 PM

Website hosting.
 
looking to set up a website..I will need a domain..

What would be the best way to go? Godaddy.com + a host? Or is there a Good reliable, not expensive host that can also supply domains?

jkoebel 12-23-2008 05:45 PM

Pretty much all hosts will register you a domain.

Check out Bluehost and Dreamhost, those are both pretty solid and reliable. DreamHost has a special for Wordpress customers (go through the Wordpress page to get it) that's something like $6.95/month for 1TB of storage and 10TB of traffic/month if you pre-pay for a few years.

MrCodeDude 12-23-2008 05:50 PM

I'd definitely register a domain independent of your host.

I've used [url]http://www.moose.cc/hosting[/url] forever and never had a problem.

Dreamhost, Bluehost, HostGator, etc. all offer you the world, but in reality deliver on very little.

fieroloki 12-23-2008 05:56 PM

Been happy for years with [url]www.powweb.com[/url]

Skyline4life 12-23-2008 06:10 PM

What do you guys think about Godaddy + made2own?

pretty much $17.15 for the first month, then $7.50 monthly...

Killer_B 12-23-2008 06:16 PM

[QUOTE=Skyline4life;23291837]What do you guys think about Godaddy + made2own?

pretty much $17.15 for the first month, then $7.50 monthly...[/QUOTE]

fuck godaddy

use namecheap instead, 1st year comes with domain registrant protection, so your information is anonymous to spam harvesters/telemarketing bots...After that it's a few bucks a year.

damnit 12-23-2008 06:45 PM

I second [url]http://www.namecheap.com[/url]

I've used them for years with tons of domains and don't have anything bad to say. Godaddy will spam the shit out of you IRL or HTTP, then sell your info to everyone.

M-Unit 12-23-2008 07:01 PM

been using namecheap for years. it's worked well.

I've been using hostgator for about 6 months now and it works well. uses cpanel, which is what I love. Doesn't go down, but I don't stress it so I don't know how it handles stress.

jkoebel 12-23-2008 07:06 PM

I know that made2own is a member on here, the owner. It's made for some interesting drama, but few and far between, so I get the impression he's pretty reliable.

Praxis 12-23-2008 09:24 PM

I use pair.com works very well.

Special_K 12-23-2008 09:35 PM

I host a few websites on a VPS I own* at liquidweb. I went with them for a couple of reasons:
Big websites have hosted there successfully, and they just opened up a new data center in Lansing, MI. I'm from MI and the economy there sucks. They created a few hundred jobs in my home state.

Cads 12-23-2008 09:55 PM

I've registered several domains and host through 1&1 with nary a complaint.

Have also used Dreamhost in the past and their customer service is top notch and oddly witty and wry in their email correspondence and newsletters.

jkoebel 12-23-2008 11:54 PM

I'm monitoring this thread for the purposes of hosting a series of monetized blogs in the near future.

oddbrawl 12-24-2008 06:25 AM

[QUOTE=MrCodeDude;23291793]
I've used [url]http://www.moose.cc/hosting[/url] forever and never had a problem.
[/QUOTE]

Moose ftw

MooK 12-24-2008 01:48 PM

[quote=jkoebel;23291777]Pretty much all hosts will register you a domain.

[/quote]
This for ease of use. Chances are if they're reliable, you won't lose your domain. Independent registrars are great (and if you're lucky like me, your host's domain registration is outsourced to an independent, so you get the ease of use and safety!) but there's no reason to complicate things if you're not a veteran.

I've heard glorius things about ASmallOrange, in my findings they've never been given really bad reviews (webhostingtalk is where I personally go for reviews, because, well, that's the point of their forum.)

I don't personally own an account with ASO, but if I were looking for a hoster, I'd go with them.

Good luck.


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