Web host recommendations

Created by mortface on March 15, 2012, 6:25 p.m.
  • @mortface said:

    I'm looking for some recommendations for reliable web hosts for small personal websites. I'm switching from my previous host because, well, it turns out that 'UNLIMITED!!' does not actually mean unlimited. I don't want any sort of website builder features, I just want web hosting and MySQL and a place to dump some files.

    You'll find that most (if not all) web hosts who advertise "unlimited" bandwidth, storage etc... Aren't really unlimited, there are limits and they won't have any issues telling you when you've hit them, prompting you to upgrade to a more expensive package, throttle you or just plain cut you off... So long as you don't abuse it (like hosting downloadable movies, games and so on that you link thousands of people to), you shouldn't have any issues with most hosts.

    A few good, reliable hosts with excellent support that I've used in the past or currently use:

    http://www.site5.com/

    http://dreamhost.com/

    http://www.hostgator.com/

    http://www.domain.com/

    Also, do a Google search for coupon codes for those hosts, you'll always find a few that offer significant savings (from 15% to 60% off) for the first 6 months to a year or so, or that gives you your first 3 to 6 months free...

  • Positive Internet are really good (in the "healthy for the internet, have your back when the cease and desist letters start coming when you try to publicise the truth and someone decide they can swat your blog off the web far more easily than defend their side of a story" type of good) and they operate with a US office and servers. They may not be your cheapest option, and you may not need their ethical angle on hosting, but if you've got the cash and think keeping the internet free and open is a good thing then you might think of them as a good company to do business with.

    As you may imagine from their hosting of blogs like Bad Science, their claims to be interested in making sure sites they host retain their free speech even when under constant bombardment from legal issues isn't just bluster.

  • @Shivoa said:

    Positive Internet are really good (in the "healthy for the internet, have your back when the cease and desist letters start coming when you try to publicise the truth and someone decide they can swat your blog off the web far more easily than defend their side of a story" type of good) and they operate with a US office and servers. They may not be your cheapest option, and you may not need their ethical angle on hosting, but if you've got the cash and think keeping the internet free and open is a good thing then you might think of them as a good company to do business with.

    As you may imagine from their hosting of blogs like Bad Science, their claims to be interested in making sure sites they host retain their free speech even when under constant bombardment from legal issues isn't just bluster.

    Very nice, I wasn't aware there were any hosts left who would actually fight cease and desist orders on your behalf, 99.999% of hosts would just nuke your website/blog after getting cease and desist letters about its contents... I personally wouldn't need that kind of protection, but I know quite a few others who would benefit from it considering they've received a few cease and desist letters and at least one who's website just up and vanished without any warning from his previous host...

    Thanks for posting this, I'll have to give them a shot next time I need a host, if for nothing more than to support these guys for sticking up for their customers.


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