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    Good Web Host?

    I've been using Yahoo web hosting for awhile now, and it was fine when all I needed was HTML pages and simple PHP. But now I want .htaccess support, which Yahoo doesn't allow. I also want access to files above the 'www' folder so I can hide files, and it doesn't allow me to do that either.

    So, I thought this would be a good place to ask. What hosts do you recommend? In a quick search, I found a decent-looking one--http://www.bluehost.com/. Is that hosting any good? Or do you recommend something else?

    I'm just feeling restricted with Yahoo, and want something better. What do you suggest?

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    If I were to get a new web host (I'm stuck with mine until next summer) I'll go with HostGator (www.hostgator.com).

    After some hours of research this is the best one I've found. All I can say is avoid the company iPowerWeb / StartLogic at all cost.

    Here are some of their "child" company (also to avoid):
    AccountSupport
    BizLand
    BlueDomino
    DomainHost
    eHost
    EntryHost
    FatCow
    FreeYellow
    HostCentric
    HostYourSite
    HyperMart
    ImOutDoors
    iPowerWeb (iPower)
    NetWorksHosting
    PowWeb
    PureHost
    ReadyHosting
    StartLogic
    USAnetHosting
    VirtualAve
    Xeran

    I'm stuck with one of these child company and since iPowerWeb bought them a few years back all is worse... Uptime, response time, server speeds...
    Last edited by AlexV; 10-16-2008 at 10:47 PM.

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    another good one is bryansoft.com its a free host so you can a sub-domain but its still is good. i used to use it with a dot.tk or a .co.cc free domain

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    DreamHost is the best. Once you use DreamHost, you will always hate cPanel.
    They have a great community and the company actually listens to its users.
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    DreamHost looks good, but so does HostGator. HostGator is less expensive, but DreamHost says it allows .htaccess files and full Unix shell, and HostGator doesn't mention the shell.

    Any thoughts?

    Also, does DreamHost either allow php.ini editing? I couldn't find that on there...
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    HostGator allows .htaccess and php.ini edition. Haven't asked for Unix shell in the past...

    Just contact them via live chat or phone as I did in the past.

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    So hostgator is the way to go, you think?

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    I've had good experience with ICDSoft. I haven't really shopped around, but then again I haven't felt the need to. Sites have never been down or hacked and tech support has been immediate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirk Deio View Post
    So hostgator is the way to go, you think?
    Test out the panels. DreamHost has the best panel.
    And they have a lot of features too.
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    I currently use http://siteflip.com

    It is fine for my needs and it only costs 12 US dollars a year. It doesn't include a domain. I recommend that you don't get your hosting and domain at the same place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    I recommend that you don't get your hosting and domain at the same place.
    explain that...
    This would only lead to problems. You might miss reregistration and you will have to remember another important password.

    As long as you buy hosting/domain from a respected vendor I don't see a problem (ie dreamhost, godaddy sucks).
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    It leads to problems if you do as that company will have both your domain and hosting. If you decide to switch hosts they may make you pay extra fees for a transfer or keep your domain locked for however long they want. In the end you are left with a headache and a lighter pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    It leads to problems if you do as that company will have both your domain and hosting. If you decide to switch hosts they may make you pay extra fees for a transfer or keep your domain locked for however long they want. In the end you are left with a headache and a lighter pocket.
    It is normal to have to pay to transfer your domain.

    edit:// I assume you gave me the negative rep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    It leads to problems if you do as that company will have both your domain and hosting. If you decide to switch hosts they may make you pay extra fees for a transfer or keep your domain locked for however long they want. In the end you are left with a headache and a lighter pocket.
    Agreed, it is better to keep the hosting separated from the domain registration. If your host owns the registration they could screw you over and not let you transfer it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    Agreed, it is better to keep the hosting separated from the domain registration. If your host owns the registration they could screw you over and not let you transfer it.
    Has never happened to me. Again, just make sure you deal with a respected vendor.

    I am pretty sure GoDaddy does the hostage thing.
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