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Host Name: Zerigo

Notable Features: VPS, Cloud, DNS, and more. Recently bought by 8x8, a large company.

Pros: Uptime very high. Geographically distributed DNS servers. Lots of OS choices for VPSes and cloud servers. Support is very responsive. Hosts all the web services for http://www.15seconds.me/. See the performance for yourself.

Problems: None

Overall: Awesome

Link: http://www.zerigo.com/

Location: US

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A GoDaddy design rip off and a domain forward? Come on now!

They are not a GoDaddy design rip-off, they are a GoDaddy reseller.

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Host Name: MediaTemple

Features: Linux, MySQL, PHP, SSH, FTP, phpMyAdmin, and More

Pros: Best service I have had the chance to use. 100% uptime. Reasonable price. (20$)

Problems: None. Never.

Overall: Great service. Awesome support.

Link: http://mediatemple.net/

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Host Name: Media Layer

Notable Features: SSD based servers running LiteSpeed. Multiple locations worldwide to choose from.

Pros: Amazing support, super fast servers, never experienced any unplanned down time in 5 years I've been with them.

Problems: Pricey but you get what you pay for.

Overall: I've worked with many different hosts over the years and none come close to Media Layer. I recommend them to everyone whose budget allows it.

Link: http://www.medialayer.com/

EDIT: As a side note on this thread, we should all include how long we have been with the host we are reviewing. The difference between a review after 1 month vs multiple years greatly affects how seriously we can take said review.

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Location:

This isn't one of the required sections for this thread but I think it is important. They are based in Texas, U.S.A.

I completely agree. I was entering here to see some Locations as well :(

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host name : One.com

Notable Features : Linux, MySQL, PHP, SSH, FTP, phpMyAdmin, and More

Pros: very fast, 24 hour tech support, never had any downtime that i have noticed, always plenty warning for any maintenence

Problems: not able to uplaod lots of files at once on the control panel need to use FTP

Overall: love it, i have 5gb of space, unlimited bandwidth and including the domain name is ?22 a year

Link:http://www.one.com

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I want to go ahead and add two, since it's the same company but is technically separate between their free and premium hosting services.

I searched and haven't seen them mentioned yet, so:

Host Name: x10hosting

Notable Features: Free CentOS Linux hosting on LightSpeed web servers.

Pros: It's free, bandwidth and storage space are unlimited

Problems: Occasionally downtime because of unlimited storage (depending on which server you're on), usually fixed pretty quickly.

Overall: It's nice to start out with, test some things, etc... but eventually you'd want to upgrade to premium for a real community/site.

Link: http://x10hosting.com/


Host Name: x10premium

Notable Features: Cheap CentOS Linux hosting on LightSpeed servers

Pros: It's pretty cheap - $6.95 for a months worth of unlimited everything including bandwidth/storage, MySQL/PostgreSQL database 'slots', support tickets included. OR $3.95 per month for three years of hosting and a few other plans that they have- I thought the monthly hosting was most notable though.

Problems: I haven't run in to any problems using it so far for the ~5 months that I've used it.

Overall: I liked it a lot and I would recommend it for sure.

Link: http://x10premium.com/

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Host Name : UZR Hosting

Notable Features : Cheap, outstanding support, I have experienced no downtime (in just under a year)

Pros: Cheap, customisable packages to suit your needs, great support when needed, website management options are available.

Problems: VPS prices are a little on the expensive side...

Overall: A great host, I'd give it 9/10 overall.

Link: http://www.uzrhosting.com/

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I second X10 Hosting. Have used the free and it works well.

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host name : A Small Orange
Notable Features : Very Friendly Very helpful Staff (will help you out with HTACCESS stuff if you ask nice.
Pros: Cheap and Reliable
Problems: Have never had an issue with them
Overall: 10/10
Link: http://www.asmallorange.com

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I use Zen Hosting

 

Features

 

  • Linux
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Windows Hosting

 

Pros

  • ?3.99 a month (before VAT) for bronze package.
  • ?9.98 every 2 years for ".co.uk" domain.
  • Great support.
  • Secure thanks to Linux hosting.

 

 

 

Cons

 

  • Had to create a php.ini file to increase the PHP memory limit.
  • Ask your host before doing this your self. Like I did. If you use a lot of plugins then you need to do this otherwise you risk destroying your WordPress installation.

 

Location: Manchester, UK

 

Linkhttp://zen.co.uk/

 

Honestly this is a great host.  Had no issues apart from minor technical hiccups when setting it all up. Great for setting up a WordPress installation, or for creating a portfolio of work. 

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