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#31 MrWatchDawg



  • Joined: 21-September 02
  • Location: Texas

Posted 20 May 2003 - 02:33

host name : fishbowlnetwork
Notable Features : Very interesting rates and its often cheaper to get a custom plan from them instead of there pre-made plans they have on there website.
Pros: Great Support, No Downtime or bearly any, Great customer service, and awesome speeds
Problems: No phone support
Overall: 9 1/2 / 10
Link: http://www.fishbowlnetwork.com

#32 jwmcpeak



  • Joined: 19-January 02
  • Location: Texas

Posted 23 May 2003 - 15:23

host name: PHPWebHosting

Notable features:
PHP, MySQL, unmetered email, unmetered bandwidth, unmetered diskspace, unmetered MySQL db's, unmetered (and free) subdomains

Great rates (about $10/month), great support

I have not had a problem with my hosting. In the past two years, I have only had two downtimes.

Definately a 10 out of 10

Link http://www.phpwebhosting.com

#33 Jessterw



  • Joined: 03-December 01
  • Location: Edmond, OK

Posted 23 May 2003 - 16:02

Host name : DreamHost

Notable Features : Flexible plans, extensive control panel, fast and friendly support, quirky newsletters, rewarding referral program, PHP, PERL, mySQL, multiple domains and subdomains, webmail (along with POP3 and IMAP access), FTP/shell/telnet/Samba (Windows file sharing) access, and a plethora of extras.

Pros: One of the biggest reasons I've stayed with DreamHost is their inclination to randomly "upgrade" their plans to include more storage space, bandwidth, or anything thing else they find worthy. Their support system has been a pleasure to use (with a user-involved knowledge base) and I've always received fast and personal responses to any questions I've had.

Problems: The only real problems I've experienced during my two years hosting with DreamHost have been related to system upgrades or incidents that have affected the hosting community as a whole. I've never had a serious problem that went unresolved for more than an hour, if even that long. One con that some may have a problem with is that some changes take from 15 to 60 minutes to take affect due to how their system is setup (a pro to this is that it reduces server load).

Overall: I'd give DreamHost an 8/10 simply because there are a few areas I wish they would "improve" in, which mainly just involves their choice of software in some areas. Other than that I really can't say anything more than, I've been happy with them for two years and I've gotten some great discounts on hosting just by referrals.

Link: http://www.dreamhost.com

#34 Groovedude



  • Joined: 28-August 01
  • Location: .::UK::.

Posted 26 May 2003 - 14:44

Host Name:X-Host
Noteable Features:Php - MySql
1. Upload only necessary files. We do not recommend you to upload any file larger than 10MB.
2. Use the hosting system for legal purpose only.
3. We are NOT responsible for any consequence resulted by the uploaded files.
4. X-Share reserves the rights to delete any account and file due to misuse.
5. X-Share reserves the rights to terminate the service at any time, with or without notice.
6. You may not upload any super large files for publical download. Account will be deleted and banned from further signup.
7. You may not include any adult content on your site. If found account will be deleted and banned.
8. Support will provide in the Service Support forum, any questions and problem sent through PM will not be answered.
9. Because we need to keep track of the content of all hosted sites. We will accept English, Chinese websites ONLY.
10. We give EDUCATIONAL & INFORMATIONAL sites the highest priority, gaming and other entertaining websites will have to wait more time for application to be accepted.
Overall: 8/10
Link: http://webbernet.serveftp.net/

#35 +StevoFC


    In Search Of...

  • Joined: 13-August 02
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posted 26 May 2003 - 14:58

$7.77 a month
500mb webspace
30 gig transfer
community forum
ops control panel
99.7% uptime
no advertisements
250 pop3/imap/smtp email addresses
15 day free trial with no credit card needed
domain name registration $15 a year and parked for free

Overall: 9/10
Link: Powweb...The Perfect Hosting Solution

#36 +StevoFC


    In Search Of...

  • Joined: 13-August 02
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posted 01 June 2003 - 00:22

Powweb just upgraded their package to this...

650mb webspace
45 gig transfer
650 pop3/imap/smtp email addresses
2 months free and a 15 day free trial

everything else is the same from my previous post


#37 oateater


    Master of the RAPCON

  • Joined: 18-August 02

Posted 01 June 2003 - 08:46

I love my host, its small and private.

Basically I get unlimited webspace on a T3
Unlimited transfer, and I don't use it hardly.

#38 phobia



  • Joined: 11-June 03

Posted 13 June 2003 - 03:30

Host name: TechnoGraphx Web Hosting

Notable features:
Perl/CGI, PHP, MySQL, unlimited POP3 email accounts, unlimited MySQL db's, unlimited and free subdomains and lots of free goodies.

Great rates (about $2/month to $8/month), superb support.

I have not had a problem with my hosting.

Definately a 10 out of 10

Link http://www.technographx.com

#39 mjames



  • Joined: 25-April 02
  • Location: Charlotte, NC

Posted 22 June 2003 - 18:09

Host Name: VenturesOnline
Notable Features: 500 MB space, 20 GB transfer, 250 e-mail accounts
Pros: The BEST support in the business. Rare downtime. Speedy servers. Friendly and knowledgeable.
Problems: None, although there are cheaper hosts, you pay for quality and service here.
Overall: Highly-recommended.
Link: http://www.venturesonline.com

#40 Stokkolm


    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 09-February 03
  • Location: Alaska
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Phone: Lumia 1520

Posted 22 June 2003 - 18:27

Host Name: Darkscape Internet Services
Notable Features: Very reliable and very cheap plans.
Pros: This is the most flexible hosting company i've ever seen!
Problems: None
Overall: 10/10
Link: Darkscape

#41 jazz101



  • Joined: 19-June 03

Posted 25 June 2003 - 14:44

host name : uk web solutions direct
Notable Features : php, mysql, good control panel
Pros: reliable and good support
Problems: none so far
Overall: I would highly recommend them
Link: ukwebsolutionsdirect.com

#42 babis


    Neowinian Elite

  • Joined: 29-November 01

Posted 06 July 2003 - 18:33

host name : Enhanced Host
Notable Features : mySQL, PHP, 3 different control panels to choose, wide price range
Pros: Great Support (ticket system, forums and telephone) and monthly newsletter
Problems: Haven't had any problems yet
Overall: So far, it's been great! (the host is one of mods at webhostingtalk)
Link: http://www.enhancedhost.com

My Site hosted @enhancedhost http://www.babis.us

#43 Mike Douglas

Mike Douglas

    Libertarian Centralist

  • Joined: 22-March 03
  • Location: Canada, surprised?

Posted 09 July 2003 - 18:30

Host Name: 133Technologies
Notable Features: mySQL, PHP, Webmail, Anonmous FTP, Frontpage 2002 Extensions, Hotlink Protection, POP3 server, e-mail and domain aliasing
Pro: Great Support (quick e-mail response and forums)
Problems: None so far
Overall: Great

4.5GB of space
90GB of bandwidth
all for only $10 USD

Contact: low_rider0202@warpmail.net

#44 swiste



  • Joined: 21-December 02

Posted 29 July 2003 - 17:07

Host name: XrackHosting
Noteable Features: Mac OS X Hosting on Xrack Servers, freaking awsome, mySQL, SSL, PHP, Webmail, iChat Support, FTP, POP3 and IMAP e-mail, Moveable Type installed
Pro: Mac OS X hosting done right! Great service! No downtime, very reliable and secure. Good prices
Problems: none
Cons: Price may be a lil much for smaller sites.
Overall: Awsome!

Website: http://www.xrackhosting.com/

#45 trikster


    the one and only.

  • Joined: 01-December 01
  • Location: New Jersey, USA

Posted 07 August 2003 - 01:23

Host name : MediaCatch Hosting
Notable Features : Cheapest web hosting I've ever seen in my life. Their
"bargain blowout plan" gives you 850MB of space, 35GB of bandwith, PHP, CGI, Unlimited webmail, POP3 mail, FTP, subdomains, autoresponders, and MySQL. 99.9% Uptime. All for $45/year, which works out to $3.75 a month
Pros: LOADS of features for VERY cheap. 850MB for under 10 bucks is unheard of with this many features. Tech support is also very good - almost always available (Not 24/7 support however). Support is toll-free phone, as well as available as E-mail support, Online Chat, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, and AiM.
Problems: I tried changing my control panel login name and PHP files stopped working on my website. Customer service was helpful though, and although they couldn't figure out what the problem is, they gladly offered to change my user name back with no hassle. Also not the fastest web server on the planet.
Overall: VERY big bang for your buck. Great for the budding web designer who could use a little extra space to experiment with new web ideas.
Link: http://hosting.mediacatch.com/