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Starting this thread after talk of the old thread http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/59352-neowins-top-hosts/ came up in discussion in the web section. That old thread is too big and dated to be of actual use in providing reference to what hosts Neowin members might recommend for whatever reason. 

So would like to start a new thread where members may list hosting companies they use, and their take and use of them. This thread well be reset every year to help keep it somewhat current.

When that other thread started most "hosting was basically just web hosting. Now there are lots of different services/features/uses for having control or space to use outside of your home connection.

Yes hosting still used for serving up http, but you also have hosted exchange, storage, vpn, shell access, vps be it KVM or dedicated hardware, seedboxes for p2p, etc.

Keep in mind no referral links please, and no discussion of discounts or PM for special link, etc. Please only post a host here that you are happy with, and would feel comfortable with recommending to your fellow neowin users with no benefit to you other than that glowing feeling of helping.  Links here in no way reflect endorsement by neowin proper.

I suggest you Start your posts with

Name/Link:
Major Features:
Customer Since/Time:
How you use/review:

 

I will request moderation of posts that seem to be spam, and while "seedboxes" may be a valid hosting option and quite legal in many parts of the world, lets keep discussion of your use clean and within the guidelines of neowin policy, etc.

 

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BinaryData
On 12/8/2015, 5:36:34, Astrum said:

Dreamhost was particularly not helpful in my case. They sent me a bunch of wiki links to explore and did not answer straight questions (about the errors). I still have no idea what caused five days in a row one hour downtime. Now it seems fine, but I don't know for how long.

Did you check the logs, Astrum?

Find the days that it happened, with the time.

 

1. Login via FTP (I use FileZilla)
2. Open "logs". (It'll be in the root directory)
3. Find the domain.
4. Open "http".

5. Download the pertaining .gz files.

6. Send them to me, or someone else on the forums you trust.

 

I don't know what information is in these logs, I'd rather your ID not get thrown online and someone decides to screw with you.

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Roundpeg

Some good info in here. Thanks to all for sharing. Just commenting so I can come back to this later. 

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game_over

Hi, just shamelessly plugging my own hosting business :)

 

Those looking for hosting in the UK we hope you will give us a try. https://www.xtmhost.com

 

Here's a promo code for Neowin members: NEOWIN10 (50% first month off any cPanel hosting reseller plan)

 

Features: cPanel, fully managed, CloudLinux security, Installatron, PHP Selector, fast servers, MariaDB, developer friendly (composer, git, ssh, etc..)

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The Dark Knight

Any one here using Name Cheap for hosting? If yes, how are they?

I'm thinking of signing up with them for hosting Wordpress and a forum.

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The Dark Knight

Someone? Anyone? :)

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Danielx64
3 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

Any one here using Name Cheap for hosting? If yes, how are they?

I'm thinking of signing up with them for hosting Wordpress and a forum.

I only use then for my domains, no hosting there sorry :( 

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game_over

I only use them for some domains and they're great for that. Not sure on hosting.

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Mindovermaster
5 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

Any one here using Name Cheap for hosting? If yes, how are they?

I'm thinking of signing up with them for hosting Wordpress and a forum.

My friend uses them. they're better than the last host....

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The Dark Knight

Cool, thanks! I've ordered their base pack, lets see how it is! :)

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Danielx64
12 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

Cool, thanks! I've ordered their base pack, lets see how it is! :)

please let us know how you go with then :)

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The Dark Knight
10 hours ago, Danielx64 said:

please let us know how you go with then :)

Of course! First coule of days experience is good. No downtime that I know of and fast. Have to see how it holds up as traffic starts increasing though. But it will take a loooong time in my case.

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Shameless plug #2 for UK members looking for web hosting.

 

We recently rebranded and relaunched our hosting business and are inviting you to try us out FOR FREE.

 

Simply click 'request free trial' on home page and you will be sent code giving you 30 days for free. No catch*

 

https://www.swifthost.uk

 

Would love feedback on the website/design and service overall if anyone does try us.

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SpeedyTheSnail

Has anybody here had experience with TorGuard VPN? 

 

This thread has potential to be extremely useful, however there is no "easy to read" list or poll. Is it possible to get one up? I know its a lot of work to do so.

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