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Mr magoo    1

I've created this sticky thread for members to post their hosts that they use for their website. Clearly, we arent really looking here for the free hosts- geocities, lycos etc - rather the ones you pay for. We want to know about your good and bad expierences, how reliable they have been, how flexable on bandwidth, and overall feature wise. Do it in this format :

host name :

Notable Features :

Pros:

Problems:

Overall:

Link:

So - i'll start of for my website Zeebit :)

host name : OLM

Notable Features : PHP /Mysql, lots of free cgi scripts, PuTTY access, Password protect directories, FTP access

Pros: Excellent tech support- like 5 min replies - and useful ones at that, gives basic stats, Always fast and i've never had the website down - good VFM in general.

Problems: Only 1 FTP account on my setup, No PHPMyAdmin for DB stuff, Have a few probs everynow and again accessing the control panel - which is fairly limited if i'm honest- i'd prefer Cpanel - but for the price- its ok.

Overall: Mainly good- but a few downsides.

Link: http://www.olm.net

I will edit this thread to keep it clean and to the point :)

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red8Rain    23

host name : Blastos

Notable Features :

- Running on Linux

- free setup for 1 or 2 year sign up. $10.95 a month

- free domain registration with a full years worth of sign up

- 500mb of web space; 30gig of monthly transfer; 300 pop mail w/ quota ability

- webmail interface (horde, squirrel mail, and neomal); include memos, calendars, tasks, and address book

- Unl. Forwards, Autoresponders, and Aliases; PHP, PERL, CGI, frontpage and SSI Support

- 3 mysql database; comprehensive web stats;

- control panel: vdeck and cpanel

- 24/7 email support; 24/7 tech support

- marketing package to help bring in more traffic

- web design template (haven't used it myself)

Pros: I like the horde webmail interface with the calendar feature. Do a lot of interviews and appointments so that's always handy

Problems: Tech support can be improved but they answer in a timely manner

Overall: excellent host, always updating software as updates are released. currently hosting toshiba business of colorado as one of its corporate client

Link: http://www.blastos.com/?p=isolutions

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sebflipper    0

Host Name: ukhost4u

Notable Features: Unlimited everything! But I wouldn't push your luck

Pros: Loads of unlimited features like: Unlimited Web Space, Unlimited Monthly Transfer, Unlimited POP Emails, Unlimited MySQL Databases, lol you get the picture

Problems: Server can sometimes be a bit slow and occasional down times (for about 5 mins)

Overall: 6/10

Link: http://www.ukhost4u.com

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metal_dragen    30

Host Name: HostThru

Features: I'm on the Silver plan now. For $2.99/month or $35.88/year you get: 250MB space, 10GB transfer, 24/7 FTP, Frontpage extensions, Plesk Control Panel, Unlimited POP3/SMTP accounts, unlimited e-mail autoresponders, forwarders, and aliases, Horde webmail, PHP4, MySQL, phpMyAdmin pre-installed, SSL Server, and password protected directories.

Pros: Cheapest I've seen for the amount of stuff you get.

Cons: Not terribly fast, in 1.5 years, I've had 3 periods of downtime - one which lasted for about 12 hours - response from them was something about the MySQL server getting b0rked somehow, support only available through email and response times are generally measured in days (if at all lately).

Overall: 6/10

Link: http://www.hostthru.com

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ZackStorm    0

What do you think of this: Hacker's Shack <-- Unbeleivable to me. I am trying to find out what the catch is.

Hoax? (BTW, "hacking" is illegal on that host, so it is not the "hacking" that most people think of.)

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Captain Crunch    0

Wow... im off to put some money on my splash card :D

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l]ante    0

Host name: FuitadNET

Notable Features: All your basic needs (PHP, MySQL, and CGI). Also, GREAT prices.

Pros: Great uptime, forums for community support, fast and easy. Awesome prices.

Problems: Ensim Control Panel (October 20th is when they get CPanel)

Overall: Great, fast, hosting. Quick and friendly support.

Link: http://fuitadnet.com

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Yuxi    2

I recently moved to this host:

host name : TrustedWebHost

Notable Features :

- Unlimited Bandwidth

- Windows Server 2003/Linux Hosting

- 99.9% Uptime Guarentee

- ASP.NET, PHP4, MySQL, MSSQL, JSP, Perl, ...

- FrontPage 2002 Extensions

- Unlimited Subdomains

- Password Protection

- At least 100MB Space (Depends on plan)

- At least 10 POP3 Accounts, SMTP

- $4.95/month basic plan, includes all of above

Pros: Fast Servers, Excellent support (3-5 minutes, email), affordable plans

Problems: Prepay for a year, Minor control panel problems

Overall: 8/10

Link: TrustedWebHost

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dt26    0

hostname eUKhost

Notable Features: Gold Package = approx. ?50 per year with:

- 700mb space

- 15gb bandwidth

- unlimited subdomains

- unlimited email addresses

- one free domain name

- 25 mySQL databases

- supports php, asp, perl whatever

- the list goes on.Pros:> You get a lot for your money, which is always nice:)) Support uses msn messenger and is online quite often.Problems:> Support can be dodgey at times, although they have recently hired new dedicated support staff. Went down once and none of the customers recieved an email or anything about why it happenedOverall:> It does seem like its just a bloke with a server in his garage out something, but it is cheap and I hosted 5 websites at one point (two making over 10000+ hits each in one month) and the speed wasnt effected at all Link:> www.eukhost.com (my package is at - www.eukhost.com/gold.php)

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Simon-    492

host name : Fishbowl Network

Notable Features : cpanel, phpmyadmin, php, perl, cgi, mysql db, cheap, ftp, unlimited email forwards, pop3, imap, smtp, webbased email, no setup fee, spam filter, EXTREMELY FAST, 1000mbit, everything really

Pros: Best support ever, you can talk to the host over MSN, they are willing to help you with anything and really do know everything

Problems: << spam >> is hosted on the same server

Overall: 120/10 :star::star::star::star::star: BEST HOST EVER!!!!!

Link: http://www.fishbowlnetwork.com/

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-CrAzY-    0

Hostname: VeroHost

Notable Features: Cpanel (with Fantastico being installed in December), phpmyadmin, php, perl, cgi, many many mysql databases, ftp, pop3, webmail... WELL EVERYTHING!!

Pros: Incredibly Cheap. The smaller plans with 100MB and 2GB transfer cost $1.50 a month.. Suppor, well its by far the best support i have ever heard of.. Extremely friendly, helpful and reliable. Support can be contacted in many ways, forum, msn, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, email, helpdesk, tickets.. And the supports is top quality. They even install things for you.

Cons: Um...too many options makes me go insane :woot: But seriously, they are raising their prices very slightly soon, but if you sing up now you still pay the cheap deal, and they dont make you pay more. :D

Overall: I dont see a single problem with this amazing host. Friendly staff... Unlimited features (if you want something.. request it, wait a few minutes and voila :) ) Its just so perfect!

Link: www.verohost.com or http://www.verohost.com/webhosting.php

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Eli    1

-CrAzY-:

VeroHost is now not accepting any new hosts. Their order form brings a 404.

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+chorpeac    30

Are there any other ASP.NET hosters?

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Kilroy-was-here    0
Pros: Best support ever, you can talk to the host over MSN, they are willing to help you with anything and really do know everything

That's why they have a PHP-NUKE site...... :blink: :wacko: :pinch:

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snippet1    0

Hosname: alpha.timdorr.com Dedicated Server :p

Notable features:

3.75GB of space

67GB of bandwidth

PHP/Perl/Python/MySQL

CPanel to manage your account

Unlimited MySQL databases, mailing accounts, mailing lists, subdomains, hosted domains and parked domains.

$5 Monthly/$15 Quarterly/$30 Semi-Yearly/$60 Yearly

Pros: Can talk to admin over MSN, mostly Neowin members sharing, very cheap for good deal

Problems: Tim can't seem to get Mono working for my ASP.net

Link: http://alpha.timdorr.com or PM timdorr

- LIMITED SPACES!

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Tim Dorr    0

Actually, I have NO spaces...

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Simon-    492
That's why they have a PHP-NUKE site...... :blink: :wacko: :pinch:

I asked them about that, but don't let that fool you

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Kilroy-was-here    0
I asked them about that, but don't let that fool you

Hope so :)

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uniacid    0

Next year I'll have my own dedicated server, it'll be a win2k3 box as I want to offer php and asp/.net services :)

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snippet1    0
Next year I'll have my own dedicated server, it'll be a win2k3 box as I want to offer php and asp/.net services :)

:angry: I wanted beta.timdorr to be W2k3, but NOOOO - there has to be CPanel for Windows..! j/k!

Nah - I can't imagine how hard it'd be with out CPanel - maybe when it comes out...?

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mxp    0

Name: G-Hosting

Site: http://www.g-hosting.ca

Features:

* POP3 Mailboxes

* Unlim. Mailing Lists

* Unlim. Mail Forwarding

* Unlim. Auto Respond

* Web Mail (Neomail)

* Spam Assassin

* Agora Shopping Cart

* Password Protected Directories

* HTML

* PHP

* CGI

* Perl

* Frontpage 2002 Extentions

* SSL(*fee)

* MySql DB

* cPanel Control Panel

* Unlimited FTP Access

* Web Based File Manager

* Webalizer Web Statistics

* Analog Web Statistics

Pros: very cheap prices

Cons: can't find any yet(i am the owner)

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newsgeek    0

Name: Hostphax

Order Link: Contact sales@hostphax.com or josh@ragehockey.net on MSN or JBTheHockeyGod on AIM

Notable Features: CPanel and all the normal goodies. Fantistico coming soon. SQL, POP3, Subdomains, etc... etc... a huge list full.

Pros: Cheap and fast. The prices are amazing. The staff is incredibly quick. The services are reliable. Overall, just a great host.

Cons: Can't think of any. They take care of you, and if you find a con, you let them know, and they actually try to fix it.

Overall: This is the host for you. THese guys want to take care of you. They want you to feel comfortable, while not paying a huge price.

They were once xAviaHosting, with just Josh as the owner. Now after some health problems they're back public as HostPhax, with 3 people running the show to make things even faster, and better.

Their site is under construction right now while they get everything back public, but they're support is online, and their forums are back available. I give them a 10/10 try them out!

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dt26    0

UPDATE ON EUKHOST:

the mySQL databases go up and down like a yo-yo, if your site runs on a mysql database I wouldn't bother

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Devnull_    0

Host Name : Dot5Hosting

Notable Features : Ensim Pro, PHP, MySQL, Perl, CGI, SSH, WML & More!

Pros: Great Support (24/7), Cheap Prices & Stable. Great Service!

Problems: None.

Overall: 10/10

Link: www.dot5hosting.com

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