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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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bLiZZaRd1284    0

http://echoserv.net

Neowin Promotion: Get any plan 50% off for life

promotional code "neowindeal"

Standard Plan $4.99 ($2.5 - promotional)

300 MB Space

10 GB Transfer

unlimited Ftp Accounts

unlimited Email Accounts

unlimited Email Lists

unlimited SQL Databases

unlimited Sub Domains

unlimited Parked Domains

unlimited Addon Domains

Business Plan $9.99 ($4.99 - promotional)

Shell Access

600 MB Space

15 GB Transfer

unlimited Ftp Accounts

unlimited Email Accounts

unlimited Email Lists

unlimited SQL Databases

unlimited Sub Domains

unlimited Parked Domains

unlimited Addon Domains

Advanced Plan $19.99 ($9.99 - promotional)

Shell Access

3 GB Space

30 GB Transfer

unlimited Ftp Accounts

unlimited Email Accounts

unlimited Email Lists

unlimited SQL Databases

unlimited Sub Domains

unlimited Parked Domains

unlimited Addon Domains

All Plans Feature:

Cplanel & Lpanel

CGI, Perl, PHP, MySql, FrontPage etc..

Servers Specs:

2800 Xeon Processors

Red Hat OS

Full hardware support

Basic server monitoring

24/7 system reboots

Real-time reporting

99.99% uptime rate!

Total Billing Automation

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Gism0    0

I've been rather upset with dreamhost recently, my site has been up and down like a yo-yo, but i'm sure none of it was their fault, I was on the verge of cancelling and today I got an email saying I'd get a refund for this month AND for the rest of my stay with them my hosting will be half price :o

cool company++ just a shame they have had so many problems :(

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iCe|    0
http://echoserv.net

Neowin Promotion: Get any plan 50% off for life

promotional code "neowindeal"

Advanced Plan $19.99 ($9.99 - promotional)

Shell Access

3 GB Space

30 GB Transfer

unlimited Ftp Accounts

unlimited Email Accounts

unlimited Email Lists

unlimited SQL Databases

unlimited Sub Domains

unlimited Parked Domains

unlimited Addon Domains

All Plans Feature:

Cplanel & Lpanel

CGI, Perl, PHP, MySql, FrontPage etc..

Servers Specs:

2800 Xeon Processors

Red Hat OS

Full hardware support

Basic server monitoring

24/7 system reboots

Real-time reporting

99.99% uptime rate!

Total Billing Automation

This is a great deal

great hosting services, great cpanel and lpanel

they are now the host of http://pixeljunky.net

10/10 services

i think everyone should join before this promotion ends.......

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Fedorpheux    0

Host Name: Gallant Hosting

Notable Features: Great deals, make your own custom plan, contact with real people on staff (no stupid bots or automatic messages), rather new company, payment via PayPal (to a verified account), can not register domains through their site (yet)

Pros: Great deals (500MB space/15GB bandwidth for $5 a month, 1GB space/40GB bandwidth for $10 a month, 2GB space/100GB bandwidth for $20 a month), make your own custom plan, contact with real people on staff (no stupid bots or automatic messages), good support ticket system, FREE setup, owned by me! :D

Cons: It's a new company (which can be both good and bad), can not register domains through their site (although the staff is happy to do it for you through a quality registrar), no reseller or dedicated plans (yet)

Link: http://www.gallanthosting.com

Full Feature List (for all accounts):

cPanel 8, Email Accounts, Mailing Lists, Webmail (NeoMail & Horde), PHP Support, PERL (CGI) Support, MySQL Databases, PostgreSQL Databases, Detailed Daily Statistics, FrontPage Support, Email-Forwarding, Your Own CGI-BIN Folder, FTP Access, Sub Domains, Spam Filters, Auto Responders, Backup and Restore Tool, cPanel xSkin, Custom Error Pages, Password Protected Folders, Redirects, Error Log Access, Hot Link Protection, Email Filters, Spam Assassin, PHP and java chat, and 99% Uptime.

(The bold features are just features that I think are important to customers. I know that if I were looking for hosting, I would be looking for features such as those.)

Last note: If I like you for some reason (you've done something for me, I know you in real life, etc), it is highly possible that you can get some type of discount (such as a month or two free or something like that) since I do own this company.

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Chad    0
A Small Orange

Unlimited POP3 Mail Accounts

Unlimited MySQL Databases

Unlimited Mailing Lists

Unlimited Email Forwarders

Unlimited Parked and Addon Domains

Unlimited FTP Accounts

Frontpage Extensions

Webalizer Statistics

Traffic Statistics

Backup and Restore

PHP, MySQL, and Perl Script Support

CPanel Control Panel

NO Setup Fees

NO Hidden Charges

Finally, we're open! As a special deal to neowin members, type 'neodeal' as the coupon code and get 20% off on our hosting plans for life!

We also have a referral system. If you refer another member to us, you get a free month of hosting (once they pay). There is no limit to the number of referrals, so if you send 6 friends to us you get a free half year of hosting!

Tim's the man. A Small Orange is my host. So far so good.

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moloko    186

I just signed up for Asmallorange also. Been looking around and it seems to fit what I needed best. Thanks timdorr.

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soopaman99    0

I owned a very popular FTP searching site, but hosts don't accept me afer I lost my other one, because they say it is illegal because some ftp sites in my DB may contain illegal material, and people sometimes use it for that purpose, and another reason because there is lots of searches a day and I can't just sign up for any host, I need a hsot site with a good webmaster who will understand this...So I'm just looking for a host provider than will talk to me on MSN messenger, so we can work something out about this kinda site...ect... So please someone PM me about this or something, thanks..

And if this has something to do against the no illegal material on Neowin.net, please forgive me and delete this post and give me a warning.. thanks

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Tim Dorr    0

Thanks superfula and moloko. Glad to have you aboard :)

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kiszmai    0

My host for 2 domains for the past 2 years is iPowerweb

MB Storage 800 MB

Your-Name.com

International Domain Names

Transfer 40 GB

Email Features

POP3 Email Accounts / Web Based 400

Forwarding Accounts Unlimited

Autoresponder Unlimited

Email Filtering

Browser Based Email

Software and Scripts Availability

CGI-BIN

Perl Support

MySQL

PHP Support

Server Sides Includes

Frontpage 2000/2002 Extension

Web Site Statistics

Web Site Backup Software

Web Hosting Control Panel

Commerce Releated Features Availability

OS Commerce Shopping Cart

Agora Shopping Cart

Pay Pal Shopping Cart

Hosting Utilities Availability

File Manager

FTP Manager

Anonymous FTP Support

Power Plugins Availability

Formail Script

Guestboook

Bulletin Board

PHP Nuke

Chat

Blogger

Java Plug-Ins Availability

Java Clock

Java Date

Java Counter

Java Countdown

Content Plug-Ins Availability

Multiple Categories of Daily News Content

Financial, Business and World News

Web Directory

Software Content

Comics, Jokes and PC Enhancements

Marketing and Promotion Availability

Search Engine Submitter

Search Engines Position Report

Gif Optimizer and Banner Creator

Keyword and Meta Tag Generator

Website Link Checker

$50 Advertising Credit at Overture

Web Statistics Availability

Graphical Web Statistic Program

Access Logs

Error Logs

Bandwidth Usage

Advance Setting Availability

FrontPage Extensions

Error Pages

URL Redirect Service

GnuPG

Mime Types

Handlers

World Class Technology Availability

High Performance HP Servers

Dual OC-48 Connections on Diverse Backbones

3 Data Center Locations

Cisco Routers Using BGP4 Protocol

Daily Tape Back-ups

UPS Power Back-up, Diesel Back-up Generator

24/7 Network Monitoring

Additional Services Availability

Additional Pop Accounts Free

Shopping Cart Free

Price per Package DETAILS

3 Month Price - $30 Setup $9.95

6 Month Price - $30 Setup $8.95

12 Month Price (Free Setup) + Free Domain $7.95*

24 Month Price (Free Setup) + Free Domain $6.95 *

Domain Names $20 A Year

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My host for the third site is Hosting Beyond

Features Bronze Silver Gold Ultimate

Monthly Fee $5 / ?3 $10 / ?5 $20 / ?10.50 $30 / ?16

Yearly Fee* $50 / ?26 $100 / ?52 $200 / ?105 $300 / ?158

Web Space 250MB 500MB 1000MB 5000MB

Data Transfer per Month 10GB 20GB 50GB 70GB

MySQL Databases 10 20 50 Unlimited

Subdomains (example.yoursite.com) 10 20 50 Unlimited

POP3 Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Email Forwarders Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Email Auto Responders Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Mailing Lists Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

FTP Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Anonymous FTP Access No No Yes Yes

Webmail Access Yes Yes Yes Yes

SpamAssassin (Junk Mail Filter) Yes Yes Yes Yes

cPanel (for easy account administration) Yes Yes Yes Yes

I am very happy with both hosts. Neither have yet to be (html>

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b3n    0

ok

my hosting company:

host name : d-formed

Notable Features : cpanel, etc etc all that stuff

Pros: run by me :D

Problems: run my me :ninja:

Overall: very good

Link: : http://d-formed.net

and the company i had before i had my own

host name : icdsoft

Notable Features : best cupport i have ever seen

Pros: everything you need, and more

Problems: didnt experince any

Overall: very good

Link: : http://icdsoft.net

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bLiZZaRd1284    0
This is a great deal

great hosting services, great cpanel and lpanel

they are now the host of http://pixeljunky.net

10/10 services

i think everyone should join before this promotion ends.......

thankx happy to have ur biz

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headless_armadillo    0

Fresh Hosting Solutions

99.9% Uptime Guarantee

True 24/7 Live Support

Questions ALWAYS answered within 15mins of send time (trouble tickets/live help)

Corporate

Monthly Price $ 15.00 Yearly Price $ 180.00

600 MB Hosting

10 GB Transfer

3 Domains hosted

Unlimited POP3 accounts

Unlimited Email aliases

30 SubDomains

4 MySQL database

FREE Site Studio

Front Page Extensions

Custom MX and A records

5 FTP accounts

Web Based File Manager

Web Based E-mail

Anti-Virus filter

Catch-all E-mails

Autoresponder emails

Mailing Lists

Perl support

PHP support

phpMyAdmin

POP3 server

SMTP server

SSL support

SSI support

PHP support in HTML files

Over 3400 Perl modules

Crontab support

Advanced Control Panel

Business

Monthly Price $ 10.00 Yearly Price $ 120.00

400 MB Hosting

5 GB Transfer

SSI support

100 POP3 accounts

100 Email aliases

10 SubDomains

1 MySQL database

FREE Site Studio

Front Page Extensions

Custom MX and A records

Crontab support

Web Based File Manager

Web Based E-mail

Anti-Virus filter

1 Domain hosted

5 FTP accounts

Catch-all E-mails

Autoresponder emails

Mailing Lists

Perl support

PHP support

phpMyAdmin

POP3 server

SMTP server

SSL support

PHP support in HTML files

Over 3400 Perl modules

Advanced Control Panel

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Bushrat    0

host name : BubHost

Notable Features : Unlimited Addon / Parked Domains , unlimited subdomains , unlimited email .

Pros: Excellent Servers and network , extremely fast network and servers . No downtime , great support team , great prices.

Problems: None at all !

Overall: 10/10 !

Link:BubHost.Com

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[bear]    0

Uhm this is my hosting company that I am the co-owner of. Hoping I might get the world out. We do reseller accounts and shared. We're new but we bring all the features.

Mini Reseller - No Setup Fee!

Choose Payment Term: $20.00 USD Monthly $230.00 USD Annually

5000 MB Web Space, 25000 MB Transfer, 20 Email Addresses

Value Reseller - No Setup Fee!

Choose Payment Term: $40.00 USD Monthly $450.00 USD Annually

7000 MB Web Space, 75000 MB Transfer, Unlimited eMail Addresses

Loaded Reseller - No Setup Fee!

Choose Payment Term: $65.00 USD Monthly $750.00 USD Annually

12000 MB Web Space, 115000 MB Transfer, Unlimited eMail Addresses

Or if you would rather have shared hosting just for your personal website...

Mini - No Setup Fee!

Choose Payment Term: $4.00 USD Monthly $45.00 USD Annually

400 MB Web Space, 4000 MB Transfer, 2 eMail Addresses

Value - No Setup Fee!

Choose Payment Term: $7.00 USD Monthly $80.00 USD Annually

500 MB Web Space, 8000 MB Transfer, 4 eMail Addresses

Loaded - No Setup Fee!

Choose Payment Term: $10.00 USD Monthly $115.00 USD Annually

1000 MB Web Space, 11000 MB Transfer, 5 eMail Addresses

All shared hosting plans come with a fully loaded cPanel with multiple scripts bundled with it.

As you can see there is a discount for paying yearly..

Sign up at: http://www.alpha-hosting.net/billing/step_one.php

drop me an email first at: ryan.becerra@sbcglobal.net for presales questions.

thanks for listening ;)

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PeterClark    0

host name: A Small Orange

Notable Features: PostgreSQL!!, Unlimited SQL, etc, not bad price

Pros: Good price, amazingly fast setup (less than an hour)

Problems: --

Overall: amazing web host - I intend getting at least 1 friend to join, and my Dads company :D

Link: http://www.asmallorange.com/

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Snoober    0

Host Name: SurpassHosting

Notable Features:

-Free Setup

- Unlimited FTP accounts

- Unlimited Sub Domains

- Addon Domains (multiple domains on one account)

- Scripta v1.1

- cPanel X9.1

- CGI Bin (Perl 5.6.1)

- PHP 4.3.2

- Flash Support

- MySQL Databases

- Server Side Includes (SSI/.shtml)

- Streaming Audio / Video

- Error Pages: Customize Error Pages

- AW Stats for traffic statistics

- Cron Jobs

- POP3/IMAP Email Webmail, Neomail, Horde or SquirrelMail

- Mail Manager: Create Unlimited Email Accounts/ Remove/Read (webmail) from any PC connected to the internet. Autoresponders, Email Lists, Forwarders, Mail Filtering...

- Linux RedHat Operating System, Apache Web Server

- And more!

They offer dedicated servers as well as reseller plans. Here are some plan specs:

Standard

Space- 2000MB

Bandwidth- 30GB

Email- Unlimited

cPanel X9.1- Yes

Scripta- Yes

Monthly- $4.94

Yearly- $48

Power

Space- 3000MB

Bandwidth: 50GB

EMail- Unlimited

cPanel X9.1- Yes

Scripta- Yes

Monthly- $6

Yearly- $65

Deluxe

Space- 7000MB

Bandwidth- 75GB

EMail- Unlimited

cPanel X9.1- Yes

Scripta- Yes

Monthly- $10

Yearly- $110

And they have higher plans but I won't list them all.

Pros: Excellent support and tech response through trouble ticket or their forums. Uptime is amazing and they have a page that lists all of the server and their status. I have never had any problems with them. The prices are extremely cheap for the bandwidth and space that you get!

Problems: NONE

Overall: One of the best hosts in my opinion. Come on! 7 Gigs of space and 75 gigs of transfer a month for 10 bucks! That's a steal...plus they are reliable and even have contests and prizes that they give out to customers.

Check Them Out!

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Mr magoo    1

FYI : this is a review thread by members about hosts- not an Ad thread. I dont mind people posting their own hosts, but please make it clear so people can form an unbiased opinion.

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Snoober    0
FYI : this is a review thread by members about hosts- not an Ad thread. I dont mind people posting their own hosts, but please make it clear so people can form an unbiased opinion.

I apologize if my post was considered "Ad-ish" but I was only listing features that I feel were notable. Listing prices is also important because some people have a budget. I kept the format as you had requested when you started this thread. Sometimes its hard not to "sell" what you really believe in. There were never any instructions about being concise. Your "FYI" has been noted nonetheless.

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Rek    0

http://crownhost.co.uk

1gb Space

1gb Bandwith

Plan Includes:

Unlimited FTP Accounts

Unlimited POP3 Mail Accounts

Unlimited Mailing Lists

Unlimited Email Forwarders

Unlimited MySQL Databases

Unlimited Subdomains

Unlimited Parked and Addon Domains

Free Frontpage Extentions

Cpanel Access

Free Domain transferr :)

?12/year or ?1/mo

All plans can be customize:D:D

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elf    0

Host name : 100Mbit.net

Notable Features : CPanel , php/MySQL, 99.9% uptime guarantee, no setup fees...

Pros: Neat scripts free to install via CPanel, EXCELLENT service, very fast and very affordable...

Problems: Limited payment methods, only accepts 2checkout, paypal, and snail mail money orders etc. Overall: Been very happy with them, they are very flexable with aranging their plans to what i need, support is usually very quick to respond as well.

Link: : http://www.100mbit.net

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DaNIsH    0

Host Name: DuxAranea

Notable features: You name it they've got it.

Pros: Unlimited everything (email accounts etc.), 1.5GB Space, 15GB Transfers a month.

Problems: None so far, apart from a tiny bit of downtime on one occasion.

Overall: Great.

Link: http://www.duxaranea.com/

The plan I'm on (some features listed above) is $50/year. Extra $10 for a domain.

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parterburn    0

Looking for a host?

BLUEHOST

Some of you designers might find this package VERY useful...

First of all - a $65/signup referral program - sign up those businesses that you're doing websites for under your referrall account and give yourself a little tip.

I've been with them for about 3 months now..and just recently signed up another account for a hospital site I'm working on. 10 minutes after completing the sign up form, I get a call on my cell phone asking if I have any start-up questions...beat that service. He told me they were going to increase the space to 2GB and bandwidth to 65GB here in the next month or so...

The other feature that works great for designers is you get 20 Parked Domains, and 5 Add-On domains. Which means you get 5 clients for 1 account - and charge all 5 for hosting.

It truly is a deal I haven't found anyone to beat yet.

2GB, 65GB Transfer @ $6.95/month - includes a FREE domain name, and you can point 5 different domains to the one account and run 5 completely different websites.

Their service is incredible...in today's market with every 14 year old running a hosting business, service is definitely something you want to know you're going to be getting...you can be rest assured with BlueHost.

The only downside for some people may be the 10 MySQL Databases - I personally have never ran out, if you do you could always consolidate into 1 with many tables (theres never a max for tables).

BLUEHOST

Enjoy...

Paul

-I'm not with the company either, don't even know the guys...merely showing my love.

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DaNIsH    0
-I'm not with the company either, don't even know the guys...merely showing my love.

Also known as trying to rack up points in their referral system :ninja:

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parterburn    0

Nothing wrong in that is there? If I'm gonna review it, I might as well - especially since it's harmless for both of us!

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DoNuTjC    0

Host Name: Startlogic

Notable features: 30 day money back GUARANTEE.

Pros: Unlimited eamil. 99% uptime, Live support, Very fast...

Problems: None so far.

Overall: Great.

Link: http://www.startlogic.com

I use the Prologic hosting which includes:

1gig of space

40gig transfer

Free setup

only $7.50 a month

Then there are a S**t load of features...

Worth taking a look!

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