Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by SocialBrokerz, Jan 5, 2009.
looking to start a blog..
anyone know any deals as of right now?
at most you will save a couple bucks.
just register one and get started
if this is the case, i will go with namecheap for domains..
which hosting is good and cheap? ib hostgator
I have a hard time calling anything on a shared server "good", but that's in comparison to developing on and managing dedicated boxes and VPS's the past 5 years. Having said that, for just a personal blog, I'd recommend Dreamhost, they've got a nice control panel (it's much better than cPanel, cPanel blows), real nice selection of "one click install" software (fantastico), more bandwidth and disk space than you could possibly use and some pretty advanced features available like svn, shell access etc. Only complaint is that mysql server is a little slow.
You can find discount codes to get your first year there for dirt cheap. If you want to be real cheap, I'll throw it on my Dreamhost account for you as long as you don't go crazy or anything.
plenty to spare
Total Disk Space Provided: 388.3 GB ($0.01 / MB over)
Month Average: 21.9 GB
Currently Using: 22.8 GB
Total Bandwidth Provided: 7877 GB ($0.1/GB over)
Total Used So Far: 1.284 GB
NameCheap Coupon Code 2009
Coupon Code: happy2009
Valid for registering new domain (.com, .net, .org) for $8.81.
dreamhost is horrible, one of the worse ones out there
Well like I said, I've yet to find any shared hosting that wasn't horrible based on my standards. What's a shared host that's better?
One reason I like my account there is I can get away with abusing the shit out of it
i have used godaddy in the past and it was way better than dreamhost
i am on the $10 for a year special at netfirms and it is better
hostgator is better
and the list goes on, almost anything is better
and i forgot this is ot, elitist mother fuckers
there is nothing wrong with shared hosting for a few sites or to host one site
they get the job done, all i have ever used is sharing and dreamhost is horrible. terrible customer support, a shit load of outages and so on
HostGator would be fine if you are just planning on running a blog.
Like I said, my only big complaint about them is the mysql servers are slow as shit. I don't know what server your account is on, I'm on dinar and haven't ever noticed any outages.
Hostgator may be better, no experience with them. I fucking hate godaddy, highly doubt their any better. I've had all kinds of terrible experiences with their VPS's (can't fucking stand their clusterfuck of a website either).
Bottom line is all shared hosting sucks is bc they cram WAY too many users on each machine and oversell/overload the shit out of them. Every single one of them does this....they wouldn't be able to stay in business if they didn't. A VPS is seriously worth every penny if you can afford it.
godaddy is better than dreamhost, and that is not saying much
but if you are not making much on sites yet or just starting a single blog, a vps is not really justifible at this point, never had any outages with netfirm
but once i am done in march i am moving, their customer service is the reason i am leaving
any of the cheap ones would be fine for just a simple blog... hell even e-rice.net would be fine for a small blog... but if it starts getting big, forget about it... I started cloverfieldnews.com at e-rice.net, just cause it was so cheap... eventually it couldn't handle it when i was getting like 10k hits a day... moved to dreamhost cause I had an account there for other stuff and figured it might be better..and it was, but not much... had to move it to a dedicated eventually. I don't think I could ever go back to shared hosting after having experience a dedicated server...
but like people said, anything would be fine for a small blog.
Here's my "OT Elitist Motherfucker" server
www.medialayer.com is amazingly good for shared hosting.
nice, but $10 a month is easier to swallow for a new blog or something not making a lot yet
For beginners, their web panel is pretty wierd. Something simple like a cPanel would make things easier for the typical starter user who's not well versed in UNIX or want to FTP in all the time. I can't comment on the customer service side since I've never had to contact them for anything. (helped a client with their site who's hosted with Dreamhost)
Personally I don't see how either could possibly get any more straight forward/easy to use. I guess developer see things different than from the average end users point of view. No matter how idiot proof you make something, it never seems to be enough . I use plesk on the server I'm running. I like it a lot better than cPanel, especially from an administrators standpoint. Never had any problems with it whatsoever. The clients love it and it makes life much easier for me . I don't know why, I've just never been a big fan of cPanel
anyone got a Liquid Web Linux VPS? Thinking about getting one...
ive got one. i love it. going on my 4th month and going strong.
Never heard anyone have anything bad to say whatsoever about them, just ranting and raving about how great they are. That's who I'll probably go with the next VPS I setup
never had a problem with them. Yes they're overselling but you get what you pay for.
Total Disk Space Provided: 388.3 GB ($0.01 / MB over)
Total Bandwidth Provided / Month: 7877 GB ($0.1/GB over)
^^$9/month, I'd say these servers could be a little bit oversold. They all do it though, they really don't have a choice if they want to be competitive. I was considering getting into the value hosting business on the side when I first got my server and found that it's a real shitty business to be in.
Using it to offer hosting to existing web development clients has proven to be highly profitable though