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Web Hosting Guide

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on February 16, 2009 at 4:29:08 pm

After getting burned for the final time by 1and1 Web Hosting, I realized it was time to take action.  It doesn't seem like there is any good buying guides for web hosting, all are being driven by affiliate program managers who are trying to make a buck.  We need a reliable, unbiased, 3rd party to create a guide, so I thought, wouldn't a wiki just solve that problem?  Maybe not, but here is a start as I try to figure out where we are going to move to and how I am going to pay to get all the work done...


In the short term, please also consider taking this poll if you have had any experiences with 1and1 Hosting.


Please note, NO AFFILIATE ACCOUNT LINKS - this directory is only for buyers of web hosting to list their favorites and the one's that should be avoided. 

Great Hosting Companies


Approximate Price/month Comments
Laughing Squid    
Site5   customer for 6 years, but for 1 domain only, great tech support but email only
Mosso $100 Cloud hosting. Live online service, Handles traffic spikes well, Interface via FTP mostly, allow remote MySQL connections.







Good Hosting Companies


Approximate Price/month Comments
Media Temple    
Host Monster $5 Cpanel interface, easy setup. Tends to get overloaded every months, but not bad.
Godaddy   Economy hosting not good if you are doing something custom.  Very good for beginners and simple blog/other sites.  Great service
OODA Domains  
Very good for beginners and simple blog/other sites.  Great service provided by Wild West Domains.







Terrible Web Hosting Companies


Approximate Price/month Comments
1and1 doesnt matter, avoid at all costs bad support, bad infrastructure, bad billing systems, rude support, unreliable servers, focused only on profit
Cyberwurx   Frequent crashes due to system overloads. Customer service is responsive.








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