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#1 Old 04-24-2012, 09:41 AM
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I am involved with a non-profit group that has a very simple website that may need to find a new webhosting site.

Someone recommended a site called Web Hosting Pad dot com, which is cheap, but which may be a scam.

See:

http://www.10-cheapwebhosting.com/We...ngPad-Scam.php

Can anyone recommend a web hosting site that would be simple, inexpensive, but honest and legit?
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#2 Old 04-24-2012, 10:17 AM
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Namecheap, HostGator, and DreamHost generally get good reviews. I don't have any experience with any of them, but I've been looking around since I've been interested in setting up my own miscellaneous site again. Hover.com and Gandi.net are more expensive and not really good for a small site but get good reviews. There's also Nearly Free Speech but it probably won't be suitable for that type of website, but who knows.

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#3 Old 04-24-2012, 10:59 AM
Not such a Beginner ;)
 
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Nvm I misunderstood the topic.
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#4 Old 04-24-2012, 11:34 AM
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I use dreamhost for my sites. Use lunarpages for client sites.

Both inexpensive, reliable, and legit hosting companies.
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#5 Old 04-24-2012, 08:14 PM
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Here are the sites recommended by

http://www.10-cheapwebhosting.com/

Best Web Hosting Services Below $10/month!

1. BlueHost
2. HostGator
3. iPage
4. JustHost
5. GreenGeeks
6. FatCow
7. LunarPages
8. PowWeb
9. HostMonster

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I appreciate everyone's suggestions, since I have had no experience with any of these web hosting sites.
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#7 Old 04-28-2012, 02:29 AM
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NOT Go Daddy.
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#8 Old 04-28-2012, 03:13 AM
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NOT Go Daddy.

Please explain and elaborate.
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#9 Old 04-28-2012, 03:26 AM
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Please explain and elaborate.

Sexist ads, and its owner hunts animals in Africa.
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NOT Go Daddy.

I was using them for my domains until the owner/ceo (?) starting bragging about his trophy hunting, then I moved them over to hostgator, who was already hosting my sites. They lost a lot of accounts because of that.

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#11 Old 04-29-2012, 09:32 AM
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It depends on what needs you have... If it's a simple site with a little basic information you could just sign up for a free wordpress account. Even Time.com runs on wordpress. You'll save yourself from a lot of hassle this way.

If you want a "proper" host, I recommend a "green host" called:
http://www.canvasdreams.com/

They are nice guys that don't oversell and have been around for a long time. (It's important to avoid so called "fly by night hosts".) You can certainly get cheaper hosting that boasts of "unlimited bandwith/space", but those hosts are actually the ones that you'd want to avoid. And the really big hosts often have a reputation of treating their customers badly.

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#12 Old 05-14-2012, 05:13 AM
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I registered a domain name through dreamhost. I managed to set it up correctly, but for a while their web user interface had a super-mega-annoying bug. It took several days before it was fixed, and it was impossible to report the bug through the usual route because of the bug

I've heard good things about Gandi which was also mentioned by Puppet Master, so I'm contemplating transferring my domains to them.

I no longer post here after VB was sold in 2012. (See my profile page for details.)
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#13 Old 05-14-2012, 01:19 PM
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I use iPage.com after they were recommended through a friend. I like it so far, it has all the whistles and bells (SQL, FTP, subdommains etc which a suprising amount of hosts dont seem to have since domains became less 'only for techies'.). It doesnt use Cpanel if that matters at all to you, they have their own version which is easy enough to get on with. Theyre also wind powered which is pretty awesome.

In the past I used a place called ABN hosting and I used to love them, their customer service was amazing. However they then fell off the face of the earth and stopped replying to my emails, so when my domain expired I couldnt use it. Avoid like plague!
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Check out www.AllInOneIT.net.  One of the owners went through the trouble of editing php code for over an hour for a bad Wordpress update I got (Be careful downloading version 3.4 lol).

He even installed wordpress for me on one site, and installed MyBB on another site for me. Super nice people.

 

Just click on the web hosting section of their website.

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