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What Web Host Do You Use?

Posted by: Conor OBrien on 05/10/2013 - 2:26 PM

My next project is to create my own professional website where I will have complete control. I plan to use a web host that can work with WordPress as I have found a few themes from themeforest.com that I am considering purchasing.

From reading around online trying to figure out which web host to use, I am leaning towards using BlueHost.com.

Does anyone have any experiences with BlueHost that they can share with me? Good and bad.

Or even better, what web host do you use for your website? And Why?

 

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Posted by: Marcio Faustino on 05/10/2013 - 2:35 PM

I used to be on Bluehost.com and they are very good. I am not the best on this area but they are the best host I have used so far.

 

Posted by: Jenny Armitage on 05/10/2013 - 2:37 PM

Yahoo.com, but I don't recommend them. There are cheaper alternatives that I'll look at when my contract come up for renewal. jennyarmitage.com/blog.

 

Posted by: Frank J Casella on 05/10/2013 - 2:38 PM

Before you check BlueHost, which is excellent, try 1and1.com. I used GoDaddy for years but, short of the long, 1and1 is a good competitor and I think is more focused on the internet business than GoDaddy.

Speaking of WordPress. I have the hosted version from Wordpress.com ( not .org ) and it does me good for just my photoblog. My portfolio is on Crevado.com

I don't have a website with pages of sorts, but a global profile that leads you to the many social channels that I am on. Check it out for an example: frankcasella.com

I believe that technology moves so fast that the only thing that should be stationary is your domain name, and you move ( forward ) your presence with the trends.

You know how it goes, the 'cold call' is dead, and before anyone will buy from you they will usually check you out on your business social media. So give them some eye candy.

Also, a great book is "Social BOOM!" by Jeffery Gitomer.

Thats my 2 anyway.

 

Posted by: Murray Bloom on 05/10/2013 - 2:43 PM

I've used Photium for years. They're great, and super-responsive to questions.

http://murraybloomphoto.com/

 

Posted by: Bob Galka on 05/10/2013 - 2:48 PM

I use x10hosting.com... why because it's FREE. They of course have paid packages which mostly gets you better customer service. But the free account still has unlimited storage and bandwidth. I have been with them for 3 years now with no complaints.

Being free is especially useful to play and experiment. Check them out for what features they offer compared to what you need.

bob

 

Posted by: Jeff Kolker on 05/10/2013 - 3:08 PM

I've used IPower (http://www.ipower.com) and can't complain.

 

Posted by: Zeana Romanovna on 05/10/2013 - 3:14 PM

Godaddy.com and I can't complain at all.

 

Posted by: Dave Gordon on 05/10/2013 - 3:31 PM

bluehost.com

 

Posted by: Roseann Caputo on 05/10/2013 - 3:32 PM

iPage for a few years now.

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 05/10/2013 - 3:34 PM

 

Posted by: Conor OBrien on 05/10/2013 - 5:59 PM

Thanks for all the replies.

A couple others were mentioned that I was considering using instead of BlueHost, such as HostGator.

I just received an email from an FAA visitor recommending Difoundo.com for web hosting. I'm wondering is it good or just someone who is a PR for them

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 05/10/2013 - 7:27 PM

I have never heard of them, to be honest.

 

Posted by: Crystal Wightman on 05/10/2013 - 8:20 PM

I use godaddy been with them for 8yrs, before godaddy, hubby and I hosted our own sites. I use wordpress to build my site and have no issues with godaddy or wordpress. http://crystalwightman.com/

 

Posted by: Jim Vansant on 05/11/2013 - 12:38 AM

I use godaddy for my domain name but have been using fatcow.com as my host. I don't know whether they use word press because I use WYSIWYG web builder for my site. I wanted to keep everything separate.

 

Posted by: Ilker Goksen on 05/11/2013 - 4:05 AM

I've been using Just Host for four years and never really had a problem so far. Only their technical service can be a bit slow to reply to your emails but other than that, it's good.

 

Posted by: Shutter Happens Photography on 05/11/2013 - 9:13 AM

I've been gradually moving all my websites off Hostgator. Have had major uptime and customer service problems with them. Moving gradually onto Bluehost and am, by and large, satisfied. I'm cheap and any shared hosting provider is going to be a "you get what you pay for" scenario. Have had Bluehost go down here and there for short periods of time, and it seems they've gone down at the same time as Hostgator, so I have a feeling they're housed in the same datacenter.

 

Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 05/11/2013 - 9:15 AM

I don't currently have any sites, but I've used Hostgator in the past. I've also helped others set up sites using Hostgator. They are reliable, and they have awesome 24/7 chat support. Also very affordable prices.

 

Posted by: Conor OBrien on 05/12/2013 - 12:33 PM

Thanks for all replies.

I think I am going to go with BlueHost.com or HostGator.com

 

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