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September 22, 2006
Curious George; My hosting company (Dreamhost) is having serious problems. I need a reliable hosting company. Suggestions?
16 years ago
disclaimer- I haven't hosted anything with them more important than a WOW clan forum.
I've been using
for years, and I don't have any complaints.
Hostway.com - been with them for five years and running. Great tech support.
Hey, you're waiting for your your server to come back! Me too! I love dreamhost. Why do they have to hurt me so? Why do they test my love so often? :(
lunarpages.com I've been using them for about five years, very reliable, prices and features are generous.
I've been wicked pleased with 1&1 (3 years using them) and the price is right for the business package I recently upgraded to: $7.49/mo 200GB space and 2TB bandwidth.
Thanks! I'll check out some of the suggestions. It's been a real nightmare...
I've been using Dreamhost for donkey's years and haven't had much in the way of problems--didn't even notice these ones, frankly. They're better than most.
Man, I saw the word "hosting" and "suggestions" and was about to start raving about how much I love Dreamhost til I read the title all the way... Dreamhost really is a great company with a lot to offer, I think they've just been plagued by many problems, some culminating together at the same time (see
Anatomy of a Disaster
). But they are a very transparent company that is not afraid to admit when things are not going well. I think the server problems are temporary, and in the long run I've found their service to be far more excellent than others.
are pretty reliable.
for three domains (two work and one personal) and I'm pretty happy with them. Up-time is excellent and they're consistent under heavy loads. I wouldn't necessarily recommend them to everyone, since their learning curve for the neophyte webmaster is pretty steep, but the features are there and they have 24-hour live tech support. They offer a variety of plans, based on traffic and features. I believe they're entirely
, so if you're looking for Windows/ASP, they're probably not for you. I've never been that impressed with DH, even when they weren't having constant problems. My experience has been that they're good for low-volume sites, and very good at helping new users set things up, but they slow down a lot under heavy load and at peak times. I moved one of our work sites from Dreamhost to OLM because of this. YMMV, of course.
Oh, and avoid GoDaddy. I let them suck me in with one of their "deals". Guess what? You get what you pay for. And their head honcho is a fruitcake.
I second the motion to avoid GoDaddy. I've been using Fatcow for years and have found them to be really excellent- very helpful folks, and virtually no unscheduled downtime.
Hi Argh! I, too, have had to run from Dreamhost... this was two weeks after their collapse in late July. We were getting massive latency and slow performance, and I sent support request after support request asking them to look at it and they'd say everything was fine. FTPs were running at a blazing 1.4 MB/minute! Meanwhile I was having trouble managing the server and my users were complaining en masse. What a crock. We went to Verio and now we are having trouble with sporadic Server Not Available messages (and you click reload and it's fine). They basically sent me a form letter saying everything is fine. We're moving. In short,
Dreamhost sucks ass
. And I can't recommend Verio either. Sweet Jesus, it seems like webhosting everywhere is starting to get really sucky.
- a fantastic deal
I like Dreamhost most of the time. I'm just mystified that they decided to do some "rewiring" in the middle of the day where 80% of their customers are from. My site was down for only 2 hours... but in the busiest part of the afternoon!
$2 domain name registration for new Yahoo users
I know nothing about it, nor am I affiliated, or even interested. YMMV. still $2 to register "quidnuncr00lz.net" is a deal!