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Q: Fast and Reliable Web Hosting Provider ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Fast and Reliable Web Hosting Provider
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: rain_of_heaven-ga
List Price: $35.00
Posted: 10 Jun 2004 16:37 PDT
Expires: 10 Jul 2004 16:37 PDT
Question ID: 359443
I need to find a Windows web hosting provider that offers the fastest
response times and is very, very reliable. I couldn't find any recent
reputable or un-biased surveys on hosting companies, but something
like that would be great.

I have multiple customers that I want to move off of Interland because
of frequest problems and slow connecting speeds. If the company has a
good reseller plan that's a big plus. Decent customer service is also
Subject: Re: Fast and Reliable Web Hosting Provider
Answered By: tox-ga on 16 Jun 2004 19:42 PDT
There are a three very reliable companies that you could try, all
reviewed and supported by CNET, an independent, well respected,
technology review site. They have also recieved a large amount of
positive feedback in various user forums. If you require more, feel
free to ask for clarifications. I will work until you are completely
satisfied with the answer. (
Reseller: Yes 
Plan List:
Features: Perl, PHP, Python, SSI, SSL, Frontpage, unlimited emails and more
Do not be fooled by the simple webpage, this is a powerful webhost
with hundreds of thosands of customers. I myself have used their
hosting services for almost 2 years now and have never experienced any
trouble. They have received glowing reviews and testimonies, some of
which can be seen at, They are extremely
fast, one of the fastest webhosts available

They also offer 24/7 phone support to both you, and the people you are
reselling to (anonymously, of course).

As far as impartial reviews go, CNET, a very reputable source of
technology reviews recommends OLM over other companies
( and
features it as a web host
( Their service also
passes NetMechanic's server reliability test at 99.8%+
( and qualifies as
a CNET Gold Performer
Their basic hosting plan also recieved excellent reviews
Many users have also been extremely satisfied with OLM's service
( And as I
mentioned before, they also have a much larger user-base (over 325000)
than most other hosting companies.
If its speed, reliability, support and value you desire, OLM certainly
is an excellent choice.

One World Hosting (
Reseller: Yes
Plan List: (
Features: Frontpage, PHP, SSL, SSH, mySQL, CGI, FTP and more
One World Hosting recieved a Platinum Performer award from CNET, the
highest honour available, for 100% uptime for more than 72 weeks.
One World Hosting is also chosen as the #1 for small business hosting,
and was rated "Best all around", "Best overall" and "easy to use".

ICDSoft (
Reseller: Yes 
Plan List: (
Features: Perl, PHP, SSI, Python, Ruby, TCL, MySQL database, unlimited
email accounts and more
If you are willing to forgo 24/7 phone support and are willing to
settle for within the hour, generally within 15-30 minute support,
then ICDSoft is definitely for you. It is also a well established
companies with hundreds of users with positive things to say about it.
ICDSoft has received an overwhelmingly positive response on
webhostingrating (,
not by the reviewers but 300+ customers. While it is concievable that
20 or maybe even 100 entries are fabricated, there is no reason to
generate that many reviews. I also looked through about 100 of the
reviews in the middle and near the end and found them all to be
unique. These seem to be from genuinely satisfied customers.  They are
also fairly large, with 45000 customers
( Most of the budget hosting
companies that exist (I even checked the ones on my list I passed
over) have only customer testimonials and message board posts to back
them up (example: It
was also highly recommended by VoltaPublishing


Request for Answer Clarification by rain_of_heaven-ga on 16 Jun 2004 20:22 PDT
Thanks, tox,  for your quick response. Perhaps I should have been more
explicit that I need a WINDOWS hosting provider. These seem like good
companies, but Unix or Linux oriented.

To be more explicit, The provider should offer a Windows hosting plan,
preferably with the full complement of Windows options -- like ASP,
and SQL Server.

I appreciate the C/net reviews since I am looking for independent
reviews rather than testimonials. I was a little shocked, though, when
I saw that they had rated Interland as 100% uptime. We have about 10
Interland accounts, and it seems we are constantly having to deal with
problems on their end.


Clarification of Answer by tox-ga on 16 Jun 2004 21:39 PDT
Sorry about that. Here are two reliable Windows-based hosting company
that meets your needs. They both have 3rd party reviews and positive
user feedback.

HostMySite (
Reseller: Yes (
Plan List:
Features: ASP/ASP.NET, MS SQL Server 2000, SSL, CGI, Frontpage Extensions and more
HostMySite is a company that has been around since 1997 and has just
recently opened a second data center
( Their customers
number over 25000 world wide. Their CEO was nominated as the "Delaware
Young Entrepreneur of the Year"
( They also recieved high
scores and excellent recommendations from Web Host Magazine & Buyers
Guide, a respected independent reviewer
( The
review mentions the high quality of hardware used by the hosting
company, as well as their impressive speed and reliability. In terms
of support, they offer 24/7 toll free phone, email, and live chat
support so you can rest assured knowing that there will be somebody
for you if you encounter any problems. Another independent site also
gave the web host high ratings

There are also numerous comments on the web from satisfied customers:

CrystalTech (
Reseller: Yes (
Plan List:
Features: ASP/ASP.NET, PHP, MS Access, ColdFusion, MS SQL Server 2000,
SSL, CGI, Frontpage Extensions and more
Also with excellent reviews by Web Host Magazine & Buyers Guide
CrystalTech is one of the oldest and largest Windows-based hosting
company on the market, with 26000 customers worldwide
( and include some
Fortune 500 companies. They have partnerships with many large
companies including Microsoft, Macromedia, AT&T, among others
( They also offer 24/7
e-mail support (with very quick response) and optional phone support.

There are also numerous comments on the web from satisfied customers:

These two sites are both excellent choices for your hosting
requirements. If you need any more, do not hesitate to ask for

Subject: Re: Fast and Reliable Web Hosting Provider
From: ref1ex-ga on 10 Jun 2004 18:50 PDT

i use their services for 2 years and very happay ;)
Subject: Re: Fast and Reliable Web Hosting Provider
From: justanaveragenewbie-ga on 12 Jun 2004 22:34 PDT

You should be able to find user reviews of their services at the above website.  

Is there a price limit, storage requirement, or bandwidth requirement that you need?

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