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Q: Whos the best website hosting company ( Answered,   5 Comments )
Subject: Whos the best website hosting company
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: overhead-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 17 Dec 2005 07:31 PST
Expires: 16 Jan 2006 07:31 PST
Question ID: 606827
I am wanting to get website hosting and wanted to know where and whats
the best company to start the with. Thank You
Subject: Re: Whos the best website hosting company
Answered By: webadept-ga on 17 Dec 2005 08:18 PST

I'm glad you threw that "... to start with" in there because it makes
the question answerable. To try to tell you "The Best" would simply be
impossible, because every mature site has its own needs. But if you
are just starting out, and need the base line features, then I would
say right now Hummingbird is probably the best place to begin.

First of all they have all the basic features (MySQL, PHP, Perl, Front
Page extensions, email, SSL if you get the cert, and decent
reporting), second they are very inexpensive. The base package is
about $10.00 per month, which allows you to host 5 domain names for
that $10.00. That's $2.00 a name.

I've had several of my sites on there for more than a year now. I've
had one minor problem with them in that year (couldn't FTP files to
the site one day), which they fixed within 2 hours of my email to
them. Very responsive.

Now, some real world things to keep in mind. Since the beginning of
the exodus to the Internet, ISP's have come and gone. I've seen great
ones here today, gone tomorrow with no real sign that anything was
wrong. Several nation wide ISP companies have gone down taking all of
their customers with them. That is reality.

1) Never make a website that relies on customized settings on an ISP,
unless you plan on hosting that site on your own server, using your
own connection to the Internet.

2) Always have your web site designed so that the changing of a couple
(2) configuration files will allow you to place that website on a new

3) Always have a backup. Never have something on the ISP server that
you do not have on your backup.

4) Be ready to move. Periodically, look into other ISP's. Know where
they are, and what they charge.

I really like Hummingbird, I hope they make mucho bucks and live a
long life, but I've been on the net way too long not to keep those 4
concepts in mind at all times. I want to live a long life and make
mucho bucks too.

Hummingbird Hosting

thanks, and happy holidays

Subject: Re: Whos the best website hosting company
From: i_know_all-ga on 20 Dec 2005 00:51 PST

Before choosing a web hosting company, there is a few considerations
to be made such as price, reliability, support, turnaround time when
problems arise and service uptime.

There is plenty of hosting companies out there, but choosing the right
one does not have to be brain surgery.

Follow the following steps to optimize your search for the right hosting company.

1. Set a realistic monthly budget on how much you are willing to spend
on hosting. Usually between $7.95 to $14.95 should be a realistic
amount for a decent service.

2. Start searching online for web hosting, visit the top search
results and narrow it down to maybe 5 companies that you think are up
to the job.

3. Head on over to forums like and do a
search for user feedback on those companies.

4. Make sure that you shoose a company that does not have any
contracts and a 30day monay back guarantee in writing, this will give
you flexibility in moving away from the host in case you are not
satisfied with their services.

5. Make sure that the hosting company has an toll free number that you
can call. Call their number to make sure that it works.

6. Make sure the company accepts credit cards, most legit companies
will accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express

Try their services on a month to month basis to see if they keep their
end of the bargain and their uptime to at least 99.8%

A recommended host is they offer a 30day money
back guarantee and a <a href=>Free domain
name</a> with each hosting account.
Subject: Re: Whos the best website hosting company
From: overhead-ga on 20 Dec 2005 20:36 PST
I would like to recommend aerowebhost. They are at the top of the
line. The have gotten very good reviews from I
have one of my sites hosted with them to test them out. With the
pricing and the support I would have to say they are propably in the
top 5, at least for being new to web hosting. If nothing out take a
look at their plans and the support they offer, just ask a question
and see the response time.  Give em a try.
Subject: Re: Whos the best website hosting company
From: tnteverett-ga on 28 Dec 2005 21:04 PST
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Subject: Re: Whos the best website hosting company
From: nevf-ga on 19 Feb 2006 08:34 PST
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Subject: Re: Whos the best website hosting company
From: netspaceonline-ga on 19 Nov 2006 05:04 PST

It is very difficult to locate the best hosting company, there are so
many on the internet and each has different opinions by users who have
enjoyed the service provided and those who haven?t. I would recommend
you search for a hosting company which you feel comfortable with, you
can then contact them and probe them further to see if they offer
everything you want, and when you are sure, you can opt to host with
them, this is usually the ideal way of locating a reliable hosting

Most users get upset when they are easily lured into extravagant
hosting plans which offer thousands of megabytes of bandwidth and disk
space when realistically speaking this is not possible, it is
therefore clear that such hosts oversell, meaning they place a higher
number of users per server to cover costs hoping that such users wont
use all the space and bandwidth provided, when these users do the
servers encounter problems, spikes, downtime etc which in turn results
in a poor hosting experience and bad reviews :) don?t be fooled by
hosts offering unlimited bandwidth / disk space, if its too good to be
true, it generally is.

Anyway, you can try out our services at
and can even read our reviews from some of our clients at:

Best of luck with you search,

Tahir Ahmed

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