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    Web hosting suggestions

    I have been asked to make a website for a small business and they are just starting up and have asked me to suggest where to host their site. There are a ton of different hosts out there. I'm really looking for something reliable and cheap. Just need to host a simple site for a fishing guide. I will need ftp access and would like PHP and mysql if possible.

    Can anyone suggest any companies that they have experience with. I'd like something around $5 a month if possible. Any help is appreciated.

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    good web hosting company

    http://www.powweb.com/powweb/index.bml

    I have used them for over 4 years and have been very happy with them.

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    Try lunarpages.com

    I used to manage an internet company and owned a web design firm. Lunarpages is great.
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    That's what I do. tsl=The Secret Labs. FTP, PHP, MySQL and all the goodies starting at $60/yr. Tech support may not be instant if I'm out on my bike...
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    thanks for all your suggestions that powweb does look pretty good and affordable. just need something that I will not pay for 1 year and the company go out of biz in 2 months like my last webhost i used

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    1and1.com is also pretty good from what I hear. Personally, I run my own boxes in colocated data centers. Probably not your kind of hosting solution.
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    hmmmm this page kind of scares me from 1 and 1
    http://www.wolf-howl.com/reviews/1an...hosting-sucks/

    but I think all of the cheap hosts will hae mixed reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    Can anyone suggest any companies that they have experience with. I'd like something around $5 a month if possible. Any help is appreciated.
    LMAO. How about hiring a real consultant instead of a hack job like yourself. $5 a month, reliable hosting? IS a ****ing oxyrmoron. Next idiotic question of the week please?
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    hack job .. probably true, but I'm doing it for free. think I'm going with hostgator.com, unless he already has signed up for something.. I just agreed to design the page and help him keep it updated.. which will probably be done by him via a php canned bloger type deal once i set that up.

    PS.. I hope you die

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    http://www.phpwebhosting.com

    Cheap, reliable, php & mysql

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    LMAO. How about hiring a real consultant instead of a hack job like yourself. $5 a month, reliable hosting? IS a ****ing oxyrmoron. Next idiotic question of the week please?
    Umm, wow that was rude and completely uncalled for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    hack job .. probably true, but I'm doing it for free. think I'm going with hostgator.com, unless he already has signed up for something.. I just agreed to design the page and help him keep it updated.. which will probably be done by him via a php canned bloger type deal once i set that up.

    PS.. I hope you die
    I will second powweb.com not because I've used them but because they've been around for a long time. I've seen the name quite often and for the most part i've heard alot more favorable stuff about it than i have about 1and1.com
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
    1and1.com is also pretty good from what I hear. Personally, I run my own boxes in colocated data centers. Probably not your kind of hosting solution.
    I've had good luck with 1and1.com. Once in a while they have amazing deals. You just have to wait for them.

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    I have been using Yahoo for my domains, but getting miffed that they stick third party cookies on my pages. Other than that, I have been extremely happy with their service, availability and Web tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    Umm, wow that was rude and completely uncalled for.
    Yeah, that was a bit over the top.

    In any case, I know some pros who swear by Pair.com. For something like that site, I would suggest A Small Orange where they have a really good "Tiny" plan for $25 a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    I have been using Yahoo for my domains, but getting miffed that they stick third party cookies on my pages. Other than that, I have been extremely happy with their service, availability and Web tools.
    They stick third-party cookies on your pages?

    I'd be out of there in a flash!

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    Yep. Not just cookies, but Web beacons. This is what is at the tail of each page. I removed the serial number for privacy reasons. Its not a secret, but detailed in their privacy page.

    <!-- text below generated by server. PLEASE REMOVE --><!-- Counter/Statistics data collection code --><script language="JavaScript" src="http://us.js2.yimg.com/us.js.yimg.com/lib/smb/js/hosting/cp/js_source/geov2_001.js"></script><script language="javascript">geovisit();</script><noscript><img src="http://visit.webhosting.yahoo.com/visit.gif?xxxxxx" alt="setstats" border="0" width="1" height="1"></noscript>

    One of these days, I'm probably going to buy a cheap PC, put it on a DMZ, and use dyndns.com to host it.

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    ok .. the asmallorange seems to have favorable reviews.

    powweb
    asmallorange -- if he wants to cheap out
    and hostgator
    are my finalists.. probably all about the same ... also looked at namecheap.com, but couldn't find much on it..

    I'll let him make the call, the other guides in the area use homestead.com which is just a basic template and I don't think he wants to fool with it himself and I certainly don't want to have to use a template.

    Thanks all for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    ok .. the asmallorange seems to have favorable reviews.

    powweb
    asmallorange -- if he wants to cheap out
    and hostgator
    are my finalists.. probably all about the same ... also looked at namecheap.com, but couldn't find much on it..

    I'll let him make the call, the other guides in the area use homestead.com which is just a basic template and I don't think he wants to fool with it himself and I certainly don't want to have to use a template.

    Thanks all for your help.
    Namecheap is more of a domain registration company than anything else (I use them for my domain name registrations). I don't recall anyone actually using them as a host. Good luck with your search!

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    LMAO. How about hiring a real consultant instead of a hack job like yourself. $5 a month, reliable hosting? IS a ****ing oxyrmoron. Next idiotic question of the week please?
    You sure have been a weiner this morning.

    I've got a host that I've been using for at least 5 years, is very reliable, and costs me less than $50 a year. Before I started using them I had been with 3 different companies that I paid far more for, that each proved to be less reliable.
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    I've been using Godaddy hosting for about the last 6mo. I'm on their Windows platform deluxe hosting plan and have been happy thus far. I dumped Webhost4life.com promptly after realizing how crummy their multiple domain support was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webist View Post
    Try lunarpages.com

    I used to manage an internet company and owned a web design firm. Lunarpages is great.
    +1 I've used them for three years, and they're very good.

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    I can steer you away from one. They aren't "horrible", but I've had a few issues with current hoster www.ipowerweb.com (not same as powerweb.com mentioned above).

    They first pissed me off when after my 1st year they were offering better startup options to new customers then I had. I still had my original settings when I renewed. When I emailed them about it, they gladly moved my website to a new server which supported the higher storage and bandwidth - happily killing my cgi links, all email was lost, etc.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    LMAO. How about hiring a real consultant instead of a hack job like yourself. $5 a month, reliable hosting? IS a ****ing oxyrmoron. Next idiotic question of the week please?
    I didn't want to be the first to ask, but if the OP has to ask their question, are they really the right person for the job?

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    The only thing that I would be concerned with in running a canned PHP application is security. Trust me on this one.

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