List of reliable hosts

Adam

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I take it they are pretty good....How does gandi compare to namecheap?
They about equal in price comparison, although gandi does seem to have some really cool sales sometimes. Last year or the year before to celebrate their anniversary, they actually had a window of about 6 hours for free domain name registration. And the other sale was $1 or $2 domain registration. Their renewal cost is also kept low.

I find their dns also to be fairly speeding. Although I wish they would allow for more NS entries. They keep to the typical 5 ns entry standard as most host and registers do. So for most people that won't be an issue.

edit: wrongfully typed years, when it should have been hours... opps... small typing mistake. lol
 

John L.

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WiredTree has been my VPS provider and dedicated server provider of choice for years. I'd recommend them in a heartbeat.
 

Adept

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I'm not satisfied with Hostgator's security. Any alternatives guys?
 

mattvinyl

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I use SimplexWebs on my forum and on my own business website. Superb British web hosting and world class support if needed. All at an acceptable price.
 

Nogitsune

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I use SimplexWebs on my forum and on my own business website. Superb British web hosting and world class support if needed. All at an acceptable price.
I was looking at Simplex earlier this year, contemplating their services but a lot of reviews kind of portrayed them badly.
Definitely second asmallorange. Very nice and reliable.
How long have you been with them? I had wanted to try them
(they are close to my hometown in NC) but they are owned by EIG which is like this big business who buys hosts and then like ruins them and it kind of scared me off.
 

Erin Nicole

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How long have you been with them? I had wanted to try them
(they are close to my hometown in NC) but they are owned by EIG which is like this big business who buys hosts and then like ruins them and it kind of scared me off.
I wouldn't go with them then.
Even if they are near you. Even if ASO is good now, they will not be in a few months/years.
 

mattvinyl

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I was looking at Simplex earlier this year, contemplating their services but a lot of reviews kind of portrayed them badly.
I personally haven't had any issues with SimplexWebs. They have had a few outages when they had a DDOS attacks, but for the most part I cannot speak any ill of their service.
Appreciate that reviews are handy if we're looking to buy something, but not all speak the full truth. For example, someone may give bad rep because support staff didn't answer a ticket in under 1 minute twenty seconds :eek:

If they ever mess me about, be sure to know I'll let the world know ;)
 

Adam

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I want update something I previously stated regarding, DNS Made Easy

Sometime ago, MattW recommended or suggested that I had left them out of my long list of providers found here
https://theadminzone.com/threads/list-of-reliable-hosts.116081/page-2#post-846050

Adam - missing DNSMadeEasy for the list of DNS providers.
I had commended a few times about how I and others had mixed or poor experiences with them in the past. However this was 2 1/2 years ago and things do change so I decided to give them a try, given they now offer a free 30 day trial.

Small update... I found out I could use a 30 day trial with DNS Made Easy. I may have to rethink my original stance. Things seem to have improved since I last used them (2 years ago).
My trial was going to be expiring this week and so I have purchased their services. I actually have noticed an improvement since add DNS Made Easy.
 

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KSalue

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I use hawkhost.com

been using them for about 2years now for shared hosting

paying around 90 USD a year
 

Ertha

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Currently using

1.Site5 - Great support, 24/7 Live support, Great price and back-end, Has a function to have multiadmin panel for each domain without need of reseller or VPS.
2.StableHost - affordable price with decent server and support.
 

Echo

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I use hawkhost.com

been using them for about 2years now for shared hosting

paying around 90 USD a year
I've been using them for around four years I believe, had a couple issues with their Seattle location, then they shut that down and moved me to LA, solid ever since, very affordable to, they meet my needs for hosting.
 

KSalue

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I've been using them for around four years I believe, had a couple issues with their Seattle location, then they shut that down and moved me to LA, solid ever since, very affordable to, they meet my needs for hosting.
I am using the server in UK i think a few months ago it was so slow that I was about to switch to another host but then I complained a few times then after a month or two suddenly my site went down for a few hours then bam its backup and it was faster loading than before by alot, made me so happy /.*
 

LBShawShaw

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I wanted to try out digital ocean's free coupon but it always required a CC so I was apprehensive to try it out.
 
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