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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:47 am

We'll probably want to upscale host at some point soon (ish) so I was wondering what members here could recommend for web hosting.

Here's roughly what we'll need:

100mb or so disk space
100gb transfer a month
PHP support
MySQL support
Ruby support

Price should be anything between 10-15$ a month, preferably.

Thanks.
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:13 am

http://www.hosting-review.com/?gclid=CN ... 5Qodrmm_uQ

The first three look like they have all that

www.fatcow.com

http://www.hostmonster.com/

http://www.bluehost.com/

those three are under 5 dollars a month and have unlimited bandwidth.
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:21 am

I'm wary of very cheap hosts, 5 dollars for what we want sounds too cheap, to sound pedantic..

I'd rather we picked a large reputable host with very few complaints and a price which doesn't seem unrealistic.
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:23 am

This also goes for hosts who offer 100% uptime or unlimited bandwidth; it's impossible to offer either ;).
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:27 pm

FatCow looks pretty reliable and professional, though I would do some research if I was you.
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:50 pm

Have you heard about NearlyFreeSpeech? ( [url:3qtshqsa]https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/[/url:3qtshqsa] ) They have a little different pricing policy; you only pay for what you use. It's best for little sites, because usually hosting packets have way too big limits, (and thus, way too big price) So, it scalable.

Their prices are bind into their own hardware and transfer expenses, so it shouldn't be too expensive. Check it out.

(Hm, it may be that this site's transfer rates are so high that NearlyFreeSpeech isn't very good choice :o)

DreamHost is also pretty well-known and good provider... ( [url:3qtshqsa]http://www.dreamhost.com/[/url:3qtshqsa] )
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:55 pm

FatCow doesn't appear to have ruby, and the pay as you go thingy looks to be expensive for 100gb :(.

DreamHost ticks all the boxes but I have heard negative things about it, I'll have to re look into them.
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:15 pm

I highly recommend aplus.net. 200GB storage/2000GB transfer for 7.50/month and great service. I've used them for years.
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:27 pm

http://www.netfirms.com/web-hosting/

2000 GB monthly transfer, $8.95, quite a few features. Has a lot of spiffy badges, too.
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Post » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:29 pm

Yeah, well, MY hosting's got lotsa spiffy badges too! ->[url:2lc0lgbb]http://www.aplus.net/why/web-hosting-awards/[/url:2lc0lgbb] And MORE of them! So it's BETTER!

(kidding, kidding)
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