Need web hosting advice
Posted 30 June 2003 - 11:42 PM
I'm shopping around for a web host and I was wondering if we need a certain type of host because we're Mac users? Or does that not matter?
Also, can anyone recommend a good, reliable, and affordable web host?
Posted 01 July 2003 - 06:01 AM
hope this helps out!
Posted 01 July 2003 - 06:12 AM
Based on the recommendation from another thread, (which I can't seem to find), I just switched web hosts from Verio, (a respected and trusted -- but expensive host), to http://www.ipowerweb.com/
It's only been about three weeks but I couldn't be happier up to this point. $95 a year gets you 500mb of storage, 30gb of data transfer per month, unlimited email accounts, web mail, shopping cart function, a free year of domain registration, and more. Tech support also seems to be very good, whether using the 800 # (had about a 15 wait), or via email.
At Verio, I was getting half the storage space for over twice the price.
Posted 01 July 2003 - 06:27 AM
Posted 01 July 2003 - 07:17 AM
Maybe we should have more details on what's needed. Is this a storefront or other interactive site which must accomodate heavy traffic?
Or is this a request for experiences of personal web sites? My son uses Angelfire, my daughter BlogSpot - Angelfire is more reliable.
Posted 01 July 2003 - 12:22 PM
How long have you been with them? One of the reasons I was hesitant about leaving Verio is that their support is excellent. I'd rather pay more and get issues resolved quickly than pay less to a company who doesn't care. But hey - if I can get twice the service for half the price, and still get decent support, I'm all over it!
Another thing that I like about them is that they're in Santa Monica, somewhat close to where I live. If I ever run into problems where they can't satisfy me with tech support, I'll just go bang on their door! /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:54 PM
I've been with iPoweWeb since...December 2001. Problems have always been resolved in less than 24 hours, except in one case. When I started with them, they had misconfigured the MIME type of CSS files as text/plain instead of text/css. As a result, the CSS files wouldn't function with Mozilla/Netscape. That one took a little bit longer for them to fix, but I don't think that it was more than two days, after I notified them.
Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:56 PM