Friday, August 22, 2008

Web hosting recommendations/suggestions?

A quick question for our readers, do you recommend any web hosting services that you have used and are happy with? If you have any suggestions or recommendations please let us know in the comments section or via email. Thanks!

9 comments:

Matthew McLeod said...

Site5.com is very kick ass. Never had downtime, and one domain error was resolved within hours with their support. Of course, if you use them, it'd be super sweet of you to reference "blackorange.ca" as your referrer.

Love the blog!

1001 noisy cameras said...

Thanks! I'll check them out and mention you if I go with them! I love the black/orange design on your site!

Neutralday said...

Noisy,

I use asmallorange.com and have had no problems, and they have had very quick responses to any questions I've had.

But my understanding is that Media Temple, Datagram, BlogSpot and Six Apart top the list for the top 100 blogs on the net. You could check this: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/top-blog-hosting for more ideas.

Brian said...

I've hosted with many places over the years, from the low end (such as Dreamhost, etc.) to the high-end (DataPipe, etc.)

There is a big difference between a hosting company that just throws you on a vhost setup with 2000 other sites on the same server, and a virtual machine where you have some more protection from other sites bringing the server performance down.

At the upper end you can go with a dedicated server, but you don't need that, just mentioning for completeness.

So, in between is the sweetspot for you I think - virtual machine/vps/slices/whatever. Check out companies like Slicehost & Rimuhosting. For $20-40/month you can have some real nice performance you won't get from the lower-tier that is enticing you with the $6/month offering. You'll stand a better chance of holding up under a Digg/Slashdot effect.

As with lenses, you generally get what you pay for.

Email me any questions.

1001 noisy cameras said...

Thanks Neutral Day and Brian for the suggestions and the recommendations! There is a whole spectrum out there!

Anonymous said...

Consider Dreamhost.com: they are self-owned ( so the person you reach in tech support is part owner: they lose a customer, they lose their own personal share value ).

Avoid GoDaddy like the bubonic plague: they're infinite sleazeballs.

Tony said...

Bluehost.com has been great for many years now. With each account you get unlimited domains, unlimited emails, and virtually unlimited bandwidth. They also keep their servers updated with the latest versions of everything.

Stay away from iPowerWeb. Had lots of problems with them and the servers were always down.

ilvaberetta said...

I use DreamHost for my portfolio site and they are great, really helpful and fast!

1001 noisy cameras said...

Thanks Anon, Tony and Ilva for your feedback and suggestions!