Blue Host And Host Monster Is Operated By The Same People

Aug 3, 2008

I was with Blue Host and their support and service was pretty bad. Servers going down all the time, and chat support was terrible. Then I moved to Host Monster and received the same kind of service/support. I later then figured out that Blue Host and Host Monster is runned by the same people. For example, I opened up a tech support ticket with Host Monster and then they replied signing their signature with Blue Host. So I got the same service: terrible tech support and servers kept going down. Now I'm looking for a new web hosting. I a few people here gave Host Gator some good reviews. I hope Host Gator is not run be the same people that runs Blue Host and Host Monster.

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Does anyone have a preference for Host Excellence compared to Blue Host?

Do you think their basic offers are the same?

This is for just a couple of simple domains and sites to be hosted.

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A couple of months later, when I started my second website I opted for Blue Host because I saw their ad on Word Press and I thought that anybody endorsed by WP would have to be good.

I am now in a position to compare and what I find is this:Yahoo!Cost$11.95 per monthEmails 250 in 24 hoursAdd-On Domains NilSupport Nil (only email)Fantastico Nil (Limited)Non-domain emailsNot permitted.htaccess Not allowedBlue HostCost $6.95 per monthEmails 500 per hour (12,000 in 24 hours)Add-On Domains UnlimitedSupport 24/7 live chatFantastico FullNon-domain emails Permitted.htaccess Allowed
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I am quite happy with BH because I am paying less, get unlimited add-on domains (I added four very easily) and get 24/7 chat support (with Yahoo! you only get an automated email response after 24 - 48 hours!)

It is said that you get what you paid for. I am paying Yahoo! more but what am I getting in return which I am not getting from BH?

Or to put it another way: Why would someone (reasonably instructed) opt for Yahoo! over BH and others?

Is Yahoo! just a rip-off or am I missing something here?

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Also I would want to register with 1&1 as to register privately is free but with godaddy it costs around $15 and I've heard of godaddy stealing persons domains when they haven't even expired yet i.e. familyAlbum.com?

Is it allowed for instance to register my domain name with 1&1 and host my site with godaddy?

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I have just made a personal website using photoshop, html, css and php. My site contains an index page, a gallery page with 8 photos, a contact page with a form and an extra page with some quotes. I am planning to use a paid host for the first time. Based on feedbacks from some of my sitepoint friends, I decided to go in for shared hosting. I thought of using Hostdogs.com as they have the option of a monthly billing cycle. I thought that I have the option of changing my host after a month if I am not happy with them. I have also read a lot about Hostgator.com. A lot of sitepoint members seem hooked to it.

1. Can anyone give an opinion as to which host I should go in for? Hostdogs also give a free domain. Is there any reason I should go in for Hostgator instead of Hostdogs?

2. One more question, I have heard that once I have a site running, I can earn money through the advertisements placed on it? How do I place advertisements on my site?

3. One last and very important question is whether it is right to go in for shared hosting at this point of time. I just read this

Quote:

When you look for a suitable host, be sure to check out the amount of bandwidth that will be available to your site. Even a site that doesn't require a great deal of data transfer per month could run slowly if you're hosted on a shared server; particularly if you are on the same server as a more popular or bandwidth-intensive site.
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This made me wonder whether I should go in for shared hosting. But then mine is a personal home page which may not have so much of traffic.

4. What does the paragraph below mean? How does one handle ones registration manually?

Self-Management (no cost)
Select this option if you prefer to handle your registration manually.Your web host can establish service with any Top-Level Domain (TLD), international or domestic.

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My client is on a best available server on his local IDC and the IDC doesn't have anything further to offer, hardware or technology wise. In the same time client doesn't want to drop the local IDC as the 60% of his traffic is local.

What are my options?

1. I'm looking for a multi processor server with 8GB ram/10K 2X400GB SAS HDD's. In general, do I really need this type of server to serve 1 million hits?

2. What type of providers that you recommend for the above requirement?

3. I mainly need to route the US/Europe traffic to a US server or at least blindly route 50% of the traffic to a US server. How do I do this?

-- 3.a. Can this be done with software load balancing or something like Round Robin world work? Or how do we do this?

-- 3.b. What type server Admin's or management providers who can help clients with similar service (see 3.a)?

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Bluesquare is known to be a very good and still is a nice alternative than london, however I think now london has become a cheaper alternative, what do you guys and gals think?

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What do you look for in a web host (in terms of shared and reseller hosting).

Do you prefer cheap "unlimited" and "unmetered" plans?

Would you like support through live chat, phone, or helpdesk?

What kind of price range would you consider reasonable for a shared hosting plan? a reseller plan?

Would a community forum with support staff and other clients be a plus to you?

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Sep 18, 2008

I have been with a lot of web hosting providers and I even gave my experiences a few days ago with heart internet, but 'JUST HOST' justhost.com rocks!! Can you imagine, I tried calling them and lines were busy, and submiitted a form online asking them to call, and I was called in under 3 minutes. The servers are fast, I uploaded my entire website in a few minutes. And what they offer for 3.95p/m is just unbelievable.They even offer a free domain, but make sure you claim it at point of buying or you cannot do this after.

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I'm currently on a VPS server at JaguarPC. In 1 week time I upgraded my account from shared hosting, to semi-dedicated hosting and then to VPS because my script was affecting other users on the server. I always thought that a VPS is like a server. With this I mean that I thought that I will be the only one affected if my scripts are using too many resources. But I was just informed by JaguarPC that users on a VPS server can affect each other.

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after all the frustration with the previous host. time to find a new on.

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Aug 23, 2009

This is a big company, that offers a lot of features for a relatively small price (with discounts readily available). They have a positive image. Customer service seems cheery. Unlimited storage and bandwidth is a definite plus. I signed up with them in November 2008, and mostly did not encounter problems with them until late July other than slow server access via my base from South America. Sign up and set up went relatively smooth. I had no major problems other than my page loading slowly, which I partly improved by making several adjustments to my Joomla site, but even after optimization the page still has its moments of slowness.

In an earlier post in this forum, I detailed the first issues. There were two main problems: one, my articles pages were showing up blank in PhP5, and two, I was unable to enter my Joomla Administrator at times. On the first issue, it turned out partly due to PhP5 not performing properly, and later, a plugin that should have been de-activated. The second issue, am still not sure, and its happening again.

One week ago, after just a few precious days of my site functioning normally, the bad luck poured on further still. I was hit this time by the NobodyCoder hacker. What an incredible coincidence of bad luck! Made me wonder, given the tone of some of my prior complaints, but then I did see that other Lunarpage customers were also hit on the same day as me, and some of them, on the same server.

Two days after the hacker struck, and no response to my emails, I finally got someone from Lunar to give me some time after I complained publicly in their forum page. A customer service supervisor took the unprecedented step of calling me.

First, though Lunarpages harps on its customers being at fault, through faulty scripts and such, I learned of some security measures that Lunarpages fails to inform its customers about that could conceivably help with such issues -- especially on shared servers -- such as the really helpful step of activating "suphp." When we were talking, the customer service rep was inside my Cpanel and I asked him if he would go ahead and make that change for me. He said he would do that, and that he was doing so while we talked. I was disappointed to see after the conversation that he had lied to me and had not make that change for me. Beyond this blatant display of dishonesty, I moreover pointed out to the customer service rep that I had read mod_security for Apache should be activated and configured -- he assured me that it was. I looked after our conversationm it in fact wasn't and that there was nothing about this to be found in their Knowledge base.

Concerning the hacker who messed up my site, it appears that multiple sites have been hit, particularly on my server. The customer service rep rightly agreed with me that this hack is obviously not targeting sites individually but sending it out en masse via a robot or program. Given that, and that many sites on my server have been hit, it would appear the hacker has found a way to exploit sites on their server (s). However, the response from Lunarpages support people again has so far has been mainly to tell people to do virus scans of their computers and change passwords, all of which helpful but likely don't do much to tackle the real issue.

The net result is that while the security issue appears to have been a broader, server wide security breakdown, the Lunarpages company has sidestepped any responsibility in the matter and done little to help customers get out of this mess. One wonders if it will happen again once my site goes back online (because of their slow server it took me about 3 days to upload the backup.) In general, though their customer service reps are generally polite, they react slowly to customer issues and often are completely ineffective.

I am looking for a new web host.

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May 25, 2008

I know that this post will get deleted like the last ones but I'm tired of getting spam from a Rackspace customer. sendemedia.com keeps claiming that I "agreed to receive information from Consumerbase and our partners". Bull. I would never sign up for intentional spam. Additionally, they're using an email address that I haven't used in literally 5 years that only gets spam any more.

But I report them every time to rackspace.com. And, apparently, given that they never do anything about it, rackspace.com is just fine with the spam.

Don't host with them! WHT will likely delete / water down this post but if you read this do not support rackspace!

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