How Do You Find Your Host

Apr 21, 2008

I was wondering how you guys go about finding a host?

Where do you do your research?

What forums do you use?

What else do you do in your process before finding a web host?

Do you subscribe to newsletters or web host magazines?

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Trying To Find A Server Host

May 13, 2009

Im trying to find the most reliable webhoster on the wed. Im looking to start a business where i can offer regular hosting as well as reseller accounts. Im looking for a good server with a low price.

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Find A Host. NO SPAM

Feb 1, 2009

I have a web blog that shows promise of growing pretty big soon! This is a vbulletin whith chatbox and arcade games. The forum is for gamers and game modification talk. I want to keep my features such as in forum mp3 player for streaming music. I host no files everything is linked from outside sources. Even photos are linked from photo hosts. I forsee about 20-30 members on at all time browsing and chatting in chatbox. Playing in the online arcade!

I have no idea how much bandwidth all this will use up. I do know that 20-40 gig of space should be quite enough but as always I want all I can get. As far as bandwidth I have no idea what all those features will eat up.

I have looked at and talked to them they said their unlimited is this 300gig space 3000 gig bandwidth and they do not keep up with msql databases. I looked on BBB and they have an A+ record if compared to hostgator they have unsatifatory! The only problem is they are yearly contract only. I do not trust this! I also have to let them re-bill me at end of year and this gives them access to my account. The payment options are check,paybal, or credit.

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Jul 11, 2008

My friend can easily run a host command in unix to find information about a domain such as it's mail server, ip address etc.

how I can duplicate this functionaility in a windows environment?

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Nov 2, 2008

So is there a way to find out which host a particular site is using? For example, which company is hosting this site?

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Jun 27, 2007

I had asked for some help awhile ago and recieved some great advice. Unfortunately, the company I work for decided not to move at that time (between deciding to give the host more chance and also becuase we were all dreading another swich over. However, we are now ready to move.

We are currently on shared hosting and I belive VPS is the best option for us right niw (in this stage of our growth).

What I need is one that is fully managed and then some. I need someone that will provide the same type of support you get with shared hosting - meaning I can even come to them when suddenly we have an e-mail issue for example. And for things tht they don't do, at least have the patience to point me in the right direction, help me know what I need to do. I can handle the admin functions of a shared hosting site... but am leery of doing to much more without guidence...

Another thing I am looking for is someone that we can grow with seemlessly - even if it ends up resulting in going to a fully manged deciated server. With any growth, I do want want downtime or having to change DNS (that always causes us problems). I want someone we ca be with for years, allows us to grow, and is reliable/dependable. I really hate switching hosts!

What we need/our set-up/about us:

I would need at least 10 GB hard drive (SCSI HDDS) to begin with.

We currently have two seperate SMF forums (both private, internal with few users) operating on their own MySQL installations. We will probably add more forums (SMF) in the future - each with their own MySQL databases.

We have a Wordpress blog

We use Coppermine Album (it is also tied into the blog so that thumbnails of photos load into the blog sidebar)

For Transfer/bandwidth - I am not sure. I will guess at least 50G. We currently canlt send a lot of our e-mail out of our server due to e-mail limitations so I don't know exactly how much we will use.

On transfer - the majority of it is e-mail, followed by ftp usage.

I really do need someone who can handle and understand our high volumne of e-mail and will help make sure we have no issues with it. That is actually the lifeblood of our business. We recieve data from our clients each day via e-mail, and then send them back customized reports (each day) based on their data. This means we get a lot of e-mail in, and even more going out. When our e-mail shuts down - we shut down.

Our current hosting uses Cpanel and I do like it (and am used to it), however would consider a different control panel if it has the same basic features of Cpanel and is easy to use. However, I really like the fact that moving a Cpanel sitre to another one is very easy (unless that doesn't work when going from shared to VPS)

We will not be doing any reselling of hosting or anything like that - so i don't need anything geared that way. We actually will probably only have the one site, with a few other domains pointed to that. However, we may eventual create additional sites (with their own name) just for the forums.

I have seen about 10 companies listed in other threads that look really good, but not sure which I want... becuase I am hoping I can stay with who ever I pick for the next 10 years and more...

Some of the ones I am interested in are:


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Find The Host Company Through A Domain

Apr 21, 2009

there was a site that showed the host company if you searched by domain. unfortunately I didn't bookmark it.

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To Find Web Host For Personal Web Site

May 24, 2008

This is my first attempt at using a web hosting company. I currently use a free service from my ISP that gives me 25 MB of space for a personal web site. After only a few weeks, I have exceeded that limit and now find myself needing much more.

My personal website will contain information of a bowling league that my friends and I belong to. I plan to have many pages of data from an Excel spreadsheet included, either in a database format, or just plain html. I also plan to have several family photos and some video on my web site. I will be adding pages on a weekly basis.

I did some research and I felt I needed something like 25G of storage for all my pages containing tables and photos. Since I am not using it for business purposes, I am looking for something very basic, if that is possible.

If anyone knows a decent host that can accomodate my needs, which is simple, but requiring a lot of space, please share your recommendations. My budget is between $5 to $10 per month.

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Burned By IXWebhosting, How To Find A *secure* Host?

Nov 13, 2008

I'm a customer of IXWebhosting (actually their alias HostExcellence) and I'm completely disgusted. Their latest crime is denying and covering up a security problem which allows scripts to be inserted via cache directories. I now have people complaining of Bloodhound Exploit messages from their Norton Antivirus software. It's being done by somebody else on their servers, in turn infecting everybody else (for several weeks now).

Several months ago, they began SPAMMING the error pages with search engine affiliate links, which I'm sure they collect money from. I said I wanted them off, they said "do it yourself" using custom error pages.

Their outgoing e-mail servers are constantly blacklisted.

Whenever the database or main server fails, they never catch this on their own. I always have to call or create a support ticket.

Needless to say, I'm tired of their BS.

How do I find a replacement host that takes SECURITY seriously? Are there report cards anywhere?

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Using Find Command With Regex To Find All Number-only Filenames

Oct 15, 2007

how can i do a search for all files (probs using regex) of files consisting purely of numbers?

for e.g. find:


(always have 5 numbers).

seems one of my accounts has had some script run which generated a bunch of these in various subfolders, and the php file basically does a callback to and, which seem to be some sort of spyware servers.

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Find & Tar

Jun 21, 2007

I can't seem to figure out why this is not working. I want to cd into a directory and only compress certain files. However, what I end up with is a file called ..tgz (I am not sure why it is adding that other dot).

Here is the command line:

find . -mmin +1 -exec tar czf {}.tgz {} ;

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Someone Are Using My BW. Can I Find Out Whose Ips

Jul 14, 2007

I have a CentOS web server at my company. It's dual opteron. That server also acts like a router and I have about 5 computer are connected to that router. My web server has been slowed and can i find out who is using my bw ?. Those 5 computers has only local ips (10.10.0.x).

that my website is just for me, no one else know that website.

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How To Keep Email On Current Host And Forward Http Traffic To New Host

Apr 11, 2008

I'm configuring a website for a client who has moved their web hosting to downtownhost, but is keeping their email hosting with their current provider. They do not want to configure an MX entry on DTH to autoforward email back to their current provider because they don't want their email to pass through DTH.

In order to do this, do I keep the nameserver entries on the current provider the same, and configure an http redirect to point to DTH? Or is there something else I should configure on the current provider?

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How Important Is The Country The Host Is Based? Host Overseas?

May 21, 2009

I'm wondering if you can tell me something about your experience with a host/server in a different country or overseas.

My webpage will be mostly frequented by Australians.

What do you think is the advantage and the disadvantage of having a host in your own country and having one overseas?

I'm thinking about stability, traffic speed, peak hours in different time zones, customer service, ....

What are your experiences?

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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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Jul 8, 2008

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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May 27, 2008

with this being my first website goddady's website tonight or there blog site plan seem pretty good as I do not know how to build a professional looking website nor do I have a knowledge of HTML. Are there other hosts that offer better services such as these?

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.

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

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How-To: Find PHP Nobody Spammers!

Apr 9, 2004

Someone posted some code similar to below, I made modifications or two after trying to detect PHP "nobody" users, after dumping a few printenv I found PHP exports PWD when calling an external program such sendmail. Basically the PWD will show the user directory that is coming from, which is enough to detect who is sending SPAM even as nobody! It's not 100% secure in that they could wipe /var/log/formmail but I don't imagine any spam will notice the logger, they presume any cPanel server (or other CP for that matter) is the same.

mv /usr/sbin/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail2
pico /usr/bin/sendmail (paste the below code into it)
chmod +x /usr/bin/sendmail
echo > /var/log/formmail
chmod 777 /var/log/formail


# use strict;
use Env;
my $date = `date`;
chomp $date;
open (INFO, ">>/var/log/formmail.log") || die "Failed to open file ::$!";
my $uid = $>;
my @info = getpwuid($uid);
else {

print INFO "$date - $PWD - @info";

my $mailprog = '/usr/sbin/sendmail.real';
foreach (@ARGV) {
$arg="$arg" . " $_";

open (MAIL,"|$mailprog $arg") || die "cannot open $mailprog: $!";
while (<STDIN> ) {
print MAIL;
close (INFO);
close (MAIL);

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Oct 3, 2009

i want to know more about there service.
does any one work with them?
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Jun 23, 2009

in which folder is the crontab generally located.

i run LAMP

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Feb 27, 2009

I tried searching for it on google but couldn't find any server company offering VPS using Litespeed instead of Apache. Yes, I know that Apache could be optimized, but would like to try a VPS or dedicated server with Litespeed, just for testing and learning to use and troubleshoot Litespeed. Does anybody here know of a supplier? I would need less than 10 gigs, 250+ Ram as well as cPanel.

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Nov 26, 2008

How can I find a path in my VPS? It uses virtuozzo. I am new to all this so this might be a stupid question..

For example, my host says ffmpeg is in usr/bin/ffmpeg,, how do I find /usr/?

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Where Can I Find 10+ Tb Bandwidth

Sep 4, 2008

Here's my situation:

I run a site that does a lot of transfers AND uses a lot of CPU resources. I think I would like to get two different hosting plans to deal with these different patterns of usage, but where can I find a good host offering lots of bandwidth that is content to have it actually used? I've been with DreamHost for a while but they don't allow "data archiving" or whatever (and I have arguments against their claims but it's neither here nor there). So, really, where the heck can a guy find a good host offering plenty of space and bandwidth? Keep in mind I need pretty much no CPU power with such a plan; the web server can be stone cold stupid for all I care, as I can just get a VPS to run the CPU-intensive part of my site!

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May 10, 2008

Weve got a server where the /var is setup at 7gb, which is now %100 full.

Weve deleted the common logs we always notice, but thats only gotten us down to %94.

Anyone have any ideas what we should be cleaning or a good script that might help?

seems 5.5gb of data is in /lib

What is safe to delete from /lib and why is it taking up so much space?

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Sep 12, 2007

If I have PID 1122 of apche httpd and using 99% CPU. How can I find the crosponding web site name which is utilizing that much CPU so I can the suspend it.

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Sep 14, 2007

Over the last day. I have noticed that something is suddenly taking up 15gb on my server.

My server is Centos.

How would i find what this is. I have tried for about 1 hour to track this down but cant find anything.

How do i do a search of all files on the server and arranging it by the file size.

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Jan 23, 2007

waht i do ?

root@server [~]# service exim restart
Shutting down clamd: [ OK ]
Shutting down exim: [ OK ]
Shutting down antirelayd: [FAILED]
Shutting down spamd: [ OK ]
Starting clamd: [ OK ]
Starting exim-26: [ OK ]
Starting exim: [ OK ]
Starting exim-smtps: [ OK ]
Starting antirelayd: Cannot find the maillog at /usr/sbin/antirelayd line 26.
Starting spamd: [ OK ]

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May 26, 2007

Assuming that one was to get a local office in a town, how would someone find building or area that had a high availbility of fiber nearby, but was not a datacenter? Are their fiber maps for each big city? Does anyone have fiber maps for Houston, Texas? I would be interested in seeing these maps if possible.

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Dec 28, 2007

I can't find wget on a hosting. SSH command find / -name wget returns with nothing, however wget works properly on a hosting, what could the problem be?

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Some of our servers are complaining that they can't access the website. How can we check the blocked IPs using IP tables rules? Are there any special command to check?

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Oct 9, 2007

How can i find shell in my server?

is a program that find them?

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