Reliable Dollar Hosting With Cpanel And Paypal Billing
Apr 21, 2009
I am on a very fixed budget, and I'm looking for a reliable host I can host my domain on.
I am familar with cpanel already, I was once a VPS owner, until I could no longer afford a VPS
after I lost my job
so I'm on the hunt for $1 hosting that I can pay for once a year using paypal
so I don't have to risk loosing my site again.
I had a $25/mo VPS with a very nice hosting provider, but could not afford to keep the host,
so 2 days late on my bill, and they deleted my VPS just like that! I lost everything!
15 years of work down the drain in 2 seconds! oh I was so pissed!!
I mean, yeah I should have had a local backup, but the problem was, my Computer was in the shop,
and the guy who repaired my computer formatted my backup drive, which I was pissed about that too.
Can you believe it? lost a job, and 15 years of programming and design work down the drain in 2 seconds. Even if that host offered me a FREE VPS for life, I still wouldn't accept it. I mean that was rediculus that they couldn't restore even an old backup for me. better then no site at all, ya know?
For awhile after that, I thought about giving up on having my own website, but then I thought, well I need a presence, a wordpress blog or something, so I started looking around.
I found a few places that offered $1 hosting, which didn't seem like too bad of an idea, I could probably swing $10 once a year. There was one host that even had a $5/yr promo running,
which sounded really cool, because it had Fantasico and RVSkin too, which was a really good deal for all that, but I diddn't know anything about the host, not much information on the site, so decided to not to sign up and ask you guys first.
the host was manadospace.com
Does anyone know if their reliable or not? otherwise can you guys recommend a host? I have no idea. Knownhost used to have $1 hosting, but not anymoore it looks like. my X has always had good luck with them over the years. any ideas for a reliable host?
I mean, even when I had a VPS, I was lucky to use 1GB/month bandwidth, most of the time I was lucky to use 450mb/mo bandwidth. I did use a gig of disk space though over several sites, but I've lost a couple of domains already, and I only have 2 left that didn't get taken over, so all I'm looking for now is a site to host a couple pages, and a wordpress blog, so I don't really need that much.
I am having really bad experiences with my current host. I guess I've overlook "quantity" over "quality". I got my current hosting account (almost 3 months now) from ebay...I guess that sums up pretty much everything. Actually I knew it was a newly startup company, but they offer WHM as well (which a function I really want for other reasons) for a really low price of one year with unlimited everything. I know.....I know.....there is no such thing, but I've figure I would not reach their limits anytime soon. So I went for it.....test drive I would rather put it. Let's make the long story short:
* 2 weeks after account setup, server down for 7 days (because their servers got hacked).
* Received email, everything was lost and "all accounts will be move to their new SUPER FAST servers (yes indeed, I've to say !) in the next couple of days".
* Waited another 4 days, nothing. Summited a support ticket; their response was all their clients account was already moved to the new servers with an new ip which I did not get notified.
* Fine, re-setup everything and.....cross my fingers!
* Everything went well for...almost a month and half. (Well...other then the company was brought by another company ) Other then that, server will be down 10, 20 mins. at a time here & there.......
* Until yesterday.....I thought it was like the usual 10, 20 mins., but it was more than half an hour, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours,.....I went to check on "their" web site, no longer accessible. Then I know it's time for me to look for a new host.
Anyway, sorry for the long post. I think I should rather change the title to "Really bad hosting experience from....." (Rather not to mention who, but if anybody care to know...)
Well, any offers from any web host in here?
Yes, THIS is one of my site. Let me know if / when it is working! Post the time if possible.
I am looking for a resonably pricing hoster that accepts paypal. I do not own a credit card but do own a bank account. I cannot for the love of me find a hosting company that will accept unverified paypal accounts which is my only method of paying for hosting. Can someone please refer me to a hostign company that actually does take unverified paypal?
i recently buy an 100$ from a website that sell paypal funds because i was thinking of buying a hosting and domain in godaddy but once i go to the payment they wanted me to put in a credit card info that i don't have
i was thinking of buying an
Deluxe Hosting account with go daddy with 150 GB Space | 1,500 GB Transfer
anyone can offer me much cheaper website i don't need unlimited because they got so many issues regarding to the TOS i want a website that accepts Adult Content and if its available ffmpeg support would be nice.
i just did a quick search based on vps hosts that were talked about on this forum. some additional insight would be cool. By default i chose the cheapest solutions they were offering. I was not surprised to find variety of different offering.
few interesting notes:Infinitech.in, is located in netherlands but does not use .NL ? Infinitech are only guys open towards torrent clients. Also provide private domains. sent a ticket to tektonic, but instead got response from a2b2.com, someone who i never heard of. a2b2 says they are not related to tektonic.net Slicehost has the quickiest response.
Excluded from list:
RapidVPS - did not answer any of my question instead boldly stated i need to buy more expensive host. how well do you know me?
My contract with Strato-hosting expired three days ago, and two days ago I got an email invoice saying that they had automically renewed my contract for three months. (of which I had no warning) and I owed £53.51. I asked to cancel and they claimed it could only be done at the end of the new three month contract, which would defeat the object of cancellation, because I would still have to pay the bill.
Are they legally allowed to bill me for hosting I neither want nor can afford?
Also, as a last resort, their T&C's say that if you use their hosting for porn they will terminate the contract without notice. If I were to do that, do you think I wouldn't have to pay? I really am desperate here.
A week ago i came across a installation of a fake paypal site on a account i am using on cpanel. The site had the latest wordpress installed on it with nothing else.
I would like to know;
How is it possible to access the account to install the paypal site and how can a person prevents this in the future. i came acros the site by accident and cant check on all my clients sites all the time.
I've been using a Ubiquity VPS for a bit over a year now, and have been generally satisfied, for two reasons:
1) The performance has been excellent. It's still pretty fast considering how much we're using it, and I was able to record just over 200 days uptime.
2) The support seems to be competent and no-BS. Nothing ticks me off more than being lied to, or being told that something that is clearly beyond my control is my fault. While there have been various teething problems (I signed up just before they did a big infrastructure upgrade, and then the whole "someone pulled the plug on the entire company thing".
We're now looking to procure some additional virtual boxes. Not out of any slight to them (primarily to do with SEO, but also a matter of eggs and baskets), we'd like to get them from different firms.
I can generally handle the technical stuff running on the VPS myself, so in terms of ongoing support (once the basic "provision everything, get forward and reverse DNS for the server's IP set up" is done), all I really need is a company that will keep the lights on, the machine plugged into the network, and replace hardware when it fails promptly-- in short, self-managed VPS.
Each one would likely host only a single site, but the sites are apt to be fairly database-intensive. Linux-based.
So what I was thinking, to start with, would be:
* 512M memory * 20G disc * 500G transfer
or higher. I'd honestly prefer a bit more memory (the current VPS, hosting probably 75 domains of minor traffic, is a 1Gb setup, and will occasionally breach the red line; I've kept it reined in to 20 simultaneous Apache processes to keep memory use low).
I shopped around a bit, and was able to find a variety of providers offering packages of this size (and frequently larger-- 768M/40G/600G seemed a common size) at about $50-60 per montt.
I'm leaning towards a VPS primarily because of the assumption that the low end fully-dedicated boxes are relatively poor spec-- low permanent capacity (compared to the burst capacity I could get on a decent VPS), and most importantly, no redundant drive subsystem. Data loss is my big fear. That, and really weak performance.
But of course, nobody is going to tell you "Your VPS is on a Duron 750 shared equally between 32 VPSes", "We have RAID. When there's a roach in the lunch room, we spray it." or "We really suck at support and end up taking it out on our customers."
So who can be trusted in those departments?
I'd prefer someone with no-gimmick pricing, because we're researching today but may not provision immediately.
We currently have our sites hosted with 1&1 but after a nightmare of intermittent downtime, poor service and complex setup requirements for basic ASP .NET sites we have given up!
We want to leave the domain registrations with 1&1 as they do that side of things well and I donít want the issues of moving domains to another provider.
But what we need is a fast reliable host that will allow us to leave our domains with 1&1 and will host our websites, their subdomains (and hopefully emails if possible) with the domains still registered at 1&1.
Also the things we need to resolve from 1&1 are:
1 - using asp or aspx custom error404 pages for all webpages, we can do this for aspx sites though our web.config but all other extensions go to a single .html page (not very dynamic)
2 - different error 404 pages per domain
3 - ability to do extension-less url rewriting in ASPX - we could not do this with 1&1 due to the inability to change IIS settings for the application to forward all requests to the asp .net application
4 - different IIS applications for each domain without requiring a folder in the url, 1&1 require us to move the domains into folders for this to work but moving our domain to a sub folder therefore loosing links to pages in google etc
5 - great technical service and attention to problems
Also all of our customers are in the UK, is there any latency or issues with slow loading using say a US based host?
Which company provides the most reliable VPS hosting?
By reliable I ALSO mean the following: short response times for tickets (under 1 hour) REAL 24/7 support true 99.9% Uptime
but most of all I would like you to suggest a host that you are 100% satisfied with. I want a really reliable VPS host to move to, besause I have already been very very unsatisfied with my VPS hosting company.
I am currently with Yahoo web hosting, but I will move to another company because Yahoo does not support PHP 5.
What I am looking before all is a solid, reliable web hosting company: - a company that will still exist 5 years from now - a company that will not lose my customers data (this is the prime reason I was with Yahoo)
Besides that and supporting PHP 5, the only other main requirement is scalability: being able to move easily from shared host to dedicated server.
Money is not a key factor: I am not looking for the cheapest deal.
do you know for some reliable (with up time really >= 99.99%) Windows hosting? I have a hosting provider which have a lot of down time and I need to change it.
I need this:
- multidomain support (at least 3 web sites allowed) - MySQL database - ODBC, Access - 100GB bandwidth (with possibility to upgrade to larger plan later) - 500MB disk space - MS SQL Server database is a plus, but not neccessary at this time
Does it exists anywhere?
I see CrystalTech includes all of these in Intermediate plan [url],although there is no "real" multi domain. Anybody know something about CrystalTech, especially support and server's up time?
I found IX too, [url]
Their unlimited plan looks excellent, is it really that good after you buy it?
I am the owner of the vbulletin forum. The forum is young but it is growing rapidly. It has 11000 posts, 800 members and about 30 users online. I use many mods which are server intensive.
I was on a semi-dedicated hosting (Westnic), which I shared with my friend to reduce the costs. Now I feel I should move on, because this package is becoming too small for both of us.
I wanted to upgrade my hosting package to a bigger one, but now when I have read so many horrible stories about this host, I really don't want to stay with Westnic.
So I am looking for a reliable host for my forum.
I am still now sure whether I need a semi-dedicated, VPS or a dedicated server. Also, I am not sure how much dedicated memory a forum like mine would need. Also, I am not sure about the location of the server - does it really matter?
I have a VPS account now and I host a setup.exe file on my site, but about 10% of all downloads are incomplete and result in a corrupt setup file. I am guessing that maybe it's because too many people are trying to download the file at the same time? Whatever the reason, I need more reliable file hosting. Can anyone suggest a place to host just my files, which will provide speedy, reliable downloads? I'll still keep the VPS for my site, but need to put the files elsewhere. I don't want any free, ad supported sites, or ones that require the user to visit another site first.
I'm currently with hostgator and bought website which uses LayerPanel control panel under another hosting provider which down always, and hostgator not support that panel only CPANEL, please advice any reliable hosting like hostgator which can support LayeredPanel with live chat support 24/7 as it's at HG.
I am planning to create a website for my business. Its a bulk exports business and there will be very few visitors, less than 1000 a month. Also space needed should also not exceed 100 mb as I will only have some html information pages and a few pictures of my products.
However, the webhost should be reliable and have an easy to use interface as I am a beginner in this field (I hear cPanel is good). Also I have 2 more domains/businesses which I hope this same hosting should cover so it should have addon hosting.
Please recommend a reliable hosting provider with a good interface and price under $25 per year.
The registrar I will be using for the domain is Namecheap as I am planning to register a .in (India) domain name and very few have that option.
I am about to open a third web site and am looking for a good place to host it. My two existing sites are currently with a local (Croatian) The Planet reseller which has quite good support (and are partly sponsoring me), but tend to be a bit too weak when it comes to high load peaks (when sites get dugg mainly).
So for a third site I am considering something else. Having read some discussions I can conclude that these days the actual amount of space and bandwidth isn't such a good measure of actual quality and these numbers are mainly used for marketing.
I also learned that best web hosting depends on specific needs and desires. So here is what I want and I hope you can make some good suggestions.
I want a reliable, high uptime, fast web hosting with great customer support (24/7, quick, knowledgeable and friendly) which wont impose bad mysql limits and will not crash when slashdotted or dugg.
It would be good if it would use some sort of a reliability boosting system like clustering (although I guess it doesn't have to be clustering necessarily).
I also need it to have at least 2GB of web space and more than 100GB of monthly bandwidth but with an option of extending this if need arises *without downtime*.
If it would anyhow be possible for it to be Free Open Source Software friendly, possibly offering a webmin control panel in addition to or instead of cpanel. Of course, it has to run on GNU/Linux. I don't need *anything* Microsoft related on it.
It needs to have a good track record. Please don't advertise your own hosting companies here. I'd like to hear recommendations from real people with real experience.
My budget is up to $10 a month or $120 a year. I believe I should be able to get roughly the above with a good host for that price these days. It's a competitive market. Someone honest has got to fit the bill.