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    Newbie oewyo's Avatar
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    What hosting do you recommend?
    I'm currently trying to find a good hosting company that can support the following:

    1) PHP 5.x and higher version.
    2) Apache 2.x or higher
    3) Mysql 5.x or higher
    4) Apache with mod_rewrite enabled.

    I'm not really sure what I need. I want the site to obviously run lighting fast and to have 99.99% up time, but do I need a dedicated server if I'm expecting that? Here are a few companies I've looked into:

    Dreamhost
    Bluehost
    Retrix
    Mosso
    Rackspace

    Also, Mosso is cloud hosting? Does anyone recommend that approach?

    Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    yeah
    well i'm tried hostrocket.com which is reliable but was expensive when i used them, $20 a month, rediculas. anyway you may want to checkout siteground.com, i'm using them right now and they seem loyal, upkeep is good, haven't had any problems with them yet, and if i did, they would fix it less then an hour.

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    check out hostican.com

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    hostgator.com

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    Hosting is the most important of your business, act accordingly - do the proper diligence.
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    Also, if you plan on doing heavy datafeed management, you may want to consider going with a vps.

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    Thanks for the information everyone! I'm checking them all out

    What is VPS Seymour?

    Anyone looked at Mediatemple.net? I like that they have an iPhone control panel, so I can manage on the road if necessary

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    VPS is that higher subscription level that you don't think you need until you realize that shared hosting has real limitations That happened to me about a year ago!

    VPS = Virtual Private Server (one step down from your own dedicated server)

    It was life-altering when I moved from shared (Lunarpages) to VPS at HostICan. VPS requires a learning curve, as do most things, but it has saved me more time & money than I could have imagined.

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    Of the ones you mentioned I've used both Bluehost and Dreamhost. DH is my all-time favorite.
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    Best you can get, shy of a dedicated server, is httpme.com vps. They'll cost you a few bucks but they are the best of the best.

    If you want a cheapo account, lunarpages and inmotionhosting are super reliable.

    One site I'm partnered on is hosted on my partner's bluehost account and we see outtages several times a week. I know a LOT of other people on bluehost and I hear of outtages every single day. Dreamhost has a reputation for faltering in the reliability department as well.

    And what Haiko said.... Don't chisel yourself on hosting. Even a fairly expensive hosting plan hardly costs more than the price of a cup of coffee each day. If you can't work up the nerve to shell out that kind of pocket change to support your business, you will never succeed in any business, online or off.
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    Be careful of mediatemple. They hide their billing metric - GPU. It is a made up - you are using too many resources metric.

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    Thanks all for the feedback! After researching more last night I've concluded it would be best to go with a VPS in my situation. I'll being running several feeds each day and don't want to experience latency.

    Most of the negative feedback I've heard about MediaTemple is with their (gs) grid-service. It seems that no one has any complaints once they move up to a dedicated-virtual. What other recommendations does anyone have regarding VPS hosting? I'm also looking at hostican.com (thanks for the input Gary).

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    chetf GPU refers to graphics processing, right?

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    I've been using an eApps.com VPS for a couple of years. I am quite satisfied, especially with performance and the prompt response to tech-support queries.

    I've recently upgraded from their $33-per-month account to a $50-per-month account, because I'm now importing datafeeds into MySQL (2 million records, 2.2GB database).

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    So what's the difference between a Plesk VPS and a cPanel VPS?

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    No, mediatemple invented their own metric, gpu. 1 GPU = 7.24% of 1 CPU for 1 hour. Pretty obvious isn't it?

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    Mediatemple is all hat and no cattle. People with high volume sites flock from them after they get their bill.

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    I think hostgator is good, I hope you to get a best one.

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