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    Seeking new host for multiple domains (httpme?)
    Several folks have strongly recommended httpme as a hosting solution, but when I go to sign up, I am asked to accept this: "I will use My Existing Domain and update My Nameservers only."

    My interpretation of this is that they don't provide nameserver/DNS service for my domains? Or am I misunderstanding this? Or are they just asking about the first or "topmost" domain I will use, presumably the domain I'd be presenting as a reseller if I were reselling hosting (which I'm not)?

    I'd appreciate a reply from someone who uses httpme, or has used them in the past.

    I'd also appreciate any alternative recommendations of multiple-domain hosting solutions. I'm planning to launch several dozen new domains per week for the next few weeks. My ideal solution would allow me to access a single ftp directory which would have all my separate sites in subdirectories, rather than manually logging in to different domains.

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    I do not have any knowledge of "httpme".

    You have mail which gives you my suggestion for a hosting service which provides services to your criteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwelch
    Several folks have strongly recommended httpme as a hosting solution, but when I go to sign up, I am asked to accept this: "I will use My Existing Domain and update My Nameservers only."

    My interpretation of this is that they don't provide nameserver/DNS service for my domains? Or am I misunderstanding this? Or are they just asking about the first or "topmost" domain I will use, presumably the domain I'd be presenting as a reseller if I were reselling hosting (which I'm not)?
    What they mean by "I will use My Existing Domain and update My Nameservers only." is that you don't intend to transfer the domain registration to them, you only plan to update your DNS records to the new server. I've heard good things about httpme, they are the first to use a community forum as their homepage. They have an active community where you can get a lot of your support answers from other httpme clients. It was started by a dude from down under (Aussie Bob) who has since sold the company and moved on to another new venture.

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    My ideal solution would allow me to access a single ftp directory which would have all my separate sites in subdirectories, rather than manually logging in to different domains
    That solution would be best served by a shared hosting account which includes "add-on" domains. Add-on domains you can control from a single FTP account, and each resides in a sub-directory of the main account.

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    httpme is great. kualo is good too.
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    I puchased a multi domain hosting plan with Fastnext(used to be mamaged by Geno). The reason I finally decided to use them is because I have tried their free three domain hosting program for a while and I kind of get used to their "mutiple sites under one account" cpanel site manage interface. It is simple and easy for me.

    Although I had a little communication problem with their tech support at the very beginning, overall, I'm satisfied with their tech support.

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    I have yet to find a company that can beat httpme on service. They are not the cheapest, and I would never , EVER buy hosting based on price. It is too easy for anybody to get into and you do not want bottom dollar hosting. Last time I checked they did not do Windows/IIS hosting. They might get into in the future. They don't sell any shared hosting (i.e. one account at a time. But you could buy a reseller account and use it for only one account). Their forte is linux reseller and dedicated server hosting and they are good at it.

    The original owner Aussie Bob sold it to a gentleman named Steven. That was several years ago. Bob still stays highly active in their forums. Steve runs the business out of an L.A. office and he encourages people to stop by if they are ever in the area.

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    eapps.com has great service
    Take a look at www.eapps.com - great service and prices.

    And, when you call (during business hours), you get a real live trained tech support person on the phone.

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    Thanks for the recommendation of eApps -- it looks like a reasonably well-structured arrangement, so I went ahead and signed up.

    Some immediate problems I experienced:
    - inadequate basic documentation on how to set up;
    - no automatic creation or aliasing of the "www" subdomain.

    But as you said, immediate response on the telephone from a very knowledgeable support staff.

    I already have three sites up and running (with my own "coming soon" pages). And today I experienced a new record for DNS propegation -- I registered the domains (at my exisiting domain-registrar) and created this VPS account only about 3 hours ago, and everything already resolves properly for all three new domains.

    It was almost a "flip of the coin" decision to choose between eApps and httpme. The cost difference was minor ($30 vs $35), as were the variations in storage and bandwidth allotments for the accounts I compared.

    Even if I'm happy with the eApps arrangement, I may also set up a similar account at httpme in a month or two. (I also maintain a dedicated server at ev1servers/theplanet, and several single-domain accounts at digidotz and 1and1.)

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    You can't go wrong with httpme. I have been with them for several years. Very good tech support, even though it's email only, they are very fast to respond.

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    I'm afraid that after another 24 hours, I'm pretty unhappy with eApps.

    Basically, I can't make sense of the sequence of steps required to "correctly" set up a domain, including setting up the "www" alias (which is required to be a separate multi-step process).

    To make matters worse, the "control panel" interface is horribly slow -- it takes at least 15 seconds, often 20 seconds or more, for each page-load, and it takes several page-loads for each step in the sequence.

    I'm in a really, really, really foul mood right now, and I'm going to go change clothes and do family stuff, and maybe tomorrow morning I will feel rational enough to make a decision whether to continue to work with eApps; my gut feeling right now is that I'll be closing the account and moving all my domains to httpme, which hopefully will meet my needs.

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    I've been happy with Dreamhost , multiple domains and ftp access to them in subfolders. They also offer one-click installs for many popular applications for blogging, database, carts, etc.

    I know a bunch of people who have had good results with them.

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    Mark - Go to httpme right now and PM 'HTTPme - Steve' (owner). Tell him iof your frustration of your other host, and the urgency of your needs. I am sure he will take care of you. If you ever want to talk to Steve just ask him for his # and he will oblige. I chatted with him before about hosting and non-hosting issues.

    Very cool guy.
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    Alentus.com is the best windows server. Customer support are answered within 5 minutes!

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    Mark, check your pm.

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