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Topic # 85799 25-Jun-2011 08:21
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Ive a friend wanting to have her new website hosted and her usual provider isnt taking any more sites on (yes, very strange!) but she was recommended Host Gator.  Im looking at the baby plan as it looks like it'll do everything she wants.  Price doesnt seem to bad.  http://www.hostgator.com/shared.shtml  Anyone have any opinions on them as a company?  

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  Reply # 485694 25-Jun-2011 10:17
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I don't use them for my site now, but never had any problems or need to contact technical support.

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  Reply # 486312 27-Jun-2011 10:06
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I use hostgator for my sites, including http://www.headphonereviews.org which gets a couple million hits per month, as well as my professional websites. I find them reliable, with excellent tech support.

I'm also an affiliate, since I was recommending them anyway I figured I might as well make beer money. Use the following discount code when you sign up

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It's good for 25% off your first payment. If you pay for a years hosting you get 25% off the whole year. If you pay for a month you get 25% off the month.




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  Reply # 486333 27-Jun-2011 10:37
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Used them in the past and never had an issue.



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  Reply # 486430 27-Jun-2011 14:15
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Ok sounds good.. Think we'll end up going with them. Not the cheapest but they seem to have a good rep which is more important :)

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  Reply # 486435 27-Jun-2011 14:28
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Hostgator shared plans cost virtually nothing, they're crazy cheap, especially given the performance and tech support they offer. Their dedicated servers aren't badly priced either, but they're a lot more expensive than shared plans.

Use that coupon I posted for the 25% discount too




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  Reply # 486438 27-Jun-2011 14:33
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askelon: Ok sounds good.. Think we'll end up going with them. Not the cheapest but they seem to have a good rep which is more important :)



Not sure where you are looking but they are one of the cheapest. Only places with shocking service like GoDaddy seem to be cheaper. 

 



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  Reply # 486439 27-Jun-2011 14:35
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Thats the sort of place my customer was originally looking :)  As long as their reliable Im happy :) 

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  Reply # 486441 27-Jun-2011 14:38
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GoDaddy is fine as long as you know that if/when something goes wrong it will be a long slow process getting ti fixed.

I have some things hosted with them because they are cheap, when things go wrong they always email you back generic replies that aren't relevant to the issue.

I have found when i call them they fix the issue pretty quickly though.

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  Reply # 486443 27-Jun-2011 14:41
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One of the very few shared hosting providers that can be recommended.

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  Reply # 486447 27-Jun-2011 14:49
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I had a friend using godaddy, their service and support were shockingly bad. Tech support had no idea. The website is a huge mess. I'm even moving all my domain registration away from them, I just can't handle their website any more.




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  Reply # 486452 27-Jun-2011 14:59
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Ive been using Dreamhost now for approx 2 years, been good, no downtime except for occasional email outage but always inform their users of any outages via Twitter etc.




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  Reply # 486460 27-Jun-2011 15:31
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Have been using HostGator for a few years now to host dozens of websites and can't fault them at all.  Their support is second to none!




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  Reply # 489413 4-Jul-2011 22:22
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There's a 40% discount off your first bill for the 4th of July (US time). The first bill can be a month or 3 years.

Use this affiliate link and the code JULY4. Mods, please feel free to delete this post if it's breaks forum rules, and let me know so I don't do it again.

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