Please help me in choosing web hosting

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by 0as, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. 0as

    0as OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi everyone,
    I am sorry for possible offtopic, but I need your help in find new web hosting provider as soon as possible, because my current host (bluehost.com) is kicking me off, they say 'your account is using a lot server resources', but my website gets only about 200 visitors per day and my disk usage is 1500 MB (maybe they do not like that?)

    Anyway, what would be your recommendations for getting reliable web hosting? Where are you hosting your websites? Are you happy with your providers?

    I am now checking http://www.hosting24.com/ - offer looks very nice, but is it real that they can provide unlimited disk space?
    I have contacted them about this question and they say something that "These days 500GB disk drive costs only $30 per month, so if some day we will run out of disk space we will simply add new 500GB disk drive with almost zero costs and you can continue uploading without any problems".

    What do you think about it? Maybe things have changed in last 4 years? With my current provider I get only 2GB of disk space for $10 per month..
    Any ideas and suggestions are much appreciated.
     
  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Hmmmmm ..... :devious:
     
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    heh broken english, web template, 10mbit servers.. thats going to crawl :D
     
  4. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    If you want this question answered, I'd suggest a trip over to webhostingtalk.com. You'll find plenty of people who are quite knowledgeable about this subject.

    Secondly, you need to get your expectations in order here. I pay USD $10 a month for shared hosting with about 1 GB of space and 50 GB of transfer. Those are realistic expectations, and it looks like your current host (2 GB for $10) is about right too. If you have a website that has low-to-moderate traffic, that is likely more than sufficient. If you have a site that has much more traffic, then you are going to have to deal with VPS or even dedicated hosting, which will cost much more, but, on the other hand, with that kind of traffic, you should be able to monetize your site anyway.

    What you're dealing with is an "overselling" host, which is basically promising people the world for nothing at all. So you often get less reliability, while never being able to use those promised resources. That's because there's usually a TOS that quietly states that if you use x% of the server's CPU, you will get booted. To actually use all the resources they promise, you will inevitably go over that CPU limit--i.e., you can never use what they promise you! That's why Bluehost kicked you off, and you will have to expect that every similar type of host will do the same thing.

    Good luck. Shopping for web hosting is hell!