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** Urgent: hosting+domain: any recommendations? **

Need to setup domain name + hosting urgently. not enuf time to research.
Any recommendations? esp from those who went thru this process already.

Requirements v modest:
simple website. medium bandwidth ok.
email: pop3 or imap must.
asp/DB etc plus.

TIA (Thanks in advance)
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Domain - GoDaddy for price, or Gandi if you have a problem with their policies.

Pair for *nix hosting, for Windows hosting, check out this thread:

Good Dedicated ASP Hosts
http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=127120

And check to see how well they do according to NetCraft.

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Thx for quick reply Mark... checking out goDaddy...

Also apologies if this question irritated anyone... searched thru earlier threads; checked out some dedicated sites... but Signal-to-Noise ratio too poor...

TIA (Thanks in advance)
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

I'd go through the Netcraft list & see who does Windows/ASP. The top 17 or so are tied for first place of zero downtime.

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

http://uptime.netcraft.com/perf/reports/Hosters

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

And, of course, WebHostingTalk.com, but you said you didn't have time to research.

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Okay, I take it back, I didn't learn anything by going through that NetCraft list. Go register on WebHostingTalk and ask them.

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Godaddy.com for the domain, LunarPages.com ( http://www.lunarpages.com/ ) for the host.  ASP is an additional dollar a month per domain, so you're sitting at $8.95 a month.

They have awesome customer service; I'd recommend to anyone.

Yes
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Heard good things about http://www.webhost4life.com and am also checking out http://www.1and1.com myself.
Have used http://www.dotster.com in the past for domains, no problems.

Just me (Sir to you)
Tuesday, July 06, 2004


I'm using 1and1 now.

I'm using one of their Linux packages (with a mysql database) and it's wonderful.

No problems.

KC
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

I'm a big fan of CrystalTech ( www.crystaltech.com ). Great support, and they're always adding nice improvements to the hosting environments. I've recommended them to several people, and everyone's been very enthusiastic.

Jacob Weber
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

The problem with asking about hosting services is that you never know when people are selling their product or giving an honest opinion. In these situations I rely on the opinions of known board members like Mark Taw and others.

RP
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

I use hostysite.com and have for years. They offer mail, asp, and coldfusion, very reasonable, and will do the domain registration for free for you. I've had very good experiences with their customer service, and have been using them as my mail host for several years without a hitch.

They can get you set up very rapidly (except for your domain name which has to propogate throughout the internet like everyone else) and they do DB hosting as well.

Godd luck!

Cory

CF
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

We like Pixin.net

Phibian
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Just signed up with http://www.pair.com for hosting and http://www.pairnic.com for domain.  Also, use godaddy.com for domain. 

Selected these based on recommendations on JoS.  Not enough experience to say much about either.  Sign up was easy, but had to give godaddy support a phone call when one of their confirmation pages for domain transfer requested entering a number but didn't explain where to get it.  Got quick response.

Pair.com for hosting is FreeBSD.  Easy to use if you're familiar with Unix like OSes.  My very short hello world web page loads in less than a second after hitting the return key.  That's nice, I don't like waiting for dowloads, but still need a bigger file to give it a real test.

gc
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

I just tried http://www.godaddy.com for a few new domain registrations. The process went smooth, although the repetitive hawkin of extra services during the process was a bit tedious. No complaints so far, and the price was right.

Just me (Sir to you)
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

I've been treated extremely well by www.gearhost.com .

www.ChristopherHawkins.com
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

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