A few months ago, I've chosen Stargate ( http://www.stargate.com ) as the web hosting provider for a new web site for my small software company. The main reason was that Stargate offers a lot of bandwidth for a reasonable price (10GB/$10), and you need some bandwidth if you're selling downloadable software via your site.
You might be better off asking in Webmaster World or in that forum that RackShack runs, I forget the name. You may want to look at the Netcraft stats for any host you're looking at.
I'm a satisfied http://34sp.com customer. I have several domains on their 2$/month program. I know many other people who use them (many through my recommendation), and they've all had a very positive experience.
For 18 months now I lease a dedicated server at ev1servers and I can't remember being down ever this year. The big but is that their servers are unmanaged. They only do reboots and restores. The good thing is that their forums are great. If you are too scared of that Linux command prompt you can always hire one of the forum moderators to manage the server for you.
I had Futurequest for several years and only left them when I set up a 'root' host at www.rosehosting.com. FQ was extremely reliable and responsive. However, they certainly aren't a price leader and they charge $25 (flat one time rate) for every domain you attach to a hosting account.
> Personally, I've been a satisfied Pair customer for years.
The hosting industry seems to attract a lot of unsavory characters. Friends of mine got burned by the company described here:
J. D. Trollinger
Ditto to the Pair recommendation from Blandy and MarkTAW. Pair is really excellent. Reliable servers, good customer service.
I'm very satisfied with www.ev1servers.net dedicated servers. I run web applications which include appl. servers, databases, mail servers, and other software on Linux. "Up time" is very, very good.
Evgeny Gesin /Javadesk/
I am amazed at people that see these "unmetered, unlimited" accounts and go "Hey, I could host my 300GB traffic site there for only 3.99$ a month, great!". What do they think the business model is? A charity?
Just me (Sir to you)
Thanks a lot for all the recommendations. Pair looks good, but unfortunately it doesn't support ASP, which means that we'd have to rewrite our existing ASP pages in PHP. And
Allow me to drop just one other name and then I'll shut up. :-) Any experiences with www.weberz.com ?
Evgeny Gesin /Javadesk/
I have been hosting my web sites at http://www.stlhosting.com for the last 4 months. It's a one-(smart)-guy company, and I am very pleased of my choice. I believe you may have some special rate when you go at http://www.webhostingtalk.com
pair has been around a long time. Only heard good things about them. I used iserver.com for many, many years but they are a bit more expensive than most and I think they've changed their names since being bought out a few times
I've maintained my personal website(s) on pair for years, at least 4 or 5, and earlier this year tried Hostrocket because I wanted to develop a site that required more space, and a database, which Pair charges quite a bit for. I had friends who used hostrocket and were happy with it.
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