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My Positive Experiences with Hostingdude
Many people decide to go with free subdomains and sites like problogger, perezhilton, and killerstartups lets you know you NEED your own domain to get started. Some hosts are too overpriced for getting completely nothing. I have heard bad reviews about hostingdude. Please don’t think this way once you start using the site.
I made a complaint to the site on april 1, 2011 because I didn’t know how to use a site, but today I got on the site and decided to talk to someone that knew their stuff. He helped me figure out a package that was just right for me. The site package came with a 5 page site and site builder. The site builder has cool tools to get me going like free templates and easy to use site builder called “Website Tonight”. The site builder has widgets and all sorts of stuff to build my site and it only costed…(drum roll) $2.17 for one whole year.
I am just starting out right now because I just wanted to place rss feeds in one place because I have years of writing articles and much more online. Every article per network blog makes me royalties to my articles. The site can help me put all my writing into one place and then I can give the site away. It’s great to have individuals who can help me like that.
I checked around different places because I have a limited amount of time and money. I wanted to take some of the money that I saved and invest it in a website. I am hoping to the thanks of hostingdude web services, I’ll have higher site traffic. Thank you so much to hostingdude.com I will have my simple site complete with gadgets and my rss feed installed. Thanks to Hostingdude, I get easy to use and hard to beat prices.
However, there are some stipulations to hosting dude’s incredible prices for a domain name, free hosting package allows you to have a cheap domain name, but you get a yellow banner at the very top of the screen advertising Hostingdude’s domain name. Other than that, you get great service with unlimited bandwidth and service. I love my new domain name and plan to stick with it.
Lunar Pages Web Hosting Guide
Lunar Pages Hosting is a web hosting company that we also had luck to work with. This company has a hosting plan for every need. The basic plans start at $4.95 and go right on up to business plans which cost $40. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to get from Lunar Pages Hosting.
Lunar Pages Hosting Basic Package – $4.95
If you are looking to create a personal website, it is probably best to go with a basic plan. The basic plan at Lunar Pages is only $4.95 a month. With this plan, you will get all of the basics you need to create and run your website. Some of the highlights of the basic plan is the unlimited disk space and the unlimited bandwidth. You will also receive other things like email accounts, CMS software, and search engine tools.
Windows Hosting Plan – $9.95
If you are looking to host Active Server Pages, you will probably want to go with the Windows Hosting Plan. The Windows Hosting Plan is $9.95 a month. Here are some of the features and tools you will get with this plan.
- 5,000 Megabytes of Storage
- 40 GB of Bandwidth
- Unlimited MySQL Databases
- Unlimited Sub-Domains
- FTP Client
- Dedicated C class IP
Small Business Hosting Plan – $21.95
The Small Business Hosting Plan is $21.95 a month. If you are looking for a hosting plan to use with your personal business, this is probably the package you will want to use. The difference with this package is you will get more bandwidth and more storage. The bandwidth and storage are unlimited. You will also have your own control panel which you will have full control over.
Lunar Pages Hosting Guarantees
Lunar Pages does offer a guarantee with their hosting. With the Lunar Pages Hosting, you will have a 30 day money back guarantee. If at any time within the 30 days you are not satisfied, you can ask for your money back and they will send it back to you.
Lunar Pages Specials
Lunar Pages is always offering specials. It would be hard to list the specials in this article because they do change often. But as of right now, you can get three months of Windows Hosting for free. There are also other specials provided on the site. Visit the Lunar Pages Hosting site to view all of their specials.
Liquid Web Hosting Review – Bad experience then a good one
I recently decided to switch hosts. I’ve been with Go Daddy for a couple of years, but decided it was time for a change. I had two hosting plans with Go Daddy, each hosting a slew of domains, and while I can’t say I had any horrific experiences with them, I did run into some technical problems recently that made me think there had to be something better out there.
I don’t want to get into the specifics of the technical problems I was experience with Go Daddy, but they were directly related to their shared servers and there was no way for me to resolve them without switching hosts or upgrading to a much more expensive plan. So, I started looking around for another host.
Another webmaster suggested Liquid Web, but warned me they were pricey. I decided to check them out anyway, just out of curiosity. I actually found their shared plans to be quite reasonable. Their standard web hosting plan is $14.95 per month and includes two free domains – obviously, the cost goes down if you purchase by the year. It’s a decent plan for anyone who is running a few small, mostly text-based websites – think, WordPress blogs, company websites, forums, etc…
From there, you can move up to the professional plan, or a VPS or dedicated server plan. They also have a thing called, “smart servers,” which I don’t fully understand the benefit of but they seem to fall somewhere between a VPS and dedicated server in terms of capabilities and price. If you’re wondering what their most expensive plan is, it’s their top-of-the-line quad processor multi-core server at $499 per month. Of course, only multimedia websites with a huge amount of traffic would need something on that scale.
I decided to go with their standard plan, knowing that if I need to, I can always upgrade. So far, I am happy with the performance. My sites seem to load a lot faster now than they did when I was using Go Daddy. I have to contact Liquid Web’s tech support a few times, and they have been quite helpful. I really like how I can live chat their tech support from Liquid Web’s website anytime of day. I always hated have to call Go Daddy on the phone or wait for an email response.
All in all, I’d have to say Liquid Web is a great host. I really can’t find anything wrong with them. Sure, they’re not as cheap as the big hosts, like Go Daddy and Blue Host, but the headache you’ll eventually and inevitably spare yourself makes it well worth it.
GoDaddy Shared Hosting Versus Private Server
For years I have been a loyal customer of GoDaddy, simply on the basis of their ridiculously low prices. Considering I have always been on a tight budget, I enjoyed access to my own space to put my web applications and everything else. I got tons of space, tons of bandwidth, and access to several of the controls and tools that I needed.
But after a while, their deluxe shared hosting plan wasn’t enough. Although their domain registration was great, I couldn’t expect a shared hosting company to fulfill my needs forever. After long debate and much self encouragement, I took up the initiative to setup my own private dedicated server. After all, the support I found on GoDaddy was never amazing: they almost always claim the problems you encounter are a scripting issue that they don’t support.
My first task to think about was the operating system. I knew it had to be some form of Linux, otherwise I would end up with Windows based headaches for the rest of eternity. I had some previous experience with Ubuntu, and after reading about Ubuntu server edition I decided to run with it. Next, I of course needed a system. I had an old PC with some basic specs that I knew would be able to handle it with ease. It wasn’t the fastest or newest system available, but it would still stack up well.
Installation went fairly smoothly. I installed the operating system rather quickly: it was the easiest part of the entire procedure. Then I had to go about installing a web server. I chose something that could be heavy duty if my sites ever explode with popularity. My plan was to incorporate mongrel with Apache’s virtual server and load balancing capabilities. After hours and hours of searching, I finally came across some useful articles on Slicehost. They gave me everything I needed to get my Ruby on Rails webserver fully up and running. There were some issues with Apache not doing what I expected, but eventually things started working.
The performance so far has been amazing. GoDaddy typically ran Ruby on Rails using FastCGI, which crashed at least once every five minutes. Occasionally my users got errors as a result, causing minor headaches considering every time I tried to fix the error message it caused problems with GoDaddy’s server. I’ve had next to zero issues, aside from the occasional programming blunders, and my pages have been served up at blazing speed.