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By Luke - December 6, 2002 - edited: December 6, 2002

For starters, I would like to thank all of you for posting in the forum, providing excellent feedback and ideas. We really appreciate the suggestions, feedback, feature requests, etc that you come up with.

Anyhow... :)

I often get asked by clients - who should I use as a hosting provider? I find that I'm often pointing people to http://www.hostindex.com (a resource directory with links to thousands of hosting providers).

So I'm interested in your feedback. Who do you think is a great hosting provider? Which host did you choose for your Realty Manager, Article Manager, etc installation?

This would be a great way to recommend excellent web hosts to other people who are going to be setting up their software.

Please feel free to post your suggestions on who you think is a great web hosting provider! :)
Luke Holzken
Product Development

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By ors - December 6, 2002

[url "http://affiliates.hosting4less.com/cgi-bin/affiliates/click.cgi?ors.com"]Hosting4less.com[/#0000ff][/url]



We have been with this company for over two years and have zero complaints. They have very fast and friendly email and Toll-Free tech support which is a rarity in most companies today.(Except for Interactivetools.com of coarse...)

Highly recommended!!

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By Motozine - December 7, 2002 - edited: December 7, 2002

We have had our own dedicated server and T1 line for a few years now. But back when we used a hosting provider we used Verio. A little more expensive than most, but the service and support is top notch.

http://www.verio.com
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By ozanisin - January 22, 2003

Hey there,

I host several sites with http://www.communitech.net and I haven't had any problems yet. I've been dealing with them for several years now.

/Ozan

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By CoachRichard - January 27, 2003

http://crystaltech.com[/#0000ff]

They are proactive with messages about issues on servers, etc.

They have a very nice control center that gives you much more control over your site backend than most hosts I have examined.

Their pricing is nice and their service has been great.

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By Brandon - January 28, 2003

I'd agree with CoachRichard. [url "http://www.crystaltech.com"]CrystalTech[/#000000][/url] is an extremely customer-friendly and reseller-friendly host. I'm not a developer and I don't resell their hosting, but I've used them with about 4-5 sites for the last 3 years or so, with no problems whatsoever.

Most importantly, their customer service is phenomenal. Though I've had no issues with them, whenever I have a question about something I get immediate feedback and answers. They also have a well-attended forum for their customers.

One last thing...they're a Windows NT host. No Unix or Linux.

Brandon
Brandon

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By (Deleted User) - January 28, 2003

I've personally used Communitech for a few years and found them good as well. Their shared hosting plans include Majordomo, which is a huge benefit if you're maintaining a mailing list. One complaint, though, Article Manager and other CGI scripts seem to run slowly on their server. Maybe it's just my particular server, but it's achingly slow.

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By Teambldr - January 28, 2003

Another great service is GossamerHost. This is a service provided by Gossamer Threads and is tailored to the CGI/SQL users. They are also focused on high performance rather than price only. So if you want a very professional host, high quality and great service this may be the answer for you.

Link to GT site

Just look at services and then hosting.
Brian

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By leeshields - January 28, 2003

Just a quick suggestion to people looking for hosting. Try to find a good domain registration service and a seperate hosting company. That way YOU have control of your domains and can move from host to host. I've come across so many cases of clients falling out with hosting companies who registered domains for them, and it can be a real pain to leverage control of the domain again. At least if you have a seperate name reg service with DNS control you can switch to a new host in around 2 days.

Also beware of long term hosting deals, I pre paid for 3 years on a Raq server with a UK company, the company were great, 3 years ago, since multiple mergers etc, the support is very poor (if you can find the new number on the site) and the people have no idea of customer service, to the point i'll shoot myself before renew with them, and bandwidth charges are ludicrous in todays modern broadband world.

So keep flexible and keep control of your own domain.

I've just setup some new space using my own domain (point name servers) with a company http://www.34sp.com, no idea about the background but they are VERY cheap (£15/$23 a year!) and so far things seem good, at the price if it goes down hill ill just move dns to another host.

Lee
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Lee Shields
Apogee Technology
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Adelante Properties
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Paul Withey Estate Agents

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By 1hourhosting - February 6, 2003

First off you guys are the best!
I purchased your auto script and it is insane.
We purchased it for our hosting client and they also are real happy. More importantly, your support has been amazing and is worth three times the amount we paid for yoru services.

If anyone is looking for a reliable hosting solution, come check us out at www.1hourhosting.com
We also take good care of our clients.

Thanks again, Matt Jenkins
1 Hour Hosting