March 11th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Looking for web hosting
I've got a plan to build a local business directory. I have a php script with a backend that allows the admin to enter the business name, address etc.
The idea is to sell ad space to local businesses for a low fee.
There would be a few options such as just a text ad, banner ad, full page ad along with a coupon option.
I thinking I would need a host that allows a good size data base, it would be nice to have unlimited space and bandwidth.
My question is, which hosting company would you recommend?
March 12th, 2010, 06:46 AM
There are no good web hosts which give away unlimited space and bandwidth. That is marketing gimmick.
If you need good shared web hosting I can recommend you: hostgator.com or dayanahost.com. Be aware they do not provide unlimited web hosting at all.
You may want to have a look at VPS providers. I think quillhost.com (very cheap VPS) or knownhost could be good choice for you.
Last edited by ad_on; March 12th, 2010 at 07:26 AM.
March 12th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the info. If I may ask, what do you mean by "That is marketing gimmick"?
is there hidden charges or something?
March 16th, 2010, 02:28 AM
In fact nothing can be unlimited, and hosts, that offer unlimited space and bandwidth, are less trusted. However some of them are real, offering unreachably large amount of space and bw.
I think the purpose you are aiming to is possible to be realized at accounts of webhostgiant.com, which I do recommend as the stable and inexpensive hosting provider.
I am not sure they fit all the named requrements, but their plans would definitely suit you by the specification offered. You may have more accurate knowledge from their site or support.
March 16th, 2010, 09:02 AM
Thanks.. I'll check them out
March 18th, 2010, 04:30 AM
Try hosting services from such companies as just199, site5 and webhostgiant, they offers resourceful services at competitive prices.
Support works around the clock and there are no downtime on their servers.
March 18th, 2010, 03:26 PM
You're going to have to find a plan with real, defined, limits. Typically, hosts that offer you an unlimited amount of something must find something else that they can limit. This is why they enforce very rigid limitations to your account - in terms of what it can or can't be used for. The idea is to remove all possible website niches which may be a threat to the "unlimited" ploy they're pulling. For example, most of the "oversellers" (a term coined to describe some "unlimited" hosts) do not allow file sharing websites. This is because such an account would actually utilize a large amount of web space/ transfer. Naturally, they wouldn't be able to accommodate it.
Here's an article directly from our blog on the matter:
Again, if you want to stay clear of all this - simply choose a web host that provides definite limits. No worrying about breaking absurd ToS restrictions, and probably a faster, cleaner experience.
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Last edited by andrei155; March 18th, 2010 at 03:28 PM.
March 19th, 2010, 11:12 AM
wow.. thanks for the info. What a rip on the overselling. Wish the world would just be honest and quit thinking about the almighty buck and nothing else.
Very good info.. thanks a million
March 20th, 2010, 07:25 AM
You might get a good service from web hosts that claim to provide unlimited, but make sure that "unlimited" is not the only "advantage" of them they underline. Many shared hosts were forced announce "unlimited" only to be able to compete with oversellers. The truth is that market likes "unlimited". I think that you should speak to a few providers and to find out who's paying attention on your product. And of course do not go cheap.
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March 21st, 2010, 12:20 PM
What does everyone think about GoDaddy?
March 28th, 2010, 10:00 PM
First, I think the only reason is because lots of people bought domains through Go Daddy and 110mb's name servers kept failing. Therefore, people started using Go Daddy's NS. In addition, you get more control because you can set up email and stuff like that.
Second, the guide isn't that bad. You might want to add that they can also put in ns3.110mb.com and ns4.110mb.com just for redundancy.
Not only did it get moved but admin actually took the time to move it. I think this might be a first (at least in recent history).
April 27th, 2010, 06:38 AM
in my opinion the content that you're trying to host you don't need unlimited anything. In your case it's better for you to stay away from unlimited space/bw providers and look for something more reasonable. Believe me in the long run you would have less headaches. If you do go with an unlimited provider look for something in the terms of service called resource limit restrictions. Without some sort of resource limits in place you are only asking for trouble and stress.
Originally Posted by Nor_Cal
Besides hostgator which someone already mentioned give hostingzoom, fluidhosting, rochen, geekstorage a look. Im sure one of them would more than suit your needs.
Originally Posted by ad_on
Try hostgator, I've been with them for a while and have had no complaints
Agreed. Host Gator is a great choice.However, as HostColor said try to avoid "Unlimited Hosts".
Originally Posted by Soniqhost.com