What is the best thing about your web hosting provider?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Rocky, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Rocky

    Rocky
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    182
    Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. We choose services based on our requirements but there is something that we like a lot and that keeps us loyal.

    What is the one thing that you like about your web hosting provider?

    Share your views.
     
    #1 Rocky, Feb 27, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  2. Fergal

    Fergal
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Messages:
    10,575
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    There are actually two things that I like most about our hosting provider;

    • The excellent level of support they provide, when something goes wrong or when I have any questions
    • The speed that BAF runs at, since it was hosted with them.
     
  3. Rocky

    Rocky
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    182
    Thanks for answering fergal. It's good that you get the required support from your service provider.
     
  4. cupid

    cupid
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    2
    reliability and fast support is the most importent to me.
     
  5. semaphore.v

    semaphore.v
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Customer Reviews/Satisfaction
    Tech Support
    Features
     
  6. Rocky

    Rocky
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    182

    Could you elaborate on the kind of features you expect?
     
  7. daytrader

    daytrader
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    216
    What I like about my hosting is that they announce not just in facebook fan page but emails us if they are about to do some changes and updates. And they also do things for us, particularly when I have no access to a laptop and all i have is a tablet. I tried chatting and issue me a ticket. :D
     
  8. LordRoco

    LordRoco
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    27
    I use Empirehostings! Following are the two reasons I am sticking on with them.

    1. Support! Its excellent!!
    2. I am delighted by their service because I have not experienced any unscheduled downtime and the staff there are so friendly that they would take our concerns and feedback very positively!
     
  9. Portal88

    Portal88
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    7

    - Providing solutions for me in business if i can't build mysite.

    ASPHostPortal.com is Microsoft No #1 Recommended Windows and ASP.NET Spotlight Hosting Partner in United States. Microsoft presents this award to ASPHostPortal.com for ability to support the latest Microsoft and ASP.NET technology, such as: WebMatrix, WebDeploy, Visual Studio 2012, ASP.NET 4.5, ASP.NET MVC 4.0, Silverlight 5 and Visual Studio Lightswitch. Click here for more information
     
  10. rebena

    rebena
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had a web hosting service with Sri Ganesh Hosting.They really provide excellent web hosting plans at affordable prices
    Best Hosting Features:
    Unlimited Web Space
    Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth
    FREE Domain Name
    FREE Sitebuilding Tools
    99.9% Server Uptime


    Find in any Search Engine"Sri Ganesh Hosting"
     
  11. SeanFace101

    SeanFace101
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    6
    Excellent communication on the live chat when / if something is wrong. Almost no downtime also is good :p
     
  12. madelinekim

    madelinekim
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2012
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    2
    Generally people want reliable and secure web hosting service which is only provided by well known reliable web hosting company like Hostgator, godaddy etc. I generally prefer to use Hostgator service which is very fast and secure also. 24*7 hosting services is continue which is the best thing with it.
     
  13. Constantin

    Constantin
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    86
    What I love about my hosting provider is:

    - reliability
    - live support
    - autoresponder included (similar to Aweber)
    - conference room included
    - video creator included
    - server uptime 99.9%
    - unlimited bandwidth
    - unlimited databases
    - unlimited domains
    - unlimited disk space
    - unlimited emails
    - 10 website builders included and so on

    I've been using them for about 1.5 years and never had any problems.

    I pay under $6 / month for all these.
     
  14. Fergal

    Fergal
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Messages:
    10,575
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    Sounds like you have a great deal there Constantin. What is the "conference room" you refer to?
     
  15. TimeRider

    TimeRider
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,761
    Likes Received:
    416
    The good thing about my Hosting provider is that It is stable and has 99.9% uptime. Also the Hosting panel has easy user interface.
     
  16. SoftDev

    SoftDev
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2013
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    5
    For me fast support, 99% uptime and unlimited diskspace.
     
  17. Constantin

    Constantin
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    86
    It's a service that allows me to organize and conduct webinars. Something similar to what http://www.gotomeeting.co.uk/ have.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Rocky

    Rocky
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    182
    Most of the providers offer these resources. Your site would be hosted in the US I suppose? What do you mean by 10 website builders? You mean to say 10 templates?
     
  19. Trevor

    Trevor
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    6
    How you can determine what you need for your services.
    1. Customer Service
    Nearly every web designer has been seduced by the lure of free or extremely cheap web hosting. But the first time something goes wrong, they discover why choosing a web hosting provider solely on price is not a good idea.
    2. Disk Space
    The disk space is the amount of space that you are allocated for your website. Some hosting providers offer unlimited space, while others allocate space at a cost. Either way, you should make sure you have a plan that offers you at least 20% more space than you’re currently using or plan to use. That gives you some room for growth.
    3. Bandwidth
    Bandwidth is the amount of data that your website can pass to customers over a period of time. Some hosting providers offer unlimited bandwidth, while others charge different prices for the amount you use. Make sure that you know what will happen if your site goes over the allocated bandwidth, and that you’ve got enough to support the people viewing your site.
    4. Uptime
    Uptime is the percentage of time that the hosting server has been up. Most hosting services will announce huge percentages like 99.9% to 99.999% uptime. While you do want a server that is up and running more often than it’s not, the reality is that all hosts go down, and even 99.999% uptime is more than 8 hours in a year.
    5. Programming Services
    While you can create web pages with just HTML and CSS, most designers and developers will eventually want some type of programming and database ability. This includes languages like PHP and ASP as well as databases.
    6. Domain Names and Other Services
    Many hosting providers distinguish themselves by offering services beyond hosting. These include domain names, content management, fancy web analytics tools, and more.
    7. Price
    While I don’t recommend using price as your only evaluation, it shouldn’t be your most important one either. In most cases, you can find a provider with all of your requirements for a price that is worthwhile. Free web hosting may seem like the best way to go, but most free hosts pay for the services with advertising that is placed on your website. There also may be extreme rules about what can be posted on your site.

    Thanks & Regards
    Trevor
     
  20. Constantin

    Constantin
    uix_expand uix_collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    86
    Yes, Rocky, is is hosted in US. When I said website builders (and I have discovered it's not exactly the same thing - my bad :)) I was referring to content management systems, which are all one click installers (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Concrete5 etc.).
     

Share This Page