Looking for low-cost, reliable, long-term web host

jennFebruary 3, 2002

There are lots of hosts out there, but how do we recognize the fly-by-nights from the ones who will be around for a long time? I'm looking for a host who offers at least 50 megs for my personal site with lots of pictures, no banners, easy upload, and reliable, long-term service.

Anyone know of one?

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andyf

I used freeservers.com for a fast learning site, but now I'm further along and for the next web page I'll be developing for another site and this web page will have a survey type form. That means I'll need a cgimail service which calls for a site with a few more options. CGI is all new to me.
Another thing too is if you don't want the host changing your html to make it compatible with it's server
try to get a server with the same platform as yours ie; Windows95/98 with Windows NT server, etc. Also decreases
upload file hastles because of incompatibility.
Try to get a host that has browser upload option which will save you fiddling with FTP.
Find out if you have to have a banner page and where you have to place it. You may have to modify your script.
Some sites you don't need a banner page.
They say geocities is a favorite but find they're not to generous for a free site.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2002 at 12:05AM
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rob_from_ca

Stick with larger more established ISP's. The support won't be great, but if your primary concern is stability then they usually can manage that. Or ask people you trust for a smaller, longer running local ISP. Probably decent reliability with potentially better service. Basically there is no free lunch; you typically won't find a cheap, stable provider with excellent service. I've heard okay things about verio and good things about pair.com, but YMMV.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2002 at 6:52PM
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Jenna_D

I use HOSTING.com. it is a little more pricey than some of the cheapy ones, but it is always working, it's been around forever and is going to stay around ... no banners, easy easy easy upload...multiple directories, etc.....

i pay 20 bucks a month. 49 bucks set up fee.

hope this helps. :)

Jenna

    Bookmark   February 12, 2002 at 11:49AM
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MuscleCramp

Andy...

MyHosting.com (ref 21181 if you decide to sign up)

US$9.95/month and up.

Tons of stuff... no setup fee either.

MC

    Bookmark   February 13, 2002 at 4:55PM
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