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WordPress MU Forums Topic: Can anyone recommend a host?



Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:18:44 +0000

 



flatsilver on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Tue, 21 Apr 2009 21:43:40 +0000

hostgator has the best support someone could ask for. I have never had a problem that they couldnt fix and be happy doing it. ive never rated them less than 10 out of 10 on all aspects after. im HAPPY to pay the dollar or two extra permonth.




andrea_r on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:42:25 +0000

Hey, I agree with ya. But I'm not official WordPress. ;)

(and by mentioning godaddy hosting above, I thought I mentioned it was not *my* site. And you know on the official WP hosting recommendation page, they are affiliates for those hosts? And they are for single WP, not MU.)




maythil on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 08:30:38 +0000

I doubt the wisdom behind Wordpress's inclusion (and recommendation!) of godaddy.com as one of the 5 best places to host Wordpress. In fact godaddy is the worst hosting service on the planet when it comes to hosting any package. This is no sweeping remark. Consider the critical disadvantages.

1. Even the cheapest hosting service (in terms of price and/or quality)gives you direct access to a Cpanel or similar session to modify your settings, create your data bases, and handle your File Manger. Goddday pathetically lacks this. They force you to sign in at their website first to do anything for your website at all.

2. When you want to add a module, component or plugin to work with Joomla, Wordpress or any software under any regular hosting service, you upload a zipped version of it to the folder concerned and unzip it. Cpanel comes with an Extract panel to do these. Godaddy's file manger doesn't have this option. This means: Either you need to upload all the files one by one, or use some 3rd party upload software (even the latter fails almost always).

3. Even the cheapest hosting service allows you a direct FTP access through 'My Network Places' that comes with Windows. Click Windows "Start" and you can see it and "Add a new network place". Using this, you can access your server, and then drag and drop your plugins, etc into your server. This option has serious problem with Godaddy (in fact, in my experience, it never works).

4. This is further to Point 3. To access your server through 'My Network Places', you need only one password whether you are uploading files to Joomla, Wordpress or any folder. With godaddy (if this FTP methods works at all), you need a different password (a different login) to each folder or application.

5. Lots of sites come with a live chat syatem where you can have your pre-sales talk, or report problems on the spot and get an expert advice. Godaddy doesn't have this service. You have to post a ticket and wait for hours to get a response, and most of the time you get a reply not from an expert, but somebody who doesn't know what you are talking about.

I have been creating websites since 1999, for myself and others, and my advice to potential Wordpress users is what I advise my clients: buy any hosting service, but keep away from godaddy. Once, I had to buy another service immediately after buying a godaddy plan, because godday is a torture.




andrea_r on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 20:25:34 +0000

Because it will continuously go down. :)




muymalestado on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 16:40:13 +0000

andrea_r replied 1 week ago "Don't get the Grid. Not if your site is any size. "

Thanks, likely good advice, but why?




andrea_r on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:20:36 +0000

I'm transitioning to a dedicated server over at ServerBeach. It's pretty awesome.

(mine you, they only support hardware issues, so any other screw-up there is totally gonna be my fault.. :D )




mrarrow on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:37:22 +0000

For what its' worth, I'm still liking knownhost.com. Over a year now with MU and their support and service is still second to none. Fast, attentive, knowledgeable and I've only had one minor downtime in the whole year.

In fact I'm looking at setting up two new VPS's. What with running another VPS with Futurehosting, it was clearly gonna be a toss up between these two - guess which one I'm considering going with...!




andrea_r on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:07:56 +0000

"All there packages come with a cpanel and wordpress pre installed so u would just need to add mu to it so wont need to install wp core"

And this shows your complete ignorance of MU. It's a separate program. You don't need to install WP first, then "add" mu.




andrea_r on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:06:02 +0000

"This would help greatly in gauging what FutureHosting is capable of."

Let me put it this way - before buddypress took way off, the demo site was hosted on my vps, next to all my other blogs and another mu install. On an account with less than a gig of RAM.

The account gets over a million hits a month.

So, hardware-wise, they can handle it. Upgrades are smooth, you can get more RAM when you need it, they're cheap.

They recently added new support people, and they suck.




bloggista on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 18:21:31 +0000

LOL - I know i would sound so naive and noob (which I am by the way) but I am using iPower (I could hear lots of chuckles and see frowning faces). Surprisingly, they're giving me quiet good experience - and have no problems with dns, tld's, subdomains, whatever you call it. I have two MU sites with them - and its on a shared hosting account.

Maybe I will get their VPS if the site grows big in the future.




dawebmastr on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 09:26:39 +0000

well I wanted to say jbservers.net is a good hosting and I would recommend it I never used wpmu on it but I use a software called jamroom and its a multi media source so you can upload audio video photos basically creating a purevolume, sounclick type website. There server were made to run this software and if it can handle this software on there shared server and have the websites load rather quickly so I pretty sure it can handle some wpmu and there support is excellent as well.

I plan on using them to run my wpmu site the hosting package I'm talking about that runs the software is the Jamroom Hosting the other packages I can not say they also have virtual dedicated servers for a really good price. All there packages come with a cpanel and wordpress pre installed so u would just need to add mu to it so wont need to install wp core

This is the host I've been using since disappointed by godaddy, hostgator, and dot5hosting

hopes this can help some people
- Joseph




dawebmastr on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 06:58:18 +0000

I have notice a lot of post are from 2 years ago I wanted to know if they are still reliable?




vter123 on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 05:27:39 +0000

Hi Andrea,

Could you please disclose a bit more about the amount of traffic your WPMU are getting, (in term of GB/month, # of blog, or # of unique users, ...) ?

And you current configuration plan with FutureHosting ?

You keep mentioning about RAM. Did you have to buy extra RAM at FH ?

This would help greatly in gauging what FutureHosting is capable of.

Thank you in advance Andrea!




andrea_r on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 13:02:06 +0000

Don't get the Grid. Not if your site is any size.




muymalestado on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:07:53 +0000

MediaTemple has been highly recommended - from another WPMU user. Any comments on their service from this list?




anabelle on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Sat, 07 Feb 2009 19:29:10 +0000

What about MediaTemple? NearlyFreeSpeech? LunarPages?




xenon2050 on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 22:55:29 +0000

I use jetnethost.com and absolutely love them. No matter what time I submit a ticket (1am, 5pm, 9am) they respond within minutes. I was so surprised when I first submitted a ticket and got a response in 2 minutes.

Now you might say that their prices are a bit higher, but believe me they are worth it. A lot of other hosts claim to offer such and such, but they can't realistically do so. Jetnethost offers realistic packages with excellent customer support and still manages to keep prices under $100 a year.

Edit: I wanted to add that I have two sites hosted with them and that I researched the hosting options quite extensively before I selected them. Don't be sucked in by the hype of getting 100K GBs a month for only $4. That is a classic case of too good to be true and is a serious case of overselling.




andrea_r on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 18:03:10 +0000

I wouldn;t use either one. WPMU at either place will outgrow it quickly. Both places state in their TOS fuzzy guidelines as to what they deem to be excessive overages, and note they can (and will) shut you down without notice.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: advertised space and bandwidth does not matter. They are dirt cheap. You will ALWAYS use up the RAM first running WPMU.




gpo1 on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:20:47 +0000

Can anybody recommend any of these host co:
http://www.webhostingpad.com/
http://www.omnis.com/




demonicume on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:07:51 +0000

i recently moved my mu experiment to futurehosting.biz. moving to VPS has been an interesting experience. I managed to to not break my site. I must say that FH has decent support. I like being able to handle my own support requests for things like wildcard domains, etc. i still recommend FH. Eventually I plan to move all my domains from Bluehost and hostmonster over to FH.




zapacit on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 13:32:43 +0000

look at http://www.hostgator.com they have great and i mean GREAT support, and allow wildcard subdomains, unlimited databases, etc...




mrarrow on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 13:09:00 +0000

tdjcbe: yes, they support and we're using wildcard DNS (in fact this was one of the questions I specifically asked before choosing them, as we specifically wanted unlimited users to be able sign up for themselves with sub domains from unlimited TLD's). It seems not all hosts allow this, which amongst other things made it harder for me to directly compare service providers.

andrea_r: it was after reading one of your other posts that I went for futurehosting.biz as our secondary VPS (WPMU/Drupal development server). Unfortunately, my OWN experiences with FH are that their tech support is not as attentive or as quick to respond as knownhost.com. I can genuinely say that I've been impressed with knownhost.com

I guess being a relative noob to VPS, managing DNS stuff etc, this kind of hand-holding in hindsight has actually proved invaluable to us (which I guess other more competent people like your good self probably don't often need) and I've learnt so much from communicating with them. If I'd had some of the more serious problems with FH, I don't have the confidence (yet) that things would've been fixed quite as promptly.

These are just my own personal experiences and errr...no I'm not on commission either! Although if anyone reading from knownhost.com wants to pay me I can give them my Paypal address. That's KNOWNHOST.COM - have I said it enough yet.... ;-)




andrea_r on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 22:28:38 +0000

Eh, I get a million hits a month on a futurehosting VPS. And I also have 10 or more domains and can't even begin to count how many subdomains. which really, don't even or should not even count on a VPS.

Impressive hosts? Well, no. But most of the time they do their job and they are reasonably priced. And I don't even get a kickback for mentioning them.




tdjcbe on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 18:42:03 +0000

up to 22 subdomains hanging off each one

I don't see this mentioned anywhere on their site that there's a limit to subdomains but, if that's true, they probably would not support the wildcard dns that wpmu should be using.




mrarrow on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 11:20:26 +0000

Having personally been utterly confused when initially investigating the various hosting options (shared hosting, web hosting, reseller web hosting, reseller VPS, VPS, VPS hosting, dedicated server - jeez no standardised terminology) and exactly what I should be checking for, I can now wholeheartedly recommend knownhost.com (VPS XLtx package) whom we've been using since Feb 2008.

We've currently got 10 top-level domains with up to 22 subdomains hanging off each one. Upwards of 70+ plugins (not all activated across all TLD's), with 130+ users.

Their uptime has been almost 100% and their turnaround of technical support requests is simply amazing (even on a Sunday night at 10pm!) No support request is too trivial for them and they've been more than happy to fix my bumbling amateur DNS mistakes etc. I can even describe what I need to do in non-tech speak and they understand what I'm saying - and often just do it for me!

Their knowledge and support of WPMU is pretty much non-existent, but that's fine as I've got you guys here!

And with the Dollar to UK Sterling exchange rate what it is at the moment, our bill every month is RIDICULOUSLY low. I can't believe I was even considering configuring our own server onsite. The support itself is worth the fee!

We also have a backup VPS with futurehosting.biz but I've yet to be as impressed with them...




lunabyte on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 15:37:28 +0000

"Not right now, no. It seems it is a problem with CPanel and Apache2."

Yeah, that isn't right. That's one of 3 things:
1) Too lazy to work within what cPanel provides to make the change.
2) Too incompetent to figure out how to do it with what cPanel provides.
3) An excuse because they don't want to support it.

A well known member here got kicked off of site5 with MU.

MU isn't for shared hosting to begin with.




gighen on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:25:36 +0000

bullshits, associazionidifranciacorta.org is running on site5

anyway i got a lot of downtime in the last months so i'm looking for something else... i thinking about eapps.com :)




iamsgf on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:17:34 +0000

well i spoke with site5, as recommended earlier in this thread and this is their response:

Leslie [8:13:18 AM]: Hello! Welcome to the Site5 Sales Live Chat! How may I help you?
nick [8:13:18 AM]: Hi there,

I have been refered to you by someone saying that your hosting supports WPMU. can youconfirm that?

Leslie [8:14:02 AM]: Hello Nick, we do support WPMU, however there is a problem with the wildcard domains so that is unable to be done.
nick [8:14:28 AM]: ok, so no wildcrd dns?
Leslie [8:14:56 AM]: Not right now, no. It seems it is a problem with CPanel and Apache2.
[8:15:16 AM]: I don't know if or when that will be fixed.
nick [8:15:26 AM]: ok thank you very much

so i think they can be ruled out as wildcard dns is a must for seo :(




blogono on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Wed, 30 Apr 2008 15:31:47 +0000

you could try prohosters, thats the cheapest vps i could found on the web

http://www.prohosters.com/




freshestnoob on "Can anyone recommend a host?"

Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:56:37 +0000

Well, cafespain thats what it seems.

As for me, I am using JaguarPC and they've been great so far. Absolutely great, I must say.