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The Ultimate Web Host!

The Ultimate Web Host?I am looking out for a webhost which I can swear upon in term of uptime, technical excellence, scalability, well I mean kick-ass hosting. When I was running and concentraing on just my personal blog (brajeshwar.com), I was very happy with mediatemple.net (mt) but then my need grew, then somehow I cannot afford the luxury of (mt) anymore. My current host is also good, good technical support, fast and good but somehow I am not satisfied yet. I have been facing lotta issues lately, it so happens that sometimes both my primary mail server and the back-up mail server goes down.

I wanted to go back to (mt) but the option that I am eyeing for is costly for me. I have been visiting their ColdFusion Appliance Server hosting option quite often. But with the monthly payment of $149.95 (or $129.95 monthly if paid for 3 months in advance), it is not yet possible for me to dedicate that much of money for the hosting.

Do you have a better choice for a not-so-costly host but at the same time be good enough for some intensive web hosting, spits out mails without Q-ing for the shared server load to serve web pages, please let me know. Also, while we are on this topic, do you have alternative of CVSDude. The site is good and our team have been very happy with it, I just wish to look for other alternatives and greener pastures.

If you run a web hosting house and want to sell to me, please contact me. But you should be able to answer most of my questions ranging from the most stupid to the smart ones. ;-)

What I need is something in this line.

  • 24/7 support
  • Good Technical Support
  • Quick e-mail reply
  • PHP 4+
  • MySQL
  • Perl
  • Python
  • User (Domain) Control Panel
  • About 250GB data transfer
  • Backups
  • Can be anywhere in the United States

Anything on top of these will be warmly accepted.

A warning if you ever go to Silicon House, they are the people who can say “why should we give you so much support and care for such a low price”. They support sucks even before you become their client. So, from my experience, never go to them. Very sad to say but I have not found any hosting in India who are competent enough to answer even few simple pre-buying questions which I asked.

  1. I've been using MediaTemple for the Perl, and FusionLink.com for the files/hosting. They have CF I believe as well as mySQL, PHP, etc.

    Both have great uptime. The only one that has all, save Flashcom, is Dreamhost. They are cheap, but their uptime, for me, sucked, and the lack of phone support I just couldn't deal with.

    Sorry couldn't help more.

  2. I've been using MediaTemple for the Perl, and FusionLink.com for the files/hosting. They have CF I believe as well as mySQL, PHP, etc.

    Both have great uptime. The only one that has all, save Flashcom, is Dreamhost. They are cheap, but their uptime, for me, sucked, and the lack of phone support I just couldn't deal with.

    Sorry couldn't help more.

  3. I use 2 hosts and both are excellent.

    Cheap AMD Dedicated servers.
    http://www.serverpronto.com
    $29.99 for a dedicated server, your choice of OS

    Pair in Pittsburg
    http://www.pair.com
    They only use FreeBSD and their uptime is phenominal.

    You can't beat either one for price and value.

    Cheers, Ted ;0

  4. I use 2 hosts and both are excellent.

    Cheap AMD Dedicated servers.
    http://www.serverpronto.com
    $29.99 for a dedicated server, your choice of OS

    Pair in Pittsburg
    http://www.pair.com
    They only use FreeBSD and their uptime is phenominal.

    You can't beat either one for price and value.

    Cheers, Ted ;0

  5. I really don't think you're going to find someone that meets all those requirements. Hosting 200 domains for less than $150/mo is kind of unreasonable, right there. One-hour response time on email support is just never going to happen unless you're paying for premium support, which is not cheap. And I know of very few hosts that support CF and FlashCom, though if you had a dedicated machine I suppose you could install them yourself (and pay all the licensing fees as well).

    If your needs are really that extensive, then you're basically running a hosting company yourself and it's time to just buy your own box and some space in a rack somewhere. Host your friends in order to save some money. Then when it goes down you have only your self to blame. ;)

    (That said, I host lots of sites with Dreamhost, and like them just fine.)

  6. I really don't think you're going to find someone that meets all those requirements. Hosting 200 domains for less than $150/mo is kind of unreasonable, right there. One-hour response time on email support is just never going to happen unless you're paying for premium support, which is not cheap. And I know of very few hosts that support CF and FlashCom, though if you had a dedicated machine I suppose you could install them yourself (and pay all the licensing fees as well).

    If your needs are really that extensive, then you're basically running a hosting company yourself and it's time to just buy your own box and some space in a rack somewhere. Host your friends in order to save some money. Then when it goes down you have only your self to blame. ;)

    (That said, I host lots of sites with Dreamhost, and like them just fine.)

  7. If you need that specs then go for a dedicated server.

    We host clients on a dedicated server in rackspace and our personal stuff on a dedicated server also in theplanet.com .

    If i had to choose i'll choose theplanet.com, the service is awesome, the servers are not built in house and the support has been realli great. Rackspace is great too but i pay 800 bucks monthly there and in theplanet just 169 :D

  8. If you need that specs then go for a dedicated server.

    We host clients on a dedicated server in rackspace and our personal stuff on a dedicated server also in theplanet.com .

    If i had to choose i'll choose theplanet.com, the service is awesome, the servers are not built in house and the support has been realli great. Rackspace is great too but i pay 800 bucks monthly there and in theplanet just 169 :D

  9. hostmysite.com
    but id go with their linux packages
    smarterlinux.com

    cant be beat!
    service is outstanding
    never seen anyone say anything bad about them

  10. hostmysite.com
    but id go with their linux packages
    smarterlinux.com

    cant be beat!
    service is outstanding
    never seen anyone say anything bad about them

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