Tag Archives: Web Hosting

Comparison of Low-Cost Web Hosting Services

If you want to build a website, you'll need somewhere to host it. Check the fine print; there are often limitations that you don't discover until you go to implement the functionality you need and discover you can't do what you need to.

My requirements are:

  • Linux based hosting. (Well, anything other than Windows, really).
  • Support multiple domains for no extra cost.
  • Handle WordPress and Joomla!
  • Performance: a “good” landing page assessment from Google Adwords.
  • Reliable: no downtime from pingomatic in a month.
  • I don't require shell access, as long as there's a control panel to configure everything.

Here are the hosting services I've used, and the gotchas I came across:

HostGator

I currently use HostGator to host all my new sites, and recommend it. Here are the pros and cons:

  • CPanel.
  • Great 24/7 online support.
  • Strict mail policy: 500 emails/hour limit. You must use throttling, and even then
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How to Migrate a Website to a New Hosting Service Without any Downtime

I recently migrated one of my websites to a different hosting service. If you have a blog or website that you want to move, you can follow the same process to do so without any downtime for your visitors.

Over the past couple of years, I've built several websites hosted on No Monthly Fees, Siteground, IX Web Hosting and HostGator. I finally settled on HostGator because they have the best deal on multiple site hosting I could find, and I use Go Daddy for the domain registrations. This is the most cost-effective solution for hosting multiple sites that I've come across.

Back when my hosting account at SiteGround was due for renewal, I decided to migrate the site I had there to IX Web Hosting. This saved me the cost of renewing on SiteGround, with the only additional cost being the domain transfer to Go … Continue reading…

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