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Soul Reaver
Mar 8, 2009

in retrospect the old redtext was a little over the top, I think I was in a bad mood that day. it appears you've learned your lesson about slagging our gods and masters at beamdog but I'm still going to leave this av up because i think its funny

god bless


I've bought myself a domain name - through namecheap - but I now need a web host. Unfortunately this seems to be a lot more difficult to decide on than I thought it would be - there's a huge amount of hosts out there, and it looks like almost every single one I read about has a whole bunch of reviews that say "they used to be good, now it sucks". People at work all said "anyone but GoDaddy", which also doesn't really help. I'm really not sure what to go for.

For now, the main purpose of the site is to host a forum with (probably) a smallish audience, though I might expand the purposes of the site a bit later.

I'm hoping for all the usual things: reliablity, good backup processes, decent price, good support, ease of use... basically, a good all-round web host. If the initial setup of a forum is made easy for me that would be a big plus.

Any advice?

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Un-l337-Pork
Sep 9, 2001

Oooh yeah...




Hostgator

Soul Reaver
Mar 8, 2009

in retrospect the old redtext was a little over the top, I think I was in a bad mood that day. it appears you've learned your lesson about slagging our gods and masters at beamdog but I'm still going to leave this av up because i think its funny

god bless



That was going to be my initial choice until, until I saw how often it gets brought up as "it used to be good, now it sucks". Number of reviews mention how good they used to be but how their service (particularly customer service) has declined (http://www.whoishostingthis.com/hos...iews/hostgator/). Apparently this is related to them having been acquired by EIG.

Do you have first-hand experience with them/other webhosts?

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


Use the goon in the hosting thread

Soul Reaver
Mar 8, 2009

in retrospect the old redtext was a little over the top, I think I was in a bad mood that day. it appears you've learned your lesson about slagging our gods and masters at beamdog but I'm still going to leave this av up because i think its funny

god bless


Bob Morales posted:

Use the goon in the hosting thread

Thanks, have taken my query there to see what people think.

Dirty Beluga
Apr 17, 2007

Buy the ticket, take the ride


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Soul Reaver posted:

That was going to be my initial choice until, until I saw how often it gets brought up as "it used to be good, now it sucks". Number of reviews mention how good they used to be but how their service (particularly customer service) has declined (http://www.whoishostingthis.com/hos...iews/hostgator/). Apparently this is related to them having been acquired by EIG.

Do you have first-hand experience with them/other webhosts?

I've used Hostgator for years and they've been fantastic... just was on with customer service the other day and they were fine.

either them or one of the goon hosts.

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Soul Reaver
Mar 8, 2009

in retrospect the old redtext was a little over the top, I think I was in a bad mood that day. it appears you've learned your lesson about slagging our gods and masters at beamdog but I'm still going to leave this av up because i think its funny

god bless


I signed up with a goon host (Lithium). Went fine so far, but pretty early on of course. Thanks for the testimonial though.

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