Shared Hosting

I hate shared hosting… it’s a pain. Two days offline, Reason : “SQL load is to high…”. I didn’t get before any note, any warning, any message or email. They simply shut down the page. Great… Happy weekend

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16 thoughts on “Shared Hosting

  1. Mike says:

    Shared hosts are a bit of a hit and miss…
    One host that tries really hard to provide quality service is WebFaction ( http://www.webfaction.com )

  2. Uwe says:

    Hi,

    i have a small website and i can totally agree with you. Most of the hosters have to many users on her servers. All users are affected by one guy with a terrible script.

    Especially the new trend to ‘unlimited’ space/traffic is the death of high performance websites.

    The only way is an own dedicated server

  3. I couldn’t agree more with you.
    Both on the Shared Hosting thing … and the Happy Weekend 🙂

  4. Thank you for the AWESOME WP-plugin by the way.
    I use it on my family website .. in danish .. sorry

    http://www.beuchert-steinmeier.dk

  5. Robert says:

    You might want to look into a “Virtual Private Server” plan. They tend to be more expensive, but you get a virtual server all to yourself.

    I have about 15 WP blogs running on mine… and it works like a champ.

  6. Dan Milward says:

    Hey Buddy. I just emailed you my thoughts on this 🙂

  7. Dreamcolor says:

    I just can say good luck.

  8. Dave says:

    That’s why I got my own server! €800,- 2GB mem; 2x 2,66Ghz; 2x 500GB; 1000Mbp/s + Windows Home Server (ISS build in)!!!

  9. Tom Hermans says:

    I feel your pain. Almost the same thing happened to me twice in a month. For a project I’m working on the guys already had a domain and hosting arranged. But their server is sucky, and the support is zero. First time they shut it down, second time they disabled cron-jobs, and when our mass-mailing went out (and people would come and visit) the server went down (because of the load…?) In a weekend and of course the standard response via the helpdesk : nothing at all.

    I’m going for dedicated hosting, that’s for sure.

    btw, your plugin gets better and better

    T.

  10. alex.rabe says:

    @Dave
    Yes, I feel a “home” server (Better with apache than Windows) is a good solution as long as you have enough bandwidth.

  11. Graham says:

    http://www.AmpleHosting.co.za is a good idea – been around for a long time and the service is good as well.

  12. Daniel says:

    I use joyent/textdrive (www.joyent.com), there hosting is awesome cant fault it in anyway, the only time it goes down is when I have broken it myself.

    They give you ssh access to the server which sometimes is incredibly handy to have, you get a lot of other things that you may not want however like svn repos, cron jobs, there control panel is webmin, maybe ugly but incredibly powerful, also they have phpmyadmin pre-installed for your use on each of there servers too.

    I really cant fault them in anyway.

  13. Matthew says:

    For a good shared host check out FanaticalHost.com and if you want to go with a VPS i recommend SuperBytes.net

  14. Sebastian says:

    I’m on site 5 and I love them too!!! After running on bluehost and dreamhost – now it’s working nearly everything !

    Sebastain

  15. I agree about godaddy – horrible company. i’ve never come across another provider that were so oppressive.

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