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Tue Feb 7, 2012, 11:40 PM

Best ISP for Wordpress.org blog?

I've been using Meccahosting for several years, and like them a lot -- excellent and friendly customer service (email turnaround in a couple of hours, generally); extremely reliable; affordable; good features; great security; and they don't run sexist Super Bowl ads.

The only hesitations I have are that their site maintenance tools are limited and kind of simple and crude (although they do offer a paid "Site Builder" option), and some functions have been a bit hard to set up -- although Meccahosting has always been helpful when I ask them for assistance. As a WordPress user, these things don't pose much of a problem for me -- I'm using either an FTP client or the WordPress admin screens most of the time, so I very seldom need to use the Meccahosting maintenance tools.

I'm just curious what ISPs people are using for their blogs, domains, email, etc. and what you think of your them. Also -- I'd like to know which ISPs are known to have right-wing ties, which (if any) are allied with progressive causes, which have favorable employment practices, etc. That's the sort of thing you don't find out from site reviews (many of which are obviously faked by either the ISP's staff or hired hands, or by their competitors).

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Reply Best ISP for Wordpress.org blog? (Original post)
klook Feb 2012 OP
2Design Feb 2012 #1
dem644555il Mar 2012 #4
rocktivity May 2012 #10
limpyhobbler Feb 2012 #2
Neoplebe Jun 2012 #11
Cronkite Jun 2012 #12
BuroshKozorg Feb 2012 #3
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #13
salvorhardin Mar 2012 #5
klook Mar 2012 #7
klook Mar 2012 #6
divineorder Apr 2012 #8
klook Apr 2012 #9
xsheba97 Sep 2012 #14
halumvai11 Sep 2012 #15

Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 09:36 AM

1. Bluehost

I have a love hate relationship but when I hear of others problems

then it is love

When I have problems then it is hate

There are much worse

Not sure there are much better

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Response to 2Design (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 01:52 PM

4. +1

 

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Response to 2Design (Reply #1)

Sat May 5, 2012, 10:49 PM

10. + 1000

Unlimited space, bandwidth, email, autoblogging. Domain registration is relatively pricey, but your space is ready for moving in within half an a hour. Am not looking forward to maxing out the SQL databases.


rocktivity

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Response to klook (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 10:39 PM

2. I use hostgator.

It works well for me. Much much better than godaddy.

They have cpanel as the control panel to control your settings and files.

I usually use FTP and/or SSH instead of the cpanel and it works fine.

The support is decent but if you have in depth questions about Wordpress they don't support the application much.

Their support staff is based in the US and you can talk to a person 24-hours a day if you need to.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 02:10 AM

11. 2nd that

Though hostgator is my first, they've been groovy with the support and plenty of user friendly tools.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 07:50 PM

12. I've been using hostgator too.

 

It seems to work well.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 03:52 AM

3. Currently on FatCow

 

sometimes it's a bit slow, but it's a good deal for what I pay (around 4.99 a month for my current contract).

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Response to BuroshKozorg (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:29 PM

13. I am on FatCow as well ...

 

But I'm a real novice at this. I'm still building my site.

Can I run any questions I have past you?

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Response to klook (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 11:03 PM

5. I'm currently with Eleven2

They bought out my previous host, but I'm very impressed with their stability, and speed, which are what's most important to me, although the few times I've had to contact tech support they've been very responsive. They're also very quick to quash spammers and hacked sites, and take a zero-tolerance policy to such nonsense. Their hosting accounts include CPanel with Softaculous which will allow you to do single-click installs of most popular software, including WordPress.

They're currently running a special for $3.71/mo. for 10GB storage, 50GB bandwidth. http://www.eleven2.com

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Response to salvorhardin (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:36 AM

7. Looks like a good one.

I JUST signed up for a year with Bluehost for one blog yesterday (before seeing your post). If I create or move another domain I'll definitely consider Eleven2. Thanks!

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:32 AM

6. Thanks, all, for the feedback -- this is an ongoing quest

I'm currently trying out Bluehost and will report my findings here.

Ideally my host would have a good combination of ease-of-use and stability. Cost is somewhat important, but obviously inexpensive technology can be a problem when the host has a pricing model that a) encourages everybody and his brother to sign up, and b) simultaneously cripples their ability to provide good security, performance, and customer service.

I'm hoping Bluehost is a good fit, but I may try out some of the other suggestions folks have posted as well.

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Response to klook (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:02 AM

8. I'm on Arborhosting

I have a great deal of control over my space.$75 a year for my 1 GB domain, which he automatically renews every year. I have six blogs on my site, and all are doing pretty well.

[link: http://www.aquariusmoon.info|

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Response to divineorder (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 04:45 PM

9. Cool, thanks

I decided to go with Bluehost -- slightly more expensive at $84 a year, but I've been happy with them so far.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:15 AM

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Sat Sep 8, 2012, 06:33 AM

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