Good host for a n00b?

archcommus

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I need to get a site up in a few days, just need a recommendation for a good host for a good price. Won't be needing too much bandwidth. Who have you had good experiences with?
 

mdchesne

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trap17.net

great space and monthly bandwidth. I think i got 500mb and 3gb bandwidth or something like that. for free! gotta love it :)
 

Crono

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Originally posted by: archcommus
I need to get a site up in a few days, just need a recommendation for a good host for a good price. Won't be needing too much bandwidth. Who have you had good experiences with?

Canaca is the best budget hosting I have ever uesd so far.
 

archcommus

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Originally posted by: mdchesne
trap17.net

great space and monthly bandwidth. I think i got 500mb and 3gb bandwidth or something like that. for free! gotta love it :)
I don't know if I want to muck around in the forums or have an ad.

What about this beginner package from 1&1?
 

mdchesne

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if you don't want ads, you can pay for a site hosted by them. but seeing as you said you were a noob, I thought having your own paysite wouldn't be worth it if you can't handle the code and maintence, thus the free option
 

archcommus

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So what do you guys think the bandwidth could be for:

a) a Geocities site with 50 visitors/day
b) a more professional site with 300 visitors/day
c) rather large site with a few thousand visitors/day
d) a mega-site with tens of thousands of visitors/day

Just to get some numbers out there...

And NOTHING seems to beat the Bronze Canaca package that Crono suggested, 10 GB storage, 200 GB transfer for $3.95/month. What deal is better than that?
 

Leros

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Originally posted by: mdchesne
trap17.net

great space and monthly bandwidth. I think i got 500mb and 3gb bandwidth or something like that. for free! gotta love it :)

that looks too good to be true

how can they offer such great stuff for free with no ads?
 

DeviousTrap

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Originally posted by: archcommus
So what do you guys think the bandwidth could be for:

a) a Geocities site with 50 visitors/day
b) a more professional site with 300 visitors/day
c) rather large site with a few thousand visitors/day
d) a mega-site with tens of thousands of visitors/day

Just to get some numbers out there...

And NOTHING seems to beat the Bronze Canaca package that Crono suggested, 10 GB storage, 200 GB transfer for $3.95/month. What deal is better than that?

a) 1-1.5gb
b) 3-10gb depending on content
c) 10-15gb
d) 20gb++

These numbers are very, very, very rought estimates. It really depends on the size of the site and the content, a text only geocities page could use 50mb a month if it's a simple 1 page text only site.

Go and search Cancana on webhostingtalk.com before deciding to go with them.
 

archcommus

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Originally posted by: DeviousTrap
Originally posted by: archcommus
So what do you guys think the bandwidth could be for:

a) a Geocities site with 50 visitors/day
b) a more professional site with 300 visitors/day
c) rather large site with a few thousand visitors/day
d) a mega-site with tens of thousands of visitors/day

Just to get some numbers out there...

And NOTHING seems to beat the Bronze Canaca package that Crono suggested, 10 GB storage, 200 GB transfer for $3.95/month. What deal is better than that?

a) 1-1.5gb
b) 3-10gb depending on content
c) 10-15gb
d) 20gb++

These numbers are very, very, very rought estimates. It really depends on the size of the site and the content, a text only geocities page could use 50mb a month if it's a simple 1 page text only site.

Go and search Cancana on webhostingtalk.com before deciding to go with them.
Thanks for mentioning that, turned up lots of negatives. And from your rough numbers we'd probably need no more than 10 GB a month anyway, even a ways down the road.

 

archcommus

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Seems the only one they like over at webshostingtalk of the ones mentioned in this thread is Brinkster.
 

DeviousTrap

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Originally posted by: archcommus
Originally posted by: DeviousTrap
Originally posted by: archcommus
So what do you guys think the bandwidth could be for:

a) a Geocities site with 50 visitors/day
b) a more professional site with 300 visitors/day
c) rather large site with a few thousand visitors/day
d) a mega-site with tens of thousands of visitors/day

Just to get some numbers out there...

And NOTHING seems to beat the Bronze Canaca package that Crono suggested, 10 GB storage, 200 GB transfer for $3.95/month. What deal is better than that?

a) 1-1.5gb
b) 3-10gb depending on content
c) 10-15gb
d) 20gb++

These numbers are very, very, very rought estimates. It really depends on the size of the site and the content, a text only geocities page could use 50mb a month if it's a simple 1 page text only site.

Go and search Cancana on webhostingtalk.com before deciding to go with them.
Thanks for mentioning that, turned up lots of negatives. And from your rough numbers we'd probably need no more than 10 GB a month anyway, even a ways down the road.

Truthfully, that's hard to imagine. Your gap from 300 visitors to 1000 is a significant jump, and I'd say my numbers were on the high side. How about I start you off with 10gb for free for 6 months, and we see how it lasts? Transferring a cPanel backup to another host is very simple, or you could just decide to purchase a plan.
 

archcommus

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Originally posted by: DeviousTrap
Originally posted by: archcommus
Originally posted by: DeviousTrap
Originally posted by: archcommus
So what do you guys think the bandwidth could be for:

a) a Geocities site with 50 visitors/day
b) a more professional site with 300 visitors/day
c) rather large site with a few thousand visitors/day
d) a mega-site with tens of thousands of visitors/day

Just to get some numbers out there...

And NOTHING seems to beat the Bronze Canaca package that Crono suggested, 10 GB storage, 200 GB transfer for $3.95/month. What deal is better than that?

a) 1-1.5gb
b) 3-10gb depending on content
c) 10-15gb
d) 20gb++

These numbers are very, very, very rought estimates. It really depends on the size of the site and the content, a text only geocities page could use 50mb a month if it's a simple 1 page text only site.

Go and search Cancana on webhostingtalk.com before deciding to go with them.
Thanks for mentioning that, turned up lots of negatives. And from your rough numbers we'd probably need no more than 10 GB a month anyway, even a ways down the road.

Truthfully, that's hard to imagine. Your gap from 300 visitors to 1000 is a significant jump, and I'd say my numbers were on the high side. How about I start you off with 10gb for free for 6 months, and we see how it lasts? Transferring a cPanel backup to another host is very simple, or you could just decide to purchase a plan.
Yes, of course, we'd probably only need a few gigs a month at most any time soon. I will show the person in charge your offer along with some others, thanks.

And of course more suggestions would be appreciated.
 

archcommus

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Another question, if you can get 100 to 200 GB of bandwidth a month for $20-40, how come some people need to pay hundreds a month for their hosting? What do they need that those cheap packages don't fulfill?
 

DeviousTrap

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Originally posted by: archcommus
Another question, if you can get 100 to 200 GB of bandwidth a month for $20-40, how come some people need to pay hundreds a month for their hosting? What do they need that those cheap packages don't fulfill?

Bandwidth is not the only limit. If you are serving images or files, then yes those plans will work fine. However if you are serving pages run off a database backend (such as a forum), you are escentially using up a ton of bandwidth with text files. That translates into a huge amount of visitors, and the concern becomes not the bandwidth that is necessary, but the amount of processing power that it would take to send out those pages. A shared hosting account will split the processing between many people. If you plan on running up 200gb of bandwidth with a normal site, not serving file downloads, you might be asked by your provider to switch to a dedicated server as you'd be affecting the performance that the other clients are receiving generating all of those pages.