Has anyone ever used this hosting company?

slayer202

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I need a new dependable host. Someone reccomended bluecapacity.com

prices look pretty good, but not sure about downtime etc. if anyone else has reccomendations, they are appreciated
 

pontifex

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i use site5. only problem i had was that they didn't send out my welcome emails with my info but an email and a few hours later i had it.

they are pretty quick to answer questions - usually in less than an hour. i think i pay close to $80 a year and i get 20GB space and like 200gb bandwidth per month.

I've never had a site or service outage that i am aware of.
 

slayer202

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hmm anyone else?

I saw some people reccomend telnap but they switched to direct admin instead of cpanel, and I really prefer cpanel. I have also heard mixed reviews on dreamhost as well as netfirms
 

DeviousTrap

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Originally posted by: slayer202
hmm anyone else?

I saw some people reccomend telnap but they switched to direct admin instead of cpanel, and I really prefer cpanel. I have also heard mixed reviews on dreamhost as well as netfirms

/me hates DirectAdmin, so Telnap would never switch to it. :)
 

iamme

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the second link in your sig doesn't work, DeviousTrap. i'm interesting in what your clients have to say about you, damnit! :D
 

slayer202

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Originally posted by: DeviousTrap
Originally posted by: slayer202
hmm anyone else?

I saw some people reccomend telnap but they switched to direct admin instead of cpanel, and I really prefer cpanel. I have also heard mixed reviews on dreamhost as well as netfirms

/me hates DirectAdmin, so Telnap would never switch to it. :)
After having a few customers request it, we decided that it can't hurt to give DirectAdmin a chance. Since DirectAdmin will a new offering for us, and most probably a new control panel for you, we are not offering a uptime guarantee on this server. The server is a Pentium III 1Ghz server, with 512mb of ram, and a fast 10,000rpm SCSI hard drive, located in the CyberWurx datacenter.

thats a quote from their site? or is it just an option and you can still use cpanel?
 

Goosemaster

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Originally posted by: slayer202
Originally posted by: DeviousTrap
Originally posted by: slayer202
hmm anyone else?

I saw some people reccomend telnap but they switched to direct admin instead of cpanel, and I really prefer cpanel. I have also heard mixed reviews on dreamhost as well as netfirms

/me hates DirectAdmin, so Telnap would never switch to it. :)
After having a few customers request it, we decided that it can't hurt to give DirectAdmin a chance. Since DirectAdmin will a new offering for us, and most probably a new control panel for you, we are not offering a uptime guarantee on this server. The server is a Pentium III 1Ghz server, with 512mb of ram, and a fast 10,000rpm SCSI hard drive, located in the CyberWurx datacenter.

thats a quote from their site? or is it just an option and you can still use cpanel?

DA is an option, but cpanel is the default
 

slayer202

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Nov 27, 2005
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Oh i see. the DA plans are a lot cheaper as well.

hmm, well has anyone had any experience with bluecapacity? they offer

3500 Meg Storage
35 GB Monthly
$10.00 Monthly

while telnap offers about half for that price. not sure how reliable either one is.
 

cpals

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Originally posted by: DeviousTrap
Originally posted by: slayer202
hmm anyone else?

I saw some people reccomend telnap but they switched to direct admin instead of cpanel, and I really prefer cpanel. I have also heard mixed reviews on dreamhost as well as netfirms

/me hates DirectAdmin, so Telnap would never switch to it. :)

I like it... does what I need for now. *shrug*
 

SarcasticDwarf

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Originally posted by: slayer202
Oh i see. the DA plans are a lot cheaper as well.

hmm, well has anyone had any experience with bluecapacity? they offer

3500 Meg Storage
35 GB Monthly
$10.00 Monthly

while telnap offers about half for that price. not sure how reliable either one is.


One of the good ways to determine the long-term reliability of a host is to look at how much they are overselling. I pay 5x that for similar specs and consider myself to be paying a reasonable price. You will never be able to have a site that gets more than a couple hundred visitors/day (without forums) with that host before they close your account for using excessive resources.

In short, go with it, but always pay monthly, don't expect good/any support, and don't be surprised if they disappear.

They again, since you didn't even bother to read their forums, then sure, go ahead and order from them.
 

DeviousTrap

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Originally posted by: cpals
Originally posted by: DeviousTrap
Originally posted by: slayer202
hmm anyone else?

I saw some people reccomend telnap but they switched to direct admin instead of cpanel, and I really prefer cpanel. I have also heard mixed reviews on dreamhost as well as netfirms

/me hates DirectAdmin, so Telnap would never switch to it. :)

I like it... does what I need for now. *shrug*

I probably should have elaborated. From the backend side of it, it's much easier to administer a DA server compared to cPanel as it does not tie into the OS. However, from the client side I don't find it developed enough.

It's definitely easy to use, but cPanel is more feature-rich. I also feel that it's more "developed", everything works in a pretty self explanatory way. DA, on the other hand, sometime requires a bit of hunting around to get it to do what you want. If cPanel's interface is too complicated for someone it's easy to install a simple skin and eliminate half of the features, but you can't (reasonably) add what is missing to DA.
 

slayer202

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Nov 27, 2005
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Originally posted by: SarcasticDwarf
Originally posted by: slayer202
Oh i see. the DA plans are a lot cheaper as well.

hmm, well has anyone had any experience with bluecapacity? they offer

3500 Meg Storage
35 GB Monthly
$10.00 Monthly

while telnap offers about half for that price. not sure how reliable either one is.


One of the good ways to determine the long-term reliability of a host is to look at how much they are overselling. I pay 5x that for similar specs and consider myself to be paying a reasonable price. You will never be able to have a site that gets more than a couple hundred visitors/day (without forums) with that host before they close your account for using excessive resources.

In short, go with it, but always pay monthly, don't expect good/any support, and don't be surprised if they disappear.

They again, since you didn't even bother to read their forums, then sure, go ahead and order from them.

chill out, i have read the forums. just because they are very inactive doesn't really mean much. and i don't see how pricing can be that definative. what would you suggest as a host dwarf
 

MrBond

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HostPC has better prices than that. This is their $10/mo plan.

* 3,200Mb Webspace
* 40,000Mb Data Transfer
* 100 POP3/IMAP Mailboxes
* UNLIMITED Addon Domains

For $4/mo, you get 1gb space, 10gb transfer, 50 email accounts and 6 Addon domains.

I've been with HostPC for three years now and am very happy with the service. Joe is a great guy and a very hard worker.
 

slayer202

Lifer
Nov 27, 2005
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Originally posted by: MrBond
HostPC has better prices than that. This is their $10/mo plan.

* 3,200Mb Webspace
* 40,000Mb Data Transfer
* 100 POP3/IMAP Mailboxes
* UNLIMITED Addon Domains

For $4/mo, you get 1gb space, 10gb transfer, 50 email accounts and 6 Addon domains.

I've been with HostPC for three years now and am very happy with the service. Joe is a great guy and a very hard worker.

well thats directadmin. i would like cpanel. they don't have a $10 package either. they do however have an $8 one with 1gb storage(which isn't a problem since I hardly need any space) and 35gb transfer.

any other options if i need very little disk space and just a good amount of bandwidth? regardless, that $8 hostpc package is looking quite nice
 

MrBond

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WebHostingTalk is a good place to check for other opinions. I don't mind DirectAdmin, so it's HostPC for me. If that $8/mo plan is good enough, like I said, HostPC is usually rock solid. The only significant downtime I ever had with them was last year during one of the hurricanes, when they lost power to their Florida datacenter and there was a generator problem or something and they couldn't keep it powered. Joe ended up driving down there himself and cloned the drives to take to another datacenter.

They have a Texas datacenter now too.
 

slayer202

Lifer
Nov 27, 2005
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well if I don't find something better by tonight it looks like I will pick them. sorry devious :/
 

SarcasticDwarf

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Jun 8, 2001
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Originally posted by: slayer202
Originally posted by: SarcasticDwarf
Originally posted by: slayer202
Oh i see. the DA plans are a lot cheaper as well.

hmm, well has anyone had any experience with bluecapacity? they offer

3500 Meg Storage
35 GB Monthly
$10.00 Monthly

while telnap offers about half for that price. not sure how reliable either one is.


One of the good ways to determine the long-term reliability of a host is to look at how much they are overselling. I pay 5x that for similar specs and consider myself to be paying a reasonable price. You will never be able to have a site that gets more than a couple hundred visitors/day (without forums) with that host before they close your account for using excessive resources.

In short, go with it, but always pay monthly, don't expect good/any support, and don't be surprised if they disappear.

They again, since you didn't even bother to read their forums, then sure, go ahead and order from them.

chill out, i have read the forums. just because they are very inactive doesn't really mean much. and i don't see how pricing can be that definative. what would you suggest as a host dwarf

The inactivity is a slight concern, but not a major one. The source of concern is the thread with posts going back six months talking about being unable to get any support. The fact that there has been no response from the management is a huge red flag.

Pricing is NOT definitive, but is a good indicator. Of course, doing a search always helps.

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/search.php


As far as hosts go, I do not suggest hosts anymore. It is a decision you need to make.
 

slayer202

Lifer
Nov 27, 2005
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ok lol, I think I am going with hostgator now. haven't heard anything bad on WHT
 

pontifex

Lifer
Dec 5, 2000
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Originally posted by: MrBond
WebHostingTalk is a good place to check for other opinions. I don't mind DirectAdmin, so it's HostPC for me. If that $8/mo plan is good enough, like I said, HostPC is usually rock solid. The only significant downtime I ever had with them was last year during one of the hurricanes, when they lost power to their Florida datacenter and there was a generator problem or something and they couldn't keep it powered. Joe ended up driving down there himself and cloned the drives to take to another datacenter.

They have a Texas datacenter now too.

webhostingtalk is about worthless. people sent me there when i was looking for a host and i got nothing out of it. nobody will tell you a good host to go with. they just say read the forum, but half the people like this host and half the people don't.

nobody will recommend a host for you. or if you ask about a certain host they just tell you to read the forum, which as i said, doesn't help at all.
 

dartworth

Lifer
Jul 29, 2001
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Originally posted by: slayer202
ok lol, I think I am going with hostgator now. haven't heard anything bad on WHT



Hostgator is a good safe choice.

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