View Full Version : What host do you use?

04-04-2003, 05:28 AM
Hey this is just a question so everyone can post (this is just for fun)

I use CFX Hosting...

04-04-2003, 06:07 AM
I use C:/;)

04-04-2003, 06:22 AM
http://silverpaw3d.com/smilies/nospam.gif mattover-matter, may I direct you to #1.5 of the Codingforums rules [seen here (http://www.codingforums.com/rules.htm)]:
1.5) Stay on topic when initiating a thread or posting a reply- When replying to a thread, try and stay true to the topic. This guideline is needed to prevent CodingForums.com from becoming a chat room, and to maintain the quality of information flowing through and stored. When future members stumble across your post looking for answers, they will not appreciate chit chat.
Could you please make your posts relevant to the threads they're posted in. However whitty they are, such comments as the above ("I use C:/") only serve to annoy when a member is seeking help or information. Spamming the forums with irrelevance helps nobody.

thickandthin, I use Easily.co.uk (http://easily.co.uk), they invented (read borrowed from a mobile phone company) the concept of "pay as you go" data transfer. I find their service excellent and you can start up for very little £$£$. Good Apache servers with php/GD, mysql, and all the things I want for messing about as I like to do. They're also an actual host rather than a reseller which is vital imo.


04-04-2003, 10:00 AM
They're also an actual host rather than a reseller which is vital imo.

I couldnt agree with you more! :thumbsup:

Im not sure if this is a vaild response but i use my own services. Cheapest hosting i will ever find :D

04-04-2003, 02:56 PM
I'm with affordablehost.com (http://www.affordablehost.com). They work great for me, and are always very helpful.

And I thought the "I use C:/" response was appropriate. Some people host their sites on their own computers. That's a valid response, in my opinion.


04-04-2003, 04:33 PM
Brinkster and or any free space I can find with isp providers. Of course you're limited with server side work but hey, it works for me. Plus I'm tight and hate spending money!

04-04-2003, 05:15 PM


04-05-2003, 06:29 AM
sorry mouse, I think C:/ is a valid response too. Perhaps it could have been worded differently, but I think we all knew what he meant.

Anyway I use personal web server (C:/) for my personal sites
and www.generalhosting.com for my business/clients

04-05-2003, 12:11 PM
I've just transferred from http://www.supanames.co.uk to http://www.unitedhosting.co.uk

Quiet Storm
04-05-2003, 11:10 PM
Angelfire.com (http://www.angelfire.com)

04-05-2003, 11:23 PM
I use Jaguarpc (http://www.jaguarpc.com) - very good service, plenty of space and bandwidth for not too much cash, a fixed IP, and they'll happily install any extensions I ask for :)

04-09-2003, 07:52 AM
Originally posted by laffe
I use this:
$48 a year. Unlimited transfer, unlimited space, unlimited email +++++

i would be a bit wary of this one.
some spelling mistakes.
some missing images.
some broken links.
promises of unlimited...

04-09-2003, 07:38 PM
has anyone ever used http://www.hostonce.com/ ?

There offer sounds way too good to be true. Unlimited pop3/space and bandwidth and a domain name for about $60/year USD. They have 24hr tech support via online chat, phone ect and they responded within minutes when I asked a question.

I am really skeptical about this but what a swingin deal if it's real. They include an option to host 5 top level domain names on one account for an additional one-time fee of $25 USD.

I've read through their agreement and there are a couple things that make me nervous (if they feel your putting to much strain on their server they can kill your account without warning.. yet you get unlimited everything.. hmmm) but still.. I'm so cheap and all hahahaha.

Has anyone actually used these guys?

ps. i use a local host which I did some design work for in exchange for a lifetime hosting account. I love those guys :D

04-09-2003, 08:00 PM
I use :


great support

04-10-2003, 03:06 AM
http://www.pay-as-you-host.com/key features

Too many features to bore you all with here but an excellent value product. I dont work for them; I'm just a well impressed client.

Where else could you ask the most dumb questions to be made feel really intelligent :) . And they give you the right answer too.

<edit>Oops. Forgot about you guys<edit>

04-10-2003, 05:01 AM
I have worked up the skills that I need and I am gaining expericance in IIS, so I now host all my scripts, files, images, and whatever I need hosted off my own computer... It works well, but you need a good computer (24/7) and a fast internet connection.

Some might not want that for a single webpage, but depending how some of this will turn out, I think I will be fine for awhile...

Maybe someday I will get a t-1 line, and I can continue to host my friends. Get some dedicated servers/computers running or something...

04-11-2003, 01:35 AM
i use http://www.dnspixel.com
i am very pleased with them to.:thumbsup:

04-11-2003, 03:19 PM
Possibly not so much to you but here in New Zealand...

For my personal hosting I pay NZ$7.50 per month (about US$4 according to XE (http://www.xe.com) ). So thats US$48 per year for a reasonable traffic allowance, massive storage space, php, PostgreSQL (no MySQL tho :( )

For my commercial sites I go for NZ$20 per month (US$11). This has an unlimited traffic allowance, large storage, MySQL databases, PHP, SSL, 7 days a week help, etc. etc., best price I can find for fully professional service here in NZ.

04-12-2003, 11:31 PM
I use http://www.allnet4u.com and must say they are much better than any others I have used before.

I'll spare you all the blurb and give the main reasons why:

1) Their customer support is fantabulous. With my other hosts I was used to waiting up to five days for a reply to my queries, but allnet4u seem to manage to get back to me within an hour of me writing to them - even on a sunday.
2) They allow the uploading of cgi files to be placed into the main folder instead of a cgi-bin which, for me, is much more convenient.

To register my names I use register.com - but that's really only because I work there and get discount names :D


04-14-2003, 07:59 AM
I use hostway. There a bit pricey, but have excellent support.

However, I'm looking for another hosting service for some of my clients that want a lower-end deal.


05-07-2003, 02:12 AM
I use http://www.pipeten.com pretty good for developing as all accounts come with mysql,mssql,and postgres.
The H-Sphere control panel took *ALOT* of getting used to for me, but its worth it in the end.

05-07-2003, 02:21 AM
I use F5hosting (http://www.f5hosting.com), and have been really pleased with them for the last year and a half. Deffinatly worth a look at.

05-07-2003, 01:34 PM
At the moment a lot of people will say they use Krycek's hosting, www.ithium.net which is spiffing to say the least.

<edit>Oh if Krycek wasn't doing that I would certainly have had gone with www.mediatemple.net - <edit2>they offer shared and dedicated servers only</edit2></edit>

05-08-2003, 04:14 PM
I use www.by.ru (gives you subdomain e.g. www.mysite.by.ru)

PHP, MySQL 100mb, loads bandwidth and all for free!

06-20-2003, 11:49 PM
I've used different hostings and now I use http://www.dotnetpark.com Because I have ASP, ASP.NET, MS SQL Server for $6.95/month. If you use windows hosting you know usual price for MS SQL is about $40/month.

06-23-2003, 10:14 AM
http://www.xehost.net - the best support ive ever seen.... you get so much for so little money.. and its fast too.:thumbsup:

06-24-2003, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by brothercake
I use Jaguarpc (http://www.jaguarpc.com) - very good service, plenty of space and bandwidth for not too much cash, a fixed IP, and they'll happily install any extensions I ask for :)

am also very happy with jaguarPC here, superb uptime and a sysadmin who seems like he knows what he's doing. recent php version with 2.0.4+GD and Ming - among the more usual php and apache modules/extensions. Good/great bandwidth and pipe speed.

I have been hosted before at the ol' £20/year - unlimited everything and to be honest I think comparatively to the £~90 from jaguarPC they should have charged 20p

06-24-2003, 05:23 PM
Since I last posted here, I'm now hosting myself and a few clients, can't beat having 100% control over your server

06-26-2003, 04:49 PM
Started with ithium.net as well.. The best one so far.. :thumbsup:

Compared to atomhost.com and ipowerweb.com

06-26-2003, 11:08 PM
I use www.freehu.com

They are a free host and probably the best one out there. If you are cheap like me and don't want to pay any money for a good host then this is probably your choice. They give you 500megs of space and 10gb of transfer. They also support php, mysql, and other cool stuff like that. I think they are farly new and are still working on some of their features.