What type of hosting are you using free or paid?

What type of hosting are you using free or paid?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by WPMints, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Ilyas

    Ilyas New Member

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    I would stay away from free web hosts. Most of them have limited features, are unreliable,... I have researched many of these free web hosts past year. Some are even worse than you expect.
    For example 000webhost got hacked last year and lost a lot of sensitive data. A hacker used an exploit in an old, unpatched version of PHP to upload malicious files and gain access to the service's systems. Not only was the full database containing the usernames, passwords and email addresses compromised, but this information has been dumped online.
     
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  2. Maria Marketing

    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    That is shocking that the hosting company would do that. Why didn't they just update the patch, do they cost money for the patches?
     
  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea if they cost money or not but coming from a free hosting service you can't expect them to provide the very best service and support. I don't think that people realize that before they decide to go the free route.

    You always have to be expecting to get what you paid for, or in this case didn't pay for! ;)

    Cheers, Dean
     
  4. Thanhnguyentrieu

    Thanhnguyentrieu Member

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    I think the best method is paid hosting. We invest in our website, so we have obligation to pay, we will accept the good service. In this case, saving money is not a good idea
     
  5. unixguru

    unixguru New Member

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    Cheap hosting is bad enough. Your entry level engineer is paid $20/hour, so if you are paying $2/month and need more than 6 minutes help, that company has just made a loss, and that's assuming the equipment costs nothing.
    You get what you pay for. If you need an hours help per month you should be looking at paying around $30 for your hosting.
     
  6. Maria Marketing

    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    What do you think is a reasonable amount to pay for a good hosting service? Shared? VPS?

    I just really don't know what kind of rates good hosting goes for. All I see are the ads around the internet but have no idea of how the price relates to the quality of the hosting. :)
     
  7. KeralMTG

    KeralMTG Active Member

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    All the free hosting that I have seen has too many low limits. Low disk space, low or only 1 website, low ram and other resource. Paid is a better option unless you can not afford paid.
     
  8. ulterios

    ulterios Well-Known Member

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    If all you have is a couple of landing pages then free hosting might be ok, but most of the free hosts I have seen and know about are not somewhere I would host sites I value or am serious about.

    Getting good cheap hosting from a good host is only a few bucks a month and well worth it versus free hosting and what you get.

    Spend a few dollars a month and your sanity and wallet will thank you! ;)
     
  9. LLRhodes

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    My vote paid...
    I had a bad experience with free a few years back.
    My site was hacked. The free hosting company had only email support. It took them a long time to respond. Their response, as I recall, was basically "tough luck."
     
  10. manoharparakh

    manoharparakh New Member

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    Paid hostings are profesdional hosting with good server , virus free server , unlimited data transfer with 24/7 customer support .

    Free hosting is low level hosting . Lots of websites on single small server means speed of loading website is slow . No customer support , no antivirus . Your website can be hack easily