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Old 05-15-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Hosting? Who and what do you use?

I understand the basics of DNS i just have what i hope to be a quick and painless question.

I have a domain through godaddy. Such as I have my webserver set up. I want to start hosting other companies/peoples webpages for them. I understand that my isp (Comcast) blocks smtp. Obviously i would want my customers to have email at there domain. ex.

I have done some research and found out that my ISP (Comcast) won't let me host commercial websites also that they block port 25 for smtp. So long story short I'm now looking at hosting companies.

I'm thinking of one of these three

1. Godaddy- either their 4GH hosting plan or possibly the VDS service

2. Linode-

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I've been happy with GoDaddy. If you go to GeekNewsCentral, you can find some discount codes. (Edit: The two or three times I've had to call their tech support with how-to questions about using their interface, they have been excellent.)

InmotionHosting is an excellent company that provides fantastic service, but they are more expensive and are oriented more towards the business market.

I have a friend who swears by A Small Orange. I am now managing the site he created (it's for an organization) and can take no exception to their service.

I've also heard good things about HostGator, but have no direct experience.

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These guys have good Godaddy Promo Codes too:
Old 02-17-2017, 03:47 PM   #4
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I only use GoDaddy for Domain Registration and I do all my own hosting, since I am in "The Business."
Linode is up there.

Who not to use, Oh boy. Erm, How much time have ya got?
Seriously, A Small Orange (ASO) or Linode.

DigitalOcean has great documentation...

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