View Full Version : I'm so glad I changed hosts

28 Sep 2006, 8:59 PM
This new host is even worse than the old one. This host was the #1 rated low budget host on multiple sites, yet I have never been able to get in contact with support and the site is down every other day for brief periods. I bought 2 years, but I may not be here longer than 2 months. It was down for over 6 hours today. 5 minutes every other day is bad, 6 hours = time for a new host.

If anyone out there knows of a reliable and affordable host that supports PHP and MySQL, please let me know. Also, if anyone wants to provide hosting, that works too. :)


I did manage to get someone on the phone and apparently there is a big power outage in the city (Santa Monica) where the provider is.

29 Sep 2006, 12:33 PM
I have dedicated server from ServerPronto (http://www.serverpronto.com). Their dedicated server plan start with 30$ per month! for linux based servers.
Despite some negative comments I saw in web about them I did'nt have any problem for 2 years.

29 Sep 2006, 12:43 PM
I use layeredtech myself.

30 Sep 2006, 1:21 PM
So far I've been pretty happy with midphase who offers a decent amount of storage.

I've also have had good luck with phpwebhositng.com, while they don't have a ton of space offered, they're priced very competitvely.

With both, I've had nothing but good experiences with their support.

9 Oct 2006, 6:08 AM
I use HostMySite.com. Stupid name, but excellent customer service. I've never had to wait longer than a minute to talk to a real person. AND they have backup generators incase of power outages.

3 Nov 2006, 5:31 PM
I use siteground.com, its service is very good.

3 Nov 2006, 7:00 PM
Checkout Dreamhost.com http://www.dreamhost.com/hosting.html

PHP4, PHP5, MySQL, shell access, Subversion, CVS etc

3 Nov 2006, 8:06 PM
Dreamhost looks really good. I really like the PHP5, subversion support and shell access. When I upgrade I will definitely check them out.

6 Nov 2006, 6:43 AM
www.servage.net is an incredible webhost

250 Gb webspace,
2100 Gb transfer / month
PHP 4 and 5 with virtually ever single extension,
mySQL 4 and 5

hosted in a clustered environment.

in 18 months i've had zero downtime, and the one time I got a support email from them saying their lines were damaged I was still able to get very fast access to my website.

And very inexpensive - 5.25 + VAT (I think) a month (about $10 US), paid quarterly.

They allow you to earn extra storage / bandwidth for referring new customers, but I can't use all the space I've got now, so I no longer bother to put the referral code in the link.

6 Nov 2006, 11:32 AM
It seems like the past 2 days the site has been extremely slow. Today, definitely, its crawling.

I use textdrive.com. These guys are really nice people and the service is top notch. However, the control panel sucks and the speed of lower priced plans could be better. (though its good compared to my previous host: cqhost.com)

6 Nov 2006, 3:03 PM
I will be changing hosts very soon. A very nice hosting provider using yui-ext has agreed to help.

Peter Herrmann
13 Nov 2006, 10:57 PM
Occassionally, www.jackslocum.com doesn't work. I checked your name servers and using the DNSstuff url below (a few times) it will eventually check ns2.dot5nameservers.com and report back "Invalid DNS packet: Port Unreachable". The other name server ns1.dot5nameservers.com seems fine.


Cheers, Peter

17 Nov 2006, 8:36 AM
I have moved to www.asmallorange.com . They have an incredible support forum and I have even gotten help at 1am/2am for menial tasks like getting svn installed on the server. Their absurdly cheap pricing is also a plus.

17 Nov 2006, 8:53 AM
This forum is on my new host (blazing fast and zero problems). Plus my DNS is on godaddy and I can manage it myself, so no more DNS problems.

I am just waiting for the domain transfer to go through to move everything else over.

17 Nov 2006, 4:32 PM
Nice, Jack! Its much faster. Mind naming the host?

17 Nov 2006, 7:39 PM
Of course, Uversa provided the hosting. They are awesome. I am going to point to them both in a new blog post and permanent link on the site one I get everything moved. :)


19 Nov 2006, 8:31 AM

Just to clarify, our public web site is at http://www.uversainc.com/

Cory Powers
Uversa, Inc.

19 Nov 2006, 8:49 AM
I will update my links, thanks!