I’m currently stuck on deciding between 2 great free web hosts!
Here’s the breakdown:
Host # 1:
- short subdomain (about 3 char. long)
- cPanel w/fantastico
- PHP and Perl Support
- Unlimited Sub-domains, E-mail, & MySQL Databases
- Somewhat inactive owner
- somewhat active hostees
- very slow response (I posted a question at the forum and I only got a reply from the owner 10 days later)
- not responsible for back-ups
- owner has to review apps first
- reseller at surpasshosting
HOST # 2:
- long subdomain (about 14 char. long)
- No cPanel but has Webmin control panel instead
- Unlimited space and bandwidth
- Up to 2 subdomains (more upon request) and up to 5 websites
- PHP 5.2, Ruby on Rails 1.2, MySql 5.0, phpMyAdmin, etc.
- regular offsite back-ups
- Very active owner (I sent 2 questions through email to him already and responded less than 30 minutes!)
- Somewhat inactive hostees
- very selective when it comes to hostees (But I fit)
- own server
I’m not linking to the sites because I don’t want to attract applications from noobs and abusers if you know what I mean…
The site I’m planning to make is a personal site and portfolio/fanlisting collective. I might buy a domain name and my own hosting account next year when I get my online payment stuff set-up. But for now, free-hosting will do.
What do you guys think? Any opinion is much appreciated.
Based on your unlimited reseller hosting query above, option number 2 is better than option number 1. Selecting option number 2 is a wise idea almost all the things you must consider in purchasing a hosting plan is inside the package like unlimited webspace, bandwidth, programming languages supported and the like. But personally I prefer Hostgator. They provide quality hosting services at reasonable hosting plan rates.
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i personally use hostagator and it has a cpanel
and unlimited everything
depending on how much you want to run, it is much better to have your own server, which is what i have and for me subdomains, emails, ect don;t come in handy, as i have unlimited but don;t use any of them.
Hope that answers your question
but you can go to hostgator and get a decent one for 99 dollars for a year.. the one i have though is 279 dollars a month, but, isn;t nessecary.
Comment by lovemehateme — March 16, 2011 @ 11:30 am
I’ve built a couple of websites. I like HOST #2 undoubtedly… It definitely takes the cake… It runs laps around HOST #1.
I’d go with the second one. I like Webmin, I prefer Ruby to Perl. I’d do my own backups, regardless of what the host does. (I have a copy of every site on every computer I own [I'm away from home now, on my laptop so ...], and I keep copies on flash drives too – belt and suspenders.) But the second site sounds like a few of my sites.
You might also think of hosting your own site – the software is free, and a domain name costs about as much as a pack of cigarettes. (I travel with an entire site on a flash drive – Apache, MySQL, etc., all included.)
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