1. Post #1
    Namaste's Avatar
    November 2009
    1,965 Posts
    I'm looking for another place to take my patronage to. LunarPages is really failing me right now, and I'm sick of it. Please please please recommend me another reliable web host Facepunch.
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  2. Post #2

    October 2009
    2,847 Posts
    Never used them myself, but people here seem to like DreamHost.
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  3. Post #3
    I spent $10 on this.
    :awesome:'s Avatar
    April 2009
    5,468 Posts
    Dreamhost is pretty good i heard.
    i used Fellowsites for a while and they're really good, and cheap. The only problem is its run by 1 guy so tech support isn't always available.
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    July 2006
    63 Posts
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  5. Post #5
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    nivek's Avatar
    June 2009
    3,508 Posts
    I love bluehost, but I've seen some people hating on it, still don't know why, they're pretty good.

  6. Post #6

    October 2009
    2,847 Posts
    Bluehost are bad, because their ToS is extremely restrictive/controlling.

  7. Post #7
    Namaste's Avatar
    November 2009
    1,965 Posts
    Dreamhosts looks decent.

  8. Post #8
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    Crhem van der B's Avatar
    January 2010
    1,692 Posts
    Personally I used www.tinyshared.com which some guy recommended in a different thread in this forum, it's very cheap and really fits my need. Everything works perfectly fine, I had a little problem with MySQL, but got it solved the same day.
    So yeah, even though I don't have much experience with them, they seem alright.

  9. Post #9

    October 2009
    2,847 Posts
    Personally I used www.tinyshared.com which some guy recommended in a different thread in this forum, it's very cheap and really fits my need. Everything works perfectly fine, I had a little problem with MySQL, but got it solved the same day.
    So yeah, even though I don't have much experience with them, they seem alright.
    Yeah, kerplunc hosting is Fizzadar's. Haven't used him personally, but his prices are pretty rad. As are his site designs.
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  10. Post #10
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    Dennab
    December 2007
    1,436 Posts
    I bought unlimited cPanel lifetime hosting with unlimited bandwidth for $55 from ebay.
    Yeah, I know, but it was a fantastical deal.

  11. Post #11
    SteamDB
    Marlamin's Avatar
    November 2007
    10,953 Posts
    I bought unlimited cPanel lifetime hosting with unlimited bandwidth for $55 from ebay.
    Yeah, I know, but it was a fantastical deal.
    Again, there is no such thing as unlimited bandwith.
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  12. Post #12
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    December 2006
    265 Posts
    WEBHOSTINGPAD

    They have some pretty awesome deals. Support is great. I have had it for a few months and have not had a single problem. I host videos and files and they are being viewed and downloaded constantly. I have not hit any artificial limit yet.

    (User was banned for this post ("Nice referrer link you got there" - SteveUK))

  13. Post #13

    November 2009
    2,618 Posts
    I use host monster. But mainly, I use my own server.

  14. Post #14
    compwhiziitothemax's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,276 Posts
    Oh it's this thread again

  15. Post #15
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    andersonmat's Avatar
    May 2008
    2,607 Posts
    Oh, look, you referring someone [again].

  16. Post #16
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    Crhem van der B's Avatar
    January 2010
    1,692 Posts
    Lol, the same idiot that got banned not too long ago refers again. Nice.

  17. Post #17
    Gold Member
    jmazouri's Avatar
    May 2005
    1,486 Posts
    CloudNine Web Services are really good, I have a cheap plan from them, and they're awesome.

  18. Post #18
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    Catdaemon's Avatar
    February 2005
    2,821 Posts
    I use dreamhost. Not a problem with them for 2 years now.

  19. Post #19
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    benjgvps's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,663 Posts
    Fivebean for me, been using them for a good part of a year. Cheap and offer a lot. It's worth giving them a shot, since the worst case scenario is that you're out $12 for a year.

  20. Post #20
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    August 2008
    16 Posts
    WEBHOSTINGPAD

    They have some pretty awesome deals. Support is great. I have had it for a few months and have not had a single problem. I host videos and files and they are being viewed and downloaded constantly. I have not hit any artificial limit yet.

    (User was banned for this post ("Nice referrer link you got there" - SteveUK))
    I really wish there were some RULES SOMEWHERE stating someone cannot post referral links. Until then, it will just keep happening.

  21. Post #21
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    May 2008
    2,607 Posts
    I really wish there were some RULES SOMEWHERE stating someone cannot post referral links. Until then, it will just keep happening.
    Typically getting banned for it should stop you. He must not be that intelligent.

  22. Post #22
    Zayfox's Avatar
    August 2008
    1,246 Posts
    Again, there is no such thing as unlimited bandwith.
    Unlimited: having no limits in range or scope;
    It has no limits to the user. Your limited logic is flawed.

  23. Post #23
    compwhiziitothemax's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,276 Posts
    It has no limits to the user. Your limited logic is flawed.
    At some point someone will lay down the law about your bandwidth usage whether it's your host, their datacenter, their ISP, the internet gods, or your mom.

    Edited:

    I really wish there were some RULES SOMEWHERE stating someone cannot post referral links. Until then, it will just keep happening.
    IMO next bam will/should be permanent
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  24. Post #24
    Zayfox's Avatar
    August 2008
    1,246 Posts
    At some point someone will lay down the law about your bandwidth usage whether it's your host, their datacenter, their ISP, the internet gods, or your mom.
    Currently there is nobody who has proved that my allowance is not unlimited. You are moving to theoretical situations here, don't. I'm talking about the here and now, it is unlimited.

  25. Post #25
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    andersonmat's Avatar
    May 2008
    2,607 Posts
    Currently there is nobody who has proved that my allowance is not unlimited. You are moving to theoretical situations here, don't. I'm talking about the here and now, it is unlimited.
    In all of the ToS of the 'unlimited' hosts, they say that if you use a lot of bandwidth, disk space, that they will throttle you or they will charge you more.

  26. Post #26
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    Crhem van der B's Avatar
    January 2010
    1,692 Posts
    Isn't that false advertising then?

  27. Post #27
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    andersonmat's Avatar
    May 2008
    2,607 Posts
    Isn't that false advertising then?
    Technically yes, but in a general sense no. They know most people aren't going to have a huge site with large databases, and that's why they can get away with it.

  28. Post #28
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    Crhem van der B's Avatar
    January 2010
    1,692 Posts
    Why do they limit bandwidth in general? Why does it matter if your bandwidth is 1GB per month or 1TB per month?

  29. Post #29
    compwhiziitothemax's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,276 Posts
    Because it costs money damnt, this shit ain't free.

  30. Post #30
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    evan_madore's Avatar
    December 2006
    265 Posts
    I will continue to post referral links in relevant threads until there are some rules in this place. Not just rules about referral links, but general forum rules. Without them, admins can make up any shit they want and just ban people.

    (User was banned for this post ("Referrer links have always been against the rules." - SteveUK))
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  31. Post #31
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    andersonmat's Avatar
    May 2008
    2,607 Posts
    I will continue to post referral links in relevant threads until there are some rules in this place. Not just rules about referral links, but general forum rules. Without them, admins can make up any shit they want and just ban people.
    :byewhore:
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  32. Post #32
    compwhiziitothemax's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,276 Posts
    I will continue to post referral links in relevant threads until there are some rules in this place. Not just rules about referral links, but general forum rules. Without them, admins can make up any shit they want and just ban people.
    Why do you get the idea that you're in charge.

    Edited:

    Because you're not.

  33. Post #33
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    Wipmuck's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,770 Posts
    I will continue to post referral links in relevant threads until there are some rules in this place. Not just rules about referral links, but general forum rules. Without them, admins can make up any shit they want and just ban people.
    Are you retarded?
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  34. Post #34
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    December 2006
    265 Posts
    I want to see some rules. That is all. Why is that so hard for anyone to understand.

    Every other forum on earth has some rules. I could go into the rules, read the rule that states "No referral links allowed" then not post them. If there is not a rule stating I can't, then it is assumed I can.

  35. Post #35
    Zayfox's Avatar
    August 2008
    1,246 Posts
    I want to see some rules. That is all. Why is that so hard for anyone to understand.

    Every other forum on earth has some rules. I could go into the rules, read the rule that states "No referral links allowed" then not post them. If there is not a rule stating I can't, then it is assumed I can.
    My forum doesn't have rules, just like FP it's "Common sense. If you don't know, don't post."

    Edited:

    In all of the ToS of the 'unlimited' hosts, they say that if you use a lot of bandwidth, disk space, that they will throttle you or they will charge you more.
    Find in JustHost's ToS where it says you will be throttled if you use excess amounts.

  36. Post #36
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    March 2010
    2 Posts
    My forum doesn't have rules, just like FP it's "Common sense. If you don't know, don't post."

    Edited:



    Find in JustHost's ToS where it says you will be throttled if you use excess amounts.
    Sure.






    JustHost ToS posted:
    Resource Usage

    User may not:

    Use 25% or more of system resources for longer than 90 seconds. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.

    Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.

    Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy) on shared servers.

    Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.

    Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our shared servers.

    Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities

    Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, etc

    Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes

    When using PHP include functions for including a local file, include the local file rather than the URL. Instead of include("http://yourdomain.com/include.php") use include("include.php")

    While our shared services are suitable for the bulk of our customers, there comes a time for some websites when they are better suited for a larger plan, which allows for more dedicated CPU and memory resources. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to discontinue service to any customer with a website or other hosted data that takes up more than 10% of the server resources and/or 10% of the server's CPU. This means that if your website is found to be utilizing more than 10% of the CPU and memory of the service, we reserve the right to take your site offline. If this becomes necessary, you can either upgrade your hosting package, or request a pro-rated refund of the amounts you have paid in advance for the services. Due to the severity of this, and our ability to act quickly to correct these situations to avoid server issues, we will do everything reasonably feasible to provide you with a warning prior to taking your site offline, but we accept no obligation to do so.
    http://www.justhost.com/terms-and-conditions?hidenav

    JustHost seems to have copied most of its ToS from http://www.hostgator.com/tos/tos.php
    The limits JustHost sets are pretty understandable though. I mean, you can get your panties in a bunch about how it's false advertising, but you're very unlikely to hit the cap, and as long as you don't, you'll probably get quality service ("probably" because I never used JustHost. HostGator were my first host though, and the service was nice).

    WebHostingPad are kind of silly though:



    WebHostingPad ToS posted:
    Unlimited Hosting Space and Bandwidth
    All our hosting accounts do come with unlimited hosting space and bandwidth. But we start each account with a set limit but as you needs grow, simply contact us to request additional resources and we will increase it to whatever you need. This new plan allows us to create more efficient use of our servers and provide better, faster, and more efficient hosting for our customers. Please note hosting space is intended for hosting and not intended for but not limited to online backup, storage device for multimedia content such as, but not limited to, movies, music, photos, or other media. Any use of our hosting service in this manner will be considered a violation of our terms of use and will result in automatic suspension of the hosting account without any prior notification.
    http://www.webhostingpad.com/abuseterms.htm
    unlimited
    But we start each account with a set limit
    CPU and Memory Limit
    All accounts will be only allowed to use 10% of cpu and memory and can not exceed a session longer then 10 min. This includes all database uses, email, cron jobs, and any FTP sessions.
    Damn those unlimited limits.
    Any use of our hosting service [for multimedia content such as, but not limited to, movies, music, photos, or other media] will be considered a violation of our terms of use and will result in automatic suspension of the hosting account without any prior notification.
    You better not upload photos to the server you hacker.

    At least Dreamhost are honest about it:



    http://www.dreamhost.com/unlimited.html
    [I'm not going to copy it over here because it's long, read it yourself]

    I've heard from a certain Gold Member whom I used to talk to that DreamHost has lots of PHP features/modules/whatever the fuck disabled, but as far as I can tell DreamHost are pretty good.

    I use InterServer myself, and while my server isn't terribly powerful (I have their cheapest dedi; it's more than worth the cash though), the support is fucking fantastic. You don't get a reboot panel, which is kind of silly, but if your server is having trouble (or if you fucked up (chmod 000 / cough cough)) they're very quick to fix the problem.

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  37. Post #37
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    May 2008
    2,607 Posts
    (User was permabanned for this post ("Alt of permabanned user" - Hexxeh))
    Great, let's ban him when he's being helpful.
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  38. Post #38
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    December 2006
    265 Posts
    Pfff, admins.

  39. Post #39
    zild1221's Avatar
    August 2008
    16 Posts
    I will continue to post referral links in relevant threads until there are some rules in this place. Not just rules about referral links, but general forum rules. Without them, admins can make up any shit they want and just ban people.

    (User was banned for this post ("Referrer links have always been against the rules." - SteveUK))
    I do not see rules stating this anywhere either...
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  40. Post #40
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    andersonmat's Avatar
    May 2008
    2,607 Posts
    I do not see rules stating this anywhere either...
    He's been banned for it. That means it's a rule.