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    kumars New Member

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    Hi guys!! Can u people please tell me what points should i consider before i go for any hosting services provider.. And also can u let me know any reliable n reasonable service providers in market?? I am a newbie i want to launch my own personal website nothing commercial..
     
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    Try Dreamhost. They give u 200GB Webspace+ 2TB Monthly Bandwidth....97 day money back guarantee..

    $22/Year

    The best host. i know many high traffic sites running on dreamhost. I have many sites hosted on dreamhost and using it from 6 months and no problems so far...
     
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    FSP Host is very good free host with no ads, banners at all. instant singnup only with username, FTP Access
     
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    Thanks for that info.. But I dont know anything about hosting?? Can u plz tell me the areas i should look for before selecting a hosting service provider?
     
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    Here are some thing that you should consider. Of course this is not an exhaustive list.
    1. The server config
    2. The server location
    3. Uptime guarantees and third party uptime stats
    4. Support. How is it available?
    5. Control Panel (IMO, cPanel is the best)
    6. Space+Bandwidth
    7. number of email addresses
    8. PHP and MySQL versions
    Usually, don't take it if someone is offerring it too cheap! Just think how can they afford it for so less! If thats the most competitive cost, then why are others in the same business not giving at the same price? I will repeat one thing that I have said many times earlier. In hosting, if something is too good to be true, its probably not true ;)

    There are plenty of ways where hosting providers cut corners. Have a look at this thread on a service provider called manas hosting.
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32198

    I have posted there why their services can't be good!! :D Look at my post dated 18.07.2006

    So ask a lot of pre-sales questions. If they don't answer even pre-sales question, think what will happen to support questions!? :lol:
     
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    Thanks a million Tuxfan.. Well i am pretty much on the way now.. One last query is Linux hosting better or windows for personal websites with not much content and database??
     
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    You are welcome :)

    Whether content it too much or too less, whether its static or dynamic, for hosting, its always LINUX :D
     
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    Yup, linux is cheaper and can do everything what a windows server can!
     
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    :)

    for hosting, its always LINUX :-D
     
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    Do not misguide....its 119$ normally and one has to use a promo code for 97$ discount! I can provide the promo code...PM me..if someone needs it. And its 22$ only for first year...from the next year..its back to 119$/year.
     
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