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Postby 62896dude » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:24 am

Hey there everyone,

I am currently looking at Go-Daddy as a best candidate for hosting my site, but I am not quite sure. I have also considered HostGator, but in their T.o.S., they specifically have a rule against RPG's. Go-daddy is 12 bucks a year, and HostGator is 6 bucks a month. Obviously the price difference is huge, but what do you guys think about Go-Daddy, should I use that one? Or maybe another one that I didn't name? If you have one I didn't mention, I would like for it to be definately under 5 dollars a month.

Thanks!

EDIT: I misread their site, it isn't 12 bucks a year, it is 5, lol, but same thing applies, especially since there is no rule against RPG's in their T.o.S.
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Re: Recommended Paid Host?

Postby 62896dude » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:59 am

Update: This site is only $3.95/month with a free domain name... This one is looking pretty good! http://www.webhostinghub.com/web-hosting-features.html There is also nothing against Games/RPG's in its terms of service. I will email them tomorrow to clarify this, but if they do allow it, this may be the best one.
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Re: Recommended Paid Host?

Postby Jackolantern » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:42 am

Most hosts don't write in a specific rule against RPGs. Instead, how they bar them is that pretty much every shared host has rules against excessive CPU usage, which is exactly what the scripts for a game does.

However, Halls has successfully hosted several games on Godaddy, mostly without incident. However, there have been periods where he has not been very happy with them and has considered changing several times. He will have to give you an update on what he thinks of them now or if he has changed.
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Re: Recommended Paid Host?

Postby 62896dude » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:44 am

Okay, that was very helpful, thanks! I shall await halls, as he is bound to see this soon!
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Re: Recommended Paid Host?

Postby ConceptDestiny » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:30 am

If you're in the UK, I absolutely recommend Pac Web Hosting, or for the US try Hostdime.
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Re: Recommended Paid Host?

Postby Gustava » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:29 am

I have used a few, and would recommend Hostgator personally. Everyone has their own experience with whoever they choose and can go either way depending how they handle it, but good luck with whatever company you do go with.
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Re: Recommended Paid Host?

Postby Jackolantern » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:33 am

I will say that Hostgator's HQ is about 10 miles from my house, and they are a very large outfit. Take that for what it is worth, because Godaddy is the biggest and people have problems with them all the time, but at least I know for a fact that HG has a huge facility full of service people, and even casually know one of them.
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Re: Recommended Paid Host?

Postby SpiritWebb » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:45 am

I use Datarealm.

Datarealm Been with them for a while and love them and would recommend them. The have awesome support and the VPS prices aren't that bad!
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Re: Recommended Paid Host?

Postby Jackolantern » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:03 am

Have you used their shared hosting, though, Spirit? I think a lot of people just dipping their toes in the water are more likely to go for shared hosting first.
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Postby SpiritWebb » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:41 am

Its just as cheap with a VPS personally...I haven't messed with the shared hosting side of them...their cheapest is $4.95/mon for a VPS
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