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Helping finding a good host

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by triforceguy1, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. triforceguy1

    triforceguy1 Active Member


    I currently host with HostGator, and have recently found out that they are probably not the best host to use, I've recently received a notice that I've been using too much CPU on their Shared Hosting which is annoying, especially as they claim they are unable to pinpoint which part of the site is causing the usage to go up.

    So I am currently in the process of finding a new host again, yay!

    I've recently found arvixe, which looks promising. The price is within my budget and they claim that they are suitable for XenForo hosting (they are even cheaper than what I paid for HG), but decided to come here first to see if anyone else uses them. Are they any good? What sort of CPU restrictions do they have? etc. etc.

    Also, does anyone else have any good suggestions for hosts? Bearing in mind I also host a WordPress blog too

    Thanks in advance
  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Hostigation or HostUS. HostUS is slightly cheaper, and they do managed VPS's (if you ever need/want a VPS).

  3. triforceguy1

    triforceguy1 Active Member

    How's their CPU limitations on their shared hosting? Or would you recommend VPS Hosting.
    (bear in mind I have a shout box add-on and Shop/credit add-ons installed, which I've heard can have an impact on CPU... not too sure, never good at the technical stuff haha)
  4. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    For a shout box I would generally recommend A VPS... If it's popular.

    As for VPS limits, I've run a bit coin node on a HostUS VPS a few times (which can use a lot of CPU for a couple of days) and there were no issues.

    As long as you don't impact on other machines in the container, you'll be fine. It'd also be quite difficult to do that...

    As for Hostigation, I used them for multiple years. Never had any issues.

  5. triforceguy1

    triforceguy1 Active Member

    Love the picture on Hostigation but it looks like HostUS will be the better choice

    Does this configuration look like it would be suitable for my needs?
    Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 11.48.30.png

    EDIT - Actually, I might go for the lower end VPS with HostUS
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  6. triforceguy1

    triforceguy1 Active Member

    I was looking at Bluehost recently, specifically their cloud hosting, and saw it's pretty affordable.
    Anyone have any experiences with them?
  7. Mark87

    Mark87 Active Member

    WSWD hosting is the bomb... highly recommend.
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  8. triforceguy1

    triforceguy1 Active Member

    Unfortunately the configurations I would need from them don't quite meet my budget, thanks anyway though
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  9. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

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  10. triforceguy1

    triforceguy1 Active Member

    The only thing is I saw this review - http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1574320
    I know it is just one review, but it's a detailed one at that and give me second thoughts a bit =/

    How much would they usually charge anyway for something I would need? (Around 20gb disk space, high bandwidth, high CPU allowance)
  11. Alex - A2Hosting

    Alex - A2Hosting Active Member

    Arvixe is owned by Endurance International Group which also owns HostGator. They split their many brands into multiple groups and Arvixe and HostGator is within the same group so their setup is most likely very similar to HostGator so you may still experience some issues with them.
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  12. suasive

    suasive Active Member

    Not sure what your technical skills are, but if you know your way around linux distros.
    I would recommend DigitalOcean
  13. Bethk84

    Bethk84 Member

    I was about to post your exact question, @triforceguy1 I use Host Gator as well and have been having the same issues. I've used Bluehost before, but can't afford their Migration fee at the moment as I own 5 sites that are popular and are basically all set up...I refuse to start from scratch.
  14. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    +1 for HostUS. Long term customer with a OpenVZ and KVM VPS.
  15. WSWD

    WSWD Well-Known Member

    We do offer discounts for members of this forum. I'm sure we can work something out for you. ;)

    And thanks for the recommend, Mark!

    As was already mentioned, Arvixe is owned and run by the same people who run Hostgator. In fact, the list is quite extensive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_International_Group
    That's a fairly up-to-date list, but you have to catch it at the right time. EIG regularly deletes the list from that page, for good reason. They really like keeping all their brands a secret.
  16. Noosh

    Noosh New Member

    Solid advice on EIG. Stay far away from their brands. If you're able to admin your own server, Linode is definitely my pick. I have a couple of VMs there. I used to use Digital Ocean but their IP ranges are trashed. I had to send email from an external SMTP server since the IP they gave me was blacklisted everywhere when I got it.
  17. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    You can clean that up in most cases.. but the IP's I've gotten from DO are clean on the major lists. ;)

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  18. fionix

    fionix Active Member

    Hetzner Hosting is great ultra fast servers! You just need to know about how to hanled a server at least if you go with a dedi server from them, they don't offer any kind of support, which sucks.

    Go for a VPS or something with them.
  19. Deathstarr

    Deathstarr Active Member

    JaxVPS.com is who I use they also offer shared hosting.

    Avrixe or what ever is also owned by the same company that owns HostGator they are called EIG. They own a long list of crappy companies.
  20. Noosh

    Noosh New Member

    I know it's easy enough to clean up but it's not something I should have to do. I don't expect much for $20/mo but I do expect them to give me an IP that isn't trashed.

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