Favorite hosting company, registrar?

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For those out there who administer web sites, which are your favorite domain registrars and hosting companies? I'm always on the look out for new vendors. In particular, those with a good mix of ethical business practices, good value and excellent customer service. (GoDaddy doesn't make the cut, because of what its owner has stood for.) For hosts, I prefer those that run Linux servers.

Please add your favorites in the comments.

4 Replies to “Favorite hosting company, registrar?”

  1. I defer to your wisdom, of course — and so have stuck with Verve Hosting for several years. If you think there are good reasons to look elsewhere, I’d love to hear it.

  2. I have heard good things about “A Small Orange”, an Atlanta-based provider, and I plan to migrate my webs there next year unless further feedback is not so positive.

  3. My partner and I have a total of six sites on Deerfield Hosting — a small company that has given us good tech support and service at low prices. My main site has not gone down once in a year and a half (although I have suffered from two attacks on the PHP database, one of which was caused by me not upgrading blog software). Carol runs her email through them, and every once in a while loses a little email because the server goes down, but not often. About fifty bucks a year for hosting and registration (hunt for the “Starter Plan,” which is more than adequate for most non-commercial sites). Uses the cPanel interface, which I have come to like, and a decent set of admin tools (all I need, that’s for sure). We have no desire to switch.

    My congregation uses UUism.net. The site has never gone down in a year and a half, but the prices are twenty percent more. Uses the Ensim interface, which I do not like — hard to track down the source of 404 errors, for example. Still, it’s reliable and inexpensive, with fast tech support.

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