Shared hosting

kartvelo

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Any recommendations for a company to go with for shared hosting? I've been using one company for almost 15 years now, and their service (which at one time was excellent) has gone right off a cliff in recent years. Twice in the past year I've had multiple sites go down for days at a time. Earlier this month they had a "catastrophic disk failure" on one of the servers and lost, not only the current site contents, but all backups. They found a retired server that hosted the same sites six years ago, uploaded all that content, and said "Whew! We fixed it!" At the moment I've had five client sites down for over 24 hours and they haven't even responded to my support ticket yet. Time for a divorce.
 

AlNipper49

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There isn't much differentiation between shared hosting providers these days.  Honestly just use hostgator like everyone else does.
 

kartvelo

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I should mention that most of these sites use php/MySQL, and that some very old legacy sites use asp/MSAccess.
 

AlNipper49

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I can't help you on asp/mcaccess.  You're probably better off throwing the php/mysql stuff in a place that handles that well (99% of the reputable hosting firms).  asp/msaccess I'd .... I don't know. 
 

Wings

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I have had good luck with MDDhosting.com and I also like site5 and hostnine.com
 
They all have technical support that actually gets back to you in my experience.
 

Blacken

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In 2014, there's not a lot of reason to use shared hosting for *nix web space unless your needs are really trivial. It doesn't really improve your odds as far as security goes (and probably does a number on it, given how slow they often are to patch stuff) and it does exact a performance and flexibility tax.

A DO droplet is $5 and can run most PHP/MySQL sites comfortably.