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dagummit
11 Mar 2007, 18:11
I currently have Go Daddy and, quite frankly, am at my wits end with them...

I have been eyeballing Westhost.com, they seem to have really good prices and the guy I spoke to was really cool (nice). But I don't want to trade cost for quality. Does anyone have any insight on Westhost?

Thanks...

aberg
11 Mar 2007, 19:15
I have now five websites running by westhost.
They have a really good support ( also running a vbulletin support forum (http://forums.westhost.com/)) and a lot of features.
You can run your own software of use the pre install software from westhost ( very updated)
All the accounts are VPS.
I think must better that Go Daddy ;)

dagummit
12 Mar 2007, 12:55
Thanks for the comments. I am switching to Westhost either today or tomorrow. I just got to get my game plan down on the cross-over.

Marco van Herwaarden
15 Mar 2007, 10:00
"But I don't want to trade cost for quality."

Do you consider GoDaddy hosting as quality???

aberg
15 Mar 2007, 20:36
Marco, I see that you comming from the Netherlands. ( ik dus ook)
Before i switch to westhost i have hosting site by Demon and Dutchwebhosting here
I now running for one year sites by westhost and i must say excellent!
Mutch better support than in the Netherlands.
If you speak about the price it's cheap too ,ofcourse that's pretty:)

Best regards ( vriendelijke groet):up:

johnrizz
25 Mar 2007, 23:57
Please forgive me but I'm not knocking westhost, just curious! For there top Personal Value Plan, they give you 130GB Bandwidth for the month, for some reason this doesn't seem like much but running a forum with this amount of bandwidth, how many members/visitors would this handle per month before crapping out?

also! the price seems kind of Low for a VPS $9.95 if you pay infull for 2yrs, $14.95 month by month...... I've seen VPS go for $50.00 and up per month, this usually throws a red flag up telling you to keep away...

aberg, what type of control panel do they give you to use with your VPS?

salata
26 Mar 2007, 00:08
Please forgive me but I'm not knocking westhost, just curious! For there top Personal Value Plan, they give you 130GB Bandwidth for the month, for some reason this doesn't seem like much but running a forum with this amount of bandwidth, how many members/visitors would this handle per month before crapping out?

also! the price seems kind of Low for a VPS $9.95 if you pay infull for 2yrs, $14.95 month by month...... I've seen VPS go for $50.00 and up per month, this usually throws a red flag up telling you to keep away...

aberg, what type of control panel do they give you to use with your VPS?

cant be bad as godaddy, i'll be leaving them soon. i wish i read all the posts about godaddy before.

johnrizz
28 Mar 2007, 23:19
I just started an account with Westhost, I'll give them a try for a year, right now I own 2 separate shared accounts with vodahost, My jeep forum runs nice and smooth while my 2nd F o r u m runs like it's always under heavy load, never really compland about it buy my renewal runs out in 22 days, I won't be renewing... I'll try to keep an update on how my VPS runs

ravyn
30 Mar 2007, 20:28
What is the specific problem everyone is having with Go Daddy? I have been thuroughly pleased with the service I've had with them for over a year now. I get 250 gig bandwidth, 5 gig space, 500 email accounts, 10 MySQL databases, and excellent customer support and all of this is on the $4/monthly economy plan!

da420
30 Mar 2007, 20:51
Do a search. You will find several problems that people have had. It may be working for you now - that's excellent... Personally, I have just heard way too many horror stories to trust it.

menababu
01 Apr 2007, 05:04
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tommyxv
01 Apr 2007, 20:16
I used Westhost in the past when i started my site. I had their top tier VPS plan. Their support was terrible. I had pending tickets that went up to two weeks before getting resolved, sometimes even answered. They kept pushing the ticket up the ladder, finally to one guy who didn't even want to help. Basically told me to leave. My $29.99 per month is nothing to them. They rather have a new customer who doesn't require support.

With that said, if your hosting just a regular HTML site, then your probably fine. Forget about running a forum. They pack their servers. I moved to PowerVPS after Westhost. Their support is top notch. I was with PowerVPS for two years, but just moved to a dedicated because my site was too big for their top VPS plan. 500-600 members on at one time now...so the issues that I had with PowerVPS was because of my site growing very quickly.

johnrizz
01 Apr 2007, 22:41
tommyxv, what would you mean by "They pack their servers."

da420
01 Apr 2007, 22:57
They put a lot of accounts on one box.

ZomgStuff
02 Apr 2007, 03:26
i am using dot5hosting.i think it is much cheaper with much more features.

http://dot5hosting.com/hosting.html

use buyagain code and you will get 50% discount. also try google serch you can find 75% discount code.hope this will be help someone


Disk Storage (NEW) 200 GB
Host 6 Domains On 1 Account Yes
Free Domain Name Forever* (NEW) Yes
Support International Domain Names Yes
POP3/POP3 Secure Email Support 5,000
Log Files + Site Stats Yes
Monthly Site Transfer (NEW) 2000 GB
Forwarding Email Accounts Unlimited
Email Autoresponder Unlimited
Add-on Domains 6
Parked Domains Unlimited
Subdomains Unlimited
Additional FTP Accounts Unlimited
MySQL Databases Unlimited
CGI-BIN Yes
CGI Library Yes
Server Side Includes Yes
Frontpage 2000/2002/2003 Extensions Yes
Account "Control Panel" Yes
FTP Access Yes
Override .htaccess Support Yes
Anonymous FTP Yes
Webmail (Browser Based Email) Yes
Log Files + Site Stats Yes
Customizable Error Pages Yes
Web File Manager Yes
Custom Cronjobs Yes
Spam Assassin Protection Yes

World Class Technology
High Performance Xeon Servers Yes
Customized Apache Web Server Yes
UPS Power Back-up/ Back-up Generator Yes
24/7 Monitoring Yes
Mirrored Storage Backups Yes
OC-48 Backbone Connection Yes

Site Promotion
Search Engine Submission FREE
OS Commerce Shopping Cart FREE
UPS Power Back-up/Back-up Generator FREE


100's of Professional Web Templates Yes
Logo and Slogan Editor Yes
Create and Change Designs Any Time Yes
Web Page and Document Editor Yes
Publishing Program Yes
Online Web Editor Yes
Bulletin Board (Message Forum) Yes
Form-mail Script Yes
PHP Nuke Yes
Guestbook Yes
Chat Yes
Poll and Survey Software Yes
PHP Version 4 Yes
Perl 5 Yes
Python Yes
Javascript/DHTML Yes
Flash/Shockwave Yes
Help Center/Support Ticket Yes

Multimedia Features
Supports Streaming Video Yes
Supports Streaming Audio Yes
Real Audio & Video Support Yes
Flash Support Yes
Macromedia Shockwave Yes
MIDI File Support Yes
Add own MIME Types Yes

e-Commerce Features
SSL Secure Server Yes
OS Commerce Shopping Cart Yes
Agora Shopping Cart Yes
Password Protected Directories Yes
Open PGP/GPG Encryption Yes
Paypal Shopping Cart Yes
Pricing Options
2 Year Plan - FREE Setup, FREE Domain. $4.95 per month
1 Year Plan - FREE Setup, FREE Domain. $5.95 per month
6 Month Plan - FREE Setup, $7.95 Annual Domain fee. $6.95 per month
Quartely Plan - FREE Setup, $7.95 Annual Domain fee. $6.95 per month


DO NOT BUY DOT5HOSTING.
If you don't believe me just google "dot5hosting" and some of the 1st results will be saying how much it sucks. My site goes down all the time for no reason. I email them and everytime their response is, "it's fine now", cuz by the time they reply it auto fixes itself.

Also , some of their SQL servers ran out of memory on the partition and they have no tech support on the weekend so my forums were down all weekend ;-(

tommyxv
02 Apr 2007, 23:33
They put a lot of accounts on one box.

Exactly. Westhost moved my VPS probably 3 or 4 times during the few months I was with them. I guess to a box with less acounts becuase it was better for a while, then the problems came back.


To dagummit, best of luck with Westhost. Maybe they have better support and service now. :cool:

aberg
03 Apr 2007, 18:45
Exactly. Westhost moved my VPS probably 3 or 4 times during the few months I was with them. I guess to a box with less acounts becuase it was better for a while, then the problems came back.


To dagummit, best of luck with Westhost. Maybe they have better support and service now. :cool:
I have moved now most of my websites to Westhost.
I don't know what your problems where at Westhost but they have help me very good.
Also a good support forum where you can get good support from them.
Ofcourse if there are bugs or problems with installed software on the server they susspend the account.
But before that you get a warning messages and if needed support for the problem.
I don't know what normal is in your country but here in the Netherlands it is directly susspend without any warning.
I take a look on PowerVPS.com.
It's not fair to compair them because there is a big difference in price between this two hosters.
The only thing what for me important is is the price in combination with the possibility on the server.
They update regular the server software and you can choose if you want to install this.
A least you get always a email for activity on the server.
As you see i'am very satisfied with Westhost;)