Last post Sep 25, 2007 03:06 PM by Tareq
Sep 15, 2007 11:07 AM|palomar8|LINK
So I have been using a certain host for at least 3-4 years and have been content with them. Their prices are competitve, and they are generally responsive to issues.
I have my sites set up to notify me (via both email and writing to SQL if it can do both) when there is any type of generated error from my pages. In the past few weeks, I have been getting random SQL connection errors, or network connection errors, and
sometimes, my sites are down for hours at a time. I keep complaining, and they "fix" it for a few days, and then something else happens. So I am at the point that I am going to switch hosting providers, even if I have to spend more money on my hosting plans
to do so.
I have 2 domains I want to move. They can share the same SQL DB (currently 2000, but wouldn't mind 2005) as they are both relatively low traffic sites. Both .NET 2.0 Sites.
I was looking at discountASP as an alternative, but do not want to move my sites only to have the same problems. If they do have intermittent issues, or unreliable service, I have to know before I switch. If you want to be discrete, you can private message
me instead of writing your reply publically.
Or any other suggestions? Thanks.
Sep 15, 2007 03:18 PM|khaos|LINK
Sent a private msg.
Sep 17, 2007 04:57 PM|jayaic|LINK
I can give you a vote for Discountasp.net. service has always been reliable when I've used them, and they tend to be pretty good about giving you a heads up when something is happening.
Sep 17, 2007 05:14 PM|Tareq|LINK
I used Brinkster in the past they were pretty good bit pricy.
I have many domains hosted at goddady for those. Godaddy is in general good, great price, 2 sql 2005, support is so so and some things are not available like remote coonection to site from VS or SQL Server. Another thing in Godaddy is you can host both
your sites in one account.
Sep 17, 2007 06:30 PM|develop9090|LINK
i've used www.re-invent.com for close to year and have had no issues. Very reliable. That is not to say i may not have a problem. No host can offer 100% perfect hosting and all you can do is hope they fix whatever
the problem is in good time..
Sep 17, 2007 10:07 PM|MrRadic|LINK
What kind of budget are you looking at? Also, any sort of requirements when it comes to resource allocation?
Sep 22, 2007 04:04 PM|ruchir.net|LINK
What are your requirements in terms of disk space and bandwidth?
Sep 24, 2007 09:35 AM|dits59|LINK
you are the one who told that Godaddy is good.Actually many host agents in forums vote that godaddy is very bad.
Sep 24, 2007 11:23 AM|palomar8|LINK
Hmmm... I do not recall ever having said anything about GoDaddy as I have never used them for a hosting solution.
I'm basically looking for about 3 G / mo. BW, and about 1 G / mo drive space. Seperate application pools for each of the 4 domains I run. I also have SSL.
Sep 24, 2007 12:48 PM|ruchir.net|LINK
PM'd you my research.
Hope it helps.
Sep 24, 2007 01:51 PM|MrRadic|LINK
Most hosts should be able to offer you that within a very reasonable budget. In terms of seperate app pools, that's something you'll need to directly contact a host about. We run it, but many don't. Are you using MS SQL? Also, is the SSL for 1 domain, or
do you have multiple domains which require SSL?
Sep 25, 2007 12:28 PM|Tareq|LINK
Godaddy is the best value for the buck not the best hosting service. Tell me if you find anything better that with $5.99 that gives you so much space and bandwith 2 sql server. If you go discountasp which have one the best hosting services you will pay $10
for each database + hosting fee. Their support is not good, nor do you get many features that you get in places like discountasp, you cannot connect remotely to their servers or database which is problem for many users.
Sep 25, 2007 01:29 PM|MrRadic|LINK
GoDaddy is good for users who are just starting a site and want something to play with at an affordable price. If you're looking for something serious GoDaddy is the last place you want to look.
Sep 25, 2007 03:06 PM|Tareq|LINK
I would disagree with you. I am running DNN from Godaddy which is not a simple application. Ofcourse my site takes about 30 seconds to load the site. If you need fast loading one will need to look for bettter servers.
I don't like Godaddy for beginners cause I remember when I just statrted learning .NET and still learning I had many problem in setting up my site at GoDaddy. For beginner I would like some hosting server that allows me to connect remotely so one use drag
and drop of ADO.NET which is not possible in GoDaddy. If someone already have idea how a web server works, database connection string, setting up roles in database then GoDaddy is for them otherwise everyone have to go thru a learning process.
If it is real complicated application I would look at virtual server or dedicated server.