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buckworks

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Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:28:53 PM »
I got the dreaded EOL notice from my host and I'll soon need to be moving about a dozen domains. So I'm looking around to see what's out there for cheaper hosting.

The traffic is low enough that I can't justify a big spend.

Any recommendations? What questions should I be asking?

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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 10:07:13 PM »
I'm using Siteground and they have been okay. 

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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 12:00:24 AM »
I would second Siteground. I only manage a single site (actually single account, two sites, one on Drupal, one on Wordpress) at Siteground, but they've been good.

I used to be a fan of Webfaction, but would now go for Siteground. It's more standard components. I would call both developer friendly (e.g. have git and other basic dev tools even on the cheapest shared accounts).

And I'm still a Linode fan if you want roll your own VPS.

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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 07:31:04 AM »
I got the dreaded EOL notice from my host and I'll soon need to be moving about a dozen domains. So I'm looking around to see what's out there for cheaper hosting.

The traffic is low enough that I can't justify a big spend.

Any recommendations? What questions should I be asking?

Knownhost?

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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 07:54:11 AM »
Digital Ocean

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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 08:59:58 AM »
They're UK based, but I moved to krystal last year and wish I did it sooner
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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 11:53:37 AM »
Knownhost has been the best hosting company I've ever used, and that's saying a lot. (Probably 40-45 hosts over 20+ years.) If you need a managed server or vps, I wouldn't go elsewhere.

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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 07:28:02 PM »
Digital Ocean

Same as Linode (or OVH) - great choice if you want to run your own VPS, but not if you want someone who will manage the server for you.

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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2019, 03:56:44 AM »
PAC web hosting, UK, lightspeed hosting, fast, cheap, great uptime.
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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2019, 08:45:02 AM »
Last year I was spammed by many bots from Linode IP addys.
Hasn't happened lately.

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Re: Need new hosting. Recommendations?
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2019, 08:24:31 PM »
I don't doubt that they had some bots running on their system. They sell server space after all. You can put anything you want on their machines, including bots and vulnerable software.

Linode was also targeted for some big DDOS attacks.

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Starting Christmas Day 2015 and continuing until January 10th, Linode was hit by large and frequent DDoS attacks, which were being caused by a "bad actor" purchasing large amounts of botnet capacity in an attempt to significantly damage Linode's business.[22] Linode was the victim of another severe DDoS attack over the 2016 Labor Day weekend.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linode

I think that in general they have responded well to these incidents (e.g enforcing two-factor auth after a compromise in 2013).