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Offline ShannonSmith
« Posted 2012-06-07 18:17:21 »

I have been with godaddy since I created my site years ago. Overall they haven't been too bad (after you get through the initial having to opt-out of 100 useless paid add-ons). I've been planning to migrate away from them for ages but never got round to it.
It's really hard to find a cheap hosting company that doesn't look dodgey as hell so I thought I would ask you guys who you use and what you think of them. I have been looking into doing more server-side stuff lately and am not really keen on PHP (the only option for GoDaddy economy) so I'm after a server that has at least Python and preferably Java servlets (if it doesn't double the price).

Hosting CompanyPlanCost (per month)GoodBadWould I reccomend
Godaddy.comEconomy Linux$5.99Realtively cheap/reliableHorrible corporate giant, PHP OnlyNot really
Offline Cero
« Reply #1 - Posted 2012-06-07 18:44:53 »

Using a german hoster.

Hosting CompanyPlanCost (per month)GoodBadWould I reccomend
Alfahosting.deStarter, nothing fancy, but all a simple page needs$0.99Cheap & great customer supporteeeh very rare maintenance in the middle of the night? nothing reallyyes sir

used Yahoo Small Business before, and god no - it's horrible and way more expensive

of course you gotta pay more for more traffic...

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2012-06-07 23:39:39 »

Hosting CompanyPlanCost (per month)GoodBadWould I reccomend
LinodePrivate virtual host with full sudo$20-$30Good ping, memory, bandwidth, can do anything you wantPrice, I guess?Yes

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2012-06-08 11:11:21 »

I like OpenShift, especially because it is free Smiley

https://openshift.redhat.com/app/

Of course it is not traditional hosting but a cloud service, but the options are quite extensive.
Offline jonjava
« Reply #4 - Posted 2012-06-08 12:00:24 »

Hosting CompanyPlanCost (per month)GoodBadWould I recommend
http://123systems.net/Linux VPS$3 / monthExcellent/fast support, cheapHosted in Texas (USA)Yes.

You can host your programs on the VPS and also host your website with apache. That way you can host your applets and website on the same host.

Great VPS to start with and introduce yourself with networking with servers etc. It's really cheap but works well with java ( haven't had any problems with it yet ).

Offline ShannonSmith
« Reply #5 - Posted 2012-06-08 15:13:03 »

123systems.net seems really cheap, I didn't realize you could get a VPS for that price. Might have to give them a go.
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2012-06-09 02:40:00 »

123systems.net seems really cheap, I didn't realize you could get a VPS for that price. Might have to give them a go.
I'm confused how their VPS accounts are cheaper than their more limited reseller accounts.


Anyway, JGO runs on the smallest Linode VPS for $19.95 + $5 backup.

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Offline pjt33
« Reply #7 - Posted 2012-06-09 11:57:18 »

Hosting CompanyPlanCost (per month)GoodBadWould I recommend
WebFactionLinux shared server$5.50 (paying 5 years up front)ssh access, can host multiple sites, DBsShared serverMost certainly

There are various features which could go in the "Good" column, but I don't use them. I initially paid for 2 years, haven't had a single problem, and decided to pony up for 5 years when I renewed.

For Python the control panel will let you set up CherryPy, Django, mod_python, mod_wsgi, Pyramid, Pylons, TurboGears, or Zope; or you can go for a custom install and hack things around. There is a way to set up Java apps, but I don't know offhand what it is.
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« Reply #8 - Posted 2012-06-10 10:07:15 »

I'm using Webfaction as well and they're pretty good. Very reliable and a really nice control panel for setting up domains/routing/applcations etc. The best shared hosting I've used, and you can run a java VM as well if you want (although I've not tried it and it sounds a bit fiddly to set up).

Although I'm tempted to get a proper VPS at some point and just write/configure/deploy everything myself. This may be the way madness lies though...

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Offline ShannonSmith
« Reply #9 - Posted 2012-06-10 20:24:01 »

I decided to go with WebFaction as 123systems seemed a bit sketchy. So far I'm impressed, FTP uploads are much faster and more reliable than they were on Godaddy and the control panel is pretty nice.
Thanks for the recommendations!

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