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04-04-2008, 03:50 PM
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So in your 0pinion, how should a host start? Buy an entire data center and risk a lot of money right off the bat? If their quality doesn't improve, then they suck, but I thought hostgator, dreamhost, and lunarpages were supposed to all be reliable shared hosts...
It's an impossible thing to tell. There may be a handful of newer hosting businesses who indeed have good support. However, the massive majority are cheap hosts who only want your money. I cant count the number of no name hosts who have all these bright claims on their sight and even some fans on forums. Almost all of them that I knew of 3 years ago don't exist anymore. While it is possible hostevery is quality, the vast probability is they are not. It also comes down to cost, you cant pay for 10gb of HD space, 50gb of BW, and good support staff for $2 a month (aprox 6 cents a day). The facrors simply add up against new/cheap hosts.
As for the hosts you named, I can tell you as a former client of lunarpages, they do not have good support or servers. They did more than a year ago, but they dont any more. I know someone who was with dreamhost, they hardly have support at all the way he put it. Now webhostingunleashed has great reviews for LP, but it ends up the owner is affiliated with them. He did not accept my review of them because 8 hours minimum per response with useless techs was not grounds for a bad host.
To answer your question, how should a host start. Answer is, I don't care. I am not going to risk my time with a host that will probably end up be terrible. If you feel charitable enough to help a new host who doesn't have the money for good quality along, do so. But I will not do it nor will I recommend doing it. I am not in business with X host, I am in business with me.
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