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    Default What do you look for in a domain host?

    Sounds like a dating question, ha. But seriously, what is most important to you when you are thinking of creating a website? Cost? Service? Good offers? I haven't yet gotten around to starting my own site, but it's something I'd like to do very soon. But I'm interested to know what you guys first look for when making the first step.

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    1. Server Uptime score(must be more than 95%)
    2. Renewal Cost
    3. Basic hosting features(multiple email accounts, Cron Jobs, Auto Script Installer, .htaccess)
    4. Site Backup
    5. 24/7 Support?
    6. Server Upgrade Options

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    Interesting. How do you find the right one? Based on recommendations, or simply using search engines?

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    Just compare them with their "most popular" plan.

    Inexpensive but quality service: Bluehost / Hostgator / Dreamhost
    Expensive with better service & features: WPEngine / InMotion

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    Sounds fair I know 1&1 have been discussed a fair bit in some forums recently, I think particularly for some free domain names... Have you heard about this? https://www.1and1.com/free-domain-name
    Could be worth it if there are free things involved

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    Never ever go with 1&1.

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    Oh really? I've never heard anything so bad, when did you use them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebestgamer View Post
    Oh really? I've never heard anything so bad, when did you use them?
    Always heard nothing but bad things about them. Was not sure how much bad they are untill I tried them out. A complete disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebestgamer View Post
    Sounds fair I know 1&1 have been discussed a fair bit in some forums recently, I think particularly for some free domain names... Have you heard about this? https://www.1and1.com/free-domain-name
    Could be worth it if there are free things involved
    That is .info. It means thebestgamer.info (not thebestgamer.com) Plus, never heard of this 1and1, so can't comment.
    Go for HostGator "Baby Plan" with Namesilo domain
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    codex bro recommended me of webfaction long ago.
    Never needed to change to another hosting since then.

    I've experience with hostgator/godaddy/bluehost/namecheap hosting.
    To be honest you can't tell any of them superior or inferior to one another. All of them will serve your purpose well, as long as you don't consume too much resource for your package. There's really nothing called "unlimited" here.

    webfaction doesn't have a cPanel like the other hosting, but I like them anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iskander View Post
    That is .info. It means thebestgamer.info (not thebestgamer.com) Plus, never heard of this 1and1, so can't comment.
    Go for HostGator "Baby Plan" with Namesilo domain
    1and1 is popular among US and UK clients.
    Their control panel is a bit complex.

    To OP, you may also consider siteground. They should be good afaik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebestgamer View Post
    Could be worth it if there are free things involved
    Free!! not really.
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    .info Domain: 1 year $0/year, then $16.99/year. Billing cycle 1 year. No minimum contract term. No setup fee. Payable in advance.
    Buy your domain from namecheap. ~$10.88/year

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    Interesting, I'll have a think about my site and see which domain ending would fit it best. But 1&1 seem to tick the boxes for what I'm after. The free first year sounds decent enough, but I'll keep researching anyway. Thanks for all the info

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