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    Contrary to some of the other posters, I actually highly recommend WP Engine since you're using WordPress. There are other similar services, but I haven't used them in a while.

    In addition to the performance they offer, it's hard to beat the hassle-free nature of the platform. Caching and other stuff is handled server side. Could you do it yourself? Sure, but you're a business and time is money. The staging environment is pretty sweet for testing also. They support git as well, so version control/deployment is easy.

    Regardless of who you choose, just don't use your web host for email, it's a rookie mistake. Use Google Apps or something. The only exception would be if email isn't handled by the same server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold Mansfield View Post
    Some companies who claim to specialize in WordPress hosting (like WP Engine) completely over complicate it and I hate dealing with their interface and all of the BS they install on your website.
    Can you elaborate? I've never had any issues, but I recommend them quite frequently, so I'm interested in hearing about the specific problems you've experienced.

    I'm not sure how long it's been since you've tried them, but they have a pretty slick interface now and haven't "bundled" extra plugins with hosting in a while.
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    If you interested in cheap hosting sites there are many which provides plans starting from $1 which you can try and if you like you can move forward with them and if you want exact site name then i would say that every hosting companies has some issues so stick on with those which would provide you better service as every hosting company has 30 day moneyback guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo5 View Post
    If you interested in cheap hosting sites there are many which provides plans starting from $1 which you can try and if you like you can move forward with them and if you want exact site name then i would say that every hosting companies has some issues so stick on with those which would provide you better service
    Agree with sticking with those that provide better service, but you're not going to get that by sticking with the cheap hosting sites.

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    as every hosting company has 30 day moneyback guarantee.
    While most hosting companies do provide money back guarantees, few will actually honor them.
    If you decide to dispute these charges with PayPal or other providers, you will likely lose as it is a non-tangible item/service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo5 View Post
    every hosting company has 30 day moneyback guarantee.
    I (and most other specialized hosting services) don't.
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    BlueHost is my choice. Very user friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    Contrary to some of the other posters, I actually highly recommend WP Engine since you're using WordPress. There are other similar services, but I haven't used them in a while.

    In addition to the performance they offer, it's hard to beat the hassle-free nature of the platform. Caching and other stuff is handled server side. Could you do it yourself? Sure, but you're a business and time is money. The staging environment is pretty sweet for testing also. They support git as well, so version control/deployment is easy.

    Regardless of who you choose, just don't use your web host for email, it's a rookie mistake. Use Google Apps or something. The only exception would be if email isn't handled by the same server.
    Seconded here. I use WP engine, and while it's a lot more expensive than the cheapies, that "a lot" is relative - it's still a dirt cheap monthly expense for something so important.

    My conversion rate has gone up since switching. That extra second in speed is priceless.

    I use google apps for e-mail as well. It's an unbeatable setup.
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    I have been using ipage since 3 years now and they look good but I used to see many negative reviews about them, which I am not sure why? I have found their support team efficient and good.
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    Blue host is nice, but if you're looking at a wordpress site, then go-daddy has a nice offer going on now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PixelRocket View Post
    What are you all using to host your sites, or your client's sites? I'm using Bluehost currently and considering switching as I get some crazy looks every time I tell someone that. Thanks!
    I'm surprised nobody is asking what your requirements are. I would stay away from "unlimited" web hosts, web hosts that are affiliated with EIG and Godaddy, because they oversell their servers a lot, meaning that they just pump sites onto 1 server as much as possible, and only take action when that server is starting to show signs of poor performance (which is usually way too late).

    Do you need shared hosting, VPS or maybe a dedicated server? I could obviously spam our own services, but we would need a little more information about what you need before we can make an educated recommendation.
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