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    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!

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    I run my own hosting business (see my sig). However, my upstream provider is Rackspace. Great features, great performance, great support (on the rare occasion it's needed).
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    I own my own hosting business as well (also in my sig).

    Do you have any specific needs, or just looking for general hosting?

    Without knowing more, the only advice I can offer is to avoid GoDaddy, 1and1 and HostGator. These companies either have priority control panels, slow control panels/changes or poor security/server management practices.

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    I use Lloyd Hosting for all of my client sites.
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    I used several hosting companies

    if you don't need support and you just use it to host a blog or a small website ill recommend https://hobohost.com/

    they are also crazy cheap....

    godaddy are also nice especially if you have there more services its convince

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    I use hostgator and actually did a comparison between them and godaddy and went with hostgator.
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    At this point I've worked on sites on a whole slew of hosting companies.
    I personally use Webair and have for years. Once I figured out what I was doing I love them and have no complaints. Speed is good. Storage is good. Email is good. I have a crap load of IP addresses and the service is quick should I ever need it.

    However, I funnel most of my clients to Bluehost because all they need is shared hosting and Bluehost has been pretty reliable, easy to use, and support is pretty pleasant.

    I have since learned here that Bluehost, Hostgator, Hostmonster and Just Host are all the same data center.

    I am totally against Go Daddy and 1and1 as a hosting option. Service isn't that great, and they seem to cram too many sites on their servers. There's alos the issue of the hacking. I've repaired a lot of sites with the same hack over the past year and they were all on Go Daddy.

    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.

    So basically my recommendation for a simple shared hosting account for one low to medium traffic website is Bluehost, or one of the providers here on the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold Mansfield View Post
    I have since learned here that Bluehost, Hostgator, Hostmonster and Just Host are all the same data center.
    Not necessarily the same data center, but definitely owned/managed by the same company (EIG - Endurance International Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyITGuy View Post
    Not necessarily the same data center, but definitely owned/managed by the same company (EIG - Endurance International Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    For the most part, they are in the same DCs as evidenced by all of them having DC problems together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Altenhofel View Post
    For the most part, they are in the same DCs as evidenced by all of them having DC problems together.
    Utah is one of their biggest DC's that they try and consolidate their acquisitions to...but they do maintain several other locations as well, such as HostGator in Austin TX.

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