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Web Host Suggestions

MacOS.net is moving.

For various reasons, some financial, others technological, and a few weird ones thrown in for good measure, we’re planning to move all our servers from our current location in South Florida.

We’re looking at a few co-lo services right now, as well as considering dropping our own servers and switching to Linux-based servers managed by whichever hosting firm we select, but I’d like to hear your suggestions from your personal and professional experiences.

The front-runner in our search so far is WestHost, whose Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) option looks very enticing. We’d love an option like that, but we’re concerned with speed and flexibility as well.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions, especially regarding WestHost (and their VDS concept) or any other firm which offers a similar service at a comparable price. I’ve got a few days to gather comments before we have to commit to a decision, so fire away!

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003.


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4 comments on “Web Host Suggestions”

  1. Posted by Bryce on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003.

    hmmm… not sure if they offer everything that you’re looking for, but my host insiderhosting.com has demonstrated excellent service during my time with them. i’ve always been amazed at how friendly and expedient they are in helping me when i’ve had any technical issues.

  2. Posted by Dan Cederholm on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003.

    I’ve hosted various sites on WestHost for years (including SimpleBits) — in general, the service is excellent. The past few weeks they’ve been migrating everyone to “WestHost 2.0” which is the platform I think you’re speaking of.

    The migration has caused some hiccups, but signing on as a new customer should get you right in the door with all the bells and whistles I would assume.

  3. Posted by Jesse Wilson on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003.

    No experience with WestHost, at least not personally; however I know of a few people that use and recommend them. Not sure if they would be able to fill the needs you have, but I am very happy with DreamHost.com.

  4. Posted by Amy Dew on Thursday, February 19th, 2004.

    I’m happy with http://www.citizen-hosting.com They have demonstrated excellent service during my time with them. High bandwidth, up to date software support, friendly staffÂ… I can honestly say I’m quite satisfied with them.