Can anyone recommend a cheap, trouble-free web hosting service? I have my 100-page site on HostGator, and have had nothing but problems. I have to call tech support every couple of weeks, and now they’ve taken away chat support, so I need to move. Recommendations?
I’m a huge Chillidog hosting fan.
I second Chillidog!
Im with Clook. UK based and absolutely spot on.
For instance I had a problem with one of RW devs stacks a couple of weeks ago and I wasn’t sure where the problem originated - the stack, the API, my hosting or what. I wrote on the stacks forum but it was a weekend so I didn’t get the devs reply (Not surprising as everyone needs days off!!). However, the two client’s websites it was affecting were getting really upset. I rang Clook and the tech guy there said he would look into it. It turned out it was indeed the stack. However, he did a few temporary alterations on the server which meant that the problem disappeared. He didn’t have to do this at all. He could have just said - nope not hosting issue. The “fix” he created lasted until the stacks dev could update the stack. I was really impressed and always have been impressed by the service I received from them, no matter what occasional problems I have had.
And if you recommend someone to use their hosting there’s an affiliate link - which Im now using. But even if they didn’t have this I would still recommend them!!
Chillidog for sure.
I may not do any real web work any more but I’ve got about 50 of these pano tours hosted on Chillidog, other than 1 short outage that affected everyone I’ve never experienced a single hiccup.
I’ve been with a few over the years and now have a two plans with DreamHost (a very expensive Dedicated plan for a specific client with lots of external and internal sites and my own fairly-priced, fully-managed VPS where I host lots of other client sites. All of my client sites have plenty of room for their own email, which is an important consideration, as is down-time (really, lack-of) and tech support (which, hopefully isn’t needed often, but when so, is there quickly). I couldn’t be happier. I don’t know if I’d call the VPS plan cheap (I pay extra for a larger SSD and extra RAM), but I would call it a great value.
Chillidog. They know RW and Stacks and develop addons for RW. Expert and quick help, always.Chillidog hosting
And Chillidog is great at handling the whole transfer process which they’ve done for me at least three times.