Those of you that have your own domains, can you recommend an affordable & reliable host?
We're using CrystalTech.
I use powweb.com and love them they have a TON of storage space and up to 10GB bandwidth transfer per day. Which isnt enough to have people downloading free kits all day every day but for a normal site and a freebie on a blog once in awhile, it's MORE than enough and only $7.88 per month or so.
Good luck in your search for a host!
I use surpasshosting.com and have been very happy with them... their tech support is wonderful...
I have heard good things about powweb too... they are located a mile from my house , so if I ever switch I will go with powweb so I can knock on their doors lol
From a web designer/ developer's perspective. I don't like powweb. they hook you in with massive storage and bandwidth but what they don't tell you is that your website is spread out among multiple servers. So if you have an online store and the mysql server you're on goes down. your store is down. If you just want it for a simple site to share your digital goodies without use of a store, gallery, or whatever then go for it. I recently heard from someone that powweb has had some security breaches as well.
I use hostingrevolution.com and I will probably use them forever because they rock
Well, a little late, lol...but I use nohasslehosting.net, and totally love it! Alicia Hansen and Jessica Bolton use it as well (I know cause Alicia recommended it to both of us, lol, when we needed hosting).
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hehe...I'm a little late, too. But Yep, I do love nohassle!! I haven't switched over DH's domain to nohassle yet b/c his was prepaid so far in advance, but I have to say that there is a world of difference in the type of customer service that I get from his host, and the customer service that I get from Candi at nohassle! I love her!
Thanks so much to all of you who made recommendations. Wading thru all the possibilities was making my head hurt!!!
I actually do web design and resell hosting out of my home office (when DD is napping anyway!) and I was really HOSED when my former host declared BANKRUPTCY!! ARGH! To top it all off, I get back from being out of the country for a week and have only one day to get everyone moved before they pull the plug on the old server.
So, I went with No Hassle -- and I am very happy so far. Now if I can only get those DANG DNS servers reset, I would be a happy camper...
I use http://www.JewlzK.com right now, and they give me one on one care when needed!! But I usually have questions about graphics and coding - nothing about the service itself.
I also have used http://www.fuitadnet.com/ and had the same response!
Both are quite affordable, only Fuitadnet is cheaper. I just got a good deal when I took over my site.