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There are millions of them. I'm trying to find a good one. The web page is pretty much informational - nothing fancy. I also want several email accounts. POP is OK, but I would really like to have IMAP accounts. My girlfriend swears by webmasters.com, but she said I don't need anything that hardcore. Any suggestions?
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theres a billion out there...

I would recommend something like Contrast Hosting - http://www.contrasthost.com ... tho their site appears to be down, they may have just upgraded some stuff and have to reconfigure something... the guy who helped to start it is a long time user at neowin.net and a lot of users from there host with him, whether its a personal blog site, business site, etc.
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That's a little scary. I can't have downtime, since this will be my business website...
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its a pretty big at the moment... great timing, thats for sure... I tried to get a hold of him to find out whats going on but hes not on

edit: Im talking to him right now, hold on a sec

2nd late edit: the sites server had a hard drive crash, theyre working on it now... however, not a single host was affected because their site server and host servers are kept at different data centers... so have no worries
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Man, that hard drive is been broken for hours!!
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their site server is a single, non raid server... stuff like this happens a lot actually

its exactly the reason why their site server and every server they host are located at completely different data centers
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I use Dreamhost Awesome, awesome hosting. They constantly upgrade your deals for free. i.e. double storage or double bandwidth (or both like they did for my account a few months ago.) It will look pricey at first BUT, if you use the promo code 777 at signup it will be $9.97 for the first year. Just use the domain crazy insane one. It's more bandwidth and space than you'll probably ever need. For 10 freaking dollars. If you decide to go with it, feel free to tell them I referred you. My account name there is dmfeser. That's another spiffy feature of theirs. Referrals get you like $97 that you can either put towards your bill or just take it and go. I have 2 domain names there and to my knowledge there's never been any downtime.
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Dreamhost was one provider that I was looking at. I have read mixed reviews, but for 10 freaking dollars I'm going to give it a try. That's unreal!! I signed up, and used you as a referral! Thanks!!
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Originally Posted by mrblink
Dreamhost was one provider that I was looking at. I have read mixed reviews, but for 10 freaking dollars I'm going to give it a try. That's unreal!! I signed up, and used you as a referral! Thanks!!
Cool. Glad it worked out. Just make sure to turn off auto renewal so you won't be charged $120 for the next year.
And make sure you use freaking dollars. Regular dollars don't work as well, and are just plain boring.
And thanks for the referral! My renewall is coming up and I wasn't going to be able to afford it!
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