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Hi there,

I need to rent a web hosting for my website. I am wondering which is the best and cheapest for a beginner like me.
I have searched around the web and found the following candidates: InMotion, GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost, ...

My website runs anything but Java.

Please advise.
Thanks.
 
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if your website consists of only HTML / images / PHP / MYSQL , do not go for paid hosting, go for free one
 
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I have been using Hostgator and found it to be good. My main aim for going with Hosgator was for Rails support. I have heard BlueHost is also good. You can even have a look at Dreamhost.
 
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sachin potu wrote:if your website consists of only HTML / images / PHP / MYSQL , do not go for paid hosting, go for free one


I am going to start my online business, so I choose a paid service.
 
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Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:I have been using Hostgator and found it to be good. My main aim for going with Hosgator was for Rails support. I have heard BlueHost is also good. You can even have a look at Dreamhost.


Thanks for your suggestion. I want to register the domain first, what would you suggest for domain registration?

Thanks.
 
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Nam Bill wrote:
Thanks for your suggestion. I want to register the domain first, what would you suggest for domain registration?

Thanks.



For domain names I think NameCheap.com is good - good pricing and no issues so far
 
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Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:I have been using Hostgator and found it to be good. My main aim for going with Hosgator was for Rails support. I have heard BlueHost is also good. You can even have a look at Dreamhost.



HostGator seems to be expensive, it charges me $15 for domain registration while others offer it for free.
What about InMotion? it sounds good with well-presented features and reasonable price.
 
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For domain name registration use Namecheap
For hosting you can choose from- Hostgator, Bluehost, Dreamhost. But I use Hostgator and found it good and its got good reviews though its a bit expensive.
 
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I suggest to see this top
http://thebesthostingweb.com
Hostgator is perfect for you, but not only.
This is a top of the best hosting companies based on guaranteed and tested stability of the servers, accessible prices, no intermediary companies, number of hosted domains, very positive feedbacks.
I hope this helps.
 
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Thanks guys for your recommendation. I am going to use HostGator and NameCheap.
 
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my friends,

I have another question: which way is better?
- register a domain separately with a registrar. Or:
- register a domain with a hosting service?

Thanks.
 
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Nam Bill wrote:my friends,

I have another question: which way is better?
- register a domain separately with a registrar. Or:
- register a domain with a hosting service?

Thanks.


I think its better to keep both of them separate. You can keep changing the hosting service, while keeping your domain registrar same OR the vice-versa. I really dont know how easy/difficult it is to switch one of the service provider when you use the same for both.
Also you might not get good deals for domain name registration with a hosting service provider. Namecheap were into domain name service providing when I started but now they have started to provide hosting service as well.
 
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Hi folks, finally I choose NameCheap and HostGator. Both are good till now. Thanks again for sharing your experience
 
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Or you can try Swiss reliable hosting.
Price is certainly not for the novice web designer, but reliability and quality is guaranteed.
 
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Sorry) repost
 
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