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==[http://aplus.net aPlus.net]==
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'''We've created a free ebook resource titled How to Pick a Great Web Host without Having a Computer Science Degree.'''  
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* Problems reported with sites above 450mb (with zip compression on; off increases limit).
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Download it here: [http://ithemes.com/publishing/how-to-pick-web-hosting-without-a-computer-science-degree/ How to Pick a Great Web Host without Having a Computer Science Degree]
  
==[http://bluehost.com BlueHost]==
 
  
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'''Hosts'''
  
==[http://dreamhost.com Dreamhost]==
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There is no perfect host, I wish I could say otherwise and that you should move to this or that host and all possible issues will fade away like a small clear rain puddle in a hot summer day but that is not the network world we live in. BackupBuddy has no size or speed limits set into it, but it has to run in accordance to the server's configurations. If the server is slow or bad then naturally a site may have a harder time getting a complete backup (the bigger the site the harder it will be, it's just how servers work with max PHP runtimes).
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* No cPanel (uses custom system)
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* No native command-line zip. BackupBuddy will enter the slower, less reliable compatibility mode.
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* Problems reported with sites above 22mb (with zip compression on; off increases limit) due to slow processing.
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'''Resources'''
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* File Manager (allows for manual unzipping): https://webftp.dreamhost.com/
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==[http://godaddy.com GoDaddy]==
 
'''Issues'''
 
* Custom control panel. Some changes take up to hours to take effect.
 
* Slow site load times on some servers.
 
* Some servers overloaded not leaving processing power for backups.
 
* System actively kills any PHP process working too hard or too long (ie backups).
 
  
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There aren't even any hosts that are the "worst". What host is best for your site varies for each person, some sites won't have much issue with a certain host while other sites could run into issues. Though in many cases with hosts you get what you pay for: cheap hosting tends to be cheap on quality, and shared hosting is often overloaded. For some sites that could be fine, for others they (the site itself) should have something a bit higher quality.
  
==[http://secure.hostgator.com/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=ithemes HostGator]==
 
'''Issues'''
 
* Recently changed PHP runtime limit cap to 30 seconds for shared hosting.
 
** Possible work-around: http://ithemes.com/forum/index.php?/topic/5519-hostgator-timeout-fix-available/
 
  
 
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It all comes down to the server configurations such as max_execution_time (max PHP runtime as a whole) and speed of the server (often hurt by a shared hosting being overloaded).
==[http://inmotionhosting InMotionHosting]==
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* Slow page loads.
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* Problems reported with sites above 85mb (with zip compression on; off increases limit).
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==[http://ipower.com iPower]==
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Minimal issues.
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==[http://ipowerweb.com ipowerweb]==
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Minimal issues.
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Latest revision as of 17:00, June 25, 2014

We've created a free ebook resource titled How to Pick a Great Web Host without Having a Computer Science Degree.

Download it here: How to Pick a Great Web Host without Having a Computer Science Degree


Hosts

There is no perfect host, I wish I could say otherwise and that you should move to this or that host and all possible issues will fade away like a small clear rain puddle in a hot summer day but that is not the network world we live in. BackupBuddy has no size or speed limits set into it, but it has to run in accordance to the server's configurations. If the server is slow or bad then naturally a site may have a harder time getting a complete backup (the bigger the site the harder it will be, it's just how servers work with max PHP runtimes).


There aren't even any hosts that are the "worst". What host is best for your site varies for each person, some sites won't have much issue with a certain host while other sites could run into issues. Though in many cases with hosts you get what you pay for: cheap hosting tends to be cheap on quality, and shared hosting is often overloaded. For some sites that could be fine, for others they (the site itself) should have something a bit higher quality.


It all comes down to the server configurations such as max_execution_time (max PHP runtime as a whole) and speed of the server (often hurt by a shared hosting being overloaded).

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