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February 06, 2006

Web Hosts

Johnny B told me about
which lists what seem to be some of the best hosts out there.

Lunarpages offers 400GB per month of bandwidth for $8/month.
I just signed on with them to host the Obion games since they've gotten so popular (100,000 players within three weeks)


I've tried a number of web hosting services in the past 9 years and have two to recommend. A number of people have suggested dreamhost to me, but I've heard just as many complaints about them.

It seems the three key aspects of having a service are:

Regarding these three, I recommend pair and lamphost.

Their prices are competitive (pair in particular has such an economy of scale because of the large number of sites they host that their rates are quite cheap) and they have effectively no downtime, but what separates them from other hosts I've encountered is that the service and support is excellent. Unlike so many other companies (whether web hosts or otherwise) pair and lamphost respond immediately whenever there's an issue that needs to be resolved - lamphost is particularly good in that regard.

In this modern age it seems that many companies abandon customer service in order to save money, or relegate it to foreign offices where the workers have trouble with English and don't have access to the systems they would need to make changes. But these two haven't.

Posted by mslaybau at February 6, 2006 12:31 PM


Thank you for bringing LAMPhost to my attention. I've added this webhost to my hosting directory and I was wondering if you'd be interested in submitting a review of LAMPhost, Pair or any other hosting company you've dealt with.

Posted by: Nate at February 6, 2006 04:13 PM

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