[thelist] Windows hosting recommendation offered

Jay Turley jayturley at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 20:58:53 CDT 2009

+1 for fluidhosting; the company I worked for moved to them about
three years ago and they have great support and good uptime. Hary is
very knowledgeable and responsive.

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:13 PM,  <EvoltList at no-pun.com> wrote:
> Hi, Joel.
> I get the digest, so forgive me if I have lost the trail on this thread.
> But, if you are asking about web host that meet the below criteria, I could
> make a recommendation:
> FluidHosting.com
> I have been Windows hosting with them for 4 or 5 (?) years now. They meet
> all the criteria.  They are a small company, so you get good personal
> attention. They now only have email or online chat support, but when you do
> contact tech support you will get the same guy for Windows support (Hary) --
> not some person who just consults a knowledge base.  Response time for
> support has been very fast -- minutes for chat, within 24 hours for email
> support. Online is generally only during normal business hours, but they
> will respond via email after that.
> I have one of the smaller shared hosting accounts (ASP, ASP.net, MS SQL,
> MySQL, PHP, etc.; HSphere control panel) at $19.95 -- with that you can
> independently host 5 domains. They have reseller, VPS, and dedicated plans
> too, but I have not used those.  They have ala carte upgrades by the month
> (disk space, bandwidth, dedicated IP, extra domains, etc.) so you don't
> necessarily need to jump to a bigger plan.
> Anyway, I have been very pleased with them (especially Hary, he's great),
> and might VPS host with them for a client.
> (They also have *nix hosting.)
> If you contact them, tell 'em Tyme sent ya!  ;-)   (I get nothing for that,
> by the way.)
>> 1. I'd like to hear who you're currently using, if they meet the other
>> criteria. I can search the web myself, but I wanna hear joyous stories
>> of glee from real people
>> 2. I need classic ASP first, but PHP has to be included. If I have to go
>> for two hosting companies, I'll deal. I'd rather not.
>> 3. MS SQL and MySQL. Both.
>> 4. Forum. Which, um, will automagically absorb the six months of posts
>> my current client (a local police office who I'd rather not make my
>> enemy) and his buddies have entered
>> 5. I'm paying under $40/month for multiple sites, databases, and email
>> for three of the domains.
>> 6. Real live human tech support from people who care whether or not my
>> sites are up and take personal pride in the service they offer
>> 7. Server administration. I don't wanna be responsible for it. I'm a
>> coder. I don't want to use the hosting service's recommendations, then
>> be told it's my fault when things break.
>> What've ya got?
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