If you want to skip the reading about super crappy, no good web hosting and just see a list of NON-EIG hosts I totally love, read my web hosting post.
Over the 5 years or so, Endurance International Group (EIG) — formally BizLand hosting — has purchased MANY of the most popular hosting companies, kept the previous brand name, but essentially took over and provide JUST HORRIBLE service all around. So when you change hosts, you get the same host. HostGator, BlueHost, JustHost, and so on are all EIG companies. I used to love HostGator, now it is pathetic in many respects. In fact BlueHost, JustHost, HostGator, and SuperGreen Hosting — all the hosts that I used in the past and got great service from have gone downhill significantly. And GoDaddy (not EIG), we’ll everyone knows (or should know) that you should only use them for domain registration, their hosting is pretty pathetic and their WordPress managed hosting is very frustrating. WebHostingBuzz is also a non-EIG host, but unless you’re paying for VPS, they kinda suck. Yes, I’ve tried to do many normal things like migrate databases with a good host it’s smooth, with one that is unstable or has cryptic work arounds, it can add many, many hours. If a new client comes to me for development on a bad host, I usually add a lot $ more for dealing with it. So save yourself some money and use a good host.
So you need a list of what hosts to avoid and what hosts are not EIG companies. On the right (top if you’re on a small device) is a list of them in the image (click to biggerize). The list is kept up-to-date all the time by Michael at ResearchAsAHobby.com, who does a very thorough job.
All the best,
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