What would you consider to be the best web hosting company 2014?
We have been in search for the top web hosting company and wanted to know what others experience has been with certain companies even non familiar companies.
The web hosting provider should provide round the clock technical assistance so that your website performs well all the time. Earlier I had a bad experience with Godaddy server response time. Later I had experience with http://www.bigrock.in/ and http://in.bluehost.com/ in 2014. You can choose any one . They both are good with technical assistance and server up time..
This question is insanely broad. It doesn't say whether you're hosting a web application with intricate logic or a standard website without a complex back-end.
For a standard WordPress website, you can check out MediaTemple, WPEngine, or Flywheel. Those seem to all be great.
Don't go with a budget hosting plan - you'll most likely get crappy service. An extra $10-$20/mo is like extremely-valuable insurance. I'd pick someone based in your country. A well-established but not necessarily massive brand.
Is it up time or speed or a nation specific hosting? Please let me know your needs, then I could suggest you some hosting services.
The best that I have come across so far is Insty.me which uses Amazon. I use their business package which gives me unlimited hosting, an autoresponder with a 30,000 subscriber list, and all for a very humane price.
This is a good question. I always use Hostgator, and they are pretty decent, but they are still like many of the big companies where hosting is such a commodity. I rate hosts on two important criteria...performance (site speed) and customer service (how fast they take your call, and how competently the representative can solve your problem). For performance, I'd give them a 7, for customer service I give them an 8, depending on who picks up the phone. But at least 8-10 calls I pretty satisfied with the outcome.
There may be better hosts out there, and I've had experience with hosts that are a lot worse for the same price, but HG is a pretty safe bet.
All of these people have great recommendations. The only thing I can add is who NOT to go with... HostGator. Avoid at all costs.
Depending on the size of the business Amazon or Rackspace and I don't work for either, we just use them for our client sites
It depends on what your requirements are you can opt for a Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) or one of the traditional web host service providers like GoDaddy and 1&1.
IaaS - is where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities are owned and hosted by a service provider and offered to customers on-demand. Customers are able to self-provision this infrastructure, using a Web-based graphical user interface that serves as an IT operations management console for the overall environment.
IaaS providers that I would recommend are:
Digital Ocean, GreenQloud, Amazon Web Services(EC2), Rackspace in that order
PaaS - is where a service provider provides a platform and environment to allow developers to build applications and services over the internet. PaaS services are hosted in the cloud and accessed by users simply via their web browser.
PaaS offerings facilitate the deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software and provisioning hosting capabilities. On a PaaS you can deploy static as well as dynamic website.
PaaS providers that I would recommend are:
Google App Engine, Appfog, Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services
IMO, the best web hosting company in the business is A Small Orange. I have worked with several hosting services over the years, and A Small Orange cannot be matched. They are very price competitive and their technical support is second to none. I rarely have more than a two minutes wait while waiting for online chat support and my technical issues are usually handled on the first try.
A Small Orange is not the least expensive hosting service on the market -- I pay about $5 to host my business website. But in my experience, you get what you pay for, and the inconvenience of continually having to wait 30 minutes for online support -- as is the norm with hosting services that charge less, is simply not worth the value.
The first thing to do is to identify your customers connection location.
If you sell your services or product in Europe, you will have to choose a hosting service in one of the EU state otherwise the ping latency will be just a nightmare.
Second thing to check is the support. For instance, in Europe OVH offers great prices but you will have to cross your finger for not facing any technical issue.
On a another hand, the dedicated servers are very powerful and well balanced.
At last, my current favorite is Hetzner. For customers in Europe, the bandwidth is huge (200Mbs symmetric) and the technical support is correct.
I own a dedicated server and sell hosting to European customers since years now without any problems.