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Cheap web hosting?

Post by deusnoctum » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:31 pm

tl;dr: I need hosting that's cheap and reliable for low volumes of traffic. Suggestions?

ntl;r: I'm currently on Dreamhost, having gone with them because they had a dirt cheap promo for two years of hosting. Hosting with them now will run about $7/mo instead of the $0.80/mo I got during the promo, so I'm looking to move elsewhere. I tend not to use much traffic or disk space--for the most part, it's a few small static files and the very occasional posting of a larger file (a few hundred megs) which I need to transfer to someone. In addition, I want to be able to run perl/php scripts, and database capabilities would be nice. I'm willing to sign a medium-term contract (2 years or less) if it's an inexpensive, quality host. Anyone know of such a company?

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Re: Cheap web hosting?

Post by thacon » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:43 pm

I use, and have been minimally unhappy with, 1and1. They recently raised their prices though, so you'd be paying ~$5/month for their basic services.

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Re: Cheap web hosting?

Post by Borommakot_15 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:31 pm

I recently signed up with citrex at Quamper's suggestion.. they are decently priced, and have the normal features so far as I could tell (first time I'd ever gotten hosting, so I'm a noob). I'm happy with them, so far.. =)
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Re: Cheap web hosting?

Post by Ceirdwyn » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:52 am

I can recommend Strato ( for Webhosting, I do however not know if that one is availlable outside of Germany. Cost if you want PHP and SQL is about 5 Euro per month. I have read a LOT of bad things about 1&1, especially when you want out of the contract with them.

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Re: Cheap web hosting?

Post by Eigenbasis » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:16 pm

1and1 usually runs various deals when you first sign up with them.
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Re: Cheap web hosting?

Post by NardoLoopa » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:01 am

I use and to serve my domains via dynamic IP address. I have a BubbaII server ( listing on port 80 etc at home. It has just enough power to run a smallish KoL (think 100 simul-users) with mysql backend.

Cost is $10 per year plus electricity (5Watts) -- and piggybacks off my Comcast subscription.

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