Where can I find a good rate for web hosting?

Ryan Dube December 10, 2012
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I’ve recently been forced to upgrade my web hosting from a VPS solution to a dedicated server – after a link on reddit brought a significant traffic surge that disrupted other customers on the VPS server.

Unfortunately, the host I’m with has tried to charge me nearly double the rate they have advertised on their website – surprising because they’re supposed to be one of the best web hosts out there.

My question is, for a starter level, dedicated web server for a site that gets approximately 3000 to 6000 visitors a day with an occasional spike to 20 to 40k maybe one day a month, what’s a decent monthly cost?

The starter plan at my host is just under $150, but they tried to charge $250. So, what’s “normal” for a small site that needs a dedicated server?

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  1. stephan raj
    June 28, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Hi,Ryan Dube
    If you are searching for a hosting provider who provides the hosting package at low cost .Then I would suggest you to visit the site http://www.9cubehosting.com/cheap_hosting/ . Where you can get the hosting package at low cost with all your requirements fulfilled with 24/7 customer service and support and 99.9% server up time.

  2. Âdil Farôôq
    December 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    try blue host or Hostgator

  3. Thehunting Lion
    December 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    MAKEUSEOF recently published an article on this named "best of web hosting". You may find it helpful.

  4. Adinamo Alex
    December 13, 2012 at 12:04 am

    godaddy.com has some very good offers.

  5. Yosef Maayan
    December 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I like bluehost, 1&1, and hostgator.

  6. Junil Maharjan
    December 11, 2012 at 4:29 am

    godaddy, hostgator etc

  7. josemon maliakal
    December 11, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Go daddy is good for domains, very bad when comes to hosting ...try some other

  8. Paul Girardin
    December 11, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Here are a few articles to guide you (it pays to research and read before making a decision):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_hosting_service

    http://lifehacker.com/5911651/five-best-web-hosting-companies

    http://webhostinggeeks.com/

  9. Brian Gove
    December 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I had problems with godaddy.com customer support so i don't recommend it. but vodahost.com is good

  10. Rob Hindle
    December 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

    There's a trade off - you need to have a good handle on traffic levels and ensure the package provides sufficient without throttling or excess traffic charges. Pages/visitors is not a good measure, (mega- giga-) bytes of data served is the measure you need.

    Add in to that reliabilty (up-time) fault tolerance of server (raid disks, backups) support availability and quality.

    Broadly speaking, the more you want the more you pay.

  11. salim benhouhou
    December 10, 2012 at 7:46 am

    try godaddy.com or vodahost.com those are the best

    • Kiril Vasilev
      December 10, 2012 at 10:45 am

      Thank you for that. These sites are very useful.

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