Can you recommend a reliable virtual private server and dedicated hosting provider?

Niks November 13, 2011

Need a good reliable VPS and dedicated hosting provider. And who is the hosting provider of MakeUseOf?

  1. Amigo256
    February 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm


  2. Jay
    November 14, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I think go daddy is the host of

    this site seems really good for what recommendations regarding web hosting:

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    web host :
    while choosing web host, keep this in mind that the web hosts are comatible to your site:

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    • James Bruce
      November 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

      Jay, you link you provided is a poor quality site with fake user reviews, set up purely for affiliate links. If you aren't sure of the site and just grabbed it from Google, please don't post it. 

      Also, GoDaddy does not host MakeUseOf. Godaddy are perhaps the worst host around for high profile/high traffic sites. Our domain is purchased through them, that's all. 

      Kat, MakeUseOf is actually hosted on 2 dedicated servers from Rackspace. ( They are expensive, but their support team is first class and very fast, and reliable. 

      Personally, I have a VPS at MediaTemple ( and can wholeheartedly recommend them. They are also very fast, and partnered with Cloudflare, a free CDN/firewall tyhpe service that speed your site even more and can activated in one click on MediaTemple sites. The support isn't fantastic - it takes them a while to get back to you - but at the prices they offer and speed of servers, they're a fantastic choice. 

      • Jay
        November 17, 2011 at 11:12 am

        I was not sure, I thought godaddy was the host of in 2008. I did not have the latest update.
        Sorry, i will be careful next time.

      • Aibek
        November 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

        I second James,

        MediaTemple and Rackspace are probably the best hosts for dedicated servers. MUO is hosted on Rackspace, it's a bit pricier but as James points out has an excellent tech support. Highly recommend them.