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I've had a website since 1999. In that time, I've had maybe 10 web hosts, choosing them by internet search and guesswork, or occasionally through someone's recommendation. At first I thought I was just choosing badly. Then I realized that part of my issues with support have come from sexism and disrespect of women. Then I realized, not only do they disrespect women, I know *vastly* more than first level support. Sometimes immediately asking to be transferred to second level support works better.

Most recently, I realized that a previously great web host can go rapidly downhill after being purchased by EIG, as Site5 recently was. I tried moving to HawkHost as recommended in comments to one article, but I'm having too much trouble with mail from their servers being labeled as spam, so I'm back to my Site5 account for now.

This article recommends InMotion hosting. Anyone have experience with them? Or a recommendation for a non-EIG cpanel-enabled web host?

Date: 2017-04-17 09:45 pm (UTC)
tim: Tim with short hair, smiling, wearing a black jacket over a white T-shirt (Default)
From: [personal profile] tim
I love Nearly Free Speech: . You pay for what you use and while I haven't had experience asking for support, they expose enough knobs and dials that I haven't needed it. (The UI is definitely designed for people who are tech-savvy, which should be good for you, and you can also ssh into your account.)

Date: 2017-04-17 10:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] batdina
we've been using dreamhost for the better part of 20 years, with very little trouble. I'm not a high end website designer though, so I cannot speak to those needs.


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