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Hi guys

I was wondering if anyone uses C5 hosting? If so how are the speeds ?

I've tried using Godaddy and Hostgator. Godaddy wouldn't allow mod rewrite on multiple sites and hostgator has been so appallingly slow it's pathetic!

Therefore I am looking for a decent host now that can run C5 smoothly!

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bryanlewis replied on at Permalink Reply
bryanlewis
Tried Media Temple yet?
http://mediatemple.net/
Jebediah replied on at Permalink Reply
Not yet. You finding it good? What are the load times like?
bryanlewis replied on at Permalink Reply
bryanlewis
I like it. But we have a dedicated server. That might help a bit.

You might want to look into getting a dedicated server with APC on it.

http://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/chat/wow-5-4-apc-fast/...
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Mnkras
media temple has had a bunch of problems with getting hacked though... but you really do need a server with apc it really makes the difference
mario replied on at Permalink Reply
mario
It's their Grid Service (gs) that has had serious issues. Dedicated (dv) hasn't been bad.
Jebediah replied on at Permalink Reply
It's a shame you have to go dedicated to get the best results. I'm really only doing a web design job a month at the moment as my day job keeps me quite busy enough. So going dedicated isn't really cost effective.

I need a shared hosting plan that can actually run C5 at a decent speed :/
RadiantWeb replied on at Permalink Reply
RadiantWeb
I use supergreenhosting.com and a2hosting.com. supergreen does not offer APC though. A2 does. Both are great, I have dev'd dozens of C5 sites between them both and not had one single issue.
Jebediah replied on at Permalink Reply
IS that on a shared hosting plan though? Or a dedicated?
RadiantWeb replied on at Permalink Reply
RadiantWeb
kirkroberts replied on at Permalink Reply
kirkroberts
see my other comment down the list, but the link ChadStrat provided for a2's APC hosting is apparently outdated - they don't currently offer APC.
tallacman replied on at Permalink Reply
tallacman
Im loving Dreamhost right now.
Jebediah replied on at Permalink Reply
Are you on a shared plan tallac or dedicated?
braincramp replied on at Permalink Reply
braincramp
Godaddy's performance was abysmal for me, I believe the separate box for the database server was the issue there.
Bluehost is also very nice as it comes with simplescripts for installation of C5.
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
I agree with braincramp. Bluehost is a very nice platform to work with. You can even get SSH if you send them your drivers license... LOL
Jebediah replied on at Permalink Reply
Yeah I was on godaddy and it was terrible. Couldn't even get mod rewrite to work properly. Then moved to hostgator which is good but suffers dire performance during peak times.

Might give old bluehost a shot then based on your recommendations chaps.
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
Our starter plans (at $95/year) are way faster than any of these guys, plus if something goes wrong we'll actually look at it and give you sane answers.. (just saying)

http://concrete5.org/hosting
bryanlewis replied on at Permalink Reply
bryanlewis
do you guys run APC frz?
adamjohnson replied on at Permalink Reply
adamjohnson
I use Hostpapa.com on a shared space. They are a "Green" hosting service (they buy REC's). I have been happy with their service but they don't support APC.

Anyone know of a green host that supports APC?

UPDATE: I talked with Supergreenhosting.com and they said that they had APC installed on their servers; however, it took the live chat agent a while to figure it out and they had zero documentation on the subject. Concerning... Anyone know of a good green APC host?
Jebediah replied on at Permalink Reply
I cosnidered hostpapa but they force you to pay £10 setup fee on top of a month's hosting. Which i thought was a bit tight.

Do you use hostpapa in the UK ?
hbartlett replied on at Permalink Reply
hbartlett
I also use hostpapa at the moment, been with them a couple of years now. I don't know about that setup fee, never run across it. Their service has been quite good, but I do find it slow at times now.

I'm on the hunt for a good reseller host myself. Been looking at Green Geeks:
http://www.greenresellerwebhosting.com/...

But I don't know if they support APC or not. Everything else I read about them looks good. I'm not interested in regular shared hosting at this point, otherwise I'd just go with C5's hosting.
RadiantWeb replied on at Permalink Reply
RadiantWeb
A2 has a reseller plan as well.

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adamjohnson replied on at Permalink Reply
adamjohnson
I use Hostpapa in the US.

As far as a $10 setup fee, I don't remember that. Also, when I signed up they had a coupon for 10% off the total price (coupon here:http://www.hostpapa.com/b2e-offer... ).

Hostpapa has a pretty sweet affilate program as well...http://hostpapa.com/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=riotaj... . ;-) Shameless plug. $60 per customer who clicks through.
olacom replied on at Permalink Reply
olacom
http://www.a2hosting.com

UPDATE: They NO longer support APC anymore and they lack of technical support. Not recommended!
hbartlett replied on at Permalink Reply
hbartlett
Thanks for the tip about A2, they look to be pretty good anyway, and if they have APC all the more better!
kirkroberts replied on at Permalink Reply
kirkroberts
fyi - I just spoke with a2 and they removed APC (the tech guessed a couple of months ago) because it was causing problems with "legacy" code.

So if people are using a2 and getting good speed anyway that's great!

I like that they have a reseller option.
lostsoul replied on at Permalink Reply
lostsoul
I just spoke with a A2 Tech and learn something. They do offer APC but not on their Shared Hosting accounts. They do support APC on their VPS and Dedicated hosting plans.

Every one offers cheap hosting for shared hosting and everyone has their issues. With the exception of hosting C5 on C5 Server.

I'm going to be going with A2's VPS Enhanced Hosting plan soon. They offer a year for $234.78 a yr + $15.00 to install cPanel 11.

I've been talking to a lot of companies and these guys have what I'm looking for to be able to match C5 Server in performance for C5 Hosting.

The only reason I don't go with C5 completely is that I am still asked to develop for Joomla! 1.5 and now 1.6, WordPress, and osCommerce.

I now have to start a new business for clients. Lost a few because they don't want to look for or research hosting for their needs. They want a one stop solution.

Look at A2, call them. They do have a good staff that will work hard to answer any questions you have. That what sold me on them. Their willingness to listen and answer.
Jebediah replied on at Permalink Reply
Does C5 offer apc on their shared plan?
tecnolord replied on at Permalink Reply
tecnolord
i am runninghttp://www.pbpgamer.com onhttp://www.namecheap.com

i also runhttp://pfchronicles.com onhttp://www.Bluehost.com It's also nice, but a little more complicated and the price goes up fast when you want to use ssl or a fixed IP address.

so my preference after several years is still with namecheap. (good support also)
sceva replied on at Permalink Reply
sceva
I am converting a site at FatCow to use concrete5. It is very slow. I am leaning toward A2Hosting or BlueHost (I already have some sites at BlueHost and the simplescript installer is nice).

Does anyone besides the c5 guys have a review of the c5 hosting? I wouldn't mind using them to help support c5 if I can get some "unbiased" reviews.

Thanks.
sceva replied on at Permalink Reply
sceva
I copied the template from my site at FatCow to another site at BlueHost, added a page with some rss blocks, and it was much faster than FatCow. I am moving to BlueHost. This will be three concrete5 sites I have with them, and the SimpleScripts utility has worked very well for installations and updates.
davidmamal43 replied on at Permalink Reply
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frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
uhh.. bluehost may be half an inch better than godaddy but I'd hardly call them the best web host, when we offer hosting of our own product... :


http://concrete5.org/hosting/


bye troll.
sceva replied on at Permalink Reply
sceva
Just to update, I did transfer from fatcow to BlueHost and the difference was remarkable. I have several low traffic sites with BlueHost and I have been satisfied so far with their performance and service.
Jebediah replied on at Permalink Reply
I thought I would chip in with an update too.

After much searching I got myself a VPS plan with EUKHosting and they've been pretty darn great!

It's a managed linux package and their vps support guys are spot on and always on hand to help 24/7.

Also speeds on this package have been good and i'm not even running apc.

Jeb
myFullFlavour replied on at Permalink Reply
myFullFlavour
If you take your website (and subsequently your website hosting) seriously, and are in the US, your first hosting decision should be looking here:http://www.concrete5.org/hosting/...

If you are in the UK, AU or NZ, chances are we could help you with closer to home delivery - feel free to PM me for info.
austinquakers replied on at Permalink Reply
I manage two Concrete5 sites one is hosted by PortlandLabs which is great but expensive. The other is on Bluehost. Concrete5 seems to run fine but I am unhappy with them for other reasons and looking to move.

I use GreenGeeks for a Drupal site and I like them a lot. However, I don't know how a Concrete5 site will do on their service. Has anyone had some experience with them?

Looks like A2 is the next candidate but I don't know much about them. Any comments would be helpful.