For a while I was on Bluehost.com until I realized how “set up for crazy mass production” they are… to a horrible detriment. As a web designer with many accounts, many e-mail addresses, yadda, yadda, yadda, I seem to raise all kinds of automated red flags within the Bluehost system. So much so that they actually gave me the boot, even though I NEVER DID ANYTHING WRONG!!!
None of my clients are shady or suspect, and I’ve always paid all my bills, etc., on time.
C’est la vie. I’ve found greener pastures… literally.
Say hello to GreenGeeks.com. I LOVE THESE GUYS.
(full disclosure: I get a referral credit when you sign up, but I’m also telling you, “THIS IS WHO I USE FOR MY PERSONAL HOSTING SERVICES”)
Green Geeks is a smallish outfit based out of the Los Angeles area. There prices and services are EVERY BIT as good as the “top tier” providers. And best of all, when you call or e-mail support >get this< you talk to a person sitting in GLENDALE! How crazy is that in this day and age?! They also make a concerted effort to make “green” decisions, and have been stellar letting me (the client) know any time any adjustments or services are being performed on their servers. It cracks me up when they let me know that they’ll be doing some sort of maintenance on a server that will take it out of service for 10 minutes at 3:45 in the morning on a Tuesday. But I love the thoroughness of their communication!
So if you’re looking for the best hosting for your website, I highly recommend GreenGeeks.com!