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Most Popular Hosts in July 2009

This
Month
Last
Month
Host Review Storage Transfer Price*
 1   6   HostMonster   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $6.95 
 2   3   BlueHost   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $6.95 
 3   1   HostGator   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $8.95 
 4   2   DreamHost   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $8.95 
 5   4   midPhase   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $6.95 
 6   7   ANHosting   read review   500 GB   5,000 GB   $6.95 
 8   5   EasyCGI   read review   750 GB   7,500 GB   $7.96 
 8   9   StartLogic   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $5.95 
 9   8   Yahoo!   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $9.95 
 10   10   FatCow   not yet reviewed   unlimited   unlimited   $5.50 

* All prices on this site are for a two-year sign-up.

The summer is usually a bit of a doldrums for the hosting industry. Maybe it is because people are too busy with vacation or maybe it is just too hot to built new sites. Regardless of which, the fact is that summers are usually stagnant. That said, apparently BlueHost didn’t get the memo. Both their flagship brand and their spinoff HostMonster vaulted to the top of the list this month. They’ve always been solid hosts, so it is nice to see them get some love, although what HostGator and DreamHost did to give them the opportunity I couldn’t say.

The only other big move was EasyCGI’s drop to eighth from fifth and I am starting to get a bad feeling that this may be deserved. In March, EasyCGI bought WebStrike, but the acquisition has not been well received by some of WebStrike’s customers. Given how vocal some of the complaints have been, I suspect EasyCGI may have their hands pretty hull keeping the peace. If this is impacting their customer service for their core brand, they need to find a solution soon. Let’s hope they sort it out as decent Windows hosting has never been easy to find.

Happy Hosting!

Most Popular Hosts in June 2009

This
Month
Last
Month
Host Review Storage Transfer Price*
 1   2   HostGator   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $8.95 
 2   1   DreamHost   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $8.95 
 3   7   BlueHost   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $6.95 
 4   4   midPhase   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $6.95 
 5   3   EasyCGI   read review   750 GB   7,500 GB   $7.96 
 6   5   HostMonster   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $6.95 
 7   6   ANHosting   read review   500 GB   5,000 GB   $6.95 
 8   9   Yahoo!   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $9.95 
 9   8   StartLogic   read review   unlimited   unlimited   $5.95 
 10   10   FatCow   not yet reviewed   unlimited   unlimited   $5.50 

* All prices on this site are for a two-year sign-up.

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Wish More Hosts Offered WebDAV? Blame PHP!

There is a lot to hate about PHP, which most programmers will be more than happy to share with you. At length. In a heated voice. Possibly requiring a valium afterwards. The arguments about PHP’s suckiness are interesting and largely quite accurate, while at the same time almost completely academic given its pervasiveness. But that’s a subject for another less stressful day.

In addition to its many faults as a language, PHP is responsible for another injustice on the web: the general unavailability of WebDAV.

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