HostGator Black Friday Promotion

If you are looking for some quality budget Web Hosting, look no further than HostGator this Black Fiday.  These special offers are only available on the day so don't miss out.

HostGator Black Friday 2010 Special Offer:

This applies to ALL Accounts and ALL Term Lengths. So you're visitors and friends will have the opportunity to receive up to 80% off of up to 3 years worth of Hosting! That would come out to $35.64 for 3 FULL YEARS!

That includes Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting AND even Dedicated Servers.

These offers will apply to the client's first invoice (first term length they sign up for whether that be 1 month or for 3 years).

This promotion gives HostGator customers award winning hosting for as little as:

Popular web hosting company reviews

A lot of the time when searching for a host you'll most likely come across a "Top hosting provider" site like our very own HostSocial, which basically provides a full list of hosting providers within certain countries or regions. The site usually has a few features so you can filter what you'd like to choose from a hosting provider, such as "US providers" or "UK providers" - you can also specify the amount of space/month transfer and how much you'd like to pay for a hosting package.

The best thing you can do when visiting such sites is to take a look at their user ratings and customer feedback.  Their ratings will be displayed next to the hosting provider in a list with ratings from 1 star to 10 stars (10 stars being the best rating possible and 1 being the worst) which users and customers have "rated" that specific company.

If you are a customer of that specific hosting company you can register on the top hosting providers website and leave feedback next to that hosting companies name - the much more and better feedback a company gets obviously means that the hosting provider offers a decent service and is most likely worth a try.

You may find that some of the best and most popular hosting providers are usually on the first page of search engines as they have spent a lot of money on advertising and promoting their website and business thus most likely a professional business that is committed to the industry.

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There are still tonnes of web hosting companies out there that have not yet been discovered completely by the public so it's always worth searching forums and search engines for less popular but reliable hosting providers so you get better speeds at brilliant prices.

5 Top US based Web Hosts.

Don't be fooled by those "Kiddie Hosts"

Most web hosting companies are good in all flavours of the web industry but just like any other industry you get the clowns that are here to seek out some quick dough but are then quick enough to get out the industry when they realise they're making no quick money offering web hosting services.  These are usually 14-16 year old kids who've managed to get in mommy and daddy's good books so they can use their paypal account - or if lucky enough their own paypal account.  While you do get these 14-16 year old kids that are just here to spoil the party you really do get some young teens that really do love the business with a passion and have a decent business online already making some serious money - which is hard to believe I know.

You will often find a lot of these kiddie hosts when visiting web development and hosting forums creating threads with all their server specs and services with a VERY cheap pricing structure. I'm not trying to knock all teens as some of them are very reliable - but I’d suggest keeping away from the ones that can hardly spell or their website design looks like it's been made by their little brothers and sisters, don't get yourself in that hole it's really not worth the hassle so avoid all.

This is when the good use of our popular hosting service "Reseller Account" or "Master Reseller Account" comes into play. Fortunately enough for these young teens they can have a paper round and still be able to pay for their monthly reseller costs thanks to the cheap prices - which isn't good news for you webmasters and developers out there. These kiddie hosts will quite literally get into your pockets and not even give you the service they promise in return because if they are unlucky not to have a paper round they'll not be able to afford these monthly reseller costs thus having to shut up shop and that will be the last you hear from them.

For more Hosting news and reviews try a Hosting review site like HostSocial.

Top 5 US web hosting providers

As you are already aware, there are thousands of web hosting companies to choose from in today’s market and pretty much all of them offer it with a good service at a very low price - thanks to the extremely competitive hosting market.  Reviews of US hosting companies like this one situated all across the web it makes it easy for webmasters to find their dream host they've waited long enough for.  These reviews of the companies are in no specific order but are 6 of the best US web hosting providers out there in today’s market.

1. Hostgator

Definitely one of the most popular hosting companies to date, the company does oversell its resources but no one has ever had any problems as they do have a lot of resources to provide for everyone across hundreds of servers. Prices are obviously very cheap as they oversell, but don't let this put you off they are truly a reliable company.

2. DreamHost

DreamHost are one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world and have been around for years.  They have a huge client base but they really are very reliable and extremely cheap supported by a massive community of fans.  They don't have cpanel but offer their own control panel which I think is infinitely superior allowing all the typical 1 click installs you would expect.  I also use dreamhost for this blog and you can find some discount coupons on This Page.

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3. Godaddy

Known as a domain registrar more than anything - but their web hosting services are also just as good. Not the cheapest around but this company is as reliable as they come. Support is amazing with 24/7 around the clock technicians to see to all support requests.

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4. LunarPages

Named after a Star Trek episode, Lunarpages provide clients with reliable technical support and customer service - for a big host this is particularly impressive with a 24-7 award winning customer support.  Like Dreamhost you can host multiple domains with the one account.  Lunar pages also offer 99.9% uptime to over 150,000 customers worldwide and you also get a free domain for the life of your account.  Highly recommended.

Lunarpages answers the phone when you call them!

5. JustHost

A very well populated hosting provider across the net, the feedback from customers is amazing and they are in many of the top 10 us hosting company sites - usually first! All of their clients are very happy with the service their hosting provider promises them, fast, good support and best of all value for money.

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For more Hosting news and reviews try a Hosting review site like HostSocial.

Hypernia Game Server Coupon

If you are looking to get a Dedicated server for your Clan or gaming league, Hypernia currently have a $25 dollars off coupon for the first month.

Features:
• Full Desktop Access
• Unlimited Ranked Servers
• Unlimited Players
• Run all Games on a Single Machine

WordPress PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT

I got this error in one of my WordPress installs: Incompatible archive PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Invalid archive structure.

In this case it was due to using an installer such as Fantastic or Installatron to initially setup WordPress, a manual install over my current install fixed this.  There is Further research here on WordPress.org also.

The solution is to download this version of http.php and install it over your own wp-includes/http.php file. Presto! all good to go.

Dreamhost Coupons and Promo Codes for 2010

Here are some Dreamhost Promo Codes I made which you can use when signing up for some fantastic discounts in US dollars, the code OZSOURCE will give you the maximum discount available with dreamhost:

OZSOURCE

OZMAX

OZDOMAIN

OZSTART

I also have been given a couple special discounts codes by Dreamhost which give you:

If you are looking at legit hosting ie: not for spamming or illegal dodgy type stuff just contact me on msn for this coupon.

Godaddy and Dreamhost Promo Codes for 2009

Here are a collection of Godaddy and Dreamhost codes that can be currently used.  These are all Case sensitive.

Godaddy

ZINE1 for 10% off
ZINE2 for $5 off any $30+ purchase
ZINE25 for $25 off any purchase of $100
ZINE3 for $7.49 .com domains
MTECH1 to get 10% off anything
MTECH2 to get 20% discount when you spend 50 dollars or more
MTECH330 to get 30% off .com domains
EMMA1 DARK1 PETE1 WALK1 OYH1 HASH1 CHILL1 ZINE1 ROCK1 CHH1 RRTV1 MTECH1 10% OFF Entire Order
gdd1101c 10% OFF $40 OR MORE cjc695b2 $6.95 .Com (New Registeration,Renewal or Transfer)
gdp0627 30% off .Com .Net .Org .Biz .Us .Name New Registeration, Renewal or Transfer
gdp0518a Get a NEW .INFO, .NET and .ORG for $15.00
gdp0616a Save 15% saving on all web hosting plans
cjccabone / cjcheaone Save 1$
cjccab10 Save 10%
cjccab30 / cjchea30 Save 5$ off 30$ or more
cjccab50 / cjchea50 Save 10$ saving 50$ or more
gdp0615a Save 15% when spending 50$ or more.
cjcdeal Save 15% off 75$ or more
gdp0629b Save 20% 50$ or more
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gdp0609a Save 20% off 75$ or more
gds0124a Save 25% when you spend 75$ or more
gdp0616p Save an extra 15% on WebSite Tonight 12/24/36 Month plans!
gdp0601b .Asia 17.99$ per year.
gdp0611w 30% off .Co.Uk Domains
gdp0608c .mobi Renewal  12.99$
gdp0607c Renew .INFO for 6.99$ first year and 8.99$ other years
gdp0537m / gdp0616m 20$ off Basic super or pro reseller plans
cjchstsale Save 20% for Shared Hosting Plans
gdp0537c / gdp0616k 15% off Dedicated Hosting purchase
promo10 10% off entire order
promo530 $5 off $30 or more
promo749 $3 off .com registrations, transfers or renewal

Dreamhost

OZSOURCE US$97 off yearly Dreamhost Hosting or $51 for monthly hosting.

Sources: digitalpoint, webmasterzone, godaddy