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    Posted on June 18th, 2013 EEVblog 11 comments

    I get many people ask were and how I host and the forum.
    The answer is HostGator at

    I use one of HostGators dedicated servers to host the wordpress website and forum.
    It’s an Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 running at 2.3GHz, with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 500 GB RAID-1 Drives, with 10 TB of Bandwidth and 100 Mbps Uplink seed.
    So yes, I have my own box in a bunker somewhere deep in the heart of Texas serving up these pages.
    And it’s powered from a wind farm somewhere which is pretty cool.

    So if you are after a website, either small or large like mine, I can recommend them.
    I used to run this site, the forum, and streaming video on a <$10/month basic shared hosting plan for a few years, so it's amazing what you can achieve on a basic plan. Pretty much unlimited everything.
    I'm now part of their affiliate program and get a referral fee if you use them, so check them out if you need a web host small or large, and that helps support the blog.

    Also, use the coupon code EEVblogViewer for 25% off any hosting plan!

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    • chris

      This guy is the first thing that came to mind when I saw that you were giving these guys a recommendation… Hilarious

      He’s getting all the tattoos removed by one of the companies now so it’s got a kinda happy ending :D

      • Adam Perkins

        That story was both funny and sad. I don’t know if I could support a company that took advantage of a guy like that.

      • Chris Gammell

        C’mon now, we all know Dave would get a tattoo from Agilent before anyone else… ;-)

    • Alex von Gluck

      HostGator is pretty sleezy. There are 100’s of better choices out there that give you more for less.

      There is a large windfarm in texas, you can pretty much buy credits at it and say you’re “wind powered”

    • Old Electronics Tech

      I manage one domain for someone else at hostgator. $8.95 a month. It’s not bad, I do find the interface clunky and the choice of apps unappealing. I also manage another one at godaddy, and have pretty much the same complaints. With the bonus of many unexplainable, unfixable slowdowns a day.

      If I had to pick a plan out of the air this week, I’d try the Amazon EC2 micro instance of windows server. It’s free, and you’ll learn a lot.

      But it’s a moving target. I strongly recommend relying on ‘the cloud’, because you can be instantly locked out of your site for no reason. And it’s happened to me.

    • Old Electronics Tech

      oops, should have been ‘recommend against’ not ‘recommend’!

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    • Sadia Ahmed

      Agreed with Mr. Adam Perkins.

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      SPV Host

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