Hosting account

Through a comment in this blog and through some queries I received elsewhere, I realized people wanted to know about hosting account experience. Unfortunately, we don’t have major insights to share about various possibilities. Because experimenting in this case costs money and a lot of hassle with the DNS propagation time (sigh – is still not accessible except from CMU it seems!). We had started with registering our domains on and got a basic hosting account there. As I have mentioned earlier, these guys are super-reliable, very quick in their response for support questions. Their CPanel interface is also very simple, intuitive and still powerful. But unfortunately the hosting account deals, when you space requirement is large, aren’t great at all. Now, if you start searching over the Internet, its possible to get too-good-to-be-believed-deals. We don’t have so much experience with these things that we could compare all the features and figure out what works the best for us. If you start reading reviews on the Internet, there are as many bad reviews as are good for any product and service. So, we did what inexperienced consumers usually do. Went with the brand name. I know of at least couple of other start-ups in India who are hosted there, although you find enough reviews with complaints about them too. There were some reasonably priced options and we went with the cheapest one. But it has some major limitations (you can’t change document root, for example). We are going to upgrade to the next level to get that facility as well as the facility to host multiple domains. I find their interface extremely crowded and difficult to navigate through. I always have to search and wander around to reach anywhere useful. But we are going to stick to it for now.

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe ( with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: Twitter: @jayajha Facebook:

3 thoughts on “Hosting account

  1. Getting a good web hosting is always a pain. I changed my hosting 4 times.

    1. Serverpro
    2. Inetking
    3. Yahoo!
    4. Hostmonster

    I am happy with hostmonster now. Yahoo! was also very nice but space was very less. Also, that time they didn’t support PHP5. Yahoo! don’t provide CPanel or Plesk. Good thing about hostmonster is they give you secure shell access. Both CPanel and Plesk have security issues. Inetking is my friend’s company.

    If you have money then you would like to setup your own box or dedicated server. Most of web hosting has JSP support. And they wont install a package just for single person. So, it’s always better to setup your own box.

  2. Hi Jaya,

    How did you handled site design/development portion? Was it through coding or some tool? Also how was the experience of integrating Ubercart?

    Thanks in advance.

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