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I like cpanel but they have that annoying flash thing at the top of their site that I can not get to stop or not load at all.
If it was an image I could just use the firefox tool and block the annoying thing but its flash.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Found a firefox add on that took care of the problem.
I do not care for flash on a home page though.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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I don't really care for cPanel. I prefer vDeck for some reason. I hear Plesk beats everything, but I've never used Plesk before.

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I do not like vdeck at all I left a host do to having that.
Main reason I did not like it was I had to email the host every time I wanted to add a domain or even change a domain.

plesk is what we use where I work its not to much different then cpanel.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Yes, with one of my shared webhosts we had to contact Live Support for changes having to do with domains. Maybe we have the same webhost? :P

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Dot5hosting is what I had - They are a reselling or powerweb or was it powweb.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Wow - That's one of my webhosts. I was told they were receiving unknown problems with vDeck, which is why they make you contact them if you need changes made regarding your domain (adding subdomains, etc..).

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I firstly used cPanel when I broke out into the world of websites, and now I use Plesk. I much prefer Plesk. :)


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Speaking of Dot5, due to their recent SQL Server crash which deleted all the databases, I have requested at least 3 months of free hosting. Does anyone think that's too extreme? If you think about it, it's actually a good deal seeing as they're at fault for not making daily backups like they're supposed to. :O

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From what I have learned it is not always good to rely on the back ups made by the host.
I learned that from when I had 1and1.
At one time with 1and1 my databases were all lost how ever at the time they did not even have a way to back up the database, not sure if they do now but I did not ask for a refund or months free, I just started over.
How ever know I keep monthly, daily, and weekly back ups.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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We've seen poor service from web hosts time and time again. It's the norm, not the exception, and the reason is that hosting prices are so low (due to price/stat-based competition being so fierce), that you really do only get a bear minimum level of service. I've personally been responsible for cleaning up the mess when web-hosting has gone bad more than a few times.
Always always take your own backups :).

All that said, you wouldn't believe the low levels of service I've seen from enterprise web hosts where you pay something like 20,000 per year for their services.


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I so agree With Chris which is why I make monthly, weekly, and daily back ups. I learned my lesson.
The host I have though is top nutch and I only pay 4.95 a month but they are always there when I need help or have a problem.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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