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If you'd like to learn how I chose the hosts I list please see the Hosting Selection Criteria page. There is also this big list of hosts if you want more to choose from.
TurnKey Internet Bulletproof Web Hosting Services TurnKey Internet
Year Established: 1999
Uptime Guarantee: 100%
Money Back Guarantee: 30 Days
Support: 24/7/365
Toll Free Phone | Ticket System | Live Chat
Comments: All four TurnKey data centers is a state of the art facility with redundant fiber-optic network connectivity, Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) battery systems, on-site generator backup power, advanced smoke detection, waterless fire suppression systems and utilizes biometric secured entry access points with 24/7 video surveillance. TurnKey specializes in dedicated server, VPS (virtual private server), and colocation services, but also offer shared hosting. They even link directly to their Better Business Bureau listing where they have an A+ rating—that's the highest rating the BBB offers. A fast network and quality support make TurnKey a real winner.
Support Check: Was talking to tech support in about 15 seconds.
The Planet
Year Established: 1999
Uptime Guarantee: 100%
Money Back Guarantee: Ask Them
Support: 24/7/365
Toll Free Phone | Email | Chat | Ticket System
Comments: The Planet owns and operates six fully redundant state-of-the-art, SAS 70 Type II audited data centers in Dallas and Houston, plus another data center in London. Access to The Planet data centers is protected 24 hours a day by electronic means, patrols, and motion sensor cameras. Additionally, the network is secured using state-of-the-art traffic profiling and anomaly detection to pinpoint and troubleshoot network attacks, monitor your servers and applications, and analyze network security performance issues. If a DDos attack is detected and confirmed by the Network Operations Center, the affected traffic is routed through a DDoS Mitigation Service. This filters out the attack traffic and allows the legitimate traffic to continue to its original destination. The Planet is the number one dedicated server hosting provider in the world and have over 500 employees—must be doing something right. :)
Support Check: Was talking with support in about 5 seconds, connected with chat support in 10 seconds.
Liquid Web
Year Established: 1997
Uptime Guarantee: 100%
Money Back Guarantee: See Comments
Support: 24/7/365
Toll Free Phone | Ticket System
Comments: Liquid Web owns three data centers with a focus on redundancy. They have four tier one bandwidth providers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Savvis and Level3. Data center access is strictly limited to technical staff. Electronic security systems control access and are accompanied by motion detecting security cameras which monitor the entire facility. The facility's external walls are reinforced poured concrete. They are a fully managed facility, which means they have level 3 technicians on site 24/7. They claim their average support request phone call is answered within 20 seconds, with an average trouble ticket support response time of 10 minutes. Guarantees: 100% uptime, 30 minute hardware replacement, 30 minute response time for trouble tickets, 30 day money back on shared hosting, refunds on other account types for any full months left. (See TOS for details)
Support Check: Tech support answered on the 4th ring.
Single Hop
Year Established: 1999
Uptime Guarantee: 100%
Money Back Guarantee: 7 Days
Support: 24/7/365
Toll Free Phone | Ticket System
Comments: The data center is staffed 24x7 by SingleHop technicians and engineers and is monitored remotely as well. The data center includes UPS battery backup with an automated transfer switch and an on-site diesel generator in the event of a prolonged power outage. Biometric and key card security system including man-traps and rack level locking mechanism to ensure no unauthorized entrance. A member of the "green grid," their facility is designed to reduce power and energy consumption and costs. Singlehop pledges to never outsource service and support so you'll always receive 1-on-1 customer care with a Singlehop employee. The the TOS for refund policy after the fully guaranteed seven days.
Support Check: n/a
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Want More Choices?

Though the hosts on this page are good ones, there aren't many to choose from because we don't use many dedicated servers.

You'll find many choices more on my big list of hosts. While the hosts on the big list may be as good or better as our recommended choices on this page, we don't have any experience with most of them so we can't offer an informed opinion of them.

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