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Hosting For Boonex Dolphin

For starters not all hosting companies seem to be setup or configured to meet Dolphin requirements. Others seem to meet the minimum requirements, but you later learn that some other server module or requirement isn't setup or installed. Some hosts will install this missing feature or configure it and some wont.

A better sollution that will save you a lot of time, frustration, and headaches would be to choose a host that is known to support Dolphin from the beginning. This will result in a much more pleasant overall experience for both yourself and your web site members and visitors.


Hosts That Support Dolphin

Hostgator from $3.96 (more info)

HostForWeb from $3.95 (more info)

Hostmonster from $4.95 (more info)

Bluehost from $4.95 (more info)

UK Dolphin Hosting

Infrenion from £5.99 (more info)

Hosts That Have Dolphin With RMS Plans

HostUpon from $3.95 (more info)

HostForWeb from $3.95 (more info)

Arvixe from $4.00 (more info)

TMDHosting from $2.85 (more info)

Register A Domain Name

www.GoDaddy.com

Hosts That Offer Stand Alone RMS

None available at the moment.

 

 

VPS (More Power - More Control)

HostForWeb from $39.95 (more info)

Knownhost from $40.00 (more info)



RMS Info: Ray Media Server, which is basically Red 5. If you intend to use the Video features associated with Chat, Instant Messenger, etc. you will need RMS. You can install your own RMS if you have root access on a VPS or Dedicated Server. If you are on shared hosting your only option will be to either keep your current host, and get Stand Alone RMS. Or select a host that has Dolphin and RMS all in one plans.


Without RMS you can still use Chat, Instant Messenger, etc. in text mode without the video features and capabilities. So there really is no need to run out and get it right away, unless you really think it is necessary. If your site is new and just getting started chances are you will have no need for it other than testing if interested. In fact many sites rarely use the RMS Video features and capabilites of Dolphin anyway. Some find out that it just isn't used enough by members to justify the additional monthly fee for RMS. Something to consider anyway. You can always add a Stand Alone RMS plan to your current host in the future.


Stand Alone RMS: Will allow you to use your current host along with a stand alone RMS plan to use the Video features and capabilities of things like Chat and Instant Messenger. If you do not want to change hosts, but desire the additional Video features available with RMS you may opt for Stand Alone RMS.


Shared Hosting Note: Although many shared hosting plans suggest unlimited space, bandwidth, addon domains, databases, etc. you should realize that everything has limits. Even though many hosts say unlimited you can not expect the host to allow your site to consume a lot of the servers resources all for $7 per month. You can't blame a host when they ask you to upgrade to a higher plan for more money, which allows a site to use more resources. For most sites this is not an issue, but if your site is experiencing steady growth then you should expect to upgrade at some point.

Recommended Dolphin Hosts

HostForWeb Hostforweb.com - HostForWeb offers Dolphin Hosting with Unlimited Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, 24-7-365 Support. They have a 1 click Auto-Installer, and Ray Media Server (RMS) is included in the price of your hosting plan. Use promo code: BoonEx and get an additional 20% off!


TMDHosting.com TMDHosting.com - TMD Hosting.com - Specializes in Dolphin Hosting. They offer Free Installation Too. Unlimited Space & Traffic, the ever popular Cpanel control panel, and RMS included! Prices from $2.85 to $8.85 per month.


Arvixe.com - Arvixe has budget Hosting plans starting at just $4-$7 per month with a Dolphin auto-installer. They also provide access to RMS included in the price to their customers. You can't beat the price for Dolphin Hosting with RMS access that is for sure. They also have Business Class plans should your site grow and/or demand more power and resources.


HostUpon.com - Plans starting at just $3.95-$7.95 per month with an Auto-Installer. They even include RMS for FREE in the price to their customers as well. That's a great price for Dolphin with RMS access that's for sure. They also have Business Class plans should your site grow and/or demand more power and resources.

Use Coupon Code: GODOLPHIN and take 25% off your order!


HostGator.com Hostgator.com - Host Gator provides Shared, Reseller and Dedicated hosting solutions. Services are designed for both beginners and professionals. All shared hosting plans include a 99.9% uptime guarantee, 24/7 support and a 45-day money back guarantee.

One of the most popular hosts around with more than 9 million domains!



HostMonster.com HostMonster.com - HostMonster.com is another great choice. Save yourself time and choose a host like Hostmonster from the beginning. Free Domain Name or Domain Transfer Instant Setup - Use Site Right Away! Free Site Promotion Free 1 Click Installer For Over 50 Scripts Free SiteBuilder w/Templates 99.9% Network Uptime Guarantee



Bluehost.com Bluehost.com - Another Great Host. UNLIMITED Hosting Space (NEW!) UNLIMITED File Transfer (NEW!) Host UNLIMITED Domains!!! 2,500 POP/Imap Email Accounts SSH (Secure Shell), SSL, FTP, Stats CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL 2000/2002 Front Page Extensions Free Domain Forever! Free Site Builder (NEW) 24/7 Superb/Responsive Sales/Support


Infrenion
Infrenion.com - We really like this company. Relitively small but they offer great service and competitive pricing. Shared, Reseller, VPS, and Fully Dedicated Servers. Cpanel hosting with enough space and bandwidth for almost any site. We have had no issues or problems on their servers. Very Fast Quad Core Xeon and Dual Quad Core Xeon CPU's! And they limit the number of accounts per server. Which means faster loading and more cpu resources for the customer. Prices starting at $5.99 per month - by the month.
*Check out this Server Status Screen Shot from my Infrenion account. Notice the 8 cpu's!! Those are Dual Quad Core Xeon's!! 2 Xeons with 4 cpu cores each!! On a shared hosting account. Very impressive, and a even nicer low cpu load and ram usage.




VPS Hosting

HostForWeb's Virtual Private Server line is the ideal solution for clients who require the control of a dedicated server matched with the affordability and simplicity of a traditional shared hosting account. Parallels® Virtuozzo Containers management ensures that your applications have the power they need when they need it, and that the hardware is not sitting idle when they don't. Our VPS servers feature Intel® Xeon® Processors and premium server hardware to ensure the peace of mind that your VPS will always be available.


Knownhost.com KnownHost.com - Phenomenal uptime, great support, reasonable vps packages to suit almost anyones needs. All the power and options you need to run Dolphin the way you want. Take control and experience the power of a VPS server from knownhost.



Hosts we would tend to avoid:

Sale! 

$7.49.com from GoDaddy.com - 120x60 www.GoDaddy.com
Although they offer some real cheap pricing and simple easy to understand features for anyone new to hosting, they just arent practical for Dolphin. Godaddy has many limitations. They might work well for some scripts and static html hosting pages, but not so well with Dolphin. Save yourself one very big headache and avoid this one.


We do like www.GoDaddy.com for domain name registration/purchases. If you are looking to purchase a domain their pricing is great and we would highly recommened them for this.



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