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  1. I like the idea of cloud-based hosting but ended up pulling the trigger on a dedicated hosting package at Bluehost. The price came in at just under $2k a year. Fingers crossed, time will tell if we made the right decision. Now comes the unpleasant job of moving over and configuring a half dozen domains with dozens of email accounts for each. Thank you all for your time and advice.
  2. Thanks for your input. Time to first byte and sporadic slow page loads have been the issue at GoDaddy. We're on a shared cloud server and that's probably the problem. I'm not terribly happy with GoDaddy and was looking for something faster and more reliable. We've looked at Rackspace - but they're probably the most expensive so far at about $500 per month. Bluehost, which is owned by the same company as Hostgator, was recommended to me a while back and seems promising at less than half the cost of Rackspace. I just haven't found anyone who has any personal experience with Bluehost. I'll have to spend a little more time to look at your recommendations before we make a move. Thanks again!
  3. The problem is that most reviews you find are for a company's cheapest hosting plan. For example, they may have a $2 or $3 a month basic hosting plan, so the reviews I find always seem to be for those inexpensive plans (which can tend to be slow and unreliable). I'm not interested in these reviews. I need to move a large client to a host with a fast, reliable, dedicated server. These plans can typically run anywhere from $150 to $500 per month. This is a serious move that will, no doubt, involve several hours of down time - which means my client could potentially lose thousands of dollars during the outage. As you can imagine, I want to be absolutely SURE I'm making the right hosting recommendation as I don't want to have to make this move twice.
  4. Thank you, Andrea, but I'm well aware of Google and how to use it. I had already read through dozens of mixed reviews and am also aware that some of them are fake (as often times happens with online "reviews") and were posted by people who have a vested interest in the success of their business. Apparently asking for some real world reviews by real people who have used this hosting service was too much to ask. If you feel my original post was inappropriate please feel free to delete it.
  5. Has anyone had any experience with Bluehost.com? I'm looking to switch over some hosting accounts from GoDaddy to something faster and more reliable. I'm considering Bluehost's Enhanced dedicated hosting and I was hoping someone who's had some experience with them might be able to let me know if they're happy with their service. Thanks!
  6. Thanks Stefan, I agree. I think it's good to go. Unfortunately, my client still uses IE7. The menu displays perfectly on IE8 and above. I told him he needs to upgrade his browser. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he takes my advice. Thanks for the input Eddie. I'll try your suggestions.
  7. So, I'm a total noob when it comes to CSS. I've been trying to convert an old school HTML site to a new site with CSS and fluid design. I started with a template and have the site set up pretty much how I'd like - except that I now find that my menu in the header doesn't display properly in IE7. The menu items stack instead of spreading out nice and even, horizontally. I attached two screenshots showing what it's looks like in just about all browsers and another showing what it looks like in IE7. I've been trying to find a solution but just can't seem to find it. I'm sure it's a simple solution but being a complete noob, I'm just not seeing it. I thought I found the solution when I came across this site: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2473171/ie7-relative-absolute-positioning-bug-with-dynamically-modified-page-content but I'm still at a loss. Either I'm not implementing the solution correctly or my problem is not related to the issue this post tries to address. Most, if not all, occurrences of overflow : hidden; in the CSS were added by me in an attempt to fix the problem. I'll try to include the appropriate CSS and HTML below. Any guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I'm glad I found KillerSites and this forum. It's helped me out quite a bit so far in my attempts to get up to speed with CSS. Thanks! CSS: .cssmenu { position : relative; overflow : hidden; } .cssmenu > ul > li { display : inline-block; position : relative; overflow : hidden; } .cssmenu > ul > li a.home { background : url('../images/home.png') no-repeat;} .cssmenu > ul > li a.home:hover { background : url('../images/home_h.png') no-repeat;} .cssmenu > ul > li.active a { color : #ffffff;} .cssmenu > ul > li span img { vertical-align : middle; overflow : hidden; } .cssmenu > ul > li > a { font-family : 'Merriweather Sans', sans-serif; color : #999999; display : block; font-size : 16px; line-height : 1.5em; padding : 9px 16px; text-transform : uppercase; transition : all 0.3s ease-out; } .cssmenu > ul > li > a:hover { color : #ffffff;} .header_sub_bg { background : #f8f8f8; border-bottom : 1px solid #dddddd; height : 30px; } .hdr-nav { float : right; width : 47%; position : relative; overflow : hidden; } .sub_nav li { float : left; position : relative; overflow : hidden; } .sub_nav li.active a { border-bottom : 1px solid #161616;} .sub_nav li a { height : 38px; color : #555555; display : block; float : left; font-size : 1.1em; padding : 8px 16px; position : relative; overflow : hidden; text-decoration : none; } .sub_nav li:hover > a { border-bottom : 1px solid #161616;} HTML: <!-- start header --> <div class="header_bg"> <div class="wrap"> <div class="wrapper"> <div class="header"> </div> <div class="cssmenu"> <ul> <li class="active"><a href="index.html">Home</a></li> <li><a href="testimonials.html">Testimonials</a></li> <li><a href="facts.html">Facts/FAQ's</a></li> <li><a href="howto.html">How To Apply</a></li> <li><a href="order.html">Order</a></li> <li><a href="MSDS.html">MSDS/Label Info</a></li> <li><a href="ticks.html">About Ticks</a></li> <li><a href="fleas.html">About Fleas</a></li> <li><a href="gnats.html">About Gnats</a></li> <li><a href="fireants.html">About Fire Ants</a></li> <li><a href="links.html">Links</a></li> <li><a href="contact.html">Contact Us</a></li> <div class="clear"></div> </ul> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div>
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