Concrete5 Compatible Hosting Providers

Besides the recommended hosting providers (DreamHost, Arvixe, Bluehost), has anyone experienced any performance issues with running concrete5 thru other hosting providers?

A couple years ago, I was testing out concrete5 on Media Temple and ran into some serious performance issues, which were never resolved. I'm now considering using concrete5 for another site that's currently hosted on GoDaddy. I've read in some of the other threads about users encountering problems with installing concrete5 on GoDaddy, but those were from a few years ago. I'm wondering if anything's changed since then, or if GoDaddy still isn't a good option?

I'm not sure if switching hosting providers is an option, so trying to weigh out my options.

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RadiantWeb replied on at Permalink Reply
I did have issues with MT's Grid servers...but their DV and VE servers are second to none. they are outstanding.

I've also used they have really good performance as well.

Sumico replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm using right now, and I'm really happy with both their support and the performance of my site. They are using MediaTemple servers
brnsmith replied on at Permalink Reply
I highly recommend c5spot. Very fast and excellent support.

I wasted literally 100's of hours trying to speed up my site on ipage - the time to first byte was taking 6-15 seconds on average. I slimmed down the site to just text and still couldn't get consistent results.

With cloudflare on, the same site loaded under 1 sec consistently. Now in the process of redesigning my site with a host that really works well with C5.
PineCreativeLabs replied on at Permalink Reply
I have had a couple clients using GoDaddy as a host. From my experience as a developer, Concrete loads too slowly on GoDaddy hosting, and you have to mess with the .htaccess file a bit to get the clean URLs to work. Also, there is only a 2MB PHP file upload limit with GoDaddy.

I have been using InMotion Business Class hosting. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! It is ultra-fast, has a 128MB php file upload limit, and their support is excellent. I have had ZERO problems with them since I started using them over 2 years ago.

VPS (virtual private servers) are a great option for Concrete, especially if you have many large projects. InMotion Hosting has some ideal options for that, too.
DBKG replied on at Permalink Reply
I have some c5 sites set up on a VPS with InMotion. I don't know how their speed compares, but c5 sites all install fine and run smoothly. I have been impressed with their customer support. Available by phone 24/7, so far they have been available, responsive and helpful.

mnakalay replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi growthCurve, I was actually thinking about using inMotion business class shared hosting myself as I heard some pretty good things about them. Could you maybe give a link or 2 of websites you have hosted there, to check the speed?
Thank you
PineCreativeLabs replied on at Permalink Reply
Sure, here's some stuff hosted on InMotion Business class. Here's my demo site that I use to demo my marketplace items (uses Concrete 5.5.1):

And, here is a standard client site (using Concrete on the same hosting account:
mnakalay replied on at Permalink Reply
yeah that's fast. I'm in China on a 2Mo adsl connexion and it was still fast. I got the client website in 3 seconds which with my connexion and being far away is really good.

Thanks growthcurve
barradam replied on at Permalink Reply
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