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I am looking to find a decent web hosting service but when I posted a question asking for just that on SO, I got shut down by a bunch of users that closed my question due to it not being programming-related. Which of the other sites would it be better for me to post this question on? And if it belongs on none of the others, why am I getting denied? The one answer was pretty good, but I'd like more.

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As far as the SO family goes, I guess that would be either Super User or Server Fault.

But wait; before you ask another question anywhere, you might want to check out the following, because several very similar questions have already been asked:

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Answering based on valid data. What do you think where you are? –  Ladybug Killer Sep 15 '09 at 14:00
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Thanks Jonik, even better than what I was looking for. –  user135904 Sep 15 '09 at 14:21
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Even though this is an old question, it should be noted that polling for things like "What is the best webhost" or "Where should I buy hosting" are off-topic across the entire network now. This absolutely includes Server Fault and Super User.

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This should be the accepted answer. But, of course, the OP is long gone. Perhaps this question should be closed. –  Al E. Sep 27 '12 at 19:50
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First of all, that's a very subjective question. Anything "Best" of something is highly subjective. So I would suggest rewording it.

Stackoverflow is for programming related items. You could try to look at superuser.com

Also look at these questions about subjective questions.

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For webhosting stories and comparison, none of SOFU.

Instead, give it a shot at Web Hosting Talk

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ServerFault

That is the StackExchange website related to all things Server/Hardware related.

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I wouldn't say that ServerFault, since he's not managing the webserver. But he wants to buy a webhosting service. –  Ólafur Waage Sep 15 '09 at 13:42
    
But the people at ServerFault would be the experts to ask. –  devinb Sep 15 '09 at 13:50
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The appropriate answer to this question these days is Nowhere –  voretaq7 Sep 27 '12 at 19:33
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