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21st June, 2009 at 07:32:07 -

Hey all

I keep saying I want to get back in the game, but nothing ever comes of it. I think if I get a site up and get back in the habit of posting updates, etc I think I'll get going again. Basically I'm wondering who you all use for your hosting needs, how much you pay, what types of services, space, bandwidth, etc you get. Are they reliable? That sort of thing. The companies I've used in the past for various sites have since shut down and I don't know where to go. I would need someone that provides PHP and a SQL.

Let me know! Thanks

 
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21st June, 2009 at 07:46:53 -

How about godaddy or webs.com? I hear Godaddy is fairly cheap depending on the domain but webs is free.

 
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21st June, 2009 at 08:48:37 -

i use http://www.startlogic.com

5.95 a month for unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth, free set up with 2 year contract, 25 mysql databases, 75$ worth of google and yahoo advertising services, perl and php support, etc etc.

theyre pretty reliable. theyve only been down like twice in the year ive used them. one recently because of a power outage at their data / server center. was back up in under 24hours.

shop around and compare prices / services.

 
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21st June, 2009 at 12:44:10 -

Streamlinenet.co.uk
I rather like them and they're 70 for 2 years of 'unlimited hosting'. It's very good but the customer support is pants.

A "I'd like to change the password of a subdomain FTP"
B "Reset the password"
A "it doesn't work"
/wait a month and repeat/

 
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21st June, 2009 at 13:39:46 -

I've used webs since 2004. It's free and if you want a .com domain they take care of everything for $20 a year. You can buy more space. And it has a built-in page editor if you don't want to do your own html. I'm happy with it. Not the most speedy, but gets the job done.

 

  		
  		

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21st June, 2009 at 13:52:56 -

I just use wordpress and dropbox to host the files

 
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21st June, 2009 at 14:40:31 -

I use 110mb.com. It's pretty good, 5GB space, 500GB bandwidth, no ads, and the basic service is free. However, they make you pay to get MySQL databases and there's an 8MB file size limit.

 
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21st June, 2009 at 15:28:24 -


Originally Posted by Dr. James
Streamlinenet.co.uk
I rather like them and they're 70 for 2 years of 'unlimited hosting'. It's very good but the customer support is pants.

A "I'd like to change the password of a subdomain FTP"
B "Reset the password"
A "it doesn't work"
/wait a month and repeat/



Yeah I'm a streamline'r too. Think I read you used them some time ago and decided to try them out.

 
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21st June, 2009 at 15:41:07 -

I remember years ago using GeoCities before it became GeoShitties and so full of ads you can't see pages. And there was pages like 50megs and stuff like that which was more FTP based. Brinkster as well.. hmm what else.. can't quite remember.

Point is, I grew tired of random free hosting sites because they need to put stupid ads on your site to make their money while offering a free service. If you're lucky, a friend might host your website on their domain, I've been lucky enough to get that from a few people

But personally, I found it tricky to update several websites so I keep a DeviantArt account and a TDC account, at the moment I'm not trying to update my personal portfolio/website. Maybe you should just make a Project page which doubles as a blog? Jon Lambert has his "Jon's General Updates", and I think it's a pretty good idea.

 
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22nd June, 2009 at 04:09:02 -

I've heard of startlogic, I'll check them out. Godaddy was another I was considering. I have an account with them because I had previous bought my domains there, but didn't use their hosting. Any other suggestions? I'm not too sure about anything free. I'd be willing to pay like $10 a month, considering I don't need too much stuff and won't be killing their servers with bandwidth. (Not right away at least)

 
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22nd June, 2009 at 19:37:07 -

googlepages.com

It only allows small files, and a limit, but it's free and easy

 
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22nd June, 2009 at 19:43:06 -

I used to use these:
http://www.sphosting.com/
Not much space, or bandwith, but very quick and friendly customer support. Also it allows you pay by month, (instead of year)

Very good.

 
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