[kwlug-disc] Hosting

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Tue Mar 16 21:38:54 EDT 2010

Thanks for the plug Rashkae. When it comes to hosting our target market is 
people who want personal service and don't want to know how the web works. 
We do tend to be more than the "don't call or email us, just read the FAQs" 
type of provider.

Also Packetworks moved down the road last month.

For another option you might consider Cedric's company, CCJ Clearline. He 
offers free service to KW LUG (for 8 years now.)

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Sent: Tue Mar 16 20:09:02 2010
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Hosting

Chris Irwin wrote:
> Can anybody recommend any hosting providers? Almost *any* hosting
> provider I can scrounge up brings up bad reviews since comparatively few
> every post about not having trouble.
> I think I'm looking for a provider that offers virtual servers but
> suppose I would accept shared hosting if they could provide the services
> I'm interested in.
> - regular LAMP stack
> - Can host my four domains
> - DNS for said domains
> - ssh
> - postfix or sendmail.
> - Ease of getting crap out for backup (e.g. automated mysql dumps)
> I would imagine the hardest part would be the four domain part. Most
> providers probably would see that as four separate accounts...
> To be honest, for the extremely low volume of traffic I receive (i.e.
> almost none usually) hosting from my home-based server on my 5M/800k DSL
> connection hasn't been a problem. But my Significant Other is starting
> to use her domain for sharing files with her boss more often since
> emailing 50MB-100MB PDFs is not feasible. With actual work on the line,
> "Oh, the site is probably unreachable because I'm torrenting the new
> Ubuntu release" doesn't fly anymore.
> Or should I just convince her and her boss to use something like
> Dropbox?

I'm sure John from netdirect on this very list will be able to offer
something.  Otherwise, his next door neighbor, packetworks, I know will
host just about any vm you want to give them, (that's not harmful, of
course.)  However, you didn't mention what kind of budget you had in
mind.. I don't think either of those 2 offer the kinds of dirt cheap
hosting you find in banner ads.

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