[kwlug-disc] Evaluating webhosting
f.koliqi at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 12:22:53 EDT 2013
My site g-lab.ca is wordpress based and hosted with netfirms.ca They
register dot ca and low cost hosting. Last year paid $10 per a year.
On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Fernando Duran <liberosec at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> My generic go-to web hosting companies are:
> - Rimuhosting.com (good tech support if I may say since I worked there he)
> - Rackspace (I'd say with Linode it's the standard VPS option, together
> with AWS but Amazon is for more advanced needs)
> - and recently DigitalOcean.com which has SSD disks (a quick test revelaed
> a 10x faster write than regular disks), it's very cheap and they seem to be
> growing very fast, which can be good or bad regarding reliability (no long
> For a small company that needs a bit/a lot of hand-holding I wouldn't know
> what to recommend since good human support time is expensive and small
> companies don't have a lot of money so requirements are kind of
> contradictory, perhaps a local small IT company?
> In this particular case of WP and email, there are specialized WP hosting
> and also companies with point-and-click WP images provisioning.
> Regarding email for a small company I'd suggest to outsource it (if owner
> doesn't mind making things just a bit easier for NSA), to Gmail or
> RackspaceMail for example. Basically you need uptime plus deliverability
> and mail servers (esp. the big ones gmail/hotmail/yahoo) tend to drop to
> the floor email messages from unknown mail servers.
> Lastly, besides owning the domain name, it would be good in general to
> have a recipe (in shell script, Ansible/puppet/chef/whatever) and off-side
> (like Amazon's S3 etc) backups to be able to move the site quickly off to
> another one if we're not happy with our hosting.
> Fernando Duran
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> > To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> > Cc:
> > Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2013 2:00:37 AM
> > Subject: [kwlug-disc] Evaluating webhosting
> >T his is not really offtopic, since the desire is to do some Wordpress
> > hosting, as well as some email. It may be a contentious topic, since
> > there is so much choice (and I believe some people on this list offer
> > webhosting services).
> > Anyways, I was recently asked about webhosting for a business. The
> > person in question has a simple Wordpress site and three email
> > accounts. She has hosting already (with Clickhost) but is unhappy with
> > them because their email went down for a week -- so reliability and
> > security (whatever "security" means) are important to her. I am pretty
> > sure she wants shared hosting, as opposed to colocation or a VPS. She
> > just wants a website and email, not to be a sysadmin.
> > I am kind of lost about what to tell her. There are so many hosting
> > companies out there, and evaluating what ones are good (and what
> > criteria to use in evaluating them) makes my head spin. Anecdotes and
> > word of mouth are two tools for suggesting webhosts, but are there
> > other ways to come to good decisions about this?
> > - Paul
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