Help me find a web host that won't delete my files.
June 30, 2010 2:36 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a new web host for my very low traffic personal resume/portfolio site. Caveat: they must be willing to host several non-copyrighted MP3s produced by me and linked only from the site itself. How might I go about searching for hosts that will definitely allow such files?
posted by iamisaid to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Aside from being quite unreliable, my current host has routinely deleted the MP3 files I've put on their server, despite the fact that they are non-copyrighted files produced by me. I've argued with them about their ToS not prohibiting non-copyrighted MP3s, but my files are still removed - I believe through some automated process they routinely run on their servers.
Can you suggest a way to find web hosts that would allow MP3 files specifically, or some other reliable method of hosting these files off-site that would allow me to hotlink? Or, assuming it doesn't violate metafilter policy, can you suggest a specific host?
We're talking about a handful of spoken word MP3 files ranging from 2-15 megabytes. I would estimate that they're accessed a few times a month, if that. But they need to be there, along with the ability to run WordPress and a custom domain name.