I'm having dinner at a friends house tonight, and for Passover-related reasons, I'm a bit leery of bringing my usual bottle of wine or dessert over. But I feel rather rude showing up empty-handed. Any suggestions for non-food/booze related host gifts? [more inside]
I have had a number of technical difficulties with Dreamhost that have worsened over the last year and my account is up for a two-year renewal. I have two sites: one a WordPress blog and the other an old MediaWiki installation. What are good alternatives to Dreamhost, and how would I migrate the WP and wiki installations off their servers and onto the new hosting service?
How do AirBnB Hosts apply discounts for customers? [more inside]
I'm about to rebrand my blog (and give it some activity). It's on WordPress.com, which seems the blogging platform most recommended to previous askers, and it's the one I chose when starting said blog,but since I'm a very special snowflake, I'd like to have that perception challenged and see if there's something else out there that's better for me. [more inside]
I'm in the midst of an extremely stressful period in grad school, and mistakenly and optimistically extended an invite to a friend who had been wanting to visit me in my city. [more inside]
I would like to host a holiday/Christmas party this year, but I have never done it before and I would like some advice on how to do it in such a way that (1) people will attend, (2) people will have a good time, and (3) it is fun for me as a host. Lots of specific questions and info ahead. [more inside]
My girlfriend and I have spent several hours picking out places to stay from AirBNB listings in Copenhagen. It SEEMS like there are so many wonderful, available places to stay. But my booking requests (5 so far) have all been declined by the hosts. What's going on here? How do I get a successful booking? [more inside]
My doctor abroad wants me to send him my MRI so he can review it. I used microsoft one drive, but the way I did it failed (twice) help? [more inside]
Where are virtualBox guest data saved in the host system? [more inside]
Etiquette Filter: My partner teaches music lessons and the parents of two of his students have invited us to dinner in their home. In addition to the regular payment for the lessons, they are very generous and bring him a gift nearly every time they come for lessons. What gift should we bring for the host & hostess? [more inside]
I have a Wordpress site with ~25k unique visitors/month, and I'm looking for a new host. I've been on Dreamhost for the last year, and have run into serious problems they can't seem to resolve (takes 60+ seconds for uploaded images to appear in Wordpress's media manager, any non-cached content has a 3 second time-to-first-byte). So I'm looking for a webhost that's fast, reliable and ideally, cooperates with a CDN like Cloudflare. Any suggestions?
You know those people who have a knack for entertaining? Not so much people who plan elaborate events and always make sure there's guest towels in the bathroom and enough ice when they host parties (although that's great) I’m talking about the folks who you have a great night hanging out with even if you've just turned up semi-unexpectedly and wind up staying for take-away pizza? How do they do that? What are the best ways to create a sense of occasion and make guests feel welcome? [more inside]
I'm throwing a surprise party for my wife's 40th birthday this Thursday evening. One of my wife's friends volunteered to have the party at her house. She's also helping to arrange catering from her dad's restaurant (I'm paying for it, but at a steeply discounted rate--and she worked out the menu). So ... I'd like to give our friend a hosting gift. [more inside]
My client is talking about moving to a new host. I need options to suggest. [more inside]
Who's the current host of Daily Planet on Discovery Canada? [more inside]
I'm in charge of hosting a trivia & talent show night for a fundraiser. Need your advice and a few recommendations... [more inside]
I need a reliable download host that I can 'hotlink' for my band's website to download a zip folder of mp3's
I need a reliable download host that I can 'hotlink' for my band's website to download a zip folder of mp3's [more inside]
What is the most secure webhost for a small business? [more inside]
Please recommend a virtual magazine host. [more inside]
I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. Need some suggestions. [more inside]
[Hospitality filter] What has a family member done for you that made your visit the most comfortable and pleasant it could be?
My sister is visiting my tiny apartment on short notice and staying for a week. I'm touched she chose to visit me on her vacation and want to make her stay the best. How can I be the best hostess? [more inside]
I'm thinking about becoming an airbnb host. Have you done this (or are you an experienced guest)? Is this a good idea, and do you have suggestions on how to make this more fun and profitable? [more inside]
What do I need to look for in a higher end email host? [more inside]
Anyone recommend a good domain/website host ? [more inside]
WordPressFilter: Helping a friend...site was on one host, wanted to move to new host. Downloaded entire site into a folder from ftp. Attempted to just put this on the new host. Chaos ensues. I don't even know where to begin. [more inside]
Probably a perennial question, but stuff changes. I'm looking for recommendations for a host for a non-pro photo site. I've used Fiickr, SmugMug, and ZenFolio. I'm after a host that allows me to muck about with design, CSS and HTML, etc., but doesn't compel mr to admin servers or worry about installing security updates remotely. I can admin a server, but, you know, life's too short. Shared host is probably the best bet, but I'd look at renting a slice of a managed server. Basically, I just wanna build a site that looks like i want, upload photos, and be done with it.
I'm developing a web app in Open BlueDragon with a MongoDB backend. So, uh... how do I deploy this thing, anyway? [more inside]
We are a small company with 3 subdivisions, each with their own sub-domain: Main Website: www.widgets.com Sub Domain 1: things.widgets.com Sub Domain 2: stuff.widgets.com Sub Domain 3: morestuff.widgets.com Right now we can login to our webhost's control panel & admin our website. We are wondering if there's a web host out there that would give us a separate control panel for each subdomain so that the head of each division can admin his own subdomain?
Cast iron pan question - did I ruin something at my host's house that I'm going to have to replace? [more inside]
What is the fastest web host for Wordpress and a phpBB forum? [more inside]
I'm with a managed VPS webhost and apparently I've outgrown my current plan. Please help me figure out if it will be worth the added expense to move up a tier, or if there are things I can do to minimize my consumption of resources. [more inside]
DNS with 1and1. Hosting with HostPC. Something weird happened with my hosting account on Friday. I received a spike in traffic that suspended my account. They got it working again, but only partially. Email is still out of service after a few days. They say they're working on it, but I don't know how hard, and I can't risk being without it for much longer, so I'm considering now just switching hosts instead of waiting for HostPC to fix the issue. What host can I switch to that will propagate the fastest and have my email up and working as quickly as possible? 1and1 because I'm also doing DNS with them, or am I better off with someone else? Thanks for any help. [more inside]
I'm looking for ideas for gifts to give our Icelandic hosts when I visit (accompanied by 2 friends) this summer. [more inside]
I want to but a domain name and .com is taken. Should I buy .org? [more inside]
What is it called when a language/cultural practice is transplanted to a new country, not by a diasporic group, but by interested members of the "host" country? I'm reasonably sure there's a name for this, and I can't remember it. Arg, sociologists, ethnographers and ethnomusicologists of Mefi, help, please!
What should we take to Spain as a host gift for people we don't know who are letting us stay in their home for 3-4 days? [more inside]
I want to be more social. Can you help me come up with ideas for hosting a mom's-night-out party at my home that isn't a jewelry, tupperware, pocketbook, home product party, etc. party? [more inside]
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? [more inside]
Looking for a cheap, well supported, and quick webhost that supports Mailman or similar functionality.
Looking for a cheap, well supported, and quick webhost that supports Mailman or similar functionality. [more inside]
English friendly Web hosting in Spain? [more inside]
Celebrities on a world-tour to promote their new record/movie/tv show/book on local tv programs. Do they pay to go on worldwide tv shows, are they paid to appear on worldwide tv shows, or is it a "do ut des" (for free, a win-win for both parties) ? [more inside]
After five years of sticking by Dreamhost, i'm fed up and ready to move on -- where should i go? [more inside]
what type of host/hostess gifts are appropriate for a dinner party, and do you bring the chef a gift as well?
what to bring to dinner for the host and (well known) chef? [more inside]
What are the steps involved in moving registered domains to another host? I'd like to move a number of domains from 1&1 to WebFaction so I can run Django apps easily. An extra wrinkle is that one of the domains needs to be assigned/given to another person who will do with it what they will. [more inside]
How do you get your friends to respect your house...after they have a precedent that it's just a 'hangout place'? [more inside]
Switched ISPs and now not able to access my own websites which I host myself by TLD. [more inside]
A webhost my company uses just changed the security settings and now Joomla no longer works correctly. Are these new security settings industry standard and what should I do? [more inside]
Is there a reliable, not-too-expensive hosting company out there that lets you post server scripts in most open-source languages? [more inside]
Does software exist which will allow me to use my PC's DVD drive as an external USB drive for my netbook? [more inside]
What are some good gifts for Japanese families? Also, are there any cultural taboos that I should be particularly sure to avoid breaking while staying in Japan? [more inside]
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