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Did my hosting provider respond appropriately?

My blog made the front page of a major social media site this morning and the provider promptly locked my entire account for "abuse". It took 6 hours for my blog to come back online. Was that a typical response? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Apr 15, 2013 - 12 answers

Quality Dedicated Hosting that allows Bittorrent Tracker? Have Budget.

I will soon be distributing a bunch of large scientific and research datasets, all entirely legal for redistribution, many as large as a few gigabytes. Bittorrent is the best solution for this. Many respectable webhosting sites don't allow Bittorrent trackers; too many of those that do seem fly-by-night. I have a budget for this and want something respectable and reliable. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mrflip on Dec 18, 2007 - 20 answers

Dealing with spikes in website popularity

Web-hosting quandary: how to best prepare for the potential of a surge in high-bandwidth traffic? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Apr 3, 2007 - 22 answers

Surviving the Slashdot effect

Help us survive a major-but-short-term traffic spike. [more inside]
posted by blag on Sep 21, 2005 - 15 answers

Need advice for posting pictures for high-traffic situation.

Awhile back, I mentioned on MeFi that I had in my posession some pictures from Iraq that would no doubt attract a fair amount of public attention. I'm ready to make these pictures public, but I don't want my bandwidth costs to go through the roof, nor do I want to risk having my image hosting cut off. Does anyone have any advice as to how best to deal with this issue?
posted by insomnia_lj on Jun 14, 2005 - 30 answers

Why does bandwidth cost money?

Why does bandwidth cost anything? Short of hosting companies finding a means to make some money, what is the actual cost justification on charging for overages, etc? Is it a racket or does traffic actually put an expense on an ISP forcing them, in turn, to charge customers? Always wondered. Thanks.
posted by Peter H on Aug 26, 2004 - 8 answers

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