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wordpress - the two types of hosting options - pros and cons?

wordpress pros and cons of self-hosting versus using wordpress hosting? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Oct 17, 2009 - 4 answers

How can I change to company Y for domain registration and hosting when I can't contact unreliable original company X?

How can I change to company Y for domain registration and hosting when I can't contact unreliable original company X to do the change? In the UK. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Oct 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Researching website options

Researching options for all things website: hosting, domain name registration and DNS. Can you help me narrow it down? [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek on Oct 1, 2009 - 8 answers

I want to rock the party.

One bachelorette party, ten miscellaneous female guests, one extremely introverted organizer (that's me!). Activities are set, but what little things can I do (or how should I behave) to keep things cohesive and lively, instead of awkward or lame? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Sep 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Free Audio Hosting? Does it Exist?

I'm trying to find a way to stream some Mp3s of songs (about 60) on a website (completely self created) from a host/website but I am unable to find anything similar to Flickr or Youtube or ad infinitum for music. Is there something similar for audio? [more inside]
posted by spacelux on Aug 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me create an RSS feed from a site updated daily

How can I create an RSS feed from a wordpress site that doesn't add new posts, only updates the SAME post every day? Please direct me to online tools I can utilize based on specifics below. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Aug 16, 2009 - 5 answers

I need my html, and i need it NOW!

Are there any free hosting services that will just host a .html page? [more inside]
posted by saxamo on Aug 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Hosted Blog or DIY?

My boss would like to start a blog. He already has a domain. We're unsure as to whether to use something like Wordpress to host, or to install it (or Moveable Type?) ourselves. Opinions? [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Aug 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Hosting Gametable on Amazon S3 or Linux Hosting Account?

My friends and I use a java based program called Gametable to play long distance Dungeons and Dragons. We're having trouble finding someone who can host the game each week. Firewalls and general computer problems are preventing one of us from hosting the game. Can I use my linux hosting account (or even better my Amazon s3 account) to host Gametable? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Aug 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Low-cost white label video solution

Do you know a low-cost white label video solution with privacy settings that hide the video from the public but allow you to embed the video where you want? [more inside]
posted by ialas on Jul 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Open Competitor

I'm after a self-hosted or hosted solution that provides an easy to use interface for uploading and displaying/playing back of media files of all types from my own Amazon S3 account. [more inside]
posted by joshnunn on Jul 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Hosting an Australian website from Iceland: ridiculous?

I have my heart set on an .is domain which spells out the name of my Australian website, but I'm restricted to using web hosts registered with the ISNIC (administers the .is gTLD), which means hosting from Iceland/Europe. Should I give up on it? (If not, can you recommend a host?) [more inside]
posted by carnival of animals on Jul 9, 2009 - 3 answers

Multiple domains, one hosting package, same content. Why?

Why does the domain I just registered and added to my existing hosting account (with 1and1) contain the same files and folders as a domain that was already on that hosting package? [more inside]
posted by entropic on Jul 8, 2009 - 9 answers

When registering a domain name, should I pay - annually - to hide these details from the Whois database?

When registering a domain name, should I pay - annually - to hide these details from the Whois database? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Jul 6, 2009 - 17 answers

What programming language should I use for a Digg-like web site?

What programming language should I use for a Digg-like web site? [more inside]
posted by jackson5 on Jun 15, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me move four very large Wordpress sites.

I need to move four large Wordpress sites from one host to another, and I'm scared at all the many ways it could go wrong. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 12, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I remove my old web content from the web?

How do I remove my old web content after my domain has expired and I can't find any record of my old hosting company online? [more inside]
posted by amanlikeme on Jun 11, 2009 - 8 answers

An Introvert's Hosting Survival Guide Needed.

How can an introvert survive and hopefully thrive while entertaining short to medium term house guests? (Long term being out of the freaking question!) [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Jun 8, 2009 - 20 answers


Finding a place to hold a lecture series? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me find a blog post on web hosting!

Where did I read about a semi-famous blogger and entrepreneur's advice on webhosting? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on May 24, 2009 - 6 answers

What is the best way to host an ASP.NET website?

What is the best way to host an ASP.NET website? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on May 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Hosting a Website

Best place to host a website, cheap? [more inside]
posted by Ksu on May 10, 2009 - 9 answers

webhosting blues

I need a web-hosting company and I know bugger-all about what to look for. Bonus: I'll need to re-register my domain soon. Can someone please hold my hand and gently point me in the right direction? I am in Australia. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on May 3, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I give the newspaper back their site?

Best way to transfer WordPress site to new host without losing anything? [more inside]
posted by Alec Loudenback on Apr 25, 2009 - 2 answers

A Toast To The Host That Can Boast The Most Roast

Is it cheaper to host my own site even if it means leaving my computer running 24/7? [more inside]
posted by yalestar on Apr 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Why does my cloud (computer) have to disappear when I turn it off?

Calling any Cloud Computing experts! I'm trying to find a VPS (virtual private server) or Cloud computing provider that doesn't charge when the server instance is offline. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Apr 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Moving Domain, Hosting, and Email from two companies to two others?

Please help me move my domain and hosting from two companies to two new companies without losing email service (and learn about DNS in the process)... details inside... [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Apr 9, 2009 - 2 answers

Free Moore's law upgrade?

We've had 4 high-end dedicated servers with a hosting company for almost 2 years. Since then, technology has marched on and the servers they are offering new customers are much higher spec than ours - for the same price. Is it reasonable to expect them to upgrade our servers for free to bring them into line with their current offerings?
posted by Dag Maggot on Apr 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Any recommendations for billing and management software that allows me to resell hosting on a virtual dedicated server?

Any recommendations for billing and management software that allows me to resell hosting on a virtual dedicated server? [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Mar 24, 2009 - 8 answers

What is a good website to host our flash file prototype?

What is a good website to host our flash file prototype, such that it can be judged by a Venture Capital company? We don't need anything too fancy. Our default is going to be DreamHost, but we want to see if there's anything better before forking over approx $100. [more inside]
posted by tomargue on Mar 12, 2009 - 10 answers

My application requests an XML file and I need to plan how to host that file so it's always available and zippy

Please give me some input on web hosting planning for a small XML file which might get a lot of requests. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Being discreet online

I would like to write & sell erotica online. What do I need to know about maintaining my privacy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Hosted sharepoint & exchange recommendations?

Hello. My company currently has MS exchange and sharepoint hosted with 1and1. However, their support sucks and not all features of the products are actually available. Does anyone have any recommendations that provide good support? Unfortunately, although I'd love to use different products, that's not going to happen. thanks.
posted by reddot on Feb 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Like YouTube, only totally not.

Can anyone recommend a video-hosting platform for small business? [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Feb 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Top of the line hosting costs?

My boss wants to know what top companies pay for web hosting. I realize most would likely host internally, and that prices vary wildly. But lets just pretend that a Fortune 500 company wanted to outsource hosting of a non-database site. (Less than 20k visits a month, maybe 2GB space.) How might I go about figuring out what type of pricing they might come up against? Bonus for information online that might list specific top companies and what their costs are (or roughly are.)
posted by parma on Feb 9, 2009 - 16 answers

What reseller tools should I use to keep track of my clients sites?

I'm a web developer who has to handle a couple of my clients websites. Mostly small, static sites without much traffic, but a couple of Ruby on Rails websites too. I don't particularly want to get a full-on reseller account as my clients don't really need to access their control panels and be billed through a separate system etc. At the moment I'm just using a decent hosting account with all of the sites running in their own domains. I'd like to know what reseller tools you guys use to help you keep track of your various websites / monitor their progress and uptime / bill your clients for the hosting?
posted by xanderbeedle on Feb 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me feed the cow while giving the milk for free...

I've created some educational materials (pdf / mp3 / ogg) that I would like to offer on the internet for free, probably under a Creative Commons license. I want the materials on their own website with their own domain name -- how can I make enough money to cover the domain / hosting / bandwidth costs? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jan 31, 2009 - 7 answers

help me create a portfolio website that doesn't scream "student work"!

I'm an independent graphic artist looking to create a simple but not amatuerish-looking portfolio website to showcase my work. And because of my limited budget, I pretty much have to do it myself. However, I'm having trouble getting started because there's so much information out there, a lot of it conflicting, out-of-date, too specific, or too general. Please help me do this right! Plenty [more inside]
posted by MagicalHypotenuse on Jan 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Tell me about hosting audio on the web.

Posted for a friend: Do you use a digital service provider to host audio content on the web? If so, who do you use, and why? I'm looking to put up some audio books for someone- a 14 cd set, in fact. I've found a few providers (Avatar, IDEA, Virtual Label) but, beyond that, I don't even know where to start. How do I go about doing this, who are the best providers, and where can I find additional information?
posted by box on Jan 14, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I put an end to this reoccurring CMS/hosting security breach?

How do I put an end to this reoccurring CMS/hosting security breach? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Jan 10, 2009 - 12 answers

Host without the most: A party with no furniture?

I'd like to hosting meetups, events, and parties in my apartment with no furniture. Can this work? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Jan 9, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me create a simple webpage

I need to put together a website for an event I'm helping organise in July this year. It needs about 6 pages, max - home page; info about the venue and order of the day; attendees list; sponsors page with an ability to add in the sponsors' logo and a link to their website (we're talking people wtih etsy craft pages who pay a tenner to support the event, not big corporate sponsors) [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Jan 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Pinched Pelican Problem

Is it acceptable for a website to reproduce around 20 images on their front page, approximately 150k each, from our website while keeping them hosted on our server? I've never really understood the etiquette or protocol in this situation, but our bandwidth suddenly doubled and it obviously wasn't hard to find out who the culprit was. There seems little point in linking to the sites in question, but what have others done in this situation? Thanks in advance.
posted by jonathanbell on Jan 5, 2009 - 22 answers

Please help us make our Oscars/Housewarming Party a success!

Need help planning a themed Oscars/Housewarming Party! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Do red ones go faster?

What is the best way to split up my Wordpress installation to make it lightning fast? [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Dec 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Merry Christmas, here's your website.

Looking for a webhost/reseller deal for registering MANY domains w/ temporary hosting - and need advice. [more inside]
posted by emjay on Dec 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Lost in landing page hosting SEO strategies

Our client (Switzerland-based, but internationally operating) currently has as their main site. That's where all their sites' content is hosted. We've also set up and for their international operations. Those sites are just one index.html page where all links then go to "" for the canadian site and "" for the keyworded site. We recently moved the canadian site's hosting from our servers in Switzerland to a Canada-based host for (minute) SEO reasons. Questions follow... [more inside]
posted by slater on Nov 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Django hosting recomendations

Web hosting recomendations - Im very new to web development but have been slowly setting up a website with django and im starting to think about hosting. [more inside]
posted by phyle on Nov 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for a bulletproof web host with built-in colocation and failover.

Looking at setting up a simple web site (no CGI) but needs to be up 24/7 and reasonably disaster proof (earthquake, hurricane, regional fires, etc.). Hosting company needs to be multisite with automagic failover assuming one site goes down. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Nov 10, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I be of service?

HostingFilter: (no not the geeky kind...) I just got a job as a host in a franchised restaurant. I know food and wine, but I don't know 'people' or restaurants. As a customer, what would you like to see more (or less!) of when you're being greeted and seated? Any helpful tips from service veterans? [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

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