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.)
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?
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]
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 However, I'm having trouble getting started because there's so much information out there, a lot of it conflicting, out-of-date, too specific, or too general.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 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?
How do I put an end to this reoccurring CMS/hosting security breach? [more inside]
I'd like to hosting meetups, events, and parties in my apartment with no furniture. Can this work? [more inside]
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]
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.
Need help planning a themed Oscars/Housewarming Party! [more inside]
What is the best way to split up my Wordpress installation to make it lightning fast? [more inside]
Looking for a webhost/reseller deal for registering MANY domains w/ temporary hosting - and need advice. [more inside]
Our client (Switzerland-based, but internationally operating) currently has companyname.ch as their main site. That's where all their sites' content is hosted. We've also set up companyname.ca and companyname-keyword.com for their international operations. Those sites are just one index.html page where all links then go to "companyname.ch/page=pageid&locale=ca" for the canadian site and "companyname.ch/page=pageid&from=com" 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]
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]
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]
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]
Where's the best place for us to host the .cn version of our website? [more inside]
I need an inexpensive ($20 or less a month) webhost that allows multiple domains and Movable Type installations and can handle OK & occasionally large traffic... I've gotten dugg 3 times! Any suggestions? [more inside]
What would be a good web interface for a personal backup site? [more inside]
Questions about TikiWiki and web hosting - how can I improve web resources for my grad program? [more inside]
How can I grant user access to one directory only, so they can edit a file? [more inside]
How much should I expect to pay for someone to create me a simple two page website and where is the best/cheapest place to host it?
How much should I expect to pay for someone to create me a simple two page website and where is the best/cheapest place to host it? [more inside]
I made a website for a small organization and they were happy with it. Now they want me to manage their email as well (will involve about 25 mailboxes). I know technically this is pretty simple, using my host (bluehost), but I've never done it and before I say yes, wondering if anyone who's done this has any advice? [more inside]
Why does my web page work with a www prefix and not so much without? [more inside]
I'd like to create a website for my book club. I'd like for it to have a message board, so we don't have to keep sending out mass emails to our 10 members. What is a reliable (and cheap!) hosting service I can use that will provide this?
If I host 2 domains (for example, www.work.com and www.family.com) on the same basic Dreamhost hosting package, is there any way for someone -- other than Dreamhost -- to associate the two domains?
Book-blog hosting: Is there a free and easy blog host that allows me to use my own Amazon affiliate links? [more inside]
Are there legal issues with hosting others on my server and charging them for it? I assume many designers host clients for a fee, but I'm wondering if this is actually legal practice. [more inside]
Considerations when adding a periodic email update function to my website (with PHP's mail() function)
I'm planning to add a feature to my website that will allow users to request periodic updates by email. I've cobbled together a little PHP script that uses the mail() function. It works perfectly when I test it myself, but I have no idea how this will work when released to a signficant number of users. [more inside]
A friend recently purchased her own domain. She's a graphic designer, familiar with print design and article layout, who wants to create a website that might be used for self-promotion, learning web design, etc. She needs advice on hosting, and tools, and resources. I know this is a big, wide open subject, but the Hivemind is good at this sort of thing. [more inside]
How can I set up and host an anonymous Wordpress blog? I want to write about stuff, and I don't want other people to know who I am. How hard is this? [more inside]
I recently got a new web host that I'm going to use for backup and I'm looking for a free AJAX web interface / CMS to manipulate files online. See inside... [more inside]
Joomla and Fireboard Memory Problem: Whenever I click on a post, Fireboard breaks and reports that it's out of memory. I've increased memory allocation with php.ini and .htaccess-- it's now at 64m-- and this has had no effect. I'm using Hostgator. Any suggestions on how to get Fireboard operating properly (or for that matter, a host which runs Fireboard easily)? Thanks.
What is the best Linux friendly free dynamic DNS hosting provider? [more inside]
Is there a hosting service that will provide me a directory to put some simple https (SSL) content without a lot of $$$ and effort? [more inside]
I work for a small web development company. As we are growing, I have been tasked with looking at a few pieces of our business: - Version Control (Currently we don’t do it. We’re starting to use Subversion at my recommendation) - Development Environments (We don’t exactly have formalized dev/stage/production right now, more like just dev/production…) - Hosting (How we host our different clients varies… too much… we need a good solution) - Infrastructure (i.e. how we host our own email, how we back up our data) I already have some thoughts and recommendations, but they’re based on my personal experiences, so I thought I’d see what other experiences are out there and find out what other people/companies are doing… [more inside]
Halp! I need a new host for a wiki. My RPG has a wiki, because we're wordy and five years old and ... well, we're dorks. Our current host is not so good for us anymore for reasons of database size. [more inside]
How do we get our domains back from a less-than-scrupulous host? [more inside]
What are some super awesome and reliable Canadian email hosting companies. [more inside]
I have some hosting. I use oldtld.com currently as a TLD, to point people at it. On oldtld.com, there are several subdirectories, which I'll call /olddir1, /olddir2, etc. What I want is to be able to buy a new TLD - newtld.com - and point it at the same hosting, yet keep the two separate. [more inside]
So, I have twenty-some unknown Barack Obama supporters coming to my house on Sunday, and I don't know what to do. [more inside]
My friends have a webhosting account with Network Solutions. NetSol seems to be saying that you cannot point a .ca domain-name to that account. Is that really true? Are .Mac accounts compatible with .ca domains? If the answer to both is no, can you recommend a webhost for .ca domains? (They have already bought the domain.) [NB: I don't want to just use a page forwarder - that is, I want www.mysite.ca/blogs/newblog etc urls to work.] Thanks!
How do you find good shared web hosting, aside from word-of-mouth? Is there a "Consumer Reports" (or Ars Technica?) of the hosting world? [more inside]
Recommend a streaming audio service, please? [more inside]
HostingFilter: I need to move two web properties, two active domains, and some parked domains, and I'd like to it to be as economical as possible. [more inside]
Why do I suck so bad at uploading stuff to hosting sites? [more inside]
I'm in the market for a non-skeezy, community-oriented webcam hosting site. I'm pretty sure I came across such a thing several weeks ago but have no idea how to go about tracking it down again. [more inside]
I'm looking for some type of alternative to box.net. I do web development and I'd like to move all my project assets off my local machine. I've got about 100 projects totaling about 50GB. Read more about managing access... [more inside]
Help me figure out this DNS problem with my website... [more inside]