I need to buy a server for around $800 ($1000 as an absolute maximum). It will be hosting a website with a (PostGres) database that will start at around 4GB and grow slowly (so would like at least 2GB of RAM). It must
be able run Linux, preferably Ubuntu or Debian. [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on May 10, 2007 -
Google Apps: I transfered my URL from one registrar to another. Google apps (hosting) isn't working. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on May 5, 2007 -
Looking for online photo hosting software that combines the good parts of flickr and facebook hosting, of course there is... [more inside]
posted by mge
on Apr 26, 2007 -
I need to help 10 small nonprofit organizations set up websites. The main criteria is that these groups have to be able to maintain the sites themselves, without needing to learn HTML. Custom-CMS'es are too expensive. Does anyone have experience with good hosts that offer basic CMS-type interfaces? What's the best client-side site builder? I still use notepad for my web work(!), so am kind of in the dark as to what's available.
posted by Framer
on Apr 12, 2007 -
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 -
Registrar & DNS Quetions Galore.
How do I setup with a registrar my domains so they point to my hosted directories? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on Mar 30, 2007 -
GoDaddy hosting has become intolerably slow: is it certainly their fault? If so, can I do anything about it? If it isn't their fault, what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by sindark
on Mar 29, 2007 -
I need a recommendation for decent shared hosting (NOT Dreamhost.. see inside).
posted by zek
on Mar 24, 2007 -
Does anyone have experience with domain registration and/or hosting companies in Jordan? [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa
on Feb 12, 2007 -
My topic-oriented blog got more popular than I ever expected and I don't know how to handle the growth (this isn't spam, I'm not even linking to the site). [more inside]
posted by krark
on Feb 9, 2007 -
Where can I host a few files online? Preferably with no bandwidth limit and ideally for free! [more inside]
posted by gaby
on Feb 5, 2007 -
DNS and Small Business Server and Caches, oh my: We switched web hosts at work (and waited a few days for things to propagate), but from the office network I still see the site on the old host. Can anyone help me understand DNS caching, Active Directory, and all the other bits and bobs that go along with the mysterious world of Windows networks? [more inside]
posted by bcwinters
on Feb 3, 2007 -
I'm new to editing .htaccess files, and I'd like some help managing multiple domains on one hosting package. [more inside]
posted by rocketman
on Jan 30, 2007 -
How to find a good web/mail host for 100+ websites all at once, and how to $value those fees? [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Jan 18, 2007 -
I am hosting a literary drinking game party tomorrow night and I need author-themed drinks! Can you suggest some? [more inside]
posted by jmprice
on Jan 4, 2007 -
We're making the switch from POP mail to hosted Exchange mail, and it isn't as much fun as it should be. [more inside]
posted by SteveInMaine
on Dec 29, 2006 -
RecurringBillingFilter: As a small-time hosting provider, we bill every month using ModernBill. MB Stopped working about 5 months ago, so about 12-15 clients went unbilled for that time... Where do we land re: back-billing? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned
on Dec 15, 2006 -
We have gone from Earthlink to Dreamhost to MediaTemple and we can't find a reliable email host. The website hosting generally is fine, but email downtime is killing our company. MediaTemple has been horrible since we switched to the Grid Server. Maybe we just need an email host. So- who has a good recommendation for a host that has given you worry-free uptime? Any I don't want responses from anyone who has only been with their host a day, a week or a month. Long term please.
posted by Chuck Cheeze
on Nov 22, 2006 -
What's a good free
, semi-anonymous Web hosting service that isn't quick to take down content? I want to post some satirical artwork I created, but not get canned because of some overreactive corporate legal department. I've heard Dutch sites are good for this. Any thoughts? And does Google do a good job indexing free servers?
posted by hodyoaten
on Nov 9, 2006 -
Aussie developer friends are looking for affordable (or freeish) hosting. They're burning through 60+ gigs a month. Ideas? Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on Oct 21, 2006 -
What have been your experiences with the hosting company OpenSourceHost.com? [more inside]
posted by tozturk
on Oct 14, 2006 -
I'm asking for advice on which web applications you would recommend to a person wanting to start their own web-page. I am new to web-page design and want to get up and running on a simple web-page relatively quickly and easily. I'm not afraid of trying to create some of my own design as I know a little HTML and the bare basics of web design - CSS etc -- it's just I haven't used it in real life yet. My e-mail provider (runbox) provides free web-site hosting and I needed to buy a domain name which I did. I want to start my own web page for personal use on items such as pictures, surveys or polls, blogs, discussions etc. My domain provider uses the following applications and I'm asking for advice on which applications a new user, relatively green on the tech side, should use. See below for the list of supplied web applications (if that is what you call them). [more inside]
posted by orlin
on Sep 26, 2006 -
A dedicated Fedora Plesk server has been set up for me at a hosting company, and as a site admin I'm not sure what to do next. Is there a good guide or tutorial anywhere that will get me up to speed on preparing a dedicated server for a website that uses PHP and mysql? Will I have to install Apache? Are those programs normally installed by default with run-of-the-mill dedicated hosting? This company's documentation is scarce and I think I'm in over my head.
posted by rolypolyman
on Sep 22, 2006 -
Anyone have any recommendations on dedicated email servers? I have about 150 domains I'll be moving over to some type of either dedicated or VPS Linux server and I'm curious to see if anyone has a happy story to tell on servers. [more inside]
posted by Blake
on Aug 25, 2006 -
I have, for various reasons, a need an open-source and user-friendly technology to replace FTP & SFTP. With today's technology, am I expecting the impossible? [more inside]
posted by a007r
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Can anyone suggest a good, free, online image hosting service? PhotoIsland is gone, PhotoBucket is shit and freely goes into my files and deletes images (like nude photographs of my girlfriend that did not show any nipple or genitalia and a cartoon I drew of us screwing -a cartoon!-) and their server is either really slow or just 'locks' half the time, so loading images for a post on my blog is a huge chore.
I'm looking for a fast, realiable service that will not censor my PG-13 content.
I understand that these are free services and I shouldn't bitch, but they need to understand that they wouldn't have advertisers without users like me.
posted by squidfartz
on Aug 10, 2006 -
Scriptable multiline voice menu system for a one-day event. Does anyone offer this service? [more inside]
posted by aubilenon
on Jul 26, 2006 -
Anybody have experience with plone hosting service providers? I need to find a good reliable provider. So far I have come across High Speed Rails, Siteground and Interlix. Any feedback on them would be helpful.
posted by srboisvert
on Jul 5, 2006 -
Where can I find a beginner's guide to setting up domains, webspace, email and all that, with simple, comprehensive instructions, but without chapters of "there's this thing called HTML"? [more inside]
posted by Hogshead
on Jul 4, 2006 -
If my wife hosts a baby shower, fairly large (30+ people) for her friend (with all the expense, labour and effort that requires) would she still be expected to give a present to her friend on top of this?
posted by iTristan
on Jun 11, 2006 -
Dreamhost has become unacceptably slow and down. We're trying to grow a MT-based site. Any host suggestions? Requirements: shell access, php, Movable Type (perl, etc), most importantly: good uptime and responsiveness.
posted by xmutex
on Jun 3, 2006 -
I'm trying to decide between extending my current Globat hosting and signing up for a particularly alluring GoDaddy plan. Given the gulf between the prices for their respective entry-level products, I'm thinking that there has to be a catch somewhere. Plan comparison follows: [more inside]
posted by The Confessor
on Jun 1, 2006 -
I'm very introverted, I have a very extroverted friend who is spending the weekend... how can I remain a good host? [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs
on May 3, 2006 -
Thanks to your earlier help
, I have successfully ported my C# project over to the Mac. I have also ordered a new DSL line with a static IP from bway.net. What do I need to know in order to host my website, accessible via my TLD, on a PowerPC Mac mini running OS X 10.4? How can I be my own DNS and mail server? Without overshadowing that question, would it be smarter to think in terms of DynDNS for external DNS/mail services?
posted by thejoshu
on Apr 12, 2006 -