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 -
An ASP/SQL Server web/e-mail/domain host that's affordable and reliable? [more inside]
posted by normy
on May 12, 2005 -
I'm recommending splitting up our company's webhosting and email services.
I'm looking for a group that has a 100% uptime, phone
based support - allows us to add/remove emails/mailing lists, and supports webmail.
posted by filmgeek
on Apr 25, 2005 -
On the recommendation of some AskMefites, I started using Dreamhost as email/web provider for a small-business. Pretty serious email downtime (undeliverable messages, 24+ hour lags) in the last month necessitate a switch. [more inside]
posted by piro
on Apr 20, 2005 -
I need help to find out why my mother's website is down because I know nothing about networks, servers, or apparently anything else. [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on Mar 8, 2005 -
Need co-lo/server space where I can pay in Euros, but not a fortune as I'm not rich. I'd like to lease the line and the server but have a few 'special' needs. [more inside]
posted by dabitch
on Mar 1, 2005 -
I am looking for a web host that also has IMAP email access. I'm not looking for anything fancy. I would like at least 1 GB of storage. All I read is horror stories and none of the rating sites seem very reputable. Could you please post your recommendations?
posted by whatevrnvrmind
on Feb 12, 2005 -
I once saw a website for folks willing to share a place to stay for travellers. Hosts would describe the accommodations and conditions, photos were posted. As I recall it was started by college students but people of all ages now are members. There may be a fee involved. Google fails me. TIA to pointers.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Feb 11, 2005 -
: I wish to host my bookmarks on my webspace now. Am hosting with Dreamhost (MySQL/PHP/Python/Perl..etc). Want code with 1)mefi-like tagging 2)nice selection filter(ALL flash AND word-games BUT NOT anagrams OR java) and quick search. You get the idea. 3)Ability to set 'shared' and 'private' access. Bonus points for three options i.e. bookmarks visible only with my password, those visible by all, and those accessible by others with "guest" privileges. I looked at Yahoo! directory. Most seem to be hosts like furl or del.icio.us.
: How do I extract all my stumbleupon sites in the Firefox profile directory to a nice HTML file?
: How do I make the bookmark app I choose, import these StumbleUpon links?
Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Gyan
on Feb 10, 2005 -
Looking for online website building software for a free webhosting community. (MI) [more inside]
posted by lobstah
on Feb 5, 2005 -
I'm looking webhosting with these features: (1) will let me host and manage dns mappings for an unlimited number of domains (2) will let me create and manage an unlimited number of MySQL number of domains (3) ssh access (4) PHP/Perl/Python and maybe even Ruby and (5) Reliability. [more inside]
posted by weston
on Jan 24, 2005 -
Is there a free (some ads okay) online bloghosting service that allows you to categorize posts? For example, could I post something, categorize as "school," and then on the side of the page have a list of categories so I could click there and access those posts quickly?
seems to do it, but are not accepting new accounts presently. It seems to me that MovableType can do this, but I am awful at learning how to use such things properly.
posted by synecdoche
on Jan 22, 2005 -
I am running a free Web-based service for friends and acquaintances. Lately, the volume on this service has been growing greatly. The next step is to move the service to a professional host. I am thinking of putting a paypal donation button on the site to help pay for it. Are there any legal or tax issues I need to worry about? Do I need a business license? What if I want to start selling Cafe Press items or running Google ads? I am located in the USA.
posted by Orkboi
on Jan 16, 2005 -
Email hosting redux!
Looking for 3rd-party email-hosting specialists. Require: own-domain, I manage DNS, no incremented billing per mailbox/user. Web-based control panel. Under $50/year, I hope. Anyone got a lead?
posted by mwhybark
on Dec 29, 2004 -
I'm looking for a hosted calendar solution, web based, that will support Palm syncing as well as iCal compatibility, maybe through an export type or something. Does anyone use something similar, free or otherwise? So, a web based calendar that I can host that allows syncing to palms and iCal date crossing sharing export match sync.
posted by orange clock
on Dec 20, 2004 -
Looking for a good, free web hosting service.
Ideally, I'd love to have FTP capability (100 megs or so), but beggars can't be choosers. I have run across a few, namely: free prohosting, 50 megs.com, and maybe even geocities (although I'd like to stay away from that if possible). I own my own domain name, and basically, just want to have a REALLY basic presence on the net. 1-3 pages max.
posted by getupandgo
on Nov 30, 2004 -
My current host
is closing down, and since I bought my domain through them it will be transferred into my name before they finally close at the end of the year. However, my domain expires on December 12, and they are so far unresponsive to my emails and have not transferred the domain (it has been two weeks since my initial request). I am worried that if I'm not able to renew it, it will be snapped up by a domain-sitter and I will lose it. In case it isn't transferred in time, is there a way I can beat the domain-sitters to it and reserve my domain? What are the more affordable options for doing this? Will I be guaranteed to get it?
posted by teem
on Nov 18, 2004 -
Colocation: What are the best colocation facilities in the Michigan area (or elsewhere if it's very good)? What do I need to know about server administration, what books do I need to read, and is it worth the hassle? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by banished
on Nov 2, 2004 -
Webhosting uptime. What's reasonable to expect from at $10/month hosting package? I'm hosted by netacore and by my count, my domain has been down about six times this year, for an average of about a day at a time. [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard
on Nov 1, 2004 -
Fed-Up-With-My-WebHostFilter: Is it time to move to VPS? What are your experiences with VPS or dedicated servers? When did you make the switch from shared hosting? How much time per month would you say you spend on administration duties? [mi] [more inside]
posted by romakimmy
on Oct 13, 2004 -
I need to move a technology-related discussion list with about 1500 members and 10-15 messages per day to a Mailman-hosted list service. The list was formerly hosted by a charitable person whose software didn't quite cut the mustard. What are the most affordable and reliable services on the Web for me? [more inside]
posted by madman
on Oct 8, 2004 -
Since web hosting companies tend to come and go like ships on the tide, I would like to revisit this question
... with a few alterations. I want the price to stay below $10 a month, possibly even under $5. Instead of 20mb of space, I want 500mb or more. Also, I want PHP, MySql, CGI scripting, FTP, webmail, etc ... and if their servers run on Apache, then all the better. Any recommendations?
posted by grabbingsand
on Oct 1, 2004 -
What are the benefits and drawbacks of hosting blogging software on a domain separate from a blog's domain? The only advantage I see is that it keeps my blog's log files clear of my MovableType 3.11 installation, resulting in cleaner traffic reports. I see no disadvantages. Is it better to just make subdomain for the software installation?
posted by bitpart
on Sep 15, 2004 -
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 -
A family member of mine wants to set up a simple site for his home business - schedules of classes, some photographs, contact information, links, etc., and I have suggested that he use Typepad, which I use for a number of projects. However I think he'd prefer a non-weblog format, which leads me to my question: are there combined hosting/construction tools out there, like some of these weblog services, that have a good and very easy-to-use back-end, lots of design/format choices, but are more focused around a more heirarchically structured, top-down site structure?
posted by luriete
on Aug 25, 2004 -
Web hosting woes: My host has had massive email issues for the last few days. Would it make sense to move DNS to somebody like Zonedit
so that I can redirect email to other domains temporarily when situations like this arise? Any other suggestions?
posted by SteveInMaine
on Aug 6, 2004 -
I was just about to sign up to a quite nice looking hosting deal with 1and1, when I discovered it's available to US and Canadian Residents Only
. This, of course, completely pissed me off. Does anyone know of any packages comparable to their Linux Business Hosting
that are available to poor Aussies like me?
posted by Jimbob
on Jul 19, 2004 -
I have a friend who wants to set up a movable type based weblog on a new (yet to be registered/determined) domain. Are there any webhosts that offer some sort of movable type webhosting plan, that is one with movable type already installed? Alternately, any recommendations for movable type freindly webhosts would be appreciated.
posted by darainwa
on Jul 3, 2004 -
What's a good host for providing both a lot of storage (1 GB+) and bandwidth?
posted by drezdn
on May 23, 2004 -
How does reverse DNS work? [more inside, related to web hosting and anti-spam measures] [more inside]
posted by malphigian
on Apr 25, 2004 -
1and1 Webmail problem: For the last several days, the webmail for my domain at 1and1 has been inaccessible. Specifically, I can log in, and I can send email, but I cannot view my inbox. More inside. [more inside]
posted by gd779
on Apr 20, 2004 -
I've got about 400 MB of my (as in I made it, I own it) music that I want to host somewhere. I'm willing to pay and I don't want my users seeing popups or anything like that. My html is hosted somewhere else already so I just need space for the mp3 files. Any help? I've been looking at hosting services for days and I can't find the kind of deal that I'm sure is out there.
posted by n9
on Apr 12, 2004 -
I've found the most incredible page on angelfire that just has to be shown to Metafilter. The problem is, well, it's angelfire...
The author is a russian woman who gives no contact details on her website. I'd love to share it with MeFi, but mirroring the images seems potentially dangerous. Thoughts?
posted by twine42
on Mar 29, 2004 -
Domain names are fun! My company has over 60 domain names with two main registars - Valueweb and Network Solutions. I would like to have all domains under one roof. Who would you transfer domains too and why? I find dealing with these companies very confusing.
posted by Macboy
on Mar 16, 2004 -
of this question has been asked previously, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with free
subdomain hosts. I need to run a forum-type (probably YaBBS-based) site for next eight months only, so I don't need a yearly package and I'd prefer to not spend a dime if possible, but I don't want it littered with pop-ups and banners either. Ideas or leads?
posted by grabbingsand
on Feb 23, 2004 -
I've been asked to redesign a medium-sized corp (60 employees) web site. The current host is dreadful and I want to switch it to Dreamhost, who I use for all my small clients without problem. How will moving their web site/domain to a different host affect their email? [MI] [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Jan 13, 2004 -
(1) Is there a significant difference between running Linux on Opterons vs. Xeons? Is one clearly better? For MySQL? For Apache/PHP?
(2) Ever hosted with Cogentco
? Is there anyone else with prices like that? (100Mbps at $1000/month)
(3) What's your favorite server vendor for typical 2-way 1U systems? (Looking at Dell, IBM, Penguin
; where does Google buy them again?)
posted by sylloge
on Dec 21, 2003 -
I'm, finally, looking to register a (.com) domain of my own. What's a good, cheap, fair registrar? And any tips on registering without having hosting (and therefore dns) set up yet (maybe it's all self-explanatory)?
posted by Utilitaritron
on Dec 11, 2003 -