I'm in need of a new webhost, and I need the following: SSH/SFTP, PHP support, ability to run background processes (namely the Unix version of Dropbox), webmail forwarding, and monthly payments. I don't need much space (1 GB would likely be plenty) or bandwidth (1 GB/mo? maybe?), and the Dropbox process is literally the only thing I would have running. What's my best, cheapest option? Thanks!
posted by reductiondesign
on Dec 12, 2013 -
I have been tasked with finding a web solution for a volunteer group associated with a university.
There are already pages on one of the departments' websites, however, it will be months before any changes can be made to that as it's under the rule of a CMS which is about to be migrated and to which we won't be able to really do anything until November. We want all the usual stuff like a blog and a Twitter widget and latest news and yadda yadda, but anything we add - and possibly anything we remove - would have to wait till November if we use the existing hosting arrangement. This is why I want to stick up another web infrastructure for us somewhere else, probably not hosted by the university. [more inside]
posted by tel3path
on Apr 11, 2013 -
My PI needs a new lab website. She has asked me to look into free hosting/sitebuilder type services ala Google Sites. What is the best service, what are some examples of well-done lab sites using that service, and what are some tips for getting the most out of it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Nov 16, 2012 -
SSL, licences, and migrating a website. Old server has an SSL certificate. New one has not. Not using HTTPS. Will visitors see any warnings or otherwise perceive the change? [more inside]
posted by alasdair
on Nov 15, 2012 -
Where can I host videos for my Shakespeare play comparison website that won't a) cost me tons due to hosting and b) be YouTube knee-jerky on copyright violation? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Oct 21, 2012 -
I love wordpress but I am finding that it seems to be very unsecure when it comes to viruses and hacking. What do other Wordpress users do to keep their sites secure and safe? [more inside]
posted by hellodonna
on Mar 2, 2012 -
I need a dead-simple static website to promote my real estate services and serve as a landing page for Google AdWords ads. Since I'm just getting started with my business, free is best. What are some good options? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Feb 29, 2012 -
My website's domain is not resolving after ≈60 hours. The test link from the hosting service is working fine. The nameservers are correctly assigned over at my registrar. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Oct 17, 2011 -
I think my friend's small company might be getting ripped off. I need advice as to what is acceptable pricing for building and running a couple of websites. [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov
on Sep 23, 2011 -
I have a few domain and host questions and were unable to get a straight answer from neither provider. Mefi to the help? [more inside]
posted by Sentus
on Jun 28, 2011 -
Web ownership and portability: Who owns the content on my website/ blog and would the domain be portable? [more inside]
posted by bestillme
on Jun 4, 2011 -
Argh, someone linked to a web host that happened to have a $10 a year price for basic hosting (Like ASmallOrange's $25 yr plan.) I can't find that link after looking at a bunch of answers! Not pay as you go like NFS. Anyone know that $10 year host that was mentioned? Or an alternative with PHP and MySQL for similar price? [more inside]
posted by SantosLHalper
on May 28, 2011 -
Good hosting site for a wedding website? My fiancee and I created a website on iweb for our wedding. We put it up on domainsite.com, and its been having major problems. Do you have recommendations for a good and affordable hosting site? Thank you so much!
posted by tessalations999
on May 15, 2011 -
Are there any documented examples of people moving from a bunch of 3rd party services like Flickr, Vimeo, or Tumblr "back" to the centralized, does-everything, monolithic my-own-website model? [more inside]
posted by circular
on Nov 1, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by miltoncat
on Sep 5, 2008 -
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.
posted by cameradv
on Jul 2, 2008 -
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]
posted by dorothy humbird
on Mar 14, 2008 -
My boss assigned me the task of moving his churches web site to our own server. LINK
our server currently has 2 other pages hosted on it with Server 2003 and IIS. I created a new website in IIS and have copied the the original website files to our server. [more inside]
posted by tradeer33
on Jan 9, 2008 -
posted by aristan
on Jan 8, 2008 -
Does anyone have experience with domain registration and/or hosting companies in Jordan? [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa
on Feb 12, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
Anyone still doing free domain redirection? Failing that, anyone know any good guides for doing whatever DNS thing I need to do using my old Win98SE laptop? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Nov 20, 2005 -
Looking for online website building software for a free webhosting community. (MI) [more inside]
posted by lobstah
on Feb 5, 2005 -
What's a good host for providing both a lot of storage (1 GB+) and bandwidth?
posted by drezdn
on May 23, 2004 -