Replacement for WebFaction?
January 29, 2019 1:44 PM   Subscribe

So things are not looking good for Webfaction accounts. The GoDaddy merge seems imminent and reports about CS response lately is bad. I have 1 managed VPS account and about 20 shared hosting accounts I work with.


I have a couple of accounts at DreamHost, but their shared hosting is much more sluggish compared to WebFaction.

Where do I go? My managed VPS needs to be pretty solid.
posted by humboldt32 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Gah, that's supposed to be VPS not VPN. My bad.
posted by humboldt32 at 2:09 PM on January 29, 2019


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posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 2:14 PM on January 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


I chose to fire my final two hosting clients and migrate my static site to NearlyFreeSpeech.net. Seemed like a good time to shut down my barely breathing side gig anyway.

Such a shame that such a great hosting company is being assimilated into the GoDaddy Borg. Have you checked the support forum at Webfaction? There were several threads there of people in your situation discussing their options.
posted by COD at 2:23 PM on January 29, 2019 [3 favorites]


Pair.com? They recently changed owners, too, but the service still seems good. In the past they've been solid and stellar.
posted by amtho at 5:31 PM on January 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


Thanks for asking the question - I've been meaning to move on from Webfaction as well because of the GoDaddy thing. My account isn't used much anymore however, mainly because for the last few years I've just been using Digital Ocean and it's been great as long as you're comfortable building your own servers and not looking for hosted Wordpress or whatnot.
posted by cgg at 7:44 PM on January 29, 2019 [2 favorites]


Thanks folks.

Pair.com wasn't on my list yet. Thank you.

This all started with a new client, so I started them a Digital Ocean account, and it looks pretty good so far.
posted by humboldt32 at 8:40 AM on January 30, 2019


I've been happy with Pair for maybe 15 years. Their support is super smart and helpful and always available by phone. They (at least used to) have 100% carbon offset power.
posted by amtho at 9:14 AM on January 30, 2019 [2 favorites]


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