Pay as you go webhosting
April 22, 2006 10:28 AM   Subscribe

I saw this website a while ago that offered pay as you go web hosting. You would prepay and the usage (disk, bandwidth, etc) would deduct from your account. I seem to remember it being dirt cheap. Anyone know what it is?
posted by kenneth to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I remember this, the price list was all in pennies. Webhosting talk seems to think it was but that doesn't ring bells with me. bsdwebhosting is another option
posted by jessamyn at 10:39 AM on April 22, 2006

You might also be thinking of NearlyFreeSpeach.

They host Bug Me Not, and they host me. In general I've been very happy with them.
posted by Olli at 10:43 AM on April 22, 2006

Yeah, NearlyFreeSpeach. And for the record, they are excellent webhost IMHO.
posted by patr1ck at 11:13 AM on April 22, 2006

(Since people are spelling "speech" wrong.)

You cannot pay them in lint, though. :)
posted by drstein at 12:09 PM on April 22, 2006

(Since people are spelling "speech" wrong.)

Yeah, just noticed that. Odd that I'd get it wrong in the text while writing it correctly in the link.
posted by Olli at 12:36 PM on April 22, 2006

If you have a low traffic website then I guess this makes sense. But in terms of the larger picture of webhosting, $1 per GB bandwidth is a horrible price, even for shared hosting. If you are moving more than a few GB per month you can find hosting for a fraction of that rate.
posted by Rhomboid at 2:00 PM on April 22, 2006

Sounds like Amazon S3
posted by jduckles at 3:38 PM on April 22, 2006

1$/GB is really expensive (about 5000%-10000% more expensive) .
Check out 3FN and MJZ Hosting and DreamHost with the 777 code for budget hosting solutions.
posted by Sharcho at 7:42 PM on April 22, 2006

thirding the nearlyfreespeech. they are awesomeness, especially now that they do the domain registering themselves.
posted by psychobum at 1:58 AM on April 23, 2006

Dang my inability to believe everything I read.
posted by patr1ck at 9:14 AM on April 23, 2006

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