Decent file hosting for a developer
October 21, 2006 7:08 PM   Subscribe

Aussie developer friends are looking for affordable (or freeish) hosting. They're burning through 60+ gigs a month. Ideas? Suggestions?

My (current) favorite developer is burning through 60 gigs a month hosting (at which point they can't serve files any more.

The app, is a GTD app called Thinking Rock, and is available for OSX, Unix and XP. They're thinking of hosting the Mac app via

Any ideas?

Oh, it it matters, they're in Australia.
posted by filmgeek to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'll be the first Dreamhost shill! But I won't even provide my referrer code. They can get 2TB/month for $9.95, and cheaper still if they prepay. Details here.
posted by mendel at 8:10 PM on October 21, 2006

Are they just hosting files, or do they need to run web applications? If they're just hosting files, S3 is incredibly cheap at 20 cents per gigabyte of transfer, and you get Amazon's rock-solid infrastructure for free. That's 12 dollars a month for your friends.

I host my websites at #unixshell. You get root on a virtual server, so you can install anything and everything you want and run the most obscure web apps. The cheapest plans gives you 128 GB for just $20 a month.
posted by evariste at 12:02 AM on October 22, 2006

Sorry, I meant to link to #unixshell too. Here you go.
posted by evariste at 12:03 AM on October 22, 2006

20 cents per gig is cheap? In what alternate universe? These days for around $50 a month you can get a dedicated server with 2000 GB transfer per month. That's 2.5 cents per GB, and you get the whole server to run as you please, not sharing with anyone.

And avoid dreamhost like the plague. Sure they advertise 2TB per month but good luck getting anywhere near to that much usage before they randomly and arbitrarily shut you down for a nebulous "too much CPU usage".
posted by Rhomboid at 5:34 AM on October 22, 2006

Oh and to actually answer the question, check out this forum (for shared hosting) or this forum (for dedicated.) Just after a quick glance I spotted 5GB storage, 100GB transfer, $2/month, no setup fee.
posted by Rhomboid at 5:39 AM on October 22, 2006

I'll second DreamHost. They've had problems in the past year but everything seems to be fixed and working correctly now. There is a coupon code out there right now that can get you a year's worth of their $9.95/month service for under $20.
posted by ChazB at 10:42 AM on October 22, 2006

Dreamhost. Perfect? No, but when you're in the market for 'freeish' your choices are limited.

The app, is a GTD app called Thinking Rock, and is available for OSX, Unix and XP.

Pepsi green. Good job.
posted by justgary at 11:16 AM on October 22, 2006

[I removed the link -- put it in your profile, not your askme question]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:07 PM on October 22, 2006

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