[wp-hackers] Cheap webhosts
r at schestowitz.com
Wed Oct 12 16:42:06 GMT 2005
_____/ On Wed 12 Oct 2005 16:07:27 BST, [Bruce Alderson] wrote : \_____
>>> I personally recommend http://www.dreamhost.com/ Very reasonable, PHP,
>>> MySQL, full ssh access.
>> I rarely require SSH access. SSH is merely a luxury that one can adapt to by
>> changing a few habits e.g. using command-line rather than front-ends to file
>> management. The last thing I want to do is move away from hosts that
>> served me
>> so well with approximately 99.9% uptime, even now that I suffer the spam
>> equivalent of the Slashdot Effect on a daily basis.
>> I think I once read about Dreamhost.com banning a user from establishment of
>> database connections as he was hammering it too hard. That sounds
>> to me as they appeared to have not preceded the move with a gentle warning.
>> That's the problem with large 'meat market' companies that perceive their
>> clients as 'little people'.
> That's certainly not their standard practice, and if it did happen
> it's more likely that the user was not telling the whole story. I've
> hosted with dozens of hosts over the last ten years, and dreamhost is
> easily the most friendly.
As in many circumstances, I hear what you say about denial of crucial
I agree. Like one of these "my password doesn't work, so it MUST be
type-of-situations. Or a "by the way, I re-installed my operating system
yesterday. Can THAT be why VPN no longer works, as opposed to a problem
> I've had several instances of zombied processes, and a few
> slashdottings (well, boingboingings) on my own sites. Dreamhost
> didn't punish me for the events, rather they forgave the high
> bandwidth on those days (saving me hundreds of dollars). A good
> host, by my measure.
> I'm not sure I'd call ssh a luxury either. As a developer (often of
> web applications), tools like scp, and rsync are minimally required
> for keeping large sites synchronized. Having tools like CVS, too,
> make the life of a web dev really quite nice. Try to live without
> those, with only FTP, SMB or web forms? You would be wasting a lot
> of time incrementally updating by hand (or uploading the whole damned
I guess it depends on the nature of the site. gFTP and Konqueror multi-thread
FTP traffic so they are not too bad as an SCP alternative. CVS is intended to
serve sites whose purpose in unorthodox, unless the host is not a /Web/
content is tightly-correlated to programming or documentation. I run CVS and
MATLAB on one such Web server which I SSH to, but it's only accessible to the
Faculty and is located in the server room a few metres to my left. Such
are prone to breakage and are unlikely to be maintained by or be
business to Web hosts (for a reasonable price). It's a niche.
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