[wp-hackers] Cheap webhosts
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Wed Oct 12 14:53:52 GMT 2005
> 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.
Just jumping in here to state the obvious; SSH provides a secure way
to access a system via command line. It's far from a luxury as many
tasks are cumbersome without shell access (and of course, Telnet is
On 12/10/05, Roy Schestowitz <r at schestowitz.com> wrote:
> _____/ On Wed 12 Oct 2005 14:21:31 BST, [Jason A. Trommetter] wrote : \_____
> > _____/ On Wed 12 Oct 2005 08:32:04 BST, [Martin Geisler] wrote : \_____
> >> Jason Bainbridge <jbainbridge at gmail.com> writes:
> >>> On 10/11/05, Roy Schestowitz <r at schestowitz.com> wrote:
> >>>> Not my host *frown*. Consider yourself to be fortunate if you are
> >>>> allowed SSH/Telnet access. The best I can ever do when wishing to
> >>>> invoke commands is use tricks <
> >>>> http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2005/09/12/cpanel-terminal-hack/
> >>> Uhm may I suggest that you consider switching hosts? SSH is kind of
> >>> standard these days, I certainly won't consider a host unless they
> >>> provide SSH access, [...]
> >> It's the same in Denmark where I come from: most cheap webhosts also
> >> don't want to give you SSH access. :-( So for me it was a big luxus
> >> when I got it for my site with a US host.
> > 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 incompetent
> 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'.
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