Do you have webhosting?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by drp, Aug 26, 2011.

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Do you pay for web hosting?

  1. Yes

    33.3%
  2. No

    66.7%
  1. drp

    aa drp

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    Do you rent web hosting from somewhere for a personal site/blog/community/etc?
    If so, with who?
    How much do you pay monthly?
     
  2. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Woops. I voted yes, I meant no. Sorry.

    At the moment I use wordpress, for my blog. That counts, I suppose.
    However, back in the day I used to use http://www.freehostia.com/
    They where reliable, free, with no ads, and had good software. They have payed packs to upgrade as well. They where good when I used them, I'm not sure now.
     
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  3. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Yes, through Lunarpages.

    I pay 107.40 USD each year and 19.95 for keeping my domain name registered. I don't know what that is monthly and I don't trust sites that bill you on a monthly basis. If I bought more than a year at a time of either, it gets significantly cheaper. I can do all sorts of shit with free Facebook and Google ads if I want. It's got every basic and some stranger language installed or available to be installed and they are up to date. If you want, there's one-click installation of popular server software like Wordpress or vBulletin or whatever. Everything you expect a webhost to have is there.

    I've got 300GB of storage space and I can increase it whenever. I think I have 30 or 50GB of bandwidth and since it's just a personal use site I never come close. The closest I ever came was like 5GB.

    This is just a slightly modified basic plan--there are tons of plans that are already tailored to whatever usage case you have.

    Their customer service is top notch. If you ever can't do something you want to, support makes it happen in (in my experience) about an hour or less.

    Anything else you want to know?
     
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  4. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I used to have a webcomic that I hosted through NearlyFreeSpeech.NET. Partly because it was cheap, but also because I really liked and wanted to support their business model. They only charge for the space, bandwidth, and services you use, so if you want to host, say, a small, hand-coded site that doesn't get a lot of traffic (say, an online portfolio), it'll cost next to nothing. They also have a no-bullshit approach to the DMCA that I found very refreshing even though there's little to no chance it would ever affect me.

    Because of the only-pay-for-what-you-use policy, I still have my account there even though I haven't touched it in forever, and I barely notice. I might set up some kind of blog/portfolio there one of these days.