The official hosting companies thread

Discussion in 'Fan Sites' started by JediGaladriel, Dec 5, 2002.

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  1. AERYN_SUN Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 1, 2001
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    brinkster was down this morning when I went to check it and it looks like (all php files are no longer accepted) all of my files were converted to php so I wouldn't have to deal with those nasty popup ads. I hope it doesn't stay this way for long, otherwise I am for sure moving to a domain.

    ~aeryn
  2. AdmiralDae Jedi Knight

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    Apr 24, 2003
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    Anybody know about Canaca.ca? It's very cheap, and it seems to provide a lot, but I'm wondering if there's a decent reason for the low cost. It's $3.95 for 5GB of space and 20GB of bandwidth. It seems a bit.. too cheap.

    I'm looking for a decent amount of hosting, but unfortunately I'm unemployed right now so I can't afford a whole lot.
  3. DarkWoman Jedi Master

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    Jan 31, 2002
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    I've had a good experience so far with both 34sp and PTisp (in portuguese).

    Repeating what I said on the Webmaster's Resource thread:

    "Just droping advice for anyone here who might be thinking of getting hosting over at host.sk. Don't. The whole 29 dolars one-time-only thing seems really nice for a server with PHP and MySQL, but it's not.

    I paid for it and about a month later I started getting porn popups on my site. Not only that, but sometimes people couldn't even enter the site at all, or if they entered a forum I had hosted there, there were so many database connection errors that they simply gave up on trying to get in."
  4. Elfsheen Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 9, 2003
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    My current host is with Intention.nl...can't say i can recommend them, it's a one man business, not working

    I ordered a domain at arstrongnetworks.com and it tooks some time to get through, but it is now. Not sure about the recommendation.

    I'm still looking for a hosting service. I rather have a Dutch one, but they have a tendacy to be more expensive
  5. AERYN_SUN Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 1, 2001
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    I'd like to have a domain one day. I've been looking at a lot of different sites, and figuring domain names (nothing with "digital" in the name though. It's used too often).

    But I've heard a lot of good stuff about Netrillium

    ~aeryn
  6. Princess_Liar Jedi Master

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    Mar 24, 2001
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    I bought my domain from www.easily.co.uk. It was nice and cheap (my .co.uk address was £9.99 including VAT for two years) the technical support has been great (queries answered within a couple of hours) and they include silent forwarding as part of the deal, unlike one place I investigated where you had to pay an additonal fee to access your control panel.

    Always read the fine print.
  7. OBIX1 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 7, 2002
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    My website is hosted on a paid Geocities account.And I've been very pleased with it since I signed up.I get my own domain name,25 MB's of storage,10 GB's of date transfer, (AKA-bandwidth) FTP hosting,and 5 email accounts.For only $8.95 a month.Plus it's an easy to use system. :D
  8. Dunc T'racen Force Ghost

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    Mar 11, 2000
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    I host a site off pair.com - decent rates, excellent service. I don't use any kind of web builder - I'm all old-school and hand-code in Homesite or BBEdit, maybe Dreamweaver if I'm feeling lazy, then FTP the sites up. The only other software I use is Movable Type, for my weblog. It can be customized for any number of things if you get clever with it.
  9. AERYN_SUN Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 1, 2001
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    I was wandering if anyone can reccommend any good image hostings sites that pull down fan art and such? I want to move my fan art from brinkster and host them somewhere else. But nothing I have to download and custmize, or anything.

    ~aeryn
  10. darthtuttle Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2004
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    go to http://freewebs.com
    u gotta luv it
  11. cyber_tim64 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 1, 2003
    Yea i just need some good free hosing with PHP and MYsql. Any one know somewhere i can get it
  12. Elfsheen Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 9, 2003
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    Hi

    I was wondering, does anyone know anything about Zesthost

    They look reliable and they offer 5000MB and 50GB bandwidth for $80 a year or 1000MB 5GB bandwidth for $30 a year

    But sometimes some things look too good to be true
  13. darthtuttle Force Ghost

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    Apr 2, 2004
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    http://www.hostony.com
  14. darthtuttle Force Ghost

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    Apr 2, 2004
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    brinkster.com offers a package with unlimited bandwidth. What host does theforce.net use
  15. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    Well, my domain is up for renewal. I currently use Netrllium, and am getting near my 100 MB limit. I looked at Siteflip, but their holes in the Policy and Services made me turn my head.

    I'd like more space, and no less than 5 GB bandwidth. Unlimited (or a high number of) subdomains is critical, and I need unlimited MySQL databases. PHP/CGI/Perl standard. And a good number of pop3 email accounts. And forwarders. And CPanel.

    Any suggestions?

    ¤Night
  16. darthtuttle Force Ghost

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    Apr 2, 2004
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    Night, read the post above yours.
  17. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    TFN uses IGN to host them. We have a contract.

    ¤Night
  18. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    Jun 7, 2002
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    Night - try http://www.directnic.com or http://www.unitedhosting.co.uk Those are the two I use, and they are both very competitively priced.
  19. AERYN_SUN Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 1, 2001
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    The only problem with brinkster.com is that if you have a free website, you get ads either on the top or bottom. (It used to be that free accounts didn't have ads on them), and well, now, personally, I don't like they're new 'corperate look'. I don't like what brinkster.com has become.

    I'll check out freewebs.com for my image hosting needs.

    ~aeryn
  20. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 9, 2000
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    After evaluating many companies, ruling many out because of features or pricing, I have settled on http://VMC-Hosting.com . They're a new company, but the guy who runs it is friendly, active, and fast, plus they're quite inexpensive. I haven't found anything bad about them, and have found a few things good, for being a new company, I don't think that's too bad.

    ¤Night
  21. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    Jun 7, 2002
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    wow, I just checked them out Night, and their hosting packages are unbelieveable !
  22. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    Well, I'm hoping I can beleive it :p

    I've been in constant e-mail contact with the guy trying to get my domain moved over. My old host is either dragging their feet or really busy...

    ¤Night
  23. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    Jun 7, 2002
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    I don't dis-believe it ;) I just think its an awesome deal. Hosting packages appear to be coming down each month, which is great for the amateur webuser like myself.

    Its almost about time I got around to making a constructive website. I have my own personal website with photos etc, but I was thinking of starting one that hosts short homemade movies.

  24. darthtuttle Force Ghost

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    Apr 2, 2004
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  25. darthtuttle Force Ghost

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    Apr 2, 2004
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    i'm switching hosts, again
    here are my requirements:
    • e-mail accounts
    • addons for space
    • addons for bandwidth or unlimited bandwiwth
    • I can edit each domain with it's own content
    • at least one plan uner $10
    • subdomains
    • on an unix server
    • control panel
    • money back garrentee
    • decent techt support


    any sugestions, I'm also looking for a free message board host were I can have message boards for the German version of my site (comming soon, I have to learn german first)
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