[Noisebridge-discuss] decent and cheaper web hosts

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 17:17:28 PST 2011


How much are you paying for Dreamhost?

I'm not clear from their page. Something about $9.95 a month, although 
I'm not at all sure that includes everything, and it seems to be a one 
day sale. Can someone decode?

On 01/16/2011 03:03 PM, Sai wrote:
> FWIW, Dreamhost gives you a shell but not root.
>
> However, it already has apache, php, mysql installed and easy to use,
> and mediawiki as a one-click install.
>
> Root's not really required for common things like that. And (no offense,
> František) root requires I think a higher level of technical expertise
> to be able to maintain, 'cause you generally have to do updates,
> firewalling, etc yourself or run a higher risk getting 0wned than you
> would on a non-root simple share like DH.
>
> - Sai
>
> On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com
> <mailto:citizenkeys at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Frantisek,
>     I recommend a "virtual root" server instead of just hosting.
>     Virtual root gives you a dedicated virtual linux server, so you can ssh
>     into it and run whatever you want.
>
>     I use slicehost, which is $20 a month but they're very reliable and
>     owned by Rackspace. http://www.slicehost.com/ .  I stay with slicehost
>     because I've used them for years.  If you google for "virtual root" you
>     will probably find some better deals.
>
>     If you get a virtual root server, I will setup apache, php, mysql, and
>     mediawiki wiki for you.  Should only take me about an hour to get it all
>     done.
>
>
>
>     Patrick
>
>
>
>     On 1/16/2011 11:36 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck wrote:
>      > Hi to All!
>      > I've a favour to ask and it is something which I'm not very good
>     at. I've a
>      > domain http://frantisekapfelbeck.org which I've registred with
>      > http://justhost.com and it is also hosted there until 22 January
>     2011. They are
>      > asking for $71.42 for hosting for the next year. I think that it
>     was just $35
>      > last year and it is starting to seem to me a bit expensive. Could
>     someone tell
>      > me if there are some other decent but cheaper providers/hosts?
>     I've found these
>      > details about my domain
>      >
>      >
>      > http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/frantisekapfelbeck.org
>      >
>      > so I hope that I can transfer it somewhere else. Once I'm in the
>     process I would
>      > like to change the "interface" to a wikimedia format but that is
>     a different
>      > story.
>      >
>      > If anyone can help me with this issue, I would really appreciate
>     it. Please
>      > write to me directlly or copy me if you post to the Noisebridge
>     discuss.
>      >
>      > Thanks a lot,
>      >
>      > Sincerely,
>      >
>      > Frantisek
>      >
>      >
>      >
>      >
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