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JakeTFG
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A new webhost

Postby JakeTFG » 07 Aug 2006, 21:44

I need a good fairly priced webhost as Globat hosting is just horrible.

Anyone have any suggestions for a large forum? (http://www.thefirstgeneration.com)

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Postby igorw » 07 Aug 2006, 22:00

[url=http://www.servage.net/]Servage[/url] seems to be pretty good ;)

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Postby drathbun » 09 Aug 2006, 23:41

I got my server from http://www.servermatrix.com and have been happy. I've been leasing it for nearly two years and have experienced zero down time other than what resulted from my own screwups. :-)

Their prices are higher now than what I got.

What you need to decide is how much server do you need (cpu and RAM are the two biggest hardware concerns) and how much bandwidth you need (obviously) and how much hand-holding you need as far as managing the configuration. Some companies will be more active as far as managing the server, but you pay for it.

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Postby Afterlife(69) » 10 Aug 2006, 06:19

By standards your forum isnt very large, i would recommend a cheap shared hosting account until the posts hit around 100k.
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Postby drathbun » 13 Aug 2006, 15:33

Number of posts is only one measure of how big / active a board is. If you have a lot of concurrent users then you can end up needing a bigger box, even if the total number of posts is not that large.

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Postby Xaos » 13 Aug 2006, 15:38

this is what I use:

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when you get it through e-bay, you only pay $9.95 USD per year.

This gives you:

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And the cheapest domain name registration I found anywhere:

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Postby igorw » 14 Aug 2006, 15:32

You should read this article (by dojo): [url=http://www.wtricks.com/how-to-tell-if-a-host-is-dodgy-vt2489.html]How to tell if a host is dodgy[/url]

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Postby Afterlife(69) » 14 Aug 2006, 15:36

cheaper domain site: http://www.domainsite.com
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Postby Xaos » 16 Aug 2006, 05:06

lol

of course 'reality' is going to set a limit on anything.

This reminds me of the age old comic issue, "Nigh Invulnerablility".

Anyone who's read 'The Tick' comic book will know exactly what I'm talking about.

Basically it's like this:

Superman is invulnerable. or he was until they introduced this thing called 'Kryptonite'. So he has become 'nigh invulnerable'

The server operates along the same principle. Your account is 'unlimited'...

As long as you don't upload kryptonite...

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Postby Noobarmy » 16 Aug 2006, 07:08

haha, oh how superman can relate to everything :P


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