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# 34160 20-May-2009 10:08
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My webhost (iServe aka KiwiWbHost) for the past 4 years is suddenly very unreliable and nonresponsive to my questions.

Looks like it is time to consider moving. 

I would appreciate recommendations from people who run sites with MySQL db under Perl CGI scripts on Apache so at least I can minimise the trauma.


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  # 216300 20-May-2009 12:46
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If your looking for international hosts (US based) I use resellerzoom and love them. If you want your full set of options head on over to

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  # 216362 20-May-2009 15:36
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pcrosley: Looks like it is time to consider moving. 

Flick me a PM and I can help you move to our NZ based servers.


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  # 216571 21-May-2009 10:20
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I live and swear by US-based DreamHost.

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  # 216742 21-May-2009 17:16
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I can also recommend ResellerZoom in the states having been with them for 4 years but if you are not wanting to become a reseller look at their associated company

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  # 216812 21-May-2009 20:59
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magu: I live and swear by US-based DreamHost.

+1 for DreamHost. Been with them since 2006. Great stuff (most of the time), even better support.


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  # 221157 3-Jun-2009 01:45
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pcrosley: Hi,

My webhost (iServe aka KiwiWbHost) for the past 4 years is suddenly very unreliable and nonresponsive to my questions.

I wonder if that is because they were just bought by Orcon?

How do you guys find hosting stuff in the states when it comes to hostplatform upgrades / maintanance as their midnight is our daytime? Anyone ever had prolonged downtime with this?

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  # 221291 3-Jun-2009 13:05
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Never had prolonged downtime.. The few times that massive/prolonged upgrades have been needed they simply move you to another server.


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  # 230850 3-Jul-2009 20:34
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Dreamhost - a few years ago I signed up for a promotional rate of $7USD for 1 year and it turned out to have been a bad investment! I ended up just using it as an FTP server. Things may have improved since then, but their control panel was buggy, you had to wait overnight for some changes to happen and their 'one click installs' were anything but.

I have used for 7 years and would have no hesitation in recommending them. They do not have any servers in this part of the world (their servers are in Hong Kong and USA), but they are cheap and I have honestly not had a better support experience from any company. Their average response time for issues I have raised has been under five minutes!

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