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Topic # 185835 7-Dec-2015 13:57
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So i have used godaddy as a playground for several years mainly because its cheap and well slightly happy, not really cheerful
I already know it is not suitable for a "real" business site in NZ
Ok now that is out the way......

I am looking for another OS supplier just as a standby and as an alternative

The reason for my looking is that Godaddy has been effectively "down" for over 24 hours!!!

When I say down I dont actually mean down you can still access your sites etc You just can't build anymore at present. No Mysql or wordpress builds they say that everything is in a que and they are waiting on a fix

Hmmmm sounds sus to me

anyway Bluehost seems to be a good contender everything unlimited shared hosting $6.95 a month USD can't be any worse than godaddy? and unfortunately nobody comes within cooee of it here 

any other suggestions ?




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  Reply # 1442045 7-Dec-2015 14:19
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Dreamhost works well, they usually run specials for holidays etc (such as years hosting for $10USD), I'm running both my sites from them for the price of one (no limits on anything).





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  Reply # 1442048 7-Dec-2015 14:24
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Dreamhost is pretty good, I've been working with them for a client. Nice control panel, support varies between awesome and taking three days to answer a "help my site is down" type support case. Arvixe are my current top pick.

However I'm going to throw in the towel with web hosts and just run everything on a AWS T2 Micro instance, and support myself. I'll see if I can run four wordpress blogs and some custom written PHP on a server that has 10% of a Xeon CPU (plus burst) and 1GB RAM. Sounds pretty easy actually, especially with Cloudflare as a cache.




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  Reply # 1442050 7-Dec-2015 14:27
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Just watch out for the IO, that'll be the killer.
It's pretty bad on the Micro instances




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  Reply # 1442093 7-Dec-2015 15:18
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Web hosting seems to be an industry that is past it's best. Software as a service type service, especially for commerce, have been taking over, as it can be more reliable and robust.

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  Reply # 1442096 7-Dec-2015 15:20
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timmmay:

However I'm going to throw in the towel with web hosts and just run everything on a AWS T2 Micro instance, and support myself. I'll see if I can run four wordpress blogs and some custom written PHP on a server that has 10% of a Xeon CPU (plus burst) and 1GB RAM. Sounds pretty easy actually, especially with Cloudflare as a cache.


You wouldn't want to support commercial websites for other people though on that sort of build. But fine for you or your own business site, as long as you aren't getting big traffic.

There are some very good host out there, but they aren't in the 'cheap' realm.

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  Reply # 1442097 7-Dec-2015 15:21
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danielfaulknor: Just watch out for the IO, that'll be the killer.
It's pretty bad on the Micro instances


Thanks, I don't have a lot of practical AWS experience, just playing around plus the certification. I'll set it all up and probably benchmark it for a month before I go live with it. I know micro instances have lower speed networking, but my websites aren't demanding so it should hopefully be fine. Thing to go to "moderate" network performance costs about 5X more, even a T2 small/medium is 2/4 times more but still with "low" network performance.




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  Reply # 1442201 7-Dec-2015 17:01
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Thank you for the comments and suggestions 
after checking out the suggested dreamhost etc 
I went with ipage
$23.88 USD $35.64 (lousy dollar rate?)
Unlimited everything plus domain name .com for 1 year included

I might drop back and let you know how bad it is not expecting a lot for that money but suitable for R&D




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  Reply # 1442204 7-Dec-2015 17:10
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I see you've already decided but wanted to give Vultr (affiliate link) a shoutout. I have a Sydney based VPS, 1 CPU, 768MB RAM, 15GB storage and 400GB bandwidth for $5 US a month. EasyEngine makes short work of getting Wordpress up and running. Playing with Node.js etc on there too.



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  Reply # 1442222 7-Dec-2015 17:33
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Quick review then I must get back to work

Setup fast and easy cluttered with advertising crap  (hey everyone has to make a living)

Setup a vanilla wordpress pretty straightforward little different to GD

if you want to test it for speed or lack of etc it is at 101fyi.com go at it




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