web hosting ideas?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Sun Jul 8 00:20:06 UTC 2018

I am not sure a midi mag connection is a positive one especially if 
nameless grin.
However Ken, your resources were first rate.  Learned much about what I am 
seeking  at this stage,  shared hosting, with In Motion likely where I 
will start first.

On Sat, 7 Jul 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Perhaps consider talking w/me. You know me from the midimag-ex list.
> www.brighter-vision.com has ways to contact me, should you wish.
> On 7/7/18, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi Ken,
>> Will explore the resources   you provide here.
>> As stated, i have absolute zero interest in  managing the setup on my own.
>> i wish to know they will manage the servers, upgrade the software  and
>> everything else.
>> shellworld is a good example  of the sort of service I wish, with my
>> preferring to keep  our organization's  various  hosting needs apart from
>> where I do things personally.
>> I admit space is important, especially if we are going to  put sites
>> there, we have several hours of radio materials that will go there at some
>> point.  Thankful beyond measure dreamhost never got that stuff.  getting
>> our archived mail and files will be pain enough laughs.
>> Thanks,
>> karen
>> On Sat, 7 Jul 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> Tim here.
>>> First, my condolences regarding Dreamhost.  They used to be good, but
>>> they were bought out by EIG (Endurance International Group).  That's
>>> EIG's MO.  They buy good hosting companies to obtain the customers
>>> and then ruin the property.  Twice now I've found a great hosting
>>> company and migrated there, only to have EIG buy them out and turn
>>> it to [stream of profanity here].  So my first word of advice is to
>>> check lists of EIG-owned properties and avoid them like the plague.
>>> Here's one such list
>>> https://researchasahobby.com/full-list-eig-hosting-companies-brands/
>>> I'd also avoid "1&1" hosting based on my past experiences with them.
>>> Once you know who *not* to pick, it depends on how much management you
>>> want the hosting company to do. There's managed (often called
>>> "shared" hosting) and unmanaged "VPS" (virtual private server)
>>> hosting. It sounds like you currently have managed hosting where the
>>> hosting service takes care of email, configuring your web-server &
>>> database, and you just customize with your domain-name,
>>> web-content/applications, and mail-addresses.  It can usually be
>>> found cheaper than VPS hosting because they share one server's
>>> resources across a LOT of customers.
>>> With a VPS it's more like tou get a virtual machine and you're
>>> responsible for administering it.  You can usually choose the OS
>>> (usually from popular Linux distributions, but some also provide
>>> FreeBSD or OpenBSD which I've come to prefer), choose which servers
>>> you want to run (mail, web-server, database, IRC, whatever), install
>>> those, and you are responsible for upgrades too.  For these, I've been
>>> pleased with (or heard good things from people I trust about) OVH,
>>> Vultr, Digital Ocean, and Linode.  For basic email and light
>>> web-hosting, any of their low-end plans should suffice, including
>>> Vultr's $2.50/mo which is about the lowest-price-for-best-features
>>> I've seen.  Most of the others have reasonable starter plans around
>>> $5/mo which may be a better price-point for you.  With 1GB of RAM and
>>> 20-30GB of disk-space, you shouldn't have any issues (unless you're
>>> hosting large files).
>>> For managed/shared hosting, here are a couple recent reviews of such
>>> services:
>>> https://www.cnet.com/web-hosting/
>>> https://researchasahobby.com/best-website-hosting-companies-fooling/reliable-web-hosting-recommend/
>>> though I'd eliminate any EIG properties from consideration.  There
>>> are lots of such services and they vary in cost depending on how much
>>> hand-holding you need, phone-support, whether you want SSH access (I
>>> consider this a must-have), disk space, number of databases and email
>>> addresses, etc.  You should be able to get something pretty
>>> reasonable for $5/month.
>>> -tim
>>> On July  7, 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>> I realize many of you do your own servers and the like, so I am
>>>> going to ask this question with great care.  My needs are rather
>>>> specific, and even if they seem old fashioned, they are rooted in
>>>> part in how my specific disability experiences manifest just now.
>>>> I work with a nonprofit organization with several program areas in
>>>> more than one country.
>>>> presently our  web needs are housed with dreamhost.
>>>> www.dreamhost.com
>>>> Their hosting accounts include a fairly solid shell structure, in
>>>> Ubuntu, including programs like alpine.  I use ssh  telnet to reach
>>>> these services and must have comparative access where ever i go.
>>>> Dreamhost made security changes about a week ago which now block my
>>>> ssh access.  while I may discover a work around, their mail server
>>>> behavior has been loopy for a while so...a blessing lies in all
>>>> this mayhem. I am going to contact one shell service of which I am
>>>> already aware, preferring not to bring all of my Internet life here
>>>> to shellworld. So, yes there is a question laughs.
>>>> Can you suggest a comparative hosting service that
>>>> a, provides a functional shell as apart of their account.
>>>> b allows for more than one domain to be hosted with them, including
>>>> sftp access and a great deal of account space.
>>>> c. has good customer service
>>>> and
>>>> d, is reasonably priced?
>>>> dreamhost donates hosting accounts to 501c3 organizations, so it
>>>> has been a free ride.
>>>> I do not expect that to continue, but I do  hope to find  something
>>>> reasonable.
>>>> Thanks for your ideas if any.
>>>> Oh, I have no interest whatsoever in hosting my needs on my own.  I
>>>> lack both the resources and talent for such a venture here in
>>>> Toronto. Thanks,
>>>> Karen
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Blinux-list mailing list
>>>> Blinux-list at redhat.com
>>>> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/blinux-list
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Blinux-list mailing list
>>> Blinux-list at redhat.com
>>> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/blinux-list
>> _______________________________________________
>> Blinux-list mailing list
>> Blinux-list at redhat.com
>> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/blinux-list
> -- 
> Remember! Friends Help Friends Be Cybersafe
> Jackie McBride
> Helping Cybercrime Victims 1 Person at a Time
> https://brighter-vision.com
> _______________________________________________
> Blinux-list mailing list
> Blinux-list at redhat.com
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/blinux-list

More information about the Blinux-list mailing list