web hosting ideas?
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sun Jul 8 00:20:06 UTC 2018
I am not sure a midi mag connection is a positive one especially if
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.
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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.
>>> 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.
>>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> 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,
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