[sclug] good vfm hosting providers?

David Rice dave at ricey.co.uk
Tue Dec 11 23:30:38 UTC 2007

Hi John.

If you're looking for nothing too fancy, but gets the job done - I can 
supply web hosting for you.  I have either room on my fully Open Source 
virtual server in london, or off my Red Hat server in US.

Let me know if you're interested.

I supply the linux part of http://sqn.ac for an idea of prices/features



John Stumbles wrote:
> Sprog's just registered himself a domain name (jmetron.com) with 
> 123-reg but found the thrown-in free web hosting only gives him a 
> mickey mouse site-builder gui, no ftp. I've been humming and haaing 
> about buying some hosting (sadly the black cat got eaten by a mythic 
> beast :-)) so thinking about a cheapo commodity hosting package. Any 
> heads up on good providers to go with, and what to look/watch out for?
> Just basically a reasonable amount of web & email space and as little 
> frontpage/exchange bollards as possible. Just want to register a few 
> domains, point them at web and mail servers and push web pages up to 
> them / pop mail off them.
> Looking at 123-reg's offerings (http://www.123-reg.co.uk/web-hosting/) 
> I can see for starters:
> * no php (don't know if I'd want this, though I'm thinking I'd like to 
> run a mediawiki which I think wants that and mysql, so maybe a bit 
> ambitious for a budget hosting package)
> * doesn't say anything about limits of mailbox sizes
> * doesn't say how they count the 15 or whatever mailboxes, whether you 
> can point your domain name at the mailbox(es), any server-side spam 
> filtering
> * what happens if you (your site visitors?) go over your data transfer 
> limit
> I'm sure I saw a more attractive looking package when I was browsing a 
> few weeks back but can't remember where now :-(

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