[Scottish] Hosting recommendations

alex alex at alexwalker.eu
Fri Nov 28 15:39:04 UTC 2008

Don't DreamHost work by gigantic overselling? I'm sure if you started
getting anywhere near that 'allowance', you'd be reprimanded faster than an
'unlimited download' mobile broadband customer :)


On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 01:35:58 +0000, William Anderson <neuro at well.com>
> Philip Ward wrote:
>> Use plusnet (www.plus.net) as your ISP and part of the package is
>> their cgi server which gives you 50MB space to run your own perl and
>> php scripts plus a mysql database.
> Or don't use a grotty subsidiary of BT (sorry Philip!), and instead
> spend US$10.95 a month (or less per month if you pay for 3mo, 1yr, 3yrs,
> etc up front) and use Dreamhost - www.dreamhost.com - and get 500GB disk
> space and 5TB/mo transfer - yes, 500 gigabytes and 5 terabytes
> respectively.  These limits grow the longer you remain a customer (by
> 2GB of disk a week and 40GB of transfer a week).
> You also get ssh access, cgi, php, quick-installs for popular FOSS web
> apps, bandwidth throttling to stop a popular site overrunning your
> monthly limits, mysql DBs, DNS hosting, mail (POP and IMAP) hosting etc.
>  You also get 50 GB of ftp or sftp/rssh backup space to do with as you
> please (the 500GB webspace is only for use for your hosted sites), ideal
> for rsyncing to/from.
> If you feel like being nice to the neuro, mail me off list and I can
> give you a referral link to give me a nice kickback in american beer
> tokens.
> -n
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