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Zeep

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« on: 06-15-2004 12:26 »

i'm looking for a good host to host my website, Planet Eternium. here are my requirements:

  • less than $5/month
  • minimum 75mb storage space
  • minimum 3gb/month bandwidth
  • no ads whatsoever
  • ftp support
  • php support
  • domain name would be nice, but not required.

if anyone knows of a good host that meets these criteria, please post! also, once my question is answered, anyone else who wants to request a host can use this thread.

germanfryfan

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« Reply #1 on: 06-15-2004 12:35 »

I don't know if it is available for US-citizens but I think in europe b-one.net is pretty cheap.
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 06-15-2004 12:48 »

    Smoovenet

    For 5.75$/month you get:

    • default of 250MB space*
    • 20GB bandwidth transfer*
    • 1-year domain registration (.com/.net/.org)
    • Email accounts & forwarding
    • SSI, CGI, Perl, PHP, and FrontPage extensions
    • MySQL Database
    • Sub accounts allowed (domain.com/~subaccount)
    • Web logs and statistics

    * SmooveNET Advantage
    SmooveNET has the discretion to increase your site space and bandwidth as long as you have your files in the right place (ie, media files served through the anonymous ftp server), and hosting legal files. The space and bandwidth numbers above serves as a guarantee when you purchase these packages. [/list]

    Used by, among others, TLZ and FSAC and a bunch of Simpsons sites.
    aslate

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    « Reply #3 on: 06-15-2004 13:32 »
    « Last Edit on: 06-15-2004 13:32 »

    You need 3GB bandiwdth a month? TFH only uses about 2-2.5 a month and most of that is just a few media files. Are you sure you need that much?

    Anyway, free webhosting by The Alltoons Cartoon Network is excellent, no ads except for a buddie-button link to the webhost and really good staff. Supports all you're asking for, just check your site complies with what they want, it seems to. I think they're currently looking at adding a few more sites to their list, you may be interested.
    Zeep

    Liquid Emperor
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    « Reply #4 on: 06-15-2004 19:08 »
    « Last Edit on: 06-15-2004 19:08 »

    ok, you're right. i probably wont need 3 gb a month, it just seemed like the standard for most of the host i looked at. but thanks for the input. i actually managed to find, with some searching, a host that seemed good and cheap. but thanks again!

    edit: also, i assume altoons.co.uk is in the UK. i am about as far from the UK as a US resident can be, Washington state. i dont know if it makes much, if any difference, but oh well.
    mic

    Bending Unit
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    « Reply #5 on: 06-16-2004 16:17 »

    I've got a friend on b-one, and I work at a site co-lo'd at Rackspace.  Though you probably won't want the cost (or hassle) of admin'ing your own server.  Other than that, I run an old computer under my desk that runs my weblog, mail, spamtrap and some other things.

    Alltoons sounds like your best option.  Your location shouldn't be a problem as Alltoons is actually hosted in the US.
    aslate

    Space Pope
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    « Reply #6 on: 06-16-2004 17:58 »

    Alltoons was hosted in the UK, but the server sucked and they moved. They don't mind where you're located though, although Alltoons is a UK based project.
    Zeep

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    « Reply #7 on: 06-16-2004 18:29 »

    ok, well, i'll probably wait till later in the summer. i'm planning on doing a lot of work on my site now that schools out. speaking of which, could i put some of the icons sets from TFH on my site? i'll give you credit.
    aslate

    Space Pope
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    « Reply #8 on: 06-16-2004 18:45 »

    Go on then, i'll be kind and let you use them. I was meant to finish them at some point! Just have a link to the website and possibly have an email link to me if it seems appropriate, i don't mind too much.
    chunks

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    « Reply #9 on: 06-17-2004 12:54 »
    « Last Edit on: 06-27-2004 00:00 »

    I've seen you were using hostultra, and I really don't suggest it.  Personally i dont like freewebs.com or hostultra.com I perfer, Bravenet though there are ads I dont seem to mind cause it is free.

    But i just got a though if your paying for hostultra or Bravenet its probably really good.

    So, I'll have to suggest paid Bravehost (and .tk works on it too)

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    futuramafreak

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    « Reply #10 on: 06-17-2004 15:14 »
    « Last Edit on: 06-17-2004 15:14 »

    This is a good idea because I don't know how HostUltra could suck more.  I mean they could, but there's a big pop-up ad on every page.  It's just terrible.  I'm not sure why we need PHP support, considering we don't use it, but I guess we might try.  And in addition to what we need, add being able to have downloads.  I know we had a problem with that somewhere trying to put fonts.
    mic

    Bending Unit
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    « Reply #11 on: 06-18-2004 14:05 »

    @chunks: I personally don't like dot.tk, for they have hidden frames and pop-ups.  And a lovely tracking beacon.

    @futuramafreak: As soon as your site needs any sort of dynamic content management, you'll love PHP being there.  Instead of having to manually update about three files and creating another where you use static content to add one image to the fan-art section, PHP will only need you to to add one row in a database.  And you can make a pretty web-form for it too if you wanted to. smile
    futuramafreak

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    « Reply #12 on: 06-19-2004 14:24 »

    Yeah, I know.  I know PHP (Zeep doesn't I think).  I'm just not sure if we'll use it.  But it's his choice, really.
    aslate

    Space Pope
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    « Reply #13 on: 06-19-2004 14:39 »

    Futuramafreak, you know PHP, but i don't really think you could apply it to anything in particular. I mean, you know how to use echo, if and while, but can you put things like that together to make something useful and/or time saving?

    I never thought i'd need to use PHP when i first started Fry Online years ago. Now look at The Fry Hole, it uses PHP and MySQL in several areas and just makes it that bit better. And i'm the only person that really knows PHP on TFH, Rage and Mitsui don't know it, but they are still able to update the site.
    Zeep

    Liquid Emperor
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    « Reply #14 on: 06-20-2004 15:05 »

    Well, I know hostultra sucks. that's why i'm asking for a better host. and i plan on learning PHP over the summer, and trying to integrate it with the site.
    futuramafreak

    Urban Legend
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    « Reply #15 on: 06-21-2004 17:53 »

     
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    Originally posted by aslate:
    Futuramafreak, you know PHP, but i don't really think you could apply it to anything in particular. I mean, you know how to use echo, if and while, but can you put things like that together to make something useful and/or time saving?

    No.  I've never applied it, so I don't have experience with it, but I do know it.
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