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bobthebob1234
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Web hosts Reply with quote

Soooo looking to get me a website so I can increase my 'web presence'.

Anyone got any suggestions of web hosts they use/know of that are

  • Cheep
  • Allow php & mysql
  • linux


basically...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently asked about website hosting here http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13065

Eventually I settled on http://www.freevirtualservers.com/ who have a range of packages starting from 0.00 a month, although there is a modest one off setup fee. IIRC the setup fee was about 10.

They do php, mysql, and run on Linux I think, had no complaints so far and I found good recommendations for them online which is why I went for them.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard good things about www.5quidhost.co.uk , a few people I know in Edinburgh use them.
I rather like
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We're a budget hosting company. As a result, we operate in a fashion that might not suit the most pointy-haired of customers.
from their About Us page Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always do what I did.

Buy a PogoPlug (49 from PC World)
Buy a suitable USB HD
Install Plugbox Linux onto the PogoPlug (its a variant of Arch Linux)
Install the Apache, PHP and MySQL packages.

Register a domain with DynDNS

Voila, your own LAMP server and permanent web presence.

The PogoPlug uses only a few watts, so is significantly cheaper than running a full x86 based server or most hosting solutions with the advantage that you have full control over it.

It also makes a neat mail server (e.g bob@bobthebob.org Wink )
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personaaly use uksecurewebhosting been with them best part of 10 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://vlexofree.com

# Cheep? -> Yes. Free or 60 Dollars a year.
# Allow php & mysql? Yes. Plus python, perl, some other DBs, frameworks and stuff.
# linux? Yes.

Support is through the forum. They are also very flexible. You ask them, hey, can you put this on the server? ...and they're like, sure.

Only problem is, no shell access.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the suggestions so far.

AndyBaxman: as much as I would love to do this, it requires I have somewhere permanent to plug it in!

5quidhost look quite good, but I would need to register my domain name separately?

The others look quite good to

Does anyone know if any of these have Imagemagick and ghostscript installed or if I can install it at a later stage (I have a nice little script that makes thumbnails of pdf s)?

The only host I have found so far that advertises it has imagemagick installed is godaddy.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:

The only host I have found so far that advertises it has imagemagick installed is godaddy.

Not sure what imagemagick is but found this about it in the vlexo forums. Apparently it's featured.
Didn't find anything about ghostscript though.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wrote to 5quidhost asking about imagemagick and they replied:
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Hello,

I believe imagemagick is installed on most of our servers already, as it's fairly popular. Ghostscript less-so, but installing it on request wouldn't be a problem.

We do discounted hosting for LUG members (particularly edlug), details can be found here:

http://www.5quidhost.co.uk/lugoffer.php

If you have any further queries, don't hesitate to ask.

Kind Regards,

Admin

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweet, they are looking better and better Very Happy

They link http://www.domainmonster.com for Domain Name Registration. The demo seems pretty good

Anyone have experience with them or others (Found 123-reg.co.uk and ukreg.com so far)? I would quite like lots of control so that I can create sub domains (eg blog.mydomain.com) and set up email (I assume I just create a mx record pointing to 5quid?). I assume once i buy mydomain.com i can add blog.mydomain.com etc for no extra cost...

Thanks so far
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make a try with Thewebpole and there you can get cheap hosting with PHP and Mysql and also they are providing Linux hosting too..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Bluerazor and they are pretty good. www.bluerazor.com.

I have a number of sites all hosted on the same hosting plan. and its all Linux based and can install many Linux apps as default
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, did the MODS edit the display text on that link? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leke wrote:
LOL, did the MODS edit the display text on that link? Very Happy


Rockers, punks, New Romantics, someone did! Shocked
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