my friend and i are working on some web-based-commerce ideas and at current we're at godaddy.com. i can only imagine the vitriol they've rightfully earned here, as we decided to be done with them when the $30 SSL license they told us we could get one night quickly became $78 because there was a new "turboSSL server" package we needed, nevermind the guy the first time said with our hosting options we only needed to go through them for the SSL license, so basically, either the first guy lied to us or the second guy tried to hustle us, either way, i dont like companies whose sales model is revealed like the plot in a horror movie, so we're looking to go elsewhere.
basically we're looking for a virtual private server setup, although actually another question i'd love to ask someone is if joomla is better served on unix/linux or windows, with a few dozen accounts needed, and by accounts i mean domains and whatnot, as right now it's basically the blanket idea that you grab the names you need, or might go to if you change your mind on company names...
so basically, with all the people here talking about bad experiences with places, are there any good experience type places where someone can get competent tech support, no hustling in sales pitches, and quality service at a nice solid price?
again, sorry to show up and start asking for things, but i'm not necessarily well versed in these arts yet... rest assured once i have some information i shall contribute to the community and help others who are in my position now
I trying to install Joommla via XML-RPC API. (Plesk version : 12.0.18 Update #13 - API version : 188.8.131.52)
Here are my methods 1. get Package list 2. download package 3. install package
if I try with Wordpress, I don't have any problems.
With Joomla : step 2 : I've got this message in log file : ERR [panel] Error during package add to repository: Add-ons for APS packaged web apps are not supported. ERR [apscatalog] Error during downloading package from APS Catalog: Add-ons for APS packaged web apps are not supported. ERR [panel] Task failed: id=95, pid=21231, type=aps-download, error=Add-ons for APS packaged web apps are not supported.
If I install via http admin interface, install works.
I installed Joomla today, and it went smoothly except that under Help -> System Info in the Joomla admin panel, all "Directory Permissions" are "Unwritable."
I've read up on various solutions, such as installing suphp to take care of user permissions. But if I have my own Linux VPS and I am the only user (i.e. noone else has accounts on my VPS), what is the easiest way to fix this issue? Can I just CHMOD those directories to 777 without worrying about causing a security issue? Or is there a similarly easy solution for someone like me with very basic Linux knowledge?
I have installed this several times on my server without issue and 24 hours after setting up one successfully I am no longer able to install any. Upon installation I keep getting this error message and to my knowledge nothing has been changed with the setup of the server.
Code: Error: Installation of joomla at http://webaddress.co.uk/httpdocs failed. Non-zero exit status returned by script. Output stream: 'PHP Warning: fopen(/var/www/vhosts/webaddress.co.uk/httpdocs/httpdocs//configuration.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/local/psa/var/apspackages/apscataloggi4T1a.zip93a52a9b-e8bb-df/cache/scripts/file-util.php on line 15 '. Error stream: 'PHP Warning: fopen(/var/www/vhosts/webaddress.co.uk/httpdocs/httpdocs//configuration.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/local/psa/var/apspackages/apscataloggi4T1a.zip93a52a9b-e8bb-df/cache/scripts/file-util.php on line 15 '.
I registered my domain yesterday and the company where I registered (Webstekker) forwarded me to this website where they obviously have there websites. I wanted to start immediately with my website. I can install Wordpress properly, so will it show easy fast made html text files.
Joomla is the one I want and need to use. I tried to install it via the application tab in either httpdocs and httpdocs/joomla. I tried custom install via the application tab, but didn't work.
Then I tried to copy the files myself via FTP to the server and tried to install it again. Made MySQL databases, but I get stucked on the last installation page where it did ask me if I wanted to install some examples. Whatever I choose it won't go further. Nvm, when I go back to the domain itself, it says I have to delete the installation map (as it should ask when install is actually finished). When I delete the installation map, my domain has no content, nothing. I can however, login via the domain/administrator
So there is something installed, the back end is working, but a website also needs some frontpage right?
I have a joomla site running on a new unmanaged VPS at FutureHosting.biz and it is performing very poorly.
I am not a server admin but i copy the same CMS and database to a shared account i have access to and the site runs much faster. That shared account happens to be a SiteGround server which if possible, i would like to stay away from.
I have had bad experience with SG so i am contemplating, MidPhase, as an option for VPS support.
I was also considering LunarPages and HostGator but their recent datacenter problems and poor reviews i want to stay away from them as well.
I really want to find a quality host who has experience managing large joomla based sites.
I'm promting a new Joomla! website and a new vBulletin forum. The website serves to news articles, some statistics (related to a football club) and also a small photo and video gallery. The forum would have an average of 40-50 online users.
I'm considering to choose the baby package offered by Host Gator. Would that be a good choice?
Few weeks ago, someone posted on my forums something about a website having our images of them (of a game) and claiming false information that they provide a game that they don't have. Instead, they lure people in to downloading a spyware called zango. First, I went to godaddy as I whoised the host, and they said they don't host the site at all.
Because proxybydomain was protecting them of whois information, I contacted them and they said Qoozz was hosting them. Well, fine. I emailed support of Qoozz and told them about the situation. Few days later, no reply. I posted on the forums and private messaged an administrator about it.. Still no reply.
Then a few days later I realized I could make threads (at first, they became invisible as they had to be allowed by the mods) When I created a thread, it got removed right away a few hours after that. Even my username Skyrider was renamed to Skyride.
When I created another thread and emailed support, billing, sales, etc.. I now am IP banned from the site and I am unable to go to there. All my emails and private messages and my threads has been ignored. While FUNImation can easily take legal actions to Qoozz for not taking action on the spyware site and using images that doesn't belong to them.
Any opinions? As I find this very very stupid. "Support at your finger tops" as they said it on their site my ***.
I've been doing some comparing for web hosting and given that my vBulletin.com thread gave me zero input, I thought I'd post here & see what advice I can gain.
I currently have a vBulletin forum hosted through 1&1 Shared Hosting. Huge upcoming problem is 1&1's 100MB MySQL Database size limit, not something that had been factored at the site's launch. The only option 1&1 has provided is an upgrade to one of their VPS servers, starting at $29 a month. The site is currently at only half that limit, around 50MB so I'm taking the time now to figure what to do in the next several months.
I've been open to the idea of simply transferring to another shared host with a larger MySQL database limit (looked at Host Gator that offers 2GB limit) or forking out the extra cash for the VPS and consolidating some of my other websites onto the VPS.
Currently, the forum receives (per month) 2000 unique visitors, 200,000 page views, and about ~40 users online at one time. I really want to know, if I move to another shared host will the CPU usage eventually get my account suspended if site growth picks up? Or would I be better off consolidating various websites onto a single VPS and taking my chances with a 1&1 upgrade?
Can someone recommend a good overseller? I have 300GB+ in home videos I want to back up online somewhere. My plan is to just leave a crappy computer of mine uploading non-stop for like a week or whatever.
All I really need is a place that oversells but won't give me crap for actually using the space I pay for, and fast upload speeds would be nice too. Oh, and cheap is definitely good and I don't like it when hosts put up advertisements on my error pages. Nothing else really matters to me that much.
I have been trying to find a lower priced host for a while now, and came across an offer posted for Apt host, when i visited their website I found that they had more then I could ask for at about 32 usd per year after coupon.
I will be hosting several sites, some of which contain brief profanity or legal adult content, However don't really have a real need for heavy disk space, and since my sites are fairly new even bandwidth is not that important for the time being. They will be running mainly on joomla or wordpress.
Anyways after trying to do a search for a review on apt host i can barely find anything.
Has anyone here used them, and how do they rate them, additionally if u have any other advice on hosts that provide simiar packages it would be great to hear ur feed back.
I couldn't find any good review sites, but lots of places recommended iPowerWeb.
What I want is:
* I want to know who the MOST RELIABLE (uptime) hosts are.
* I want to know who has the best 24/7 telephone tech support.
* I want to only pick hosts that have been around for a while and are profitable so they are less likely to go out of business on me.
* I'm looking for a HIGHLY ETHICAL company that doesn't allow their servers to be used for spam or other $#!+ that gets them blocked. (my current hosting company is currently blocked from some email servers because they let someone using their servers send spam, so now their customers (including me) can't send email to some domains (e.g., aol.com). I'm rip$#!+ about this) ).
* I am NOT looking for the cheapest deal. I want premium quality by a large, well-established professionally-staffed company; not some guy running a rack of blades in his basement ever since he got laid off in the dot-com bust.
I have agreed to rework my boss's storage rental facility website which means I will basically be starting over.
He's always trying to pinch pennies and suggested Google might be a good place to host the site.
From what I can tell, it looks like once you have your domain you pay $10 to host with Google them but it looks like a subdomain setting. For instance, my boss currently has a website called toeholdings.com and he's hosting with google. When I type in the toeholdings.com it redirects to http://partnerpage.google.com/toeholdings.com
If he's trying to get more traffic to this new website, won't that bury him since it appears to be a subdomain? I'm not completely sure what Google is doing here. It looks like beta version.
Does anyone know if their system includes website templates and software to help you build a site?
Are there any out there? I need a personal server which can do VPN protocols and transfer data consistently at 20mbps on a single connection. Preferably a host with good connectivity and fewer hops to Asia where I am located.
I noticed a trend - I don't know if it's very new, but it can't be very old either - that quite a few people are looking for hosting and specifically ask that the host is not a reseller. Obviously they have somehow decided that a reseller is not a good choice for them.
A host that rents servers from a datacenter and then sells shared hosting and/or reseller hosting accounts or whatever other types of packages, is in fact reselling what it has bought from its provider. Despite that, it is generally regarded as a full-fledged host. Sure, they do take care that the servers are managed properly, that they are secure, they provide customer support, so they add to the original product that they have bought, but in essence they are resellers.
The first one is that the reliability, the uptime and server performance depend almost entirely on the upstream provider (the host behind the reseller). Considering that the reseller did a good job in finding a great upstream host, these things should be fine, but, unfortunately, in their search to get the best deal out there, many hosting resellers (if not most of them) end up being hosted for just a few bucks a month on highly overcrowded servers with stability and performance problems, frequent downtime etc. which will in turn translate into poor service for the end user.
The other major concern is the knowledgeability of the reseller. The very ease of becoming a reseller and the fact that almost anyone, or, as a WebHostingTalk user said it once, "anybody and his dog", can be a reseller, makes it very hard for some to trust a hosting reseller.
I would never say a reseller is a bad choice, but some things are not to be expected from a reseller. For example most resellers are a one man show and thus 24/7 365 days a year support can not be achieved without outsourcing some of it. This however is not a very cost effective solution for low volumes and this is why most resellers provide all the support themselves, which will obviously not be 24/7.
Also a reseller has only so much freedom on the server. A reseller cannot do some things and has to ask his own host to do them for him. That means it will take longer for those things to get solved.
On the plus side, a reseller often gets to know his customers and their needs and the client-reseller relationship often gets quite close. A friendly tone is worth for some people more than a 99.99% uptime statistic. If you're one of those people a reseller could very well be the right choice.
I am running some blogs on JustHost, a WordPress Web Hosting recommended by WordPress. You can visit my JustHost Review for reference.
When there are problems with the site, people may be sent to our status site. We just did that, with the site hosted on Dreamhost and it barely lasted 5 minutes (hehehe). Is there any viable host/option that could support these circumstances?
Near-zero users a day but may suddenly spike to more than 5,000/day?