Netfirms Finally Has Mod_rewrite!

May 1, 2006

Hey guys... Not sure if this was posted yet, couldn't find anything on a first-glance search.

Netfirms has finally added mod_rewrite capabilities as well as better .htacces support! Now I'm completely happy. I was considering switching over to Dreamhost due to the fact that I've started running blog software and messy URLs = crap. Now there's no need. That was pretty much the only thing that was holding me back from a full endorsement, so if anyone's looking for a good cheap hosting plan, here's some of the stuff that I'm really happy about for $5 a month:

- quick, personal customer service (I think there's only 1 or 2 guys, and they always seem to be able to answer my questions on the spot)

- mod_rewrite
- .htaccess
- reliable clean FTP (no _vti files or other annoying folders like so many companies these days)
- good online knowledgebase
- nice online site stats viewer
- a bunch of other great stuff that I probably have forgotten about or don't use
- only $5!

Just thought I'd share in case the news hadn't spread yet. Not sure when they added it, but I noticed the "NEW" sticker today.

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