If your mail server or network goes down, our backup SMTP can receive and store your incoming e-mail for up to 30 days. E-mail and ecommerce orders will keep coming, giving your IT staff time to repair the problem. Our standard service reattempts delivery every 15 minutes until your mail server is back online.
Seems that is good decision if you want to provide quality services for your cusutmers, but i want to know your opinion regarding this service or similar. did you use services like this , and can you share some experience for this?
I require information regarding colo service providers near to San Jose,california.I require high bandwidth for my work so that would be a major concern and also the cost should be affordable. Does anyone have any direct experience with the colo providers there?
I want to develop a package for Parallels Plesk Automation to introduce some services like backup email, database, websites. I want to know whether it is possible with Parallels Plesk Automation and if so any links to developers site/documentation.
I had a client that can no longer afford a dedicated server hes paying for.
Hes been with me for 4 years so I offered to pay for a vps for him for a few months. He had the dedicated server split into 1 linux side and 1 windows side so im going to get 1 linux vps from fsckvps *2gb ram* now im looking for a windows vps that has similar prices as fsckvps because he was only paying 70 per month for the dedi server.
I try to work out a system where I can get the context of an incoming E-mail and input it to another E-mail which I then forward to a different address. Must be able to preconfigure both the incoming and outgoing E-mail addresses so to be working as an automated kind of system. Any ideas, email manager lists, softwares, scripts, even some ticketing system would be considered. Please, do post your experience/knowledge. I just need to makeb a simple simple system to do the job described above.
I'm using 15minuteservers for many years and I like it (connection and tech support), so I'd like to know if someone can recommend me some service with similar quality (it possible with similar price, or cheaper ) just because I don't want to keep all the servers on the same datacenter I was using theplanet for "the other datacenter", but their prices are much more expensive than 15ms as far as I check
I'd need some config like: Xeon 3.06 Ghz, 1024 Megs, 200 GB SATA, RAID-1, FreeBSD 6.x around $200/month
I have a wordpress based website hosted at mediatemple.net, I am very happy there but recent functionality I added has casued a big increase in cron processing - MT limits the number of GPU's you can have a month to 1000 and I will exceed this. I think I will have to move off as their other offerings are much more expensive
As someone who ran and sold a web host in the past the first thing I did was search here for peoples views, as im out of the loop on whats new - but wasnt too happy with the results
I am after managed shared hosting as I dont have the time to deal with vps or dedicated
budget of about $30 a month unless something special is out there
24/7 Phone support and live chat support 1500 GPU / Month (Grid Performance Unit) - if monitored
Is there a colo provider that has a free private network for use between their locations, similar to what SL has for their dedicated servers between facilities? They have 10GigE between their locations, with free unlimited usage.
We have around 40 servers now, and colo would really make sense, but we are doing multicasting stuff so we really need a backend network to support our services, as well as many locations for better delivery quality.
There seems to be a lot of negative press for bluehost... are they really that bad? Or was it a short period they went though? The bigger a service is, the more people there are so the higher the odds are of someone having a bad experience... have they really gone downhill?
So when you got a website for a service and it says "$6 per month for 3 years" would you take that as they charge you monthly, $6?
Well Bluehost doesn't. They charged me $250 and I didn't realize what they were doing until the charge went through.
I called within 24 hours and spoke to billing. I cancelled the entire service. She said it was only a "hold" on my account and she would make the hold credit me back and it would be done within a few hours and that I would receive an email from her confirming. Well, I got another confirmation email NOT a we are cancelling the service email.
Then, one $250 charge dropped off... AND TWO MORE APPEARED.
In one of the confirmation emails they sent there was an email address for the help desk. So I emailed this to them. I am not speaking to them on the phone. I want it in writing this time. Two seconds after I sent the email I got an auto response telling me they don't read the email and I must formally put in a ticket.
I didn't think I would be able to since my account was supposed to be cancelled. Well, it did let me log in. She didn't cancel it and if she did she went and put it back in again twice.
Of the many sites I have, I have one hosted at Bluehost. In the beginning I was very sattisfied and happy. Lately due to workload and stuff, I changed the sites scripts into Drupal.
This seems in retrospect a bad choice because I get CPU exceeds suddenly. Now because I was new to Drupal I thought it was mistake. But with caching enabled agressivly, a minimum of mods enabled and FastCGI on there are still reports of CPU exceeds. This is something which ticks me of. Google Analytics says (I have hosting stats disabled) I get about 300 unique visitors per day.
So the real question is, whats suxors the most. Drupal or Bluehost? Bluehost says Drupal is a falty script made up of bad coding...
I find 300 visitors per day a little low to move to a VPS host. So my question is, is there another host where I can host my site(s) that has equal settings as Bluehost?
I want to run couple of sites which are ajax and GWT based. I can spend upto 120 bucks for at least 6 months great service.
So far I have googled, I think I may have to choose between mediatemple or bluehost(unless someone comes out with real and better offer).
I was wondering why I will choose MediaTeple with double the price than other one. What are the advantages do they provide over others?Do they provide exactly what they say? Like 1TB bandwidth, GPU unit usage , 100GB space, fast MySQL ?
I found a lot of people moving from bluehost to mediatemple and vice varsa talking about their issues. But what is the recent performance status of those 2 hosting sites?
My (must to have) requirements are - 1. Is not too much bandwidth sensitive (expected grow in 3 months to consume upto 1TB/month ) 2. Is not too much sensitive on resource usage (must not block users) 3. Is fast in response. (Ajax site) 4. Has fast MySQL server.
Please suggest me best possible web hosting suitable for my requirements.
IMO.... Stay far away from Bluehost... not worth it.
Actually, I took notice of all the discussion over on phpBB about bluehost. They quickly close and locked such discussions. It's obviously due to there income from Bluehosts advertising through them. Anyhow...it's how I ended up here since this is where they tell us to come. lol
Here is my letter I sent to their admin since I know I can't post it on their site....
I couldn't happen but notice the extensive advertising of Bluehost on your site. I also took notice of the quick closing of discussions pertaining to hosting companies, especially of Bluehost. It's obvious that they help support phpBB financially, but please take into consideration the companies you promote to your users. This could in return have a negative effect on here.
With my personal experience with this company, I have nothing good to say about them. I am the executive director of an ad agency that had several clients hosting their sites with them. Due to awful experiences over and over again, we now fully and highly recommend that no one hosts with them. Actually, we are located in the same town as this company and it's well known throughout the community to stay away from them.
An example of what we dealt with..... One of our largest billion dollar clients had several accounts hosted with them. One lovely evening, we took notice to an awful notification of suspension on this clients site. According to them, the site was shut down due to an automatic response that reacted to a bad piece of script. As such, without warning, it shut the entire site down. With immediate phone calls, no one was willing to help us out nor explain the situation. No one cared and there was no more information beyond a bad piece of script. It took almost 48 hours to get all of our files and data copied over so we could host it on another server. 48 hours with a huge account is like eternity and a loss of significant income and reputation. There was never an explanation nor any attempt to help. Once we moved the site over, we never experienced any issues. Couple weeks later, two more sites that this client hosted through them had the same exact issue. Not only did they pull ALL of their sites off their servers, but so did the rest of our clients due to our recommendation.
No money is worth supporting and aligning oneself with a company of such a negative reputation and statistics that prove it.
I truly hope you take this into consideration.
(BTW...I forgot to mention the awful notice they put up on the site. In huge letters it says "This site has been suspended" Then it goes into about having the owner of the site contact them. Sorry...but it's a very negative message that was display. They could've at least posted something along the lines of... Sorry for the inconvenience, xxxxxx is currently unavailable due to technical server issues" Then they coulda called us to inform us of this issue Better yet..they could've warned us about the message and situation and given us a chance to do something about it beforehand.... but absolutely no customer service what-so-ever. Very poor business practices.)
I conducted a couple of questions for each host and this is what was said, it seems HG is abit shy on giving out details, where bluehost didn't mind telling:
Please wait for a HostGator operator to respond.
Welcome to HostGator Live Chat! You are now chatting with 'Jefferson S.'
Jefferson S.: Welcome to HostGator, how may I assist you?
Stuart: evening Jefferson
Stuart: could you tell me how many shared accounts use the same ip address
Jefferson S.: no, i don't have that information
Stuart: couldn't you find out?
Jefferson S.: no, I can not see how many accounts are on a server and we do not give that information out
Stuart: ok its just a performance related question i thought you could answer and to many accounts on the same ip isn't good really as you must know... for your information Bluehost have 500accounts per server and a couple of hundred that use the same ip.
Jefferson S.: we fill our servers 80% capacity
Stuart: ok thank you for your help Jefferson
Jefferson S.: You're welcome!
AND HERE'S MY QUESTIONS WITH BLUEHOST
Ann A. [5:48:14 PM]: Thank you for contacting the Sales Team. Please give me a moment while I review your question.
stuart [5:48:14 PM]: could you tell me if you have any uptime stats and do you own your servers or lease?
Ann A. [5:48:52 PM]: Hi! We average 99.9% network uptime. You can google bluehost uptime, there's several sites that monitor uptime for different hosts. We manage our own servers, which are located in Orem, Utah, USA
stuart [5:49:47 PM]: how would you say you are as a company compared to hostgator?
stuart [5:50:59 PM]: thinking of an answer lol
Ann A. [5:53:23 PM]: Our hosting packages are pretty similar. The way we run our scripts is more secure. Bluehost's scripts run using user:user based permissions, which means your scripts and files are as secure as Linux itself. HostGator runs scripts as nobody:nobody, making the individual script security not as secure.
Ann A. [5:53:46 PM]: We also offer free backup restores, which I think hostgator charges for.
Ann A. [5:54:08 PM]: They also use cpanel, which is what we use. I'm not certain what their cpu and process limits are,
stuart [5:54:31 PM]: excellent answer thats what I call good customer service! even though you had to ask a collegue lol [5:54:53 PM]: how many people share the same ip?
Ann A. [5:55:43 PM]: On average we have 500 accounts per server. Each server has multiple ips, let me see if I can find a more exact number. one moment please.
stuart [5:55:55 PM]: thank you
Ann A. [6:01:35 PM]: Thank you for waiting. There's probably a couple hundred that share the same ip address.
stuart [6:03:16 PM]: thank you Ann for answering the questions ohnestly..hostgator wouldn't tell me theirs they just said they fill their servers 80%