Apart from being free, of course. I can see thousands of free webhosts, many of which even don't put ads, and still support Databases, custom domains, even unbelievable bandwidths. Still, how does premium webhosts remain at the top? Or what is the problem with these free hosts?
I've had some experience with free hosts such as awardspace, etc. And I've done a thousand google searches for free hosts but I'm hoping sitepointers may be able to give some assistance.
I need this hosting for a non-profit that I'm doing a website for, and need 1 MySQL database with it. The site will not require huge amounts of bandwith by any standards so I'm looking for good quality free hosting for this organisation so they don't have to spend the extra bucks.
I am looking to get hosting for site that I want to build. At the moment I am looking for shared hosting. Things that I need from the host are unlimited MySQL databases, Unlimited Domains/Sub-Domains, 5GB Disk Space and 10 GB Data transfer. My budget is about $10/month. I know hostgator provides 1 month for 1cent after coupon. I know hostgator oversells but their plans meet my requirements and from what I have read here they aren't too bad. Are there any other hosts that provide the first month for free or close to free, I would like to try out the hosting service for a month to see for myself how they are.
Hey, I'd be interested to hear a bit about the dedicated server features that would "turn you on" as potiential dedicated server client. What would make you go "WOW, thats cool", which features that would be indifferent to you and which ones you'd rather be with out...and why?
Thanks a lot for your input. I've listed a few options, but please feel free to post more below!
(also, just to make it clear, we (uk2group.com) does not offer all of these services, so this is not a lame attempt to spam or promote our services...)
On July 24, data-center operator 365 Main issues a press release touting its 24/7 reliability & backup generators that keep the data center continuously running. That day a power outage hits and three of its backup generators fail, taking down high-profile customers including Craigslist, RedEnvelope and Technorati.
wondering in general and specifically for woodcrest vs conroe and kentsfield vs clovertown
I can't find either
a) an explanation as to why the server cpu's are superior to the desktop equivilents
b) benchmarks comparing them.
even mainstream hardware sites like tomshardware has benchmarks for server hdd's, but not server cpu's for some reason.
apart from the ability to use dual cpu's in a single machine, what is the advantage? what warrants the price difference? are there benchmarks available anywhere to compare comparable models? (example, woodcrest xeon 5150 2.66ghz vs conroe c2d e6700 2.66ghz)
I run a wordpress blog with apache2+mysql5+php5 in a Debian vps with 1024mb ram (plus swap).
When you read the website everything works quick and smooth, but when you have to add data to the database (edit posts, write posts, write comments) something weird happens. monitoring the system with the top and I see that, for example, as soon as an article has been posted (already got the "article posted" message in the page) the free ram goes suddenly down (some seconds) from 800mb to 0. Swapping starts and the website stops responding. in the meanwhile cpu "wa" goes high (90%++).
Typing ps aux I can see that is not mysql process's fault, actually it seems more that it's apache to cause this ram hogging, in fact an apache restart brings back tons of free ram.
# Here is entries for some specific programs # The following values assume you have at least 32M ram
# This was formally known as [safe_mysqld]. Both versions are currently parsed. [mysqld_safe] socket= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock nice= 0
[mysqld] # # * Basic Settings # user= mysql pid-file= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid socket= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock port= 3306 basedir= /usr datadir= /var/lib/mysql tmpdir= /tmp language= /usr/share/mysql/english skip-external-locking # # Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on # localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure. bind-address= 127.0.0.1 # # * Fine Tuning #
key_buffer= 64M max_allowed_packet= 16M thread_stack= 128K thread_cache_size= 8 max_connections = 600 table_cache = 256 #thread_concurrency = 10 # # * Query Cache Configuration # query_cache_limit = 1M query_cache_size = 16M # # * Logging and Replication # # Both location gets rotated by the cronjob. # Be aware that this log type is a performance killer. #log= /var/log/mysql/mysql.log # # Error logging goes to syslog. This is a Debian improvement :) # # Here you can see queries with especially long duration #log_slow_queries= /var/log/mysql/mysql-slow.log #long_query_time = 2 #log-queries-not-using-indexes # # The following can be used as easy to replay backup logs or for replication. #server-id= 1 #log_bin= /var/log/mysql/mysql-bin.log # WARNING: Using expire_logs_days without bin_log crashes the server! See README.Debian! #expire_logs_days= 10 #max_binlog_size = 100M #binlog_do_db= include_database_name #binlog_ignore_db= include_database_name # # * BerkeleyDB # # Using BerkeleyDB is now discouraged as its support will cease in 5.1.12. skip-bdb # # * InnoDB # # InnoDB is enabled by default with a 10MB datafile in /var/lib/mysql/. # Read the manual for more InnoDB related options. There are many! # You might want to disable InnoDB to shrink the mysqld process by circa 100MB. skip-innodb # # * Security Features # # Read the manual, too, if you want chroot! # chroot = /var/lib/mysql/ # # For generating SSL certificates I recommend the OpenSSL GUI "tinyca". # # ssl-ca=/etc/mysql/cacert.pem # ssl-cert=/etc/mysql/server-cert.pem # ssl-key=/etc/mysql/server-key.pem
I was in the market for a new dedicated server after a couple of years with my previous provider. The previous provider did nothing wrong but they were no longer competitive when it came to CPU and memory.
I moved first to geekrack. And I left them after a week and a half as they never were able to get my rDNS records setup.
I found Universal Hosts on this forum and gave them a shot. I had asked for an operating system that they didn't offer normally (Debian 64 bit) and they said that they could do it. However, when my server was setup it was 32 bit Debian instead. They apologized and had Debian 64 bit setup less than 24 hours later.
When I asked them to get rDNS records setup it took a few hours but they were setup correctly and they worked.
Universal Hosts is also a BurstNet reseller but compared to my other attempt at using a BurstNet reseller they are fantastic. While the initial config was incorrect they worked quickly to fix it and were very professional about it.
So after two weeks - so far so good. Keep up the good work UniHosts!
I am running Apache2.2, PHP5.I have been running with virtual hosts on a Windows 7 environment fine for a couple of years successfully, but have just had to move to a Windows 8 environment.It looks like Apache and PHP have installed and are working fine, but my Virtual hosts are now not being recognised. From what I can tell, it is the Windows 8 hosts file that is having a problem, as it looks as though it is now just setup to Block websites.
If I make the host file just have the one line127.0.0.1 localhost entry, then the very first Virtual Host from my apache config file will come up, but the rest are not found.If I put the usual 127.0.0.1 mywebsite.name aliasname is appears as though my website works momentarily and then is blocked..
Recently I stumbled along a host on here with a good rep and that uses direct admin.
Because they were very nice on the live support I signed up to see what direct admin was like.
Its very diferent from cpanel. Some parts seem to be harder to use like the phpmyadmin requires the username and password to the database you created not the control panel username and password like cpanel. Although I guess that could be a good security feature just in case some one gets into the control panel they can not get into the phpmyadmin, then again if they are smart and were able to get into the control panel they could get into ftp and look what the username and password is on the config file for the script you are using.
The bandwidth meter seems to be better in direct admin although I think its acting up for me as its putting yesterdays bandwidth on todays. I was told by the host that it updates every 2 hours and at first it did but now its gone to every day. Oh and unlike cpanel this bandwidth meter includes bandwith used by the control panel.
Niether one from what I can tell counts sftp though at least for the hosts I have right now.
I cancelled a VPS ages, ago, and they stopped charging me, but it's still up, and I can use it. I emailed them saying they hadn't stopped it, but they haven't replied in 2 days. Should I just keep using it?
Think I might just set up a CS server and leave it
I've made my first website and I'm trying to find web hosting that is free and that it will also allows me to transfer my files through ftp directly through an ftp server. (ftp.example.com)
I've tried using the one for freewebpage.org but it doesn't work.. I tried it using port 21, 22, and 80 in both frontpage and filezilla and they didn't work.. I guess it's the ftp server that isn't really working, or the information they provide is inaccurate.
The buffer has 2375 MB of free ram. However this is a heavy mysql server. I want the empty ram be used by mysql so it becomes faster.
We are currently moving to a 8GB ram server, and the free ram will be around 7 GB if we use the exact same configuration. I want the free ram to be 1 GB at most, why pay for 8 GB ram if I'm going to use a fraction of it?
What optimizations should I attempt?
I know about harddisk I/O bottlenecks, I have two SATA drives in the system, and a SAS drive dedicated to mysql, that's all we can afford currently.
All mysql databases are for SMF forums, and currently using MyISAM tables. Switching to another storage engine is a possibility, if it won't create problems in restarts and hot backups.