August 23, 2001
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Has anyone seen this hosting company before? They seem very cheap but I have no idea whether they are reliable.
posted by ecvgi (17 comments total)
Shouldn't you be asking this at Web Hosting Talk?
posted by riffola at 6:58 AM on August 23, 2001

I didn't know about it, but I do now. Thanks.
posted by ecvgi at 8:05 AM on August 23, 2001

Is this an ad? cummon.
posted by Zebulun at 8:27 AM on August 23, 2001

What's the dollar-pound conversion rate?
posted by brownpau at 9:23 AM on August 23, 2001

You'd think that in the current market, enough tech companies would have gone under to have made some infrastructure available cheap.
posted by ParisParamus at 10:25 AM on August 23, 2001

Anyone know the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
posted by Hankins at 11:21 AM on August 23, 2001

European swallow? Or African?
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:28 AM on August 23, 2001

I don't know.

[brief pause]

posted by iceberg273 at 11:40 AM on August 23, 2001

The real trick here is the "250 MB transfer a month" -- if you run a site with fifty visitors a day (most weblogs) you'll run over that in your first month. Try Doteasy -- no PHP/CGI, etc, but unlimited transfer/POP accounts and all for only a $35 setup fee... I've been using them for months and am quite happy.
posted by tweebiscuit at 12:57 PM on August 23, 2001

Unlimited transfer is a lie.

No, it is.

NO, IT IS!!!
posted by websavvy at 1:59 PM on August 23, 2001

I host a site for a popular Mac freeware program at a host that offers "unlimited transfer." On the days after a new version is released, the traffic maxes a T1 for most of a day and trails off to normal over the next couple of weeks. (I know this from a friend who used to host it off his T1 until he basically couldn't serve anything from his sites because of all the traffic to mine.)

I have never been asked for additional fees for this site. My cost for this hosting is $10 a month...
posted by kindall at 2:03 PM on August 23, 2001

As someone involved in web hosting I can say that anyone operating at an extremely cheap (less then $15 a month) really won't give you good service. I know people who have hosted off cable modems, put absurd number of people on one server and other atrocities. The basic fact is that bandwidth is expensive and virtually no one can get around that (unless you are a big provider like Verio). Plus factor in maintenance and security, paying $30 a month for web hosting will seem like a good deal. Like with anything you get what you pay for.
posted by geoff. at 2:05 PM on August 23, 2001

I will admit that this particular host does seem to throttle outgoing bandwidth to 32K per connection regardless of how much actual bandwidth you have. This strikes me as a not-entirely-suckular solution, as it only noticeable effect is on downloads of large files. Typical Web pages display adequately quickly.
posted by kindall at 2:08 PM on August 23, 2001

pfft. i still think the best host i've ever dealt with is dycero, and if you ask nicely they'll send you pics of the CEO in a tigger costume stalking the local wildlife.*

* i can't back that up.
posted by jcterminal at 2:29 PM on August 23, 2001

I understand that 123cheaphosting offers a special deal to MeFi members...

OK, maybe not.
posted by spilon at 3:17 PM on August 23, 2001

The post is an advertisement. It should have been deleted.
posted by Mo Nickels at 4:04 PM on August 23, 2001

below10host has never let me down, and has always given very quick responses to any questions or problems i've ever had (within an hour or two.).
posted by lotsofno at 4:24 PM on August 23, 2001

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