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Re: [SLUG] Recommend hosting
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Recommend hosting
- From: Mary Gardiner <mary-slug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 13:53:28 +1100
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On Mon, Feb 02, 2004, DE LUCA Ben wrote:
> Can some one recommend or want to offer there services for some hosting for
> me? I need around 1 Gig of space, with ftp access to it. We might push/pull
> up to 15 gigs a month for it.
I'm not sure you can get that amount of traffic cheaply from Australian
hosting providers -- they'll correct me if I'm wrong.
The US seems to be drowning in large amounts of diskspace and bandwidth
-- Google ads might be one of the better places to get a list of
providers. It would be a good idea to look at 5 or 10 to make sure
you're getting value for money (some of them sell a POP3 mailbox for the
price others sell 1GB of hosting space for).
I used http://csoft.net/ for a while (1GB of harddrive space, more or
less unlimited bandwidth US$25/month) -- they were fine but I have no
idea if that's seriously competitive, probably on the expensive side.
I now use a virtual server at http://jvds.com/ -- 3GB HDD space, 40GB
bandwidth (I think), root on virtual server, US$20/month. Their
non-virtual server hosting seems significantly more expensive (600MB HDD
space, 20GB bandwidth, $25/month -- odd).
Both seem to have adequate tech support, although if you want better
than 99.5% uptime neither of those would make the grade.
That should give you an idea of the prices you're looking at, but I
would definitely check Google and Google Ads for other providers.