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What hosting do you all use?

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:21 am UTC

Are there any good free hosts? I've got 4 small domains that I'd like to host. Current free hosting is down for over 5 minutes for the second time in fewer than 6 months.

Anyway, where all do you have your sites hosted, for those of you who own domains?
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Re: What hosting do you all use?

Postby scarecrovv » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:10 am UTC

I quite like https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/. It's not free, but it's inexpensive (pennies per month if your site is very low traffic like mine), transparent, and fair. I have never noticed any downtime (my site has always been there when I've visited, but it could have been down for weeks while I wasn't looking).

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Re: What hosting do you all use?

Postby commodorejohn » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:13 am UTC

I'll stump for nearlyfreespeech.net as well. Last I looked the free hosts were still the same locked-down ad-ridden nonsense they were ten or fifteen years ago; NFS is available for beer money and provides quite good service, as well as taking care of domain registration automatically.
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Re: What hosting do you all use?

Postby Dthen » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:45 pm UTC

I also use nearly free speech. It's not free, but it nearly is and as already stated, their pricing is totally transparent. I've not had any problems with ... well, anything.
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Re: What hosting do you all use?

Postby bittyx » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:22 pm UTC

I host my website(s) on WebFaction, which isn't free, but is pretty cheap - $10 per month - I guess you can consider this beer money. I don't know how much NFSN charges for hosting so I can't make a comparison, but I do host my domains with them. With NFSN, I love how transparent they are about *everything* related to what they offer. In my experience, both WebFaction's and NFSN's support is very quick to answer, and highly technical - on WebFaction, I've had non-trivial issues solved within minutes.

I know you asked for free hosting, not affordable hosting, but in my experience with free hosting, I'd recommend you avoid that (because I've never seen *real* free hosting, there's always some kind of a catch, and I don't want to have to deal with that).

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Re: What hosting do you all use?

Postby Flumble » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:40 pm UTC

In the past I had used 110mb.com (it was one of the few that offered php and no ads at that time), but I have no idea what's left of that service, or even that company in general.
Then I switched to hosting on my own system (first a desktop, then a raspberry pi), which was nearly free, because my parents paid for connectivity and electricity. :P

And recently I switched to a VPS at transip (€12 a month), because I wanted more hardware redundancy (because setting up backups and synchronization is a pain with my own hardware) and less blockades regarding mail services. And of course the ability to run any kind of service, so webhosting alone is a no-go for me.

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Re: What hosting do you all use?

Postby Mikemk » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:12 am UTC

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Re: What hosting do you all use?

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:43 am UTC

Flumble wrote:In the past I had used 110mb.com (it was one of the few that offered php and no ads at that time), but I have no idea what's left of that service, or even that company in general.
Then I switched to hosting on my own system (first a desktop, then a raspberry pi), which was nearly free, because my parents paid for connectivity and electricity. :P

And recently I switched to a VPS at transip (€12 a month), because I wanted more hardware redundancy (because setting up backups and synchronization is a pain with my own hardware) and less blockades regarding mail services. And of course the ability to run any kind of service, so webhosting alone is a no-go for me.

I ended up picking Digital Ocean, for a $5/mo VPS that I can use to host small websites and also an IRC bouncer.
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Re: What hosting do you all use?

Postby Zorlin » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:56 am UTC

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:I ended up picking Digital Ocean, for a $5/mo VPS that I can use to host small websites and also an IRC bouncer.

Digital Ocean is a great choice. My pick would be between Digital Ocean, Dreamhost, Nearly Free Speech and Rackspace.
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