Various ramblings of sysadmin, programmer, dancer, coffee snob, food lover and Winnipegger.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Bluehost sucks... (Part 2)
Well they did it again - all sites are down. No reason given. Just two days after the first incident. I am seriously starting to look for a new hosting provider. Found a couple interesting ones so far. Network Redux seems like a pretty reputable and reliable host. There are quite a few very good feedback about this one, plus they host several FOSS projects. Features and pricing seems to be the same as Bluehost, but hopefully with less downtime. I'm gonna send a lengthy questionnaire to their sales team and see how it goes. Also found something pretty cool - a pay-as-much-as-you-use hosting provider NearlyFreeSpeech.net. They have very reasonable prices and you literally pay only for consumed bandwidth and storage. They charge a bit extra for MySQL and e-mail forwarding. Features are pretty limited, but it could be just enough for my needs. I think I might try a test Drupal install there. I have a feeling it might not be enough power for all the modules I'm using.