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  • Hi,

    need to seek everyone’s opinion.

    After discussion with my webhost, I can receive the following discounts for loyal customers when I renew:

    1 year prepay = 1 month free hosting
    2 year prepay = 2 months free hosting

    I can exchange the freebies with the following:

    1 year prepay = 1 free mySQL
    2 year prepay = 2 free mySQL

    1 month of freehosting worth $7 while mySQL worth $1

    is this deal a good one?

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  • Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    That’s a pretty good deal. What kind of space and bandwidth do you get?

    2 GB band width and 200mb webspace, on Linux servers.

    so far, I am using only 50mb and I rarely hit 1GB of bandwidth

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    NM, that’s a pretty lousy deal. I’m getting 7GB of space, 192GB bandwidth, and unlimited MySQL databases for $19.95/mo from http://www.dreamhost.com

    And, you can get 2GB of space, 75GB bandwidth, and 10 MySQL databases for $6.95/mo from http://www.bluehost.com

    daniel, is that 2GB/month of traffic? you might want to check out http://o3hosting.com , they have fairly stable $1/month or $12/year plans for 2GB/month + 100 MB space with a laissez-faire admin policy (a lot of room for experimenting with codes etc)

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Update: WordPress has posted their recommended hosts: http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    I have to say I totally disagree with Dreamhost being in there as a recommended host. Whilst other’s on here wave the Dreamhost banner I found them to be an absolute nightmare.

    I recently wrote a post of my experiences with them.

    http://shadows.os42.com/index.php/2005/04/11/webhosting/

    And before anyone claims I am out to slather them, that is not the case, but I always think people should be honest. In my experience they just did not produce the goods.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Some of us have had great experiences (such as myself), while some of us have had horrible experiences (such as Shadow). Honestly, I think this is the case with every single web host out there.

    Now, Matt had expressed interest in establishing a personal relationship with the supported hosting providers. So, I can only assume that Matt has established a good personal relationship with DreamHost. Not to mention that DreamHost is very dedicated to WordPress and they do have a few WP “gurus” on their support staff now. Matt also has a DH affiliate link, which means that he is now a DreamHost customer. I’m sure he’ll pull them if he has a bad time.

    In the end, we need to leave Matt’s decisions up to Matt.

    I found a code for dreamhost that knocks the first year down to 9.24, 119 every year there after. It’s 2400 meg storeage, 120 gig bandwidth, unlimited sql, 600 hosted e-mail, shell all the stuff under the crazy insane domain option.

    If you are really curious (I don’t want to spam too hard core:) )
    send me an e-mail at mindsap@ku.edu
    I figure, at 10 bucks for the first year, everyone can afford to find out if they really want to mess with Web Dev or not.

    Not to harp on this, but I agree with Shadow on DreamHost. Since I first mentioned here that my site had been down 9 times since signing up at the end of January, it’s gone down two more times and my mail three times. The customer service has been great, but in the end, I don’t want nice, I want up. They still refuse to move my database to a different server. *sigh*

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