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Message #1 by "John Arbon" <subscriptions@c...> on Fri, 12 Apr 2002 01:15:47
I'm looking for a new website host.  I've been with phpwebhosting.com and 
have become very discouraged with them.  Several requests for customer 
service have waited more than a week for a response and one of those 
(actually a repeat) has not even been properly addressed.  They say it is 
a programming problem, not a server problem, but the programs I wrote for 
the site work fine elsewhere... go figure...

Anyway, I have not been able to access my site for more than two days and 
have not heard word one from them about the problem.  I can't even write 
them to find aout as the only customer support they have is down as well...

Who do you use who is reliable, works with php as cgi and who's cgi-bin 
directory will allow includes in the cgi program, is reasonable in rate, 
transfers and space.

Frustrated,

John
Message #2 by Empier4552@a... on Thu, 11 Apr 2002 20:14:52 EDT
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I currently use www.fatcow.com They are 8.25 monthly totals to 99 a year. 
PHP3/4 and MySQL are available as is Cgi Bin and a decent amount of space and 
bandwidth limits. Their response time is wonderful from my personal 
experience. I've cotnacted them on saturdays and sundays at times. The most 
i've ever waited for a request was i think a day in a half. They are 
excellent at Customer Support.

Be advised there are i believe one time additional setup fees for the PHP and 
MySQL (20 $ each not sure.)

Message #3 by Michael Chinn <mchinn@t...> on Thu, 11 Apr 2002 17:19:58 -0700
John,

If you are in California, you can try Hurricane Electric (he.net) in San 
Jose.  They charge about $9.00 a month (for basic hosting) and they 
actually answer the phone (within the first 4 rings) with a technician not 
a marketing person.

One of the domains I work with uses them and they are very happy.  You can 
of course (if you have Cable or DSL) go it alone and put up your own server 
with Redhat or Mandrake.  It would save you a little money but give you 
complete control.  This assumes that your php application does not require 
heavy bandwidth.

Michael


At 4/12/02 Friday 01:15 AM, John Arbon wrote:
>I'm looking for a new website host.  I've been with phpwebhosting.com and
>have become very discouraged with them.  Several requests for customer
>service have waited more than a week for a response and one of those
>(actually a repeat) has not even been properly addressed.  They say it is
>a programming problem, not a server problem, but the programs I wrote for
>the site work fine elsewhere... go figure...
>
>Anyway, I have not been able to access my site for more than two days and
>have not heard word one from them about the problem.  I can't even write
>them to find aout as the only customer support they have is down as well...
>
>Who do you use who is reliable, works with php as cgi and who's cgi-bin
>directory will allow includes in the cgi program, is reasonable in rate,
>transfers and space.
>
>Frustrated,
>
>John


Message #4 by David@s... on Fri, 12 Apr 2002 08:26:52 -0400
Try www.affordablehost.com
I've been with the for about a yeat now and the service is splendid.

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David Mitchell
Web/Software Developer
david@s...
sofTV.net
www.sofTV.net
xxx.xxx.xxxx  x268
%>




Message #5 by "Peter Simard" <peter@p...> on Fri, 12 Apr 2002 19:45:00
Cyberwings.com

Heard good things about them.

Off-topic note: Sure is nice to have these new servers running, no more 
long waits on this list!

Pete
Message #6 by "Josh" <jeb_braun@i...> on Sat, 13 Apr 2002 08:22:02
I haven't tired them but for what they say they offer Xnull
(http://hosting.xnull.com/hostingplans.php) looks good. Everything you 
could ask for and more. Just my 2 cents.
Message #7 by "John Arbon" <subscriptions@c...> on Sun, 14 Apr 2002 02:22:49
Guys, you've been a great help!

cyberwings.com got the business.

At $7.80/year (yes, a YEAR) for 110MB HD space, 6GB tranfer/month 2 mySQL 
databases, and more, they took the cake.

I'll report back after a few months of use.

John
Message #8 by Empier4552@a... on Sat, 13 Apr 2002 21:41:24 EDT
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Indeed please do I am interested to hear how well they do for their supposed 
price, i really hope its not so cheap that they go bankrupt!


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