• Cheap Hosting...

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Mon Dec 28 22:03:30 2020
    I got a renewal notice from pskhosting.com, I'd forgotten I'd grabbed a deal last year around new years.

    The deal is your basic shared hosting, control panel, Apache, MySQL, IMAP, 120 GB of storage, and it's $9/year. I've got a test domain sitting on it now, but I'd forgotten what it's like when you don't have SSH access to the system - or SCP. I've got to FTP files to/from it.

    Just like it's 2000 all over again.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/EOTLBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Dec 29 08:33:00 2020
    Hello poindexter!

    ** On Tuesday 29.12.20 - 01:03, poindexter.fortran wrote to All:

    I got a renewal notice from pskhosting.com, I'd forgotten I'd grabbed a deal last year around new years.

    The deal is your basic shared hosting, control panel, Apache, MySQL, IMAP, 120 GB of storage, and it's $9/year.

    Per YEAR? That's pretty darn good. But I only see per MONTH
    figures on their site. Or.. are you getting an exclusive because
    you are previous customer?

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Dec 29 12:40:45 2020
    Re: Cheap Hosting...
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Mon Dec 28 2020 10:03 pm

    I got a renewal notice from pskhosting.com, I'd forgotten I'd grabbed a deal last year around new years.

    The deal is your basic shared hosting, control panel, Apache, MySQL, IMAP, 120 GB of storage, and it's $9/year. I've got a test domain sitting on it now, but I'd forgotten what it's like when you don't have SSH access to the system - or SCP. I've got to FTP files to/from it.


    that's too cheap. i'd expect bad service for that much. i've seen bad service for that much.
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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Dec 29 15:25:43 2020
    poindexter wrote:
    I got a renewal notice from pskhosting.com, I'd forgotten I'd grabbed a deal last year around new years.

    The deal is your basic shared hosting, control panel, Apache, MySQL, IMAP, 120 GB of storage, and it's $9/year. I've got a test domain sitting on it now, but I'd forgotten what it's like when you don't have SSH access to the system - or SCP. I've got to FTP files to/from it.

    Just like it's 2000 all over again.

    Check out lowendbox.com

    I snagged a 4cpu host with 4gb and 90gb hard disk with 4TB of bandwidth for
    $70 a year with full KVM (none of that openvz crap). I run my bbs on that.

    My other server is $59 a year with 4gb 3 cpu, 75gb disk space anf 5tb of b/w.

    You can get some crazy good deals. Just make sure you go for a provider that's been around for a while. There was an influx of new companies all offering great deals and then they shutdown within in a few months, taking all the payments with them.

    Also, check lowendtalk.com for feedback on companies.

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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to MRO on Tue Dec 29 15:27:38 2020
    MRO wrote:
    Re: Cheap Hosting...
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Mon Dec 28 2020 10:03 pm

    I got a renewal notice from pskhosting.com, I'd forgotten I'd grabbed a deal last year around new years.

    The deal is your basic shared hosting, control panel, Apache, MySQL, IMAP,
    120 GB of storage, and it's $9/year. I've got a test domain sitting on it
    now, but I'd forgotten what it's like when you don't have SSH access to the system - or SCP. I've got to FTP files to/from it.

    Oh wait, $9 a year. Yeah. One of those reseller type accounts or something. They're cheap but you lose a lot of the freedom and configuratability.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nelgin on Wed Dec 30 02:02:29 2020
    Re: Re: Cheap Hosting...
    By: Nelgin to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Dec 29 2020 03:25 pm

    Check out lowendbox.com

    I snagged a 4cpu host with 4gb and 90gb hard disk with 4TB of bandwidth for $70 a year with full KVM (none of that openvz crap). I run my bbs on that.

    i used lowendbox a lot. a lot of those providers
    are fly by night operations or just crappy vps providers.

    i used to slum it for a long time. it's better to just get an ovh server
    right now i am renting a server and i am hosting a couple of bbses for people they chip in and my friend chips in with me.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Ogg on Wed Dec 30 06:11:00 2020
    Ogg wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Per YEAR? That's pretty darn good. But I only see per MONTH
    figures on their site. Or.. are you getting an exclusive because
    you are previous customer?

    I got a one-time deal and I keep renewing it, because I'll never see
    a deal like it again.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to MRO on Wed Dec 30 06:11:00 2020
    MRO wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    that's too cheap. i'd expect bad service for that much. i've seen bad service for that much.

    Yeah, but you're pretty cynical.




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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nelgin on Wed Dec 30 07:02:00 2020
    Nelgin wrote to MRO <=-

    Oh wait, $9 a year. Yeah. One of those reseller type accounts or something. They're cheap but you lose a lot of the freedom and configuratability.

    I'm realistic about what I'm getting - I can run Wordpress on it for
    a project I'm working on, and they have a bunch of one-click installs
    I can set up and burn down at will.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Dec 30 23:43:14 2020
    Re: Re: Cheap Hosting...
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to MRO on Wed Dec 30 2020 06:11 am

    MRO wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    that's too cheap. i'd expect bad service for that much. i've seen
    bad service for that much.

    Yeah, but you're pretty cynical.


    well i used a lot of cheap providers. you never used it and didnt remember having it so you cant really comment on it.


    *I* can.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Jan 3 19:10:00 2021
    Hello poindexter!

    ** On Wednesday 30.12.20 - 06:11, poindexter FORTRAN wrote to Ogg:

    Per YEAR? That's pretty darn good. But I only see per
    MONTH figures on their site. Or.. are you getting an
    exclusive because you are previous customer?

    I got a one-time deal and I keep renewing it, because I'll
    never see a deal like it again.

    Unless they are undercutting the service in some unknown way to
    you to make up for their losses, you're very fortunate that they
    even maintain the $9/yr offer.

    This is not hosting related, but it is a similar grandfathered
    pricing story:

    I had a promo offer from Rogers for their mobile internet one
    time that would take me from $35/mo for 4GB to $40 for 5GB. I
    grabbed it at the time because 4GB seemed really insufficient.

    Then, later when it came time to renew for another year (but I
    was really on a monthly program by then), they were promoting
    newer mobile USB devices (requiring a new device purchase) and a
    commitment to at least 2 years on contract. I could have done
    that, and probably gained 3G LTE too, but the outlay for the new
    device and being locked-in for 2 years seemed over zealous. Also
    at that time, the entry point for 5GB was $50/mo! plus $10/mo if
    I went over the standard 5GB usage.

    I decided to stick with 5GB at $40/mo thank you very much -
    although technically it was a tad slower than 3G LTE.

    I monitored my data usage with a program on my laptop, so I
    hardly ever went over if I didn't have to. Overage was still $5/
    mo instead of $10/mo at that time.

    Rogers practically had to continue with the last 5GB for $40/mo
    of my last offer because I was using "their" device, and I had
    agreed to their original requirements. They were in no legal
    position to change the terms and force me to change.


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