[olug] Basic cheap local hosting?

T. J. Brumfield enderandrew at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 22:09:55 UTC 2011

I need to host a low bandwidth Wordpress site. Really, I don't need
anything more than a shared hosting account. But everyone I've tried
doesn't allow me to do page caching, so performance is pretty poor.

I actually just signed up for a hosting service the other day because the
sales staff assured me without a doubt that I could do opcode caching. I
migrated my domain and site over, only to find it isn't enabled on the
server. In fact, pretty much any Apache module I need for that caching
plugin isn't installed and they're not willing to install any of them,
including some really basic/common modules like mod_deflate and
mod_rewrite. The technical staff state that no one should have reason to
use those.

After migrating this site five times already from one terrible host to
another, I'm curious if anyone on this list can recommend a good, cheap
service, or if they one of their own?

I could rent a VPS through Linode, except that seems overkill for a single
Wordpress install that will get minimal traffic.

-- T. J. Brumfield
"I'm questioning my education
Rewind and what does it show?
Could be, the truth it becomes you
I'm a seed, wondering why it grows"
-- Pearl Jam, Education

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