[olug] Basic cheap local hosting?
obiwan at jedi.com
Mon Dec 5 18:27:29 UTC 2011
> Well, currently I am using namecheap.com for my shared hosting. They
> are fairly inexpensive, and quite responsive with their tech support. I
> recently had an issue where my account got suspended because of a
> mis-match of cached credentials. I went into their online support chat,
> and had a tech that unlocked the account within 5 minutes. This isn't
> an exceptional story with them, rather it's quite the norm for their
> support...almost every issue I've had they have been able to resolve
> very quickly. They even helped with converting a database dump when I
> migrated to them from another hosting service - and that was done within
> an hour (personally, I would have been happy if they had done it within
> a business day - so they exceeded my expectations).
I use NameCheap for my domain registrations, URL redirects, and email
address forwarding. I don't actually host any real data with them, so
I can't comment on that.
Their tech support is indeed wonderful. When I was shopping for a
registrar/forwarder with certain capabilities, their tech support
folks on their interactive chat line were great at going back to their
sysadmins to get the info I needed, and were very quick & friendly
while doing so. When my chat connection got cut off mid-stream (my
fault), they emailed me within minutes to get me the rest of the
info I had requested.
Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth obiwan at jedi.com PrairieRimImages.com
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Giver of all good things, so if I stand, let me stand on the
promise that You will pull me through. -- Rich Mullins
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