[olug] Basic cheap local hosting?

Obi-Wan 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
   The stuff of earth competes for the allegiance I owe only to the
     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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