25 April 2004

Another web hosting provider disappears

My web hosting provider exploded. The company who supposedly bought their customer lists has failed to get things going after a week or two. So, I need a new web host.

Requirements:

  • Linux or UNIX based
  • SSH access and rsync for uploading my site
  • Low monthly fees
  • No price gouging for extra bandwidth
  • Low or zero setup fee
  • One domain, at least 3 subdomains
  • At least 2 POP3/IMAP mailboxes
  • A reasonable amount of space (50 MB or more)
  • SpamAssassin

Nice-to-have features:

  • Usenet/NNTP access and server
  • Jabber server
  • Logs and stats
  • Search engine support for sites

I don’t need PHP, JSP, ASP, SSI, SQL, CGI, … Just static web pages, cheap. Also:

  • I don’t need DNS hosting or domain registration, just the servers to point my existing domain at and a working MX or two.
  • High uptime isn’t all that important; the odd day or so of downtime is fine.
  • Phone support isn’t important.
  • Technical hand-holding won’t be needed, obviously.

I’ve found:

Frankly, I’d be tempted to do it myself if we weren’t planning on moving in the near future…

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