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maflynn
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PostSubject: What's your webhost?   Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:07 pm

I stumbled upon a small company that I may switch too. Not that I'm displeased with my current company but I am looking to be a better steward of my funds. I'm paying > 200 a year where as the new company Little Oak Hosting Seems to offer about the same level of services for a lot less.

$25 for the entry level package and 80 for the next step up. I haven't decided yet but I am curious as to what you guys run on now (if you have a web host that is). Another forum I lurk at has quite a following for little oak which piqued my interest.
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PostSubject: Re: What's your webhost?   Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:46 am

i know people swear by bluehost

but... i doubt even 1/16th of them need something so powerful...
i'm curious about little oak...
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PostSubject: Re: What's your webhost?   Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:53 am

Used to be on pair.com and now on pairlite.com. Highly recommended. Rock solid. Support is mainly by email and it's pretty much for people who know what they're doing.

I have a client on lunarpages.com which is also very good.

Good site here:
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/
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PostSubject: Re: What's your webhost?   Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:40 pm

I've heard good things about lunarpages as well.

little oaks hosting has a 30 day guarantee so I'm moving some stuff over there to see how it responds. I own theologynow.net AND theologynow.org so I'll set up the .org domain on the new host and compare/contrast the two for speed, ease of installation, etc.

Its funny, I wasn't in the market for a new web host but stumbling on this one means I save well over 50%. Its tough to beat 80 dollars a year, get unlimited domains, 800meg, and 16gb bandwidth. I've been told by people who do use them, that they do not oversell, so when a server approaches capacity, they buy a new one. Spending over 200 doesn't seem to make sense given my needs and all.

My storage requirements are over 200 meg which is the lowest package. If I could squeeze my stuff in there, I'd only pay 25 bucks a year but I'm well over that threshold.


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PostSubject: Re: What's your webhost?   Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:32 pm

In case anyone cares here's a little status.

I've spent two solid days trying to get another site up and running on the new web host. The first problem was dns issues, I changed my domain's name server to littleoak's hosting name server but after 12 hours the site was still unavailable. Support came to the rescue and deleted/re-added the domain.

Second problem, I was unable to get movable type installed. No matter what I tried, it was not working. There's a combination of programs that they must use that re incompatible. I had support there working on it all day today.

While I saw glowing, reviews of support, I entered the ticket in about MT this morning, I finally got notified around 1:00pm. A little too long for my taste.

They seem decent enough people, however the cost savings does not justify the headaches of moving over to a new host and converting my blog over to another application.

As my original post said, I'm generally happy where I'm at so I'll stick with them. If I thought I'd be getting a better deal without taking a hit on service, then I'd be willing to jump ship.
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PostSubject: Re: What's your webhost?   Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:31 am

rogermugs wrote:
i know people swear by bluehost

but... i doubt even 1/16th of them need something so powerful...
i'm curious about little oak...

I'm on bluehost now - just switched about a month ago after a couple of years on hostway. Bluehost has a 1-click, ~30 second WordPress install that couldn't be easier to use for hosted blogs. I have a handful of those, plus a couple of other sites that I maintain.

Hostway's personal plan didn't include any database support, so I couldn't use wordpress or do any database integration with my other sites - time to switch!
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PostSubject: Re: What's your webhost?   Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:42 am

maflynn wrote:


They seem decent enough people, however the cost savings does not justify the headaches of moving over to a new host and converting my blog over to another application.

i wonder if you had started there instead of trying to move there if it would have been a much easier process... do you still have the hosting or have you cancelled it? if you still have it... you should try a fresh install of MT (maybe its still not doable, or maybe thats what you already did)...
i'm just curious how it would go.

i looked at it closely because you mentioned it...
but i'm still so happy with my free hosting - both for this forum and my blog - that its hard to justify spending money.
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PostSubject: Re: What's your webhost?   Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:54 am

Definitely you hit the nail on the head.
LittleOaks is a good hosting company with fine support. I did wait an extended time for them to get back to me, but after that they were like a pit bull trying to figure out a solution.

It just so happens that my current web hosting company is setup in such a way I was able to easily install and configure movable type without any major headaches. If I had, I would have gone the wordpress route.

I'm still have a hard time paying > 200 bucks and so I'm still debating the issue. If that means jumping back over to wordpress so I can save 120 dollars a year I may.

I've had some bad luck with bargain basement web hosts before and while littleoaks doesn't fall into the same category, I am careful in selecting something that will provide a great web experience, good webmail and consistent uptime
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