Website host recommendations

    Jul 23 2012 | 11:48 am
    Hi all, Due to the demise of MobileMe, I'm left without a website, or anywhere personal on t'internet to host my midiin/out externals Any of you guys and girls out there got any recommendations for a cheap / free web hosting service?. I'm not worried about getting my 'dream host name', just need somewhere to plant a few pages, self designed and without advertising plastered all over them. Storage wise, again, not much needed, 1GB upwards would probably suffice for 10 years or so! Thanks for your time, Leigh

    • Jul 23 2012 | 1:46 pm
      I use 1and1 for all my hosting - looks like all their hosting packages are $3.99 a month for the first 12 months, now. Their 'business' package (which is what I have) is only $10 a month normally. That price includes unlimited bandwidth, storage, email accounts (2gb space each), etc. It's very nice for my portfolio site and what have you.
      If you need a fully virtualized server, they'll do that too (starting at $30 a month) or your own dedicated server for $60 a month. They also seem to have 'dynamic cloud servers' which is cloud yadda yadda stuff, looks like some weird virtualization/cloud hybrid thing, you can expand your server's capabilities as you need it (more processors, more ram, more storage, etc - looks like it's mainly designed for things that need to deal with a lot of burst traffic, or just extremely high traffic/storage requirements). It's expensive, and you don't need it.
      And just so you can get an idea, I'll link my page: or will get you to the same place. I've got a custom built content management system using MySQL and PHP driving it, wasn't that difficult to set up. I think I've had maybe a day or two of downtime (total) in the past 9 years.
      TL;DR - I like
    • Jul 24 2012 | 11:34 pm
      I can tell ya what NOT to go with: They suck. Plain and simple. :)
    • Jul 25 2012 | 9:08 am
      I'm happy with . Cheap and reliable.
    • Aug 12 2012 | 2:23 pm
      Thanks guys!
      I went with in the end. Seems ok so far!