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22 August 2007 @ 11:46 am
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Okay, decision time. Do I stay with my current webhost who are charging me £98 per annum (and which is due in the next three weeks), or do I move webhost to somewhere else which might cost more but won't be so susceptable to blocking me out of my own file manager and deleting my email accounts without warning? (And who might also be able to give me tech support in the english language...)

I need access to MySQL databases, I need a lot of bandwidth allowance and I could do with a fair whack of storage space.

I've been looking at DreamHost. It's a possibility - any negatives I should be aware of with them (other than the additional costs)?

Or - and I already know what most of you are going to say here, but seriously a hundred quid would pay for the new oil sump my car needs - do I give up the sites altogether?

ETA I'm taking a half-day today so I'm not ignoring you if you answer this, honest!

... I've actually just checked out Dreamhost again and they've got a special offer on. If I can pay two years in advance plus a set up fee then I get a pretty sweet package. Trouble is... I would need to get £250. I don't have it. I'm not likely to have it this year. The more I think about this, the more I think I should give up the sites because I just can't afford it right now.
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Babies ate my dingo.derryderrydown on August 22nd, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
My bunch are pretty good. And even their most expensive package (5GB disk space, 12GB transfer, 50 SQL databases) is only £2 more than you're paying now.

And the support is fantastic - totally on the ball and able to fix things. They had a few problems about nine months back, when transferring to new servers, but they've been solid ever since.
draconindraconin on August 22nd, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
GoDaddy (www.godaddy.com) have what look like quite attractive hosting offers. I can't vouch for them because I only use them for the purchase of my domain name, not for hosting also. But the prices look quite reasonable as I recall from when I was renewing my domains last month.
velvetwhip: Burning Willow by dragonydreamsvelvetwhip on August 22nd, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
I wish I could help...


Gabrielle
JG: BX by dothestarswyoujgracio on August 22nd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
It's sad, but from what I know of your financial situation you're better off without the sites.

OTOH, you'll be losing a big part of your hobby, a part that for the most part has been bringing you joy.

But you know, fandom doesn't put food on the plate or fix your car. It'll be a shame if the sites go away, but it'll be worse if you have financial problems you could have avoided.