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Web hosting - any takers?

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Web hosting - any takers?

Post by freddie »

I have recently taken over a web hosting company. I know a lot of users of this forum use web hosting. I am hoping to put together an attractive package for weather web sites - but will need your help, if you are interested. Basically, the kind of information I am after is:
  • Disk space requirement.
  • Memory (RAM) requirement.
  • Bandwidth requirement.
  • Software requirement (e.g. database, PHP version, etc.)
  • Anything else required, such as SSH access and the like.
Note that PHP, .htaccess, web stats and cPanel access will be standard as with many other companies.

If you are interested, could you please PM with your requirements as this will inform me on how to shape the package(s) offered.

Any package will be very competitively priced, as I am only looking to cover costs, plus a bit for administration charges. I'm not doing this to "fleece" anybody - I want to give back to the community in a similar way that Mark does with his selfless development and maintenance of Cumulus MX.
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Re: Web hosting - any takers?

Post by HansR »

That is a great initiative :clap:

I currently am very happy with my (Dutch) provider and see no need to move. But the world may change, as it did before, and I may have to move providers again in which case it would be great to have a community provider who understands CumulusMX and its requirements.

One question (before that situation occurs): I have two websites: one for my meteo activities and one other. Both use WordPress either as a sidekick (meteo) or as main site engine. Would it be possible to install Wordpress (automatically) and if so how would that be managed? Would other applications be available?

Would it be possible to have my second website hosted as well beside the meteo site?
How would you handle that (technically and financially?)
Hans

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Re: Web hosting - any takers?

Post by mcrossley »

That's a great offer :clap:

I'm self-hosting on a rPi for now, a fixed IP makes that easy, things may change in the future of course.
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Re: Web hosting - any takers?

Post by water01 »

I would be interested but not until my current hosting service runs out in May 2025 as I have already paid upfront for it.

Two questions spring to mind

1) What level of service would you intend to provide (24/7?) and how if there is only one of you :D :D

2) Not sure about "Memory (Ram) requirement" as this is not a stat my current site provides (see below).

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Re: Web hosting - any takers?

Post by ConligWX »

freddie wrote: Sun 12 May 2024 9:17 pm I have recently taken over a web hosting company. I know a lot of users of this forum use web hosting. I am hoping to put together an attractive package for weather web sites - but will need your help, if you are interested. Basically, the kind of information I am after is:
  • Disk space requirement.
  • Memory (RAM) requirement.
  • Bandwidth requirement.
  • Software requirement (e.g. database, PHP version, etc.)
  • Anything else required, such as SSH access and the like.
Note that PHP, .htaccess, web stats and cPanel access will be standard as with many other companies.

If you are interested, could you please PM with your requirements as this will inform me on how to shape the package(s) offered.

Any package will be very competitively priced, as I am only looking to cover costs, plus a bit for administration charges. I'm not doing this to "fleece" anybody - I want to give back to the community in a similar way that Mark does with his selfless development and maintenance of Cumulus MX.
Likewise to Mark. I use dynamic DNS and self host, though if the option to host is attractive enough then I may move to yourself in the future.
Regards Simon

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Re: Web hosting - any takers?

Post by broadstairs »

I do use a hosting service which also handles my email including spam removal, and also handle domain renewals. Like others my contract expires later in the year. I realise your suggested service may well not handle some of this stuff.

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