Last post Mar 03, 2008 04:46 PM by wisecarver
Feb 26, 2008 05:20 PM|mediapyre|LINK
Longtime lurker here. I'm finally taking the big dip into independent consulting, and have forgotten just how murky hosting waters can be. Most of the companies I work with have co-lo's or are hosted with Rackspace.
For myself, I'd like to get my hands dirty, and upgrade two communities I work with - one Drupal and one on the new community server platform Telligent has put out.
I can't afford to spend too much on these three domains - they are all personal and out of pocket. Traffic is small.
Where can I host three domains, on one account, one with mysql db, and three tiny sql dbs. I just can't imagine having to get a dedicated box to have more than one db, and that's all I'm seeming to hear. I tried using ultima, but they were so slow that
the forums were unusable (snitz.)
I'd love to hear some first hand experience with multiple domains on one account - I'm not looking for the cheapest, but I certainly don't think that the small site should cost so damn much just because it's a different damn folder!
Feb 26, 2008 06:21 PM|geosync|LINK
After moving my hosting between several providers, I landed at
DiscountASPNet.com. I picked them after reading they were the #1 hosting company picked by readers of two tech magazines I read, and they've rated that way for several years in a row.
Not sure about the various database needs under one account. You can ask presales questions of their tech support. They were very helpful before I dove in.
Feb 26, 2008 06:53 PM|mediapyre|LINK
I'll give them a email then!
Thank you. I know that real world experience really is the deal breaker with hosts.
Feb 26, 2008 09:13 PM|kilko|LINK
One more vote for Discountasp.net but prolly no support of mysql with them [:(]
However, you can check out below hosts:
Feb 27, 2008 03:44 AM|DotNetPark|LINK
We at http://www.dotnetpark.com offer ASP.NET, PHP, MS SQL, mySQL hosting. So you can install Drupal. We also provide a free installation of Telligent Community Server. Now we are in process of changing our web hosting
plans, so do not look at the listed plans, just contact sales@ and we'll create a custom plan for you with several databases and reasonable price.
P.S. We allow up to 5 sites per account.
Feb 27, 2008 06:44 AM|wisecarver|LINK
Another vote for http://discountasp.net
Over the years I've hosted several large communities with them, some with multiple domains.
You get a boat load of free classic ASP and ASP.NET components to work with.
Some people balk at them for not offering SQL Express but as we all have seen, that has been for a very good reason.
The SQL Database Servers at Discountasp.net are NOT on the same machines as the accounts. Perfect. [;)]
Mar 03, 2008 01:02 PM|mediapyre|LINK
Well, looks like we've got a bit of a consensus!
I'm going to split the drupal off under it's own account, and try discount asp. I'll let them know you guys pointed it out and see if they can give you any kind of credit - it's nice to see people actually keeping db servers split, that was one of my largest
I'll post how it goes. Thank you gentlemen.
Mar 03, 2008 02:45 PM|DotNetPark|LINK
> The SQL Database Servers at Discountasp.net are NOT on the same machines as the accounts. Perfect
All decent hosting providers do the same. Did you see a hoster with SQL databases placed on the same machine as the accounts? Could you please tell their URLs?
Mar 03, 2008 04:46 PM|wisecarver|LINK
Indeed some hosts do place your SQL account on the same server as your web account, space and bandwidth.
http://Discountasp.net has never done that but some of the hosts posting here still do it.
I'd mention them by name but it would just start a flaming war. [;)]