Last post Apr 27, 2006 05:35 AM by sherbert
Mar 17, 2006 03:36 AM|sherbert|LINK
I am based in the UK and need some hosting space for my site
Currently I have 828MB in my DotNetNuke DB and 120 in my own DB where I hold my specific data. The site is only 100MB in asp size.
I am having problems finding anyone who can host my site for a sensible price due to the size of my DB.
All hosting companies seem to offer more web space than DB space. Anyone know of a hosting company that is changing the way it offers space?
Mar 17, 2006 05:08 AM|cjsmitty|LINK
Mar 17, 2006 08:35 AM|MobileNow|LINK
Mar 18, 2006 03:30 PM|sherbert|LINK
Power DNN gave me so much information I was very impressed.
Thanks for everyone's help.
Mar 21, 2006 08:42 AM|sherbert|LINK
Mar 21, 2006 12:58 PM|MobileNow|LINK
Mar 21, 2006 02:31 PM|Ed_DeGagne|LINK
Mar 21, 2006 03:05 PM|sherbert|LINK
Tony, you have already impressed me with your willingness to help and I have read your testimonials which all look fantastic, and thanks to Ed he too has sung your praises.
It is however important to try and get other people's feedback rather than just the things you choose to put on your site.
Please do not take this the wrong way, you have already done more than any other hosting company I have spoken to, and I cannot see any reason why not to join you, however I cannot find any mention of you on any forums (other than what you write) and I am
just interested to get other people's opinions.
If you are as good as you say, and if you continue to be as helpful once you have my money, I'll be shouting about how good you are - why are there no others?
Thanks for your help Ed, nice to see yet more good comments for Tony.
Mar 21, 2006 04:23 PM|Ed_DeGagne|LINK
Apr 26, 2006 12:47 PM|rodneyjoyce|LINK
Apr 26, 2006 05:56 PM|sherbert|LINK
I have not replied to this as I still have some minor teething points, but let me tell you this.
I have been hosting at home and had complete control, and being a bit of a control freak found the thought of hosting scary!!
I was worried that I would not be able to do what I want, or get hold of the people when I wanted to. My fears have been laid to rest.
I now host www.virtualgolfsociety.co.uk with Tony, at PowerDNN and I am paying $50 a month. Sadly I am still using DNN1 as I modified core and created my own batch email process which needed some non standard
support. When I initially spoke to Tony he said this would not be a problem, but I thought he agreed to this a little too quickly to have thought about it. I was wrong again. Tony has continued to impress me, yes I do still have a problem where my users
login is not remembered but I am sure Tony will help me to solve that (especially as I have put it here and will reply when fixed! - sorry Tony). Due to the nature of my site where emails go out weekly, daily and every 5 minutes he has had to setup scheduled
events to call specific pages of my site - all of which was done in an instance (another minor issue, but resolved reasonably quickly)
What can I say, I have been with them not yet a month, they are small but they are dynamic. They are able to adapt to my needs quickly, plus they are the only quality company I could find that would support my 1GB SQL DB with out charging me blood!
I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone, they know DNN which is another bonus, in fact Tony has even offered to re-write my site into DNN3, we have not discussed the price yet though.
I think they give a 15 day trial, which I do not think is long enough to really gauge how good someone is, and I think to get a true picture you should ask me again in 3 months what I think once I have solved all of my current problems and caused a few more.
I should also point out I am a bit of a pain as my site is so non-standard and I am not a very good programmer - but I tell you Tony has the patience of a saint - or a dart board with a picture of my site on it!!!
Give them a try - speak to Tony, tell him Simeon told you it was good.
And let us know how you get on.
Apr 26, 2006 07:30 PM|MobileNow|LINK
Apr 27, 2006 05:28 AM|rodneyjoyce|LINK
Apr 27, 2006 05:35 AM|sherbert|LINK