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  1. admin Spain

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    Can anyone recommend a Company providing Bandwidth Free Hosting at a reasonable annual fixed cost?

    I have noted streamline.net from previous posts, any others?

    Thanks
     
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  3. bb99 United Kingdom

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    There's no such thing as a bandwidth free lunch :)

    I'd say you're best off going for a provider that has a limit that's well above what you're going to use rather than just going for an unlimited style package.

    Questions:

    - is it unix or Windows hosting that you want?

    - are there any other special requirements (eg specific PHP extensions)?

    - is it a resource intensive requirement?

    If you can answer those and give an indication of the sort of bandwidth you're talking, I may be able to help.
     
  4. admin Spain

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    Unix
    PHP Support
    MySql x 1

    Not sure of bandwidth yet as will be a new site, but expecting 10GB a month at least
     
  5. Jeewhizz

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    UK Based or US Based?
     
  6. FC Domains

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    UK2 do dedicated servers at 1TB a month, dead cheap.
    However their support = 0.

    I burn about 10GB a day and use Netrino for reliable and UK2 for the rest.
     
  7. netserve

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    Send me a pm with what you want, the sort of deals you've been offered etc.

    You run a darn good site so I don't helping out with space etc.
     
  8. admin Spain

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    Thanks for all the offers, just going through them now.
     
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    If you run a php/perl site then they measure CPU time on your domain...... yes the forum goes quiet for a moment as everyone scratches their head and asks what cpu time is all about and how do you measure it per site.

    The bottom line is that your site will be pulled from their servers before you ever get close to using the 20Gb of disk space, 1Tb of data transfer or 3000 email accounts, in fact the CPU time is so limited that it's very difficult to run php/perl at all on any site with decent traffic.
     
  11. jonno United Kingdom

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    dreamhost are a great 'bricks and mortar' and long established host, if you are looking for a package with lots of disk space/bandwidth but arent too fussed by latency as they are US based.

    i have heard numerous personal recommendations and as far as i know all the services they sell they keep their word to - i.e they wont cut you off should your bandwidth/disk/cpu usage gets to high as others will.

    admin - email or drop me a PM your full requirements and budget - we have plenty of resources left on our uk based dedicated servers [linux/PHP5/MySQL/CPanel available].
     
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  12. netserve

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    All I'll say is put dreamhost cpu into google and see what it comes up with.
     
  13. jonno United Kingdom

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    yes but looking at the the sort of CPU minutes these complaining users are getting i'm not suprised?

    also note from their support site:

    seems reasonable to me?
     
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    easyspace dot com for unlimited bandwidth on UK dedi servers
     
  15. Jeewhizz

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    There's no such thing as unlimited bandwidth... sorry to burst that bubble ;)
     
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    I'm pretty sure there is a mathematical theory that if you can send data faster than the speed of light it would breach the time barrier and effectively give you infinite bandwidth.
    Or it may just destroy the universe.
     
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    Brilliant, they have unlimited web space for free, I have over 100GB of small XML files here I have been meaning to upload somewhere. They will also have no problem if I get a million people a month downloading them, fantastic!
     
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