[TriLUG] Hosting questions

Christopher L Merrill chris at webperformance.com
Tue Oct 14 10:29:00 EDT 2008

ServerBeach.com (and many others) will get you a 100M network interface
and >1000GB/month for a reasonable price.  We use a number of higher-
bandwidth hosting providers as part of our business operations (and
always looking for more), including:
- serverbeach.com
- hivelocity.net
- hostway.com
- server4you.net
- dedicatednow.com

You didn't mention a price range. Most of these are <$200/mo.  A few
are close to $100/mo.

Note that these are all for dedicated Linux hosts, so you can put
whatever software you want on top of that.

I've had reasonably good service from all of them...but we don't ask
for much other than fat pipes and Linux.  ServerBeach is very automated.
HiVelocity has always been helpful on the phone.


Charles Fischer wrote:
> I am looking for some advice.  I am starting a new company and I am 
> looking for a web hosting site and hopefully a web site 
> template.  The company will be printing images onto hard surfaces.
> To do that I need a big pipe for transfer of large (up to 50MB) 
> images.  I do not expect the daily total to be very large, maybe 
> 1-2GB a day.  Following are the steps a customer would take:
> 1)  Select a shape for printing.  There will be about 10 shapes to 
> start, and up to 50 sometime in the future.
> 2)  Download a high resolution image.
> 3)  After the image is downloaded, it will be down sampled to about 
> 72 pixels per inch and displayed over the selected selected shape.
> 4)  The user adjusts the size and position of the down sampled image 
> over the shape.  I expect to write this in C and interface to Java.
> 5)  After the customer positions the image, the web application will 
> prompt for address and payment information.
> 6)  Have the web application check the credit card information and 
> inform the customer of success or a problem.
> The web site will also have examples of finished products, contact 
> information, order tracking and other common information.
> So any suggestion of hosts, HTML templates, banks and whatever I have 
> forgotten?
> Thanks
> Charles Fischer
> PS, I like local providers.

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