Thursday, July 07, 2005

Excellent!

Special thanks to Jeff for his comment yesterday.

Also thanks to Brian Sweeting, for responding to an email out of the blue with nothing but great things to say about DreamHost.

Finally, huge kudos to DreamHost, for running a hosting company that does things right. So far they have truly lived up to their name. I purchased a new domain name and hosting plan with them last night, and I haven't been let down. I am sure that I will have more to say about DreamHost later, at this point I am very confident that we will have a good relationship.

I compiled my own version of PHP today on dreamhost, changed php.ini to my liking, created a new database, uploaded my podcast rss writing program, and this morning was able to upload a very large file to the server via POST of an HTML post form. Needless to say, the wind is in my sails again, and I am excited to continue with the development of my product.

As my plan with Dreamhost will allow me to fully host 3 complete domains, and in light of my ipowerweb plan expiring in the next month, I will be moving codefin.net over to the Dreamhost servers soon. I am a bit nervous about all of that, but in the next week or so when you see codefin.net go down for a couple of days, you will know why. Ipowerweb has been nice, they gave me a great start on the web, if you don't have a lot of need for custom services they really are a great host with a good admin control panel. I would still recommend them to people who are wanting to start a website at a really reasonable price ($8/month). The plan I have chosen with Dreamhost is more expensive, but much less than dedicated hosting, so I think it is a good deal. Not to mention I get a TON of storage and bandwidth.

For a quick change of topic-- my heart goes out to those who are hurting in London today. I wish that our world could live happily together in peace. I am very grateful that my sister who is participating in a conference there is safe. Get home soon and safely Kate.

3 comments:

jeff said...

Congrats! Glad I could help.

Anonymous said...

Joe-

What can I say? When you can't go anywhere, you go to an Internet cafe. (What a bizzare experience in London.)
I love you!

Kate

Brian said...

Glad to have been of service.