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2020-12-17 by: David
From: David 
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Hello,

It's coming up time for me to evaluate my website hosting needs/options. I
have housed my own server at my house in the past but switched to bluehost
as I got an excellent new customer special. I did this so I didn't have to
worry with maintenance, security, updates, etc. I have no problem with
them, might stay, and my plan is good until dec next year. But I want to
see what other choices there are and if I choose something different take
the year to migrate.

I don't think I want to have my own server again although this would be
cheapest. Obviously bluehost is an option. But I have had Google cloud
suggested which has some free options that would likely work based on my
traffic requirements but looks more like a VM where I would still be
maintaining my own server it would just be based in Google's data
center(s). I don't like GoDaddy, so that's out for me. I know I have
proposed this question in the past but never know what's changed over the
years. What are some suggestions and/or if anyone has tried Google Cloud
what's the pros and cons?

Thanks,
David R.

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ Every time I do this exercise, as soon as I start factoring in my headache level, I renew with Bluehost. I think I've been with them for 15 years now...

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Many of you know that I've provided web hosting for a long time. Shared plans, as well as managed VPS plans, and options in between. I currently *cannot* take on any *new* customers who are in the Chattanooga area, but if anyone is outside of the Chattanooga area and would like to talk, please reach out to me. I recently rebranded my business, which is now Barred Owl Web ( https://barredowlweb.com). -David -- David White

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I like the name of your hosting company David. Hooray, Owls.

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Not sure why you could take on customers outside of Chattanooga, but not in Chattanooga. That seems a bit odd to me. -A -- Aaron Welch Chief Mechanic @ Geek Ventures 423-505-9999 n2nightfall@gmail.com "Enabling people to do great things with their own ideas."

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ We at ring-u understand well not wanting any local customers=E2=80=A6 = They expect you to drop what you are doing and come help them, and THAT = is not our model. Phil wrote: not in Chattanooga. That seems a bit odd to me. Chattanooga area, but if anyone is outside of the Chattanooga area and = would like to talk, please reach out to me. (https://barredowlweb.com ). headache level, I renew with Bluehost. I think I've been with them for = 15 years now... needs/options. I have housed my own server at my house in the past but = switched to bluehost as I got an excellent new customer special. I did = this so I didn't have to worry with maintenance, security, updates, etc. = I have no problem with them, might stay, and my plan is good until dec = next year. But I want to see what other choices there are and if I = choose something different take the year to migrate. be cheapest. Obviously bluehost is an option. But I have had Google = cloud suggested which has some free options that would likely work based = on my traffic requirements but looks more like a VM where I would still = be maintaining my own server it would just be based in Google's data = center(s). I don't like GoDaddy, so that's out for me. I know I have = proposed this question in the past but never know what's changed over = the years. What are some suggestions and/or if anyone has tried Google = Cloud what's the pros and cons?

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Heh. Yeah, I intentionally didn't really want to go into details. Suffice it to say that it has to do with an existing non-compete that I've agreed to. -- David White

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks, Stephen. It took me several months to come up with the name, but as soon as my wife thought of it, I loved it. We've had a barred owl living in the woods behind our house for several years. My 3-yo daughter has been obsessed with owls for the last year. And growing up, my dad taught me early on what a barred owl sounds like, and would mimic one all the time out walking in the woods. Fond memories. :) On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 9:55 AM Stephen Kraus wrote: -- David White

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ That I get. I also get the non-compete David is referring to, but it just sounded odd posting it here. Don @ Coastland Tech has also been doing hosting for over a decade from Chattanooga as well. -Aaron y expect 15 : this have ear. ng e my the ud --=20 Aaron Welch Chief Mechanic @ Geek Ventures 423-505-9999 n2nightfall@gmail.com "Enabling people to do great things with their own ideas."

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ I'm still on Scaleway's 3 euro a month plan for a virtual server. Unlimited (throttled) bandwidth. Just fine for my purposes. If I were starting from scratch right now I'd probably do something with a static site generator and an S3 service (I use both Scaleway and Amazon's S3 services for backups), 'cause that looks like the fastest cheapest way to go for static hosting.

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ I=E2=80=99m on bluehost as well. Similar to Eric, every renewal when I look at doing something different, I n= ever have the time and just whip out the CC. That said, they recently did a migration without telling me. My website is s= till not operational, but at least email is working. The biggest reason I haven=E2=80=99t moved is the email. I like their spam f= iltering. Though, this latest snafu and their response when asked about it m= akes me question my future hosting needs. If I could cheaply get google to host my email, there=E2=80=99s a good bet I= would move my website to one of my AWS hosts, do some container magic, and b= e done with it. I hate managing my own email. Hate it.=20 --b heapest. d (throttled) bandwidth. Just fine for my purposes. If I were starting from= scratch right now I'd probably do something with a static site generator an= d an S3 service (I use both Scaleway and Amazon's S3 services for backups), '= cause that looks like the fastest cheapest way to go for static hosting.

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ David, In my humble opinion, GCP lures you in with a =E2=80=9Cfree tier=E2=80=9D.= However, if you use a VM for hosting, you will quickly earn yourself = enough processing cycles to require enough something more than free, = regardless of your traffic. While there are lots of nice cost = management monitoring systems etc. out there, it seems to me that unless = you=E2=80=99re putting more management into it than it sounds like you = want to, you will inevitably get a surprise.=20 It seems like you=E2=80=99d be better off comparing BlueHost with = Linnode or DO. However, these days with rolling distos being what they = are, running your own server at home may not be as bad as you think. = Besides, I thought we were hobbyists here! My =C2=A2.02 wrote: needs/options. I have housed my own server at my house in the past but = switched to bluehost as I got an excellent new customer special. I did = this so I didn't have to worry with maintenance, security, updates, etc. = I have no problem with them, might stay, and my plan is good until dec = next year. But I want to see what other choices there are and if I = choose something different take the year to migrate. be cheapest. Obviously bluehost is an option. But I have had Google = cloud suggested which has some free options that would likely work based = on my traffic requirements but looks more like a VM where I would still = be maintaining my own server it would just be based in Google's data = center(s). I don't like GoDaddy, so that's out for me. I know I have = proposed this question in the past but never know what's changed over = the years. What are some suggestions and/or if anyone has tried Google = Cloud what's the pros and cons?