My site is currently hosted with web-spring, however due to recent problems and their long delay in responding to my e-mails to their support, I am looking into switching hosts. These recent problems were in addition to spaoradic downtime for the past few months. They say they've fixed it, but they've said that before to. The last time their server went down though, it corrupted permission settings on the server, so a lot of the CGI scripts and database for ti is inaccessible
Anyway, I am lookign into switching hosts. OLM.net's starter special looks good. Are OLM.net reliable with uptime and support?
When lookign over their Policies, I saw a few things that I'd like cleared up. http://www.olm.net/policies.html
OLM prohibits its Customers from installing outside chat rooms on their Domain, as these tend to be a resource problem. OLM does provide its Customers a choice of Java Chat rooms to choose from for a nominal monthly charge.
There is also another part that strictly prohibits running IRC chat programs or bots on their server.
First of all, what is thier "nominal charge," and why dont' they just provide a free one liek so many other hosts. On my site (which I will be moving as soon as I find a new host) I run the Ikonboard Forums (soon to be converted to mySQL), and a free Java Applet Chat Program provided by Quickchat
. Does this mean that I would have to delete that Java Applet? I don't see how that takes up server resources, for that matter, I'm not even sure that this thign takes up anything. The Applets source and files are hosted on quickchat, all I add is the html code.
Would I have any problesm running my CGI scripts there? I have Ikonboard and my own custom CGI login system as which make up the main sections/features of my site.
One last thing.
CGI-Script sharing with Domains not hosted by OLM is not allowed.
I doubt that applies to me, but out of curiosity What do they mean by "Cgi-script sharing"?
Thanks for any advise. and comments on them.
So far OLM.net sems to be the best of what I've seen, within my price range (under $15 a month, with minimum of 3 GB bandwidth, 100MB space, CGI, mySQL, and whatever else)