I was a little reticent about signing up for two reasons:
- issues with daily bandwidth
- heavy cpu usage (like with a mega cms)
I'm a designer/developer since the mid-90's but I don't know alot about the hosting business (more specifically how to manage the servers properly) - I do know what's good though.
I was on an extremely cheap host (I'll reserve their name) who was really outstanding for five years. I never planned to stick with them for so long, but they were pretty responsive to problems and the site was generally very fast - I thought I'll stick with this until it becomes a problem. Those two things alone trump everything else I feel. They are clearly on the decline now. Five years isn't bad I think but it was time to leave (and they didn't and weren't about to have PHP5 installed).
Probably 75% of the stuff in CPanel is junk - useful for other folks but I don't need it. Servage has none of this in their interface. In fact, I'd say it's very well thought out to provide people with a solid base. If you need better stats you can install something else or use Google Analytics - pretty simple. I do find the stats they provide to be adequate for fast reference. If I want more detail I can look at my own stats machine.
Adding more domains or creating subdomains is completely simple.
Over the past five years I have built my own cms that builds complete sites - not simply a blog or one of these portal type solutions. While it's somewhat complicated it's not as bloated as something like WordPress (which is a good enough system btw). My cms is running nearly as fast as it does on my dev server - I'm pleased as heck so far.
And since it caches nearly everything, my public site is served up very well (it only hits the database once to record a stat after the page has been rendered).
Since I've seen it mentioned many places here, it is (at least now) possible to have custom mail and ftp records (pop.yourdomain.com). Additionally, since I'm in the process of setting one up, it's also possible to have a custom MX record (is that right?) so that you can recieve your domain email on your own server. Servage answered my question on this in 20 mins and offered to help set it up when the time comes, but I see all the tools necessary to try it on my own first.
I'll never even come close to using all the space. And since I don't do porn, I doubt I'll ever use 37 gigs in a single day. I appreciate that they have this policy in place probably to protect the entire community of users - greater good for the all.
I love that I can choose between PHP4 and PHP5 (tangent: I'm told that PHP6 could really arrive before the end of this year). And Rails lives on the server. It's clear that they are aware of what's happening out there...
I'll actually use the SMS gateway they provide - this was a nice surprise I didn't even know or read about.
If the speeds continue as they have been over the past four days...without more than the average amount of quirks...this will be a very nice bargain. Keep up the nice work!
Just wait until your account will be suspended for "wasting extreme CPU resources" without a single warning and without proof of that. I even asked them how is it possible a forum with 20 users maximum online can actually do that much damage to shared computer, but i never got an answer (which is overloaded servers). I am looking for a new hoster already, since my account was suspended for 3rd time this month. Tired of searching for reliable shared hosters...and servage certainly is not one.
It is a small gallery containing roughly 50 images (not sure exactly). The stats is for the complete site, but high load warning was for the album.
Page hits are usually high for a domain due to robots roaming, search engines, etc. The domain average at ~5000 hits per day and 1500 pageviews and has been doing so for the last few months. Due to that this shutdown beats me...
My server at home does roughly 250000 hits per day and the cpuload isn't even noticable - except for when there's high mysql usage.
Would be nice with a ticket reply from servage...
Thanks for reply. Issue is solved - as you said it surely is a delay which caused my to wonder why it happened. I do understand that it was disabled due to 250K hits in a few min. Unfortionately I'm unable to see from where it was located, but I guess a hotlink protection (or renaming the subfolder) should solve my issues.
Kinda makes me miss the days in the early 90's when these kind of problems never occurred.
In regarding to the statistics it is important that you note that it is a few hours delayed in many cases. It does not display in real time.
That's where the real time raw log (for each site) can help.
For someone who would like to know what's going on the server and the site,
raw log (real time access) and access to /proc (ps command, etc) are important.
But I understand it's not always easy to offer raw logs with clustered setup,
and you may not want the type of customers who love raw log.
Also, ps command (or /proc access) on Linux can bring up security issues unless you do something to restrict a bit.
As far as additional domain/subdomain control is concerned, the control panel of Servage is
one of the simplest/easiest/best.
And Servage uses clusterd powerful servers. I liked that.