I'm looking for a new coldfusion host. to host a few sites. My current host has become very unreliable lately. It would be nice if I could go a week without them breaking my application. I'd like a host that either specializes in coldfusion hosting or at least has qualified administrators that know what they are doing - as we all know that its an art.
I use about 6 gigs of monthly bw and 600 mbs of space.
It isn't mandatory, but it would be nice if the servers are located outside the USA since one of my sites is a bingo related portal.
I just want a stable relatively quick server with the following features
php is a bonus - but not 100% neccesary - I'm thinking of converting my forum to CF
tags : cffile, cferror, cfhttp, cfmail
multiple domains should support at least 10
client variables should be database driven - not registry
I'm currently hosting it on a $10 /month host - which was reasonably reliable for years but has recently become horrible. My site has over 4000 members and gets a fair amount of traffic so I can't afford too much downtime.
I'm not adverse to paying up to $100 / month if the quality, speed and flexability are reflected in the price - but I'm also not adverse to putting it on another $10 / month account if it does the job and is reliable. A dollar saved is a dollar earned.
Here is my current short list :
www.blacksun.ca Canadian based - talks a good game but i found some questionable reviews - centOS operating system
www.layeredtech.com/servers.shtml ( though I'm not to excited about adding server administration to my workload and this will probably cost me $150 / month or more - anyone want to share one? )
www.crystaltech.com - tonnes of reccomendations and has some useful graphic components pre-installed
www.viux.com - some good recommendations - great features
www.fusionlink.com - sounds good but doesnt give alot of details about the hosting
Here are some on my extended list
www.yetihost.com/ UK Based
Here are some I wont consider
Make sure that you check the TOS of each host in order not to violate their rules before you host with them. It might also be a good idea that you send them an e-mail to let them know about your bingo site to see what their reaction is.
Well I've been trying Jodohost and I don't think they are the way to go for coldfusion hosting. The mysql server that I was assigned is very slow and misses alot. Coldfusion is not very tolerant of odbc misses and I have had to build alot of fault tolerance into my code. Mine is an application that ran pretty solid on a crappy host department shared account for about 3 years, but on the Jodohost account there is frequent server resets (in the order of 1 ever 5-15 minutes.) I think 4 or 5 resets a day is tolerable, but every 10 minutes or so is way to frequent. When they have problems they tend to blame your code, which has been reported by other reviewers. They also simply rename your coldfusion file, so that your site reports a 404 page not found without warning you first. Not good.
I tried crystalTech last weekend but was putoff by how they handle extra domains. They set it up as a domain alias and you are required to redirect using CFLOCATION. This is way too sloppy for me. Besides that issue (this is a major issue in my mind) I found their server extremely responsive and solid, so I was dissapointed to have to cancel my account over the domain issue.
So now I'm back in the market... I'm strongly considering fusionlink at the moment.
Hello Bingo. As far as frequent resets on the ColdFusion server go, I am very surprised. 10 minute resets are impossible, and would make the server unusable I'm sure there is something else going on that is causing your specific website/app pool to reset. I am not aware of any server-wide coldfusion issues. If you could PM me your ticket IDs, i could look into it
We only re-name a coldfusion file when it has been causing problems on the server. As for the MySQL issues, once again I'm surprised. I am sure this is more of an isolated issue for your setup, which I'd be happy to help you resolve. we have no reports of slow MySQL servers, and all our database servers are performing very well