I have this forum http://www.ge-metal.com/forum/ and its getting alot of members, we need to move it cause we're using more room than we're suppose to. can anyone tell me a good dedicated server with low prices? and could someone tell me if phpwebhosting.com is good place too.. thanks
if your forum has 250+ member online at the same time, then you cant use phpwebhosting.com's services.
`cause you will use more than 10GB bandwidth
I don't know which forum program you r using but for phpbb2 , it will cosume 50~100GB for a 250+ forum.
although phpwebhosting claimed that bandwidth is unlimited, they won't let u use more than 10GB. It's stated somewhere in their TOS.
and phpwebhosting is offering shared webhosting not dedicated.
for $9.95 a month, you won't be allowed to host a big forum like that.
Q. You say that transfer is unmetered, but is there any limit to the amount I can use?
A. Though we do not have any pre-set limits, you will not be allowed to and/or over five GB of bandwidth/month. If you use more than this only occasionally, then that is fine. Sites hosting illegal files, porn, warez, file archives or other "download-only" sites are not accepted.
The main point of our "un-metered" policy is to allow us to have a friendly service where you do not need to always be worried about incurring extra fees by going over pre-set limits.
in fact I don't think phpwebhosting is a honest company.
it specifes "unlimited bandwidth" in the first page but claimed that actually 5GB is the max
I realize this is an old thread but I must step in to defend ourselves!
the previous poster said:
"in fact I don't think phpwebhosting is a honest company.
it specifes "unlimited bandwidth" in the first page but claimed that actually 5GB is the max"
I must dispute this - I think you will not find a MORE honest company in the "unlimited/unmetered" crowd of hosts than us.
We have never, ever, EVER used the term unlimited bandwidth - check our current page, check google cache, check thewaybackmachine site, etc.
As far as I know we were the first to always mention the term "unlmiited" three years ago when we first started in this business.
Anyone offering "unlimited" is flat out lying or very naive! We have ALWAYS from day one used the term "un-metered". We do not keep an active watch but yes - if our monitors notice heavy server load, etc. then we investigate and have asked people to leave if there is a problem.
If you check our site I believe it mentions 5 gigs in one spot and 10 gigs in another. In all honesty this is just a bit of bad updating on our part (even then those are listed as guides and not hard limits). Basically one person wrote one faq and another wrote the other - each time the person tried to make a *general* guess at what is average.
I can tell you that right now we have quite a few people using 30-80 gigs a month and more. The key is really the traffic patterns and (to be frank) the clients ability to "fly under the radar" - yes if you put up a bunch of mpg's and all the sudden the MRTG charts for a particular IP are four times what they were the day before we are going to check it out and see just what is going on.
Now having said that - we do not encourage that level of usage and I do not want to imply that if you sign-up today and transfer over a site that is burning through that kind of bandwidth that you will be allowed to stay for very long. Most of the clients I mention are long time clients who have slowly over the years/months ramped up to those traffic levels. Most of them will I'm sure need to move eventually because in most cases that kind of traffic really calls for a dedicated box.
The main point I want to make is that it really bothers us to be called "dishonest" - I don't think you'll find much more straight talk from other hosts.
Take a look at most other hosts and you'll find fancy graphics, a pre-made control panel (ie. anyone-can-be-a-host-with-this-handy-dandy-system), and some stock pictures of generic servers and stock photos of "customer service reps". Read our website and I think you'll find a simple, honest description of what we offer.
(I do want to preference that I do not mean to talk bad about the hosts that are represented on this forum when I talk about pre-made control panels, etc. - there are a LOT of honest hosts around here and I think most people with do good with any of them - however on the Internet in general there are a lot of BAD hosts and I do not like it when we get lumped in with them).
As always, I submit this respectfully to all involved!
I am sorry and certainly do not mean to intrude on the normal flow of conversation. However a statement about our service was made that was not true. I only wanted to make sure the matter was cleared up.
I always try to make sure my posts include information that is interesting to the topic of hosting in general. I hope you would agree that we have never been guilty of simply posting quick one liners trying to promote ourselves or slam others (quick edit - I just noticed that you are from a hosting company too - I did NOT mean that last bit to be pointed toward you! I think in general that any hosts that posts here are pretty honest).
I understand that you are protecting your company. But, don't you think its just a bit out of place to dig up these old threads. Which will probably just cause more chaos. I could dig up plenty Edge Host threads, however, I am just leaving them since WHT is such a small place compared to the whole internet.
You are correct, point well taken. However I feel that WHT has two very important functions:
first the general chat that goes on day to day
but second, and perhaps most importantly, WHT serves as a very valuable resource for people to read up on the history of a host. I believe it is important for phpwebhosting, edge host and any other host to update issues (even if they are a bit old) to post the resolution, explanation, etc. So many hosts are "faceless", silent webpages - I think it is very valueable for hosts to step up and explain situations to the community.
Ideally we would just monitor things day-to-day at WHT but to be honest I think that as a host we are just a bit too close to the topic to read the forums here on a regular basis. Perhaps we need to change our working methods though in this regard. I suppose in the past we always wanted to just let the marketplace work itself out and only jump in every few months to correct any huge errors that we saw.
The other issue (and again a reason why in the past we've tried to not monitor each day) is emotional - when someone calls the (small and personal) company that you work for "dishonest" then everyone in the office has a tendancy to want to make sure we do something to set the record straight. In hind sight it may have been best to let sleeping dogs lie.