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I am volunteering for a local non-profit organization setup their new website. It's an entirely DB-driven website so what we need is SQL server space rather than web-space. Most hosting packages give 5-10 GB web-space but usually only about 250-300 MB SQL storage space. I've asked my webhost (the one I use now) if they could offer a customized plan and they only offer VPS hosting which is more expensive, and for the budget we have only offers really low-end packages (example just 1 GB memory).
Their Flex hosting plan is $7.75 / month and gives you 50 GB SQL space, not to mention 250 GB web space (that we dont need). Has anyone used them? I am concerned that they are so affordable given what they are offering.
Can you also recommend any other webhost? We are looking to spend not more than 120-130 annually on this, and need at least 5 GB sql space to use. We'd also need ASP.NET with MVC 3 but I can't imagine a Windows host not having that feature. Note that we specfically need SQL server (since we are using EF).
The only problems I have noticed at all is occasional delays in trying to retrieve emails, and some heavy lag when accessing web sites that haven't been visited for a few months - I'm guessing they go into slow storage and have to be pulled back while you wait.
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
Thanks, I went for a fully DB-driven site. The site's like CodeProject in that admins/editors can upload content which includes images, so the entire site's data is from stuff that's submitted in this manner (so it's all in the DB). This makes backups and migration easier in future.
I was with Arvixe with a linux hosting, all was good until they moved my account and content to a new server. I'm using my account mostly for IMAP emails. From there, everything went wrong. Frequently, I could not access my emails for hours, I even lost some. I was forced to change hosting provider and went to hostgator.com.
So, I'm not recommending them.
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I am using them from past 3 years and experience is fine except - 1. the mail service they provide some time doesn't send mail when used from outlook, so I shifted my mail hosting to Google[^] and rest is working fine. 2. their website control panel was quite slow responding which has been fixed lately - they switched to web client from plex.
Rest if there is any issue they usually resolve it in 1-2 hours of time - earlier they used to have live chat but lately they have switched off that feature.