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Recently changed web hosting to Arvixe but they are proving to be very unreliable: getting constant outages with 503 and 404 errors which they try to dismiss with "other users causing a heavy load on the server". Right now I can't even get my email using their own web client.
Just today I learnt of a good opensource product called 'Gallery Server Pro' whose site has a very tall recommendation for Arvixe here:
I can't recommend anybody, but I can't recommend who NOT to use: GoDaddy and PlanetSmb. I have reliability issues with both of them.
mark merrens wrote:
$240 a year is too much for a small site with little traffic
Do you have many of these types of sites? If so, you can make a project out of each of them in a single Visual Studio solution, then deploy them to a single extra small web role instance in Azure. You can setup the cloud project so that a single web role is used to run multiple websites (so, site1.com points to ProjectA and site2.com points to ProjectB). It's a little complicated, but Azure is extremely reliable. Cost is around $240/year or so (depending on features you choose). Nice thing is you can keep adding sites at no extra cost.
I would really enjoy studying a CP article on the scenario you just described, a step-by-step guide.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms, and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”Rainer Maria Rilke
I was with Arvixe.
Everything was working very well, until they switch me to another server.
Then, it was really really bad. ( like not being able to access my emails for 2 days ... And of course, when it came back, I lost old emails)
Now, I'm using HostGator, so far, so good.
BTW, be carefull with Arvixe. IF you use the "free domain for life", they will ask you to pay 10$ if you want to transfer to another registrar ...
just my 2 cents.
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I just celebrated my 10 yr. anniversary with my company.
I've been very pleased with everything up to this point.
We recently had significant management changes.
A co-worker of mine, whom I'm not at all hesitant to admit is the hardest working person I know, recently served notice that he's moving to a different department. After a year of formal notices about his workload he's tossing in the towel and moving on to an identical job that pays more but has half of the responsibility - again, within the same company.
This guy regularly works weekends and evenings keeping over 200 people's computers in order along with email, 20 servers, and additional responsibilities.
He's leaving because he just doesn't feel he's capable of doing a good job with that work load - he's always putting out fires - he's quality conscious and running around like a crazy person doesn't work for him.
Here is the kicker: They're thinking of hiring two guys to replace him.
I'm saddened by all of this because I consider the loss of a hard working, knowledgeable, peaceful fellow who respectfully asks for help being forced out of his position because management didn't care to be a MAJOR RED FLAG that our change in management may very well destroy what was once a great work environment.
Obviously, the change in management has been a switch from proactive to reactive - and after 10 years of never even considering looking for another job I'm starting to see the writing on the wall. I've had bad management before. I won't subject myself to that again.
I haven't worked anywhere for 20 years where the work load was such that it was easy to do it in 40 hours a week. So I just don't play that game anymore.
That is an attitude that comes with experience.
That is why I'm all sad face now.
Management that doesn't view over working an employee until he leaves the company means high turnover and continual chaos. I'd feel differently if the guy was a screw off, unreasonable, over paid, or a constant whiner. He's none of those things.
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