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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Do the "free shells" thing, but offer more storage and CGI access... could do that if I had planted a machine in colo. Could do it now, too, I guess, if I upgraded drives...

    -scott
  • I certainly have :)

    I have one dreamhost account with every service I can make work in it, and a couple of bits and pieces I mooch off other people (svn.ali.as) or get from a free source (looking at migrating to GMail as a mail server now they have IMAP).
    • I too use dreamhost. The quality sucks but it's cheap and they offer TONS of disk space. I say it sucks because:
      1. They've had two significant break-ins that I'm aware of in the 9 months that I've been a customer and they only informed us of one of them. I discovered the other when I found one of my websites defaced.
      2. The performance is terrible. I use my account for Catalyst FastCGI development (NOT production) and a restart of my app takes about 30 seconds (compared to about 5 seconds on my Mac)

      So, I mainl

      • I wouldn't say sucks... disk and bandwidth they rock, the arbitrary complexity is good ( I have about 10-15 sites there, all within the same plan ), and the installers and svn hosting and ssh access and most of the other stuff I care about is good.

        It's just the CPU is NOT plentiful.

  • I have no answers, but I've been kicking around thoughts on hosting too. Have you considered Amazon's S3 + compute service? It looks to be reasonably cost effective and reliable, but I have no experience using it. The ISP business has changed a lot in the last 15 years. It used to be that I wouldn't hesitate to buy a couple of servers, deploy them in a data center, and manage everything myself. Now, it seems to make more sense to be a virtual ISP, where you buy services from people who know better about spe
  • I use QuadraHosting.com.au, the Australian branch of a US company, QuadraHosting.com.
    They've only had a few tiny problems over the years.
    I only use it for savage.net.au though, nothing special.
    And they're very cheap.