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Creative Insanity
01-07-2006, 12:30 AM
I have a hoster that KILLS the mail() function in php as they say it can be used for spam.
How unexperienced is that for a hoster to control spam by killing php functions.
Real stupid.

I just started a forum app and need that for vailidation and watched topics, but now because my hoster is run by kids ( it would seem) I cannot do that.
New hoster with more brains I recon.

01-07-2006, 02:31 PM
I have a re-seller plan with http://vortechhosting.com/ ('http://vortechhosting.com/') They have a variety of plans, Unix/Windows, php/mysql, asp, mssql etc. etc. at good prices. They have a very dedicated tech staff and tech support is excellent. This company is continually upgrading its systems, adding new servers, and are very responsive to their customers. Often times in the forums, the company is asking what features people want, giving choices on opetion and so on. You should at least check them out if you are thinking about a new hoster.

Creative Insanity
01-07-2006, 06:19 PM
Yes I am thinking about a new hoster. The reason I have stuck with the one I am with now is because they offer rather alot for very little money.
I only pay $NZ100 per year for URL and space and the space is huge.
2.5G space (which I need).
45g BW
But what their selling point to me was as a developer was UNLIMITED databases. There are not many that give unlimited databases. Most of what I have seen only give 1 database and then charge $5 for each extra database. That sucks.
But will have a look now.

Ouch mate! that hoster is expensive and their database features suck sorry.
What! they LIMIT database size?? MySql Databases 1/50 MB bugger that place mate.

01-09-2006, 07:36 AM
www.openhosting.co.uk ('http://www.openhosting.co.uk')
www.fasthosts.co.uk ('http://www.fasthosts.co.uk')

Creative Insanity
01-09-2006, 08:31 AM
openhosting.. $NZ169 per year for only 200mb.. laughable.
naa ta dj.. that are both laughable.

01-09-2006, 02:50 PM
So Creative
who do you use?

Creative Insanity
01-09-2006, 04:53 PM
I use Surpasshosting ('http://www.surpasshosting.com/hostingplans.php') and I have the Power plan. I joint them when they had a special and I get that for $US49 per year.. with the URL and hosting it costs me around $NZ100 per year. That is going to be hard to replace.