[Chicago-talk] Hosting Providers

Domenico Tassone d_tassone at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 30 12:42:41 PST 2007

Thanks folks for all the help. 

Ended up going with www.hostmonster.com one of the recommendations made to
me. Inexpensive and pretty flexible all told.


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Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 16:22:31 -0700
From: "Wiggins d'Anconia" <wiggins at danconia.org>
Subject: [Chicago-talk] Hosting Providers (was Re: O'Reilly's Perl
To: "Chicago.pm chatter" <chicago-talk at pm.org>, d_tassone at yahoo.com
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Domenico Tassone wrote:
> Thanks,
> As a follow-on, anybody recommend as LAMP(erl) friendly ISP. I think 
> I've hit the ceiling of what's possible on SBC already.
> Doesn't have to be based in Chicago but will allow command-line access 
> on a shared server for different Perl modules; preferably an 
> established but developer-friendly concern.
> Thx,
> Dom

I've been happy with Westhost (not affiliated with them beyond being a
customer) and they seem to be improving which is unfortunately a fairly odd
thing in the ISP business. They are cheaper when providing more complete
access because they use virtualization to segregate their shared hosting
clients, so you are essentially working in your own environment with your
own Apache, MySQL, etc. So they can simulate "root" access while still
sharing hardware. The bonus with this is with a properly configured CPAN
config you can install whatever modules you want. They also have a well used
Members forum area where you can get questions answered by other people
using their hosting, not just their support dept.


(http://www.sphera.com/ is the virtualization platform provider)

Good luck,


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