[nSLUG] Local hosting service?
miles at allnovascotia.com
Mon Aug 1 10:25:15 ADT 2005
Supercity, Twisted Pair.
Hub.org is located in Wolfville; servers are in Panama.
I've used hub; they're fine. They are also remarkable in that their web
page displays uptime etc. for their servers, and if they are having a
problem with a machine they are not only upfront about it, but explain what
is being done. They have lots of capacity as they host PostgreSQL - i.e.
source, binaries, docs, etc., and have been /.'ed and come through OK.
I've also used Experthost.ca - located in Ottawa and they have been fine.
The important thing is that your wife's clients get to meet your wife --
she's the point of contact. Everything else is done through a computer anyway.
Let's face it, these are v. generic services, and as another fellow I
respect said, "I never RECOMMEND an ISP. They are all vulnerable to
outages, and attacks ... I merely say who I've used and what experience
Cheers - Miles
At 10:54 PM 7/31/2005, you wrote:
>Can anyone recommend a web hosting service that is physically located in
>Atlantic Canada? Does anyone on this list run or work for such a host?
>My wife Bonita has gone back into web design - she's at
>http://www.paperbeagle.com/ She wants to focus on work for local
>businesses, mainly because she prefers to be able to meet clients
>face-to-face. She has the sense that most of her potential clients would
>prefer hosting locally.
>We all know that it wouldn't matter whether they hosted in Halifax or
>Timbuktu as long as they had a reliable, high-speed connection, but the
>experience she had working for some small businesses back in Maine
>suggests that many clients would have a hard time grasping that.
>My own experience with web hosting leads me to feel that what matters most
>in a host is being able to reach a live human when asking for support. I
>think that would also be importants to Bonita's potential clients. I'm
>pretty sure Aliant does hosting, and I imagine Eastlink does too, but my
>own experience has been much better with the smaller hosts I've used, the
>ones that were mom-and-pop operations.
>Any recommendations and comments you may have are appreciated.
>Michael D. Crawford
>crawford at goingware.com
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