[nSLUG] getting sftp/ssh access at hosting ISP

Miles Thompson miles at allnovascotia.com
Wed Jun 29 17:36:51 ADT 2005


Try hub.org ... but before you do, maybe they mean that the max time for 
any one connection is 4 hr?
Otherwise it's ridiculous - availability like electricity in Baghdad. Is 
that the name of a hosting plan?

Miles


At 04:28 PM 6/29/2005, you wrote:

>Someone in this group suggested sibername for hosting.  They looked good, 
>cheap, and
>provided nice bandwidth, so I signed up.  The features list shows ssh.  I 
>intended to
>use sftp/ssh to move my site there.  The knowledge base said you had to 
>ask for access.
>I email support.  In 2 minutes I get an answer - it is available for 4 hours
>duration only.
>
>In other people's experience is this what "ssh access" typically means?
>
>I feel like perhaps I've found the Alice in Wonderland of hosting ISPs -
>the SSL certificate works between 4 and 11, MySQL is available between 8
>and 12 AM, and so on.  That is fiction, but my point is, how can one
>assume any of the features are available permanently, given the
>ssh precedent?  I've still lots of time to change my mind on
>this hosting pick.
>
>
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