- October 1, 2008 at 12:57 am #7555
Where is Kaitech.hk being hosted? Who was the host provider? Good? Bad? Comments?
My website iTwins-HK.com is currently hosted by Bluehost in the U.S. The features are total amazing (15TB storage, 15TB per month bandwidth, etc, etc) but it gets really slow at times especially during U.S prime time. But the most irritating is the excessive CPU load message and it halts the server operation for 60 seconds. This happens quite often on my site as it regularly has 10-20 people online accessing the pages simultaneously.October 1, 2008 at 7:21 pm #7556
I use this host: http://www.website-solution.net/index.html
It works and is good enough for now, but if anyone knows of a better host with more storage space, let us know.October 1, 2008 at 11:40 pm #7557
Thanks for the info, Kai.
Just like the rest of HK’s host providers, they cost quite a bit. My current storage and bandwidth have already exceeded the most expensive plan listed here.
Thus far I have occupied 15Gb of storage and 227 Gb of bandwidth last month (Sept 08).
I guess the HK$900/yr I paid is well worth it but I will have to live with the CPU overload messages
PS. The HK$900 includes one DNS registration.October 21, 2008 at 1:43 am #7558
What!? 230GB of bandwidth in Sept alone? Aren’t they going to kill you for overages? Depending on both of your budget, you could just pool the money together and get a VPS. They are cheap, affordable, and actually give you a fair bit more control over what’s going on with your websites/stuff/etc. Hong Kong sucks for any kind of ‘hosting’ though, as it’s horribly overpriced, terribly implemented, and generally unstable. The cheapest option would be to host in West Coast United States.. California is good, Seattle is also good.November 3, 2008 at 6:14 pm #7559
I need both storage and bandwidth. Even VPS is not enough…
I am planning to run my website from a QNap or Synology NAS once I get my 100Mbps broadband and get rid of paying for hosting once and for all. However, I am worried about about its security as you know there are so many delinquents out there that love to test their hacking skills on anything they can get their hands on.November 9, 2008 at 11:44 am #7560
Did you design the site yourself, can I ask why you went for the ‘myspace’ look?November 10, 2008 at 2:36 am #75610ne0neEight wrote:Did you design the site yourself, can I ask why you went for the ‘myspace’ look?
I wouldn’t call it design; I simply chose the “widgets” to include. I didn’t know it was a Myspace look. This was quite a standard WordPress look in fact. My site used to be hosted at WordPress.com for free but the it was too limited and restricted and there weren’t too many widgets to choose from. So being the adventurous person I am, I moved the site to a host provider that supports WordPress.March 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm #7562
iTwins, did you find a new webhost?
Or did you decide to host it yourself?March 8, 2009 at 7:00 am #7563
When I clicked the link, I get – ‘This account has been suspended’ – forgot to pay the bill itwins 😉March 8, 2009 at 7:02 am #75640ne0neEight wrote:When I clicked the link, I get – ‘This account has been suspended’ – forgot to pay the bill itwins 😉
lol, yeah – that or his bandwidth was exceeded! 😮March 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm #7565
haha…obviously you guys do not visit there often.
The site has been dead for over 6 months. Bluehost said they found a picture that violated their rules and they suspended my account until I removed it. The irony however is initially they locked me out of the admin privileges, which didn’t provide me rights to remove the offending picture. After reasoning with the technician he gave me limited access but he was short of telling me which picture was the culprit – and I had over 15,000 pictures online – it was like searching a needle in a haystack. The technician refused to delete the picture for me and the management refused to reply to me. In the end I told them to fu-ck off and forfeited the remainder of my subscription.
There is some good news within the bad – I now have more time available than since started running the site. 🙂March 8, 2009 at 11:38 pm #7566
Wow, that sounds harsh man… I was asking coz I find Bluehost to be slightly on the slow side. Wanted a host that’s got good connection speed from all over the world and hopefully won’t break the bank.
I worked on a site using Hostgator and that seemed to me faster than BH.March 9, 2009 at 1:11 am #7567kai920 wrote:Wow, that sounds harsh man… I was asking coz I find Bluehost to be slightly on the slow side. Wanted a host that’s got good connection speed from all over the world and hopefully won’t break the bank.
I worked on a site using Hostgator and that seemed to me faster than BH.
Bluehost is really not that slow. In fact it is surprisingly fast. But the SQL server’s CPU resources is shared with hundreds of others. CPU resources are not allocated equally but shared. Bad or malicious programs can easily take up all its resources. I learnt the hard way with one badly written WordPress widget and resulted my account suspended.March 9, 2009 at 8:39 am #7568
Yeah I guess you’re right there.. I did a backup of a site – yesterday it went so slow that it took 16 mins, whereas previously for almost exactly the same amount of data, it took 4 mins.
BTW speaking of WordPress: http://hk.wordcamp.org/. Funny that the HK S&T tech park links to a place in San Fran!March 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm #7569
I still think the VPS route isn’t a bad way to go. It probably wouldn’t suit iTwins although if you’re just hosting images I don’t know why you need so much storage online (your own NAS? I presume atleast 2TB of stuff then?) For iTwins, he’s need to colo for sure.. but for you kai, I see your post on asiaxpat regarding hosting.. What exactly do you need? You NEED cpanel? What for exactly? Administration?
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