We've Gotten A New Host
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
After a whole week of host-downtime winter, we've finally reverted things back to normal.
Due to the non-profit nature of r-factor, all the flash files, tutorial sample files, php scripts, and layout are hosted on my friend's home server for free. However, as of last week, he could not host the files any longer for some reasons.
Hence, there was a need to find a replacement host... Fast.
Free hosting definitely won't cut it, as the ones that claim to support php are usually plagued with long downtimes, and the ones that have good uptime don't support php. And, almost all free hosts have stingy bandwidth restrictions. It was impossible to have the best of all worlds.
Anyway, I went for paid hosting in the end.
Kudos to hostsg.com, the files are back in no time. I chose it as it is located in my country, which means I can track them down easily in case things screw up. But after a few emails to and fro, I was assured that they are a trusty host that one could rely on. Imagine having your inquiry email replied in just 20 seconds, even before you became a customer. (And, its not one of those robot generated replies) That's freaking fast.
The only downside was that their price is a bit on the high side, 118SGD (about US$76) for a basic hosting plan. But considering their excellent service, it was really worth the bucks.