[Web4lib] web hosting question

Ross Singer rossfsinger at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 14:11:35 EDT 2010

I use site5.com for a site and I've had no problems to speak of
(although, admittedly, it's likely I wouldn't notice if there was an
outage, it's an informational/demo site).  I have run PHP (Drupal,
Wordpress, homegrown scripts) and Ruby apps there.  They support

I never got Django/Python to run, but, admittedly, I didn't try very hard.

The only downside I see to it is the fact that you can't run any long
(and long being a relative term) running tasks.  I've had the ruby gem
command killed while it was installing a gem before.


On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Stewart Baker
<stewart.c.baker at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use hostmonster--I'm pretty sure it supports all that and it's definitely
> reliable.  Fairly cheap, too.  Unless you get an enormous number of
> hits/bandwidth, the $6/mo plan should be more than sufficient.  It has
> unlimited bandwidth, disk space, e-mails, and lets you deal with quite a lot
> of databases.
> URL is http://www.hostmonster.com/
> Stewart Baker
> web services / reference
> Cal State Dominguez Hills library
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Laura Krier <laura.krier at gmail.com>
>> To: web4lib at webjunction.org, lita-l at ala.org
>> Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:22:54 -0700
>> Subject: [Web4lib] web hosting question
>> Hey folks,
>> We're looking for a web hosting service that will support PHP, Perl,
>> and Ruby on Rails for some of our library applications. I've been
>> trying to search around for some recommendations, but I'm not finding
>> anything that seems all that reliable. I'd love to hear from some
>> other librarians about what services you're using for your web
>> hosting. Thanks in advance!
>> Laura
>> --
>> Laura Krier
>> http://www.lauraek.net
>> http://kitchenilliterate.wordpress.com
> Stewart Baker
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