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New Day .. New Needs .. New Hosting Provider

I moved my web pages to DreamHost. I knew a few people that want to publish to the web but are confused/don't have the time/lacked the knowledge to understand what to do. HostNine did not offer a cost effective way for me to move up to a package that allows for the creation of multiple accounts.

DreamHost is going to cost 5 times the price of HostNine per year. Even so DreamHost was cheaper than most other companies offering multiple accounts and they had reasonable good reviews. With DreamHost I can create 75 accounts and it offers generous amounts of disk space and bandwidth. I will have enough resources to host several hobbyist/small business accounts. On the downside, the technical support is not as good and it is a cryptic environment to administer. I have the technical expertise to overcome the lack of support. Hopefully a few accounts will get me to break even or maybe make a few bucks.

After a couple of hours of down time, was up and running at DreamHost.

Web Hosting & Domain Name

I have been running the web site off my home server over the last few weeks. Service outages and inconsistent response times prompted me to research an affordable web hosting alternative. The first thing I would need is a domain name. I wanted a name that was both generic and easy to remember. Originally I was looking for a "davesworld" domain name but they were all gone. I was pleased to find that "" was available, so I registered it. As for a web hosting service, it had to offer both excellent value (e.g. cheap) and have a good service record with it's customer base. was getting excellent customer ratings and price, less than $30/year, satisfied my budgetary constraints.

I am using "RapidWeaver" to create the web pages. The pages were transfered to HostNine and I was up and going in just a few hours.