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Want web hosting for your project?
« on: April 04, 2002, 12:40:49 am »
This probably belongs in one of the other sections, sorry saint or pj if it does.  Move it if needed.

I might be in possession a few extra subdomains in the near future.  I was wondering if anyone would be interested in having a site for their arcade stuff.

Nothings final yet, just looking for interest.

My current plan:
$8-$10 per month
100-200 megs of space
unlimited monthly transfer rate
tons of features like:
unlimited email accounts
mySQL server
php support
CGI support
unlimited ftp
manage your own subdomain through a control panel

This host has alot of features.

Now, here's the honest part in me.  It's through www.featureprice.com.  They have a great single user plan for $10/mo.  It has 1gig of space, BUT doesn't have all the features of the premium plan as I'll let you read all that.  A couple friends and I are getting the premium plan.  We really don't need the subdomains, just the top levels.  I'd make a top level domain something like homearcade.com and then you can have a subdomain like myname.homearcade.com.

First off, we have to see if we can limit what the subdomain users use as not to get in our way too much.  If you look at the features though it takes alot to do that for the premium plan.
Second, if you look at the prices we would make a little money, but not much.  Figure for setting it up for you it's worth it.  Remember their is registration fees and stuff when starting a new domain name.  So for us there is more than just the $17/mo to keep it up, that $17/mo is just for renting the server space and utilities essentially.
The basic plan for feature price doesn't include domain registration, so it actually is MORE than $10/month (as you need to pay an addition $35-$50 a year for registration.

PLUS I'm a pretty flexable guy for those that chat with me in #BYOAC.  So the only rules I'd have are Featureprice rules which is pretty much nothing illegal or adult orientated on your site.

Will most likely make the payment method only paypal as it's easier to keep track that way:)  We'd have to have a user agreement obviously to cover our butts.  It's be a simple one, like follow feature price policy and if you late pay two months in a row or my friends and I decide you should be kicked for some reason we will kick you (with fair warning of course).

This is a very good price, the feature price single user plan is one of the best out there, but no extra features.  I've seen 200meg places with those features for $20/mo.  I've seen 150 meg space and limited email for $15/mo.  And those sites have limited monthly transfers.


Anyway, just seeing if anyone would be interested if this came out.  If I get interest it'll help convince my friends we should do this:)
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Re: Want web hosting for your project?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2002, 08:59:00 am »
A couple of notes.

1. This message board is hosted by featureprice.com.

2. (unlimited monthly transfer rate) NO!
http://www.featureprice.com/?c=14&p=8 states this and also I have talked with Travis Johnson about this and there are limits. They are not clear, but the 2 platinum accounts I have include a 15gig per month limit that INCLUDES all 6 domains and 10 subdomains. You should also realize that my website http://planetjay.com has exceeded 1 gig of transfer every month for the last 3 months. Also this message board exceeded 4.5 gigs of transfer in about 20 days last month.

3. I have already started hosting some domains and subdomains. Subdomains are hosted under MAMEhost.com. MAMEhost only hosts sites that I choose and I host them for free. Another site I have is planetjay.net which is gearing up to be a full webhost through featureprice.

4. You should be aware that hosting other peoples sites is dangerous. The account is in your name. And if you are not a designated reseller with featureprice.com, and ONE of your sites violates featureprice.com's AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) they WILL SHUT DOWN ALL OF YOUR SITES. This is why I do not host sites for just ANYONE. However when their reseller program becomes active, planetjay.net will probably be signed up and reselling hosting. Stay tuned.

5. (mySQL server) You get ONE database on the MAIN domain. The other 5 and all of the subdomains do not have direct access to the server and would have to have their .cgi or .php scripts on the MAIN domain to work. (At least as far as I have seen) See http://www.featureprice.com/manual.pdf for more info.

6. (unlimited ftp ) Again no. You can setup unlimited accounts (in theory) but you still are limited to 15 gigs over the 6 domains and 10 sub-domains.

7. (manage your own subdomain through a control panel ) ummm still no. Who ever holds the main account manages all of the domains. The only way to access the Plesk control panel is using the main domain's ID and password. However this is supposed to change at some point in the future. No date has been set.

And to sum it up... Please don't think that I in anyway speak for featureprice.com, I don't. Please don't this that I in anyway dislike featureprice.com, I don't. featureprice.com has been absolutely the best webhost I have ever had. However I want to be sure that no one has any over inflated expectations about featureprice.com. This would only lead to disappointment in them later. Also note that I am emailing Travis Johnson so that he can post featureprice.com's official responses to this post.

Goto featureprice.com and check them out. Remember that everytime you visit this board, you are using their service! And one last thing.... Remember that I have HIGHLY recommended featureprice.com to all my family and very close friends, and now to YOU.
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Re: Want web hosting for your project?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2002, 10:05:12 am »
I received an email from Planetjay indicating that there was content that FP would appreciate reading and rebuttal. I am first CTO of Hosting-Network, Inc. / Featureprice.com, Inc. As stating this I will respond with our comment to the thread.

1. Featureprice.com has approx. 15Gb of transfer allowances with no ability to exceed this limitation with out contacting our NOC at 800-605-4883 and purchasing a bandwidth upgrade. I will further state that this is by far a generous helping of transfer for the price you pay.

2. Featureprice.com is used to "reselling" or "giving" parts of individuals packages out, i.e. portions of your plan that you wish to use, profit, play, donate. We are aware of this and welcome you to utilize the VALUE you find only with Featureprice. However, you will NOT have control panel access except via the ACCOUNT OWNERS password or permission but, this is in no way a limitation to those whom simply need low cost hosting and like to use a resold or offered "sub account." Further more, these separate domains ARE NOT SUBDOMAIN.DOMAIN.COM's they are TRUELY there OWN file structure, content, email, etc. You simply need to transact with a reputable person.

3. You can never host the following content on our networks, PORN, PORN RELATED, SPAM, SPAMVERTISEMENTS, BULKMAIL, WAREZ (Copied Software), FILE SHARING.

4. You can ONLY get support from the owner; FP will not support "resold" accounts. Contact the owner or person you
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Re: Want web hosting for your project?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2002, 10:14:15 am »
I received an email from Planetjay indicating that there was content that FP would appreciate reading and rebuttal. I am first CTO of Hosting-Network, Inc. / Featureprice.com, Inc. As stating this I will respond with our comment to the thread.

1. Featureprice.com has approx. 15Gb of transfer allowances with no ability to exceed this limitation with out contacting our NOC at 800-605-4883 and purchasing a bandwidth upgrade. I will further state that this is by far a generous helping of transfer for the price you pay.

2. Featureprice.com is used to "reselling" or "giving" parts of individuals packages out, i.e. portions of your plan that you wish to use, profit, play, donate. We are aware of this and welcome you to utilize the VALUE you find only with Featureprice. However, you will NOT have control panel access except via the ACCOUNT OWNERS password or permission but, this is in no way a limitation to those whom simply need low cost hosting and like to use a resold or offered "sub account." Further more, these separate domains ARE NOT SUBDOMAIN.DOMAIN.COM's they are TRUELY there OWN file structure, content, email, etc. You simply need to transact with a reputable person. HOWEVER FEATUREPRICE.COM WILL SOON HAVE REGISTERED AND APPROVED RESELLERS, THESE ACCOUNTS ARE NOT OFFICIAL RESELLER ACCOUNTS THEREFORE ARE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES THAT ARE AS A RESULT OF SITE SUSPENSION OF VIOLATIONS.

OFFICIAL RESELLERS WILL NOT BE SUBJECTED TO ENTIRE ACCOUNT DISABLED FOR VIOLATIONS AND WILL OFFER MANY MANY FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY FOR RESELLERS.

FEATUREPRICE.COM HAS BEEN AS OF 1 WEEK BEEN ACCREDITED BY ICANN HENCE, FP WILL OFFER DOMAIN REGISTRATION DIRECTLY.

3. You can never host the following content on our networks, PORN, PORN RELATED, SPAM, SPAMVERTISEMENTS, BULKMAIL, WAREZ (Copied Software), FILE SHARING.

4. You can ONLY get support from the owner; FP will not support "resold" accounts. Contact the owner or person you
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Re: Want web hosting for your project?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2002, 11:42:26 am »
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A couple of notes.

1. This message board is hosted by featureprice.com.


Cool

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2. (unlimited monthly transfer rate) NO!
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6. (unlimited ftp ) Again no.
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7. (manage your own subdomain through a control panel ) ummm still no.
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Well, I got all my info from the FAQ.  So do they need to update the FAQ?  It is a Sales FAQ, BUT it is giving the wrong image then because the info I stated came from that!

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3. I have already started hosting some domains and subdomains. Subdomains are hosted under MAMEhost.com. MAMEhost only hosts sites that I choose and I host them for free. Another site I have is planetjay.net which is gearing up to be a full webhost through featureprice.


I know this pj, BUT I do hear a bunch of people wishing to put their cabinet stuff somewhere, just more options...

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4. You should be aware that hosting other peoples sites is dangerous. The account is in your name. And if you are not a designated reseller with featureprice.com, and ONE of your sites violates featureprice.com's AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) they WILL SHUT DOWN ALL OF YOUR SITES. This is why I do not host sites for just ANYONE. However when their reseller program becomes active, planetjay.net will probably be signed up and reselling hosting. Stay tuned.

3. You can never host the following content on our networks, PORN, PORN RELATED, SPAM, SPAMVERTISEMENTS, BULKMAIL, WAREZ (Copied Software), FILE SHARING.


Exactly why I only asked people here so far.
AND exactly why I want to know if one can limit the space the subdomains take up.  Limit only 200meg and you aren't going to get CD images.

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5. (mySQL server) You get ONE database on the MAIN domain. The other 5 and all of the subdomains do not have direct access to the server and would have to have their .cgi or .php scripts on the MAIN domain to work. (At least as far as I have seen) See http://www.featureprice.com/manual.pdf for more info.

You need more??  Only issues then is someone else used the same table name:)


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And to sum it up... Please don't think that I in anyway speak for featureprice.com, I don't. Please don't this that I in anyway dislike featureprice.com, I don't. featureprice.com has been absolutely the best webhost I have ever had. However I want to be sure that no one has any over inflated expectations about featureprice.com. This would only lead to disappointment in them later. Also note that I am emailing Travis Johnson so that he can post featureprice.com's official responses to this post.

Goto featureprice.com and check them out. Remember that everytime you visit this board, you are using their service! And one last thing.... Remember that I have HIGHLY recommended featureprice.com to all my family and very close friends, and now to YOU.


Thanks for the info, Thanks Travis for responding too.
I don't think anyone hosting their cabinets will take up 15ig/mo anyway.  That's the only reason I want to get in with my friends.  One other friend is a graphics designer, he ust wants a space for his project to show potential employers.  The other two are computer geeks like me and won't do anything much in it.

Anyway, IF we decide to get some domains the subdomains will probably still be up for resell as we don't need them.
We'd probably end up waiting for the reseller stuff accounts then, it seems reading through the faq, that some cool features are on the way.

We definately will go with feature price because they seem to be the best after doing a few days of research.
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