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  1. egmedicine
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Dear all
    i was planning to use WPMU on servage but due to some problems with them i decided to move to another host

    i've red alot about site5 .. but alot of bad reviews
    i intend to use multisite offer but please i feel some worries about them
    anyone is running his own WPMU on site5 please to confirm

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    There's been discussion about site5 in the past.

    I currently use http://synhosting.com for my sites. I think very highly of them. In fact if you deside to go with them, I'll even set up the basic WPMU there for you to get you started. :)

    I'm hoping to get a free server up and running in January where I'll offer WPMU hosting for others.

  3. egmedicine
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    infact all the discussions here went on suggesting site5 for usage i searched alot here before posting ... but i saw alot of bad reviews mostly on WHT forums about them .. if they r good as they r telling on their site then it would be much more than fine with me
    about synhosting i will see them now and study there offers as site5 is cheaper in price .. and my site gonna be for leftist activities and blogs .. means no or little income in return ;-) .... if i see them fitting then i will contact u directly
    thnx

  4. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    drmike,

    I'm interested in synhosting for a project of my own. Do they restrict access to DNS settings? I'm looking for a host that pretty much gives full DNS access.

    I hate having to go through a hosts support department just to get a wildcard entry added.

  5. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Wow, someone who searches first. I'm impressed. :)

    While I would put weight in what you read at WHT, I would take anything there with a very large grain of salt. There's a lot of evidence that if you say something bad about one of their advertisers, it gets removed. I had a few of my own posts removed when I complained about a host promoting a 30 guantee that they didn't honor and, when I complained up the chain of command, I had my account closed over there.

  6. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    It's CPanel. You can edit DNS with a resellers account at the WHM level or Pat will do it for you. I had to get support to do the Apache edits though. (You're probably going to have that anywhere unless you get root access.)

    I'm very impressed with the level of service I've received there.

    And if you recall, I had lots of fun with my previous host. :)

  7. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I think we've all had atleast one bad experience with a host.

    Since synhosting allows for a month to month payment plan, i'm going to get a reseller package for a month and see how it goes.

  8. egmedicine
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    i had to do so .. when u lose one of ur sites just because the hosting company suspected that u did a fraudental payment just because i'm in a 3rd world country .. i think i have to think more than 100 times before putting my trust on any other hosting company ... ^skeptic^
    about WHT .. yes i noticed that they don't allow anything against the advertisers .. they have their excuses anyway about that .. who will pay then ;-) ??

    but i saw some sites that calculate the downtime for the servers .. which doesn't agree with what's told there at least for the current month september .. so i'm alittle confused .. :-( the most worst thing i have to make a fast decision in about 12 houres from now and this is driving me insane .. i have never seen one company with a happy customer
    i think of getting my own server too as soon as i finish working with the new leftist coalition in egypt .. which i'm looking for a wpmu host for it right now :-(

  9. egmedicine
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    again plz .. if anyone is a current customer for site5 please inform me it is fine or not as i don't have enough time to try :-(

  10. egmedicine
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    drmike
    i have 5 different domains each one will have it's own WPMU installation .. will they accept that ?
    and do they support upgrading in anytime ?

  11. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I'm on Site5. I'm mostly happy. Anything that hasn't been good (slow account creation over weekends) is made up by the fact they know what they are doing.

    They *do* support upgrading at any time.

    "i have 5 different domains each one will have it's own WPMU installation .. will they accept that ?"

    I'm not sure. They've changed how they did packages. On my MU install, I have a package that had "true multi-sites" otherwise I had a devil of a time getting the vhosts working since my MU doamin was not my account domain.

    Feel free to email me.

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    egmedicine, you can get a reseller account to host the five different sites. It's only a couple bucks more. If you have any traffic, doing it on a shared account would not be a good idea because if you do it with an addon domain, you're doing apache redirects on top of redirects and that would put strain on the server.

    Don't know about doing your upgrades for you. I don't see any host doing such a thing really.

    Andrea, site5 is upgrading your WPMU install for you?

  13. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I think he meant upgrading plans on the host, not MU. :) At least that's what I thought he meant...

    And they don't exactly have reseller accounts anymore. Get the next one up from basic, the one with "true multi site" whatever they call it now. That's what I have - it's not a reseller account, but it has somewhat of a reseller backend, if that makes sense.

  14. RELMeditor
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    drmike - I would be interested in some help on setting up the basic WPMU with the host you mentioned above on (Posted: 2006-09-23 20:38:50 ).

    Please let me know procedures.

    Thanks!

  15. Conmiweb
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi, i'm going to have a Site5 Reseller Plan, will I have Wildcard dns for creating subdomains? Thanks.

  16. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    you have to ask them to turn it on for your domain.

  17. Misera
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    "Hi xxxxx,

    Wildcard DNS is actually configured by default on all shared hosting accounts. Please let us know if there is anything further we can assist you with. Thanks.
    --

    Kind Regards,

    xxxxxxx
    Systems Administrator / Shift Leader
    Site5 Internet Solutions, Inc."

    Their response to wildcard dns :p
    Plan: Multisite Dynamite
    Hours it took approve/add plan: 3 hours
    Response time so far: (1) Before plan bought--never received response; (2) After #1 6 hours; (3) #2 10 mins; (4) #3 2 hours.
    Speed in transferring files: So-so.. at least the connection speed is better for me in Taiwan. No fxp site-to-site allowed. Fastest way is to tar the old files, either ssh/sftp in to transfer, or use a php script to send the tar from one server to another, and then unpack.

  18. aydos
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    see
    alexa report for hosting firms' web site comparison. i know: it doesnt show their quality... but it is intresting :)

  19. wild26
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Just a quick chime-in from a new Site5.com customer. They turned on wildcard DNS for me, but in the same email told me:

    When running Wordpress MU, please keep in mind that it is against our Resource Usage Policy to operate a blog hosting service. You may read more by viewing our Resource Usage Policy at the URL below:

    http://wiki.site5.com/Resource_usage_policy

    Now, the usage policy itself doesn't include the word "blog", but you can interpret from the policy that you might possibly exceed some limits in terms of database connections, etc.

    So now that I've spent a week and a half moving my stuff over to my Site5.com I'm wondering if it was all worth it, since the main reason for choosing Site5 was to be able to host WordPress MU.

    Ideas?

  20. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    No, it wasn't worth it. Ask Andrea, she got kicked off there without warning.

    ANY "host" that has offers like this "company" (110GB space, 5TB Bandwidth) is full of s**t. For a shared account? For $5 a month?

    It "might sound" good, but just try to use it and see what happens.

    As soon as you try, they claim resource usage and kick you off.

    MU isn't for a shared environment, it's that simple.

  21. dutchy4c
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I am using Dreamhost. With 1 account I can set up as many domains as I want, just pay for the domain registration, and have WPMU running on several of them. Their pricing was really good, you get extra "space" every week you have your account, their back-end access to DNS etc. is perfect, and their support reacts 24/7 within a very short time. From all the providers I have had over the past 11 years, these are by far the best.

  22. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    @wild26 - if you're going to use MU the way it was intended, then no at some point it won't be worth it.

    If you're closing off signups and have very few blogs made, then *maybe* you'll get away with it.

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