[CentOS] OT: Ecommerce hosting

Thu Feb 24 19:33:43 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

ken wrote:
> On 02/24/2011 01:03 PM m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> ken wrote:
>>> On 02/23/2011 09:18 PM Thomas Dukes wrote:
>>>> Would appreciate some suggestions for ecommerce hosting.  Been using,
>>>> cough, cough, godaddy, for about 5 or 6 yrs but in the last year or
>>>> so, they really suck. Did the hosting myself for a while prior to
going with
>>>> godaddy but I don't have time to babysit. Seems godaddy would rather
>>>> millions advertising during the Super Bowl than put that money to
good use.
>> <snip>
>>>  Adjust your expectations accordingly.  For instance, I'd stay away
>>> from Blue Host.  They're inexpensive and have just one hosting
package.  And
>>> they don't make adjustments to it to fit your needs.  They're fine for
>>> someone who just wants to have "their own" website.  And they have lots
>>> of ports open, including for https.  But they have a lot of ports open
>>> :) and it's part of the hosting package.
>> "One hosting package"? Dunno, I'm paying for Hostmonster/Bluehost (same
>> thing), and a) have had very little trouble, and b) get reasonably
>> knowledgable people. They do offer a choice of o/s, too. Admittedly, I
>> have a very low-traffic website, and I don't have any of the commercial
>> packages that don't come with the basic, but *shrug* they're ok.
> I just talked with them on the phone a couple weeks ago and that's what
> I was told... just one hosting package.  The guy I was talking with did
> seem like a ditz, so maybe he was giving me bad info.  We are talking
> about <http://www.bluehost.com/>?  I'm looking at that page right now
> and I see just one package offered.

Just did a search, and they *are* from the same hosting co, but the review
I saw said that bluehost is the "professional" (business) one.