OT hosting provider experiences, comments

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Thu Jun 18 10:39:39 UTC 2009


On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 23:14 -0700, stan wrote:
> general advice on what to watch for with a hosting service

If you plan to webserve, or customise any servers (assuming that they
allow you to), it can be useful to get a host using the same software
that's available to you (e.g. Apache 2 on Linux, etc.).  Then you can
run local tests on your own computer, in a similar environment, before
committing them to the public service.

Try and find a service with good options about controlling filtering of
your mail on the server.  Spam is best *rejected* at the server, rather
than filtered out at the client end.  It shifts the workload away from
you, and allows non-spammers who accidentally get classified as sending
spam, to try and contact you again (the second time modifying their
post, to not get rejected).

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[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r
2.6.27.24-78.2.53.fc9.i686

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