On this thread, tchescow asked about hosts in Brazil, and some people mentioned which host they use.
I think it would be helpful to have a complete list of hosts that FIRST teams use as reference when looking for hosts. Please post information about whatever host your team uses or that you use personally. Include the name/website, price, and other basic information about the host.
Our team uses Powweb, as they have twelve gigabytes of storage, 300 Gb/month of bandwidth, one-click auto install of the most popular open source software, as well as a ton more stuff. I really like the 12 gigs of storage - that way I can host tons of files and never have to worry about taking down old content to keep new content. (I really hate finding dead links to files that no longer exist!)
And getting all this for only $7.77 a month is (IMHO) a really good deal.
1065 has 3 sites, only one is updated and it is hosted on freewebs. We are considering moving to sevaa becuase of the free hosting for FIRST. the other two sites are on the schools severs and have to follow strict guidelines that we wont be able to comply with the new site (to much paper work and parental forms).
www.totalchoicehosting.com. $4 per month gets you 450mb storage, 10 gigs transfer, unlimited everything else, and Cpanel, the best control panel out there. $5 per month bumps that up to 850mb storage and 20 gigs transfer.
My question is this: What FIRST Robotics website (other than Chief Delphi) could possible require nearly $100 per year for hosting? That is outrageous. Is there some special reason you need 10 gigs of online hosting? What website could you possibly build to be that large? Also, I advise you to look at some reviews like these:
Several Brazilian Teams support FIRST Brazil website. The payment method should be a national invoice (not credit card and etc). If we move to an web hosting in another country, we’ll have to pay for it.
We pay $10 monthly for 400mb 4gb traffic. This month our bandwith went to 3gb. I can’t upload anymore videos or big files. Space has finished.
We’re stuck in brazilian servers and we cannot move for now.
…So I think we’ll keep using this web host for now, it’s the best we’ve got.
Personally we’ve never had trouble w/ iPowerWeb, everything has worked and their support has been fine whenever we’ve needed it. $95/year is $7.95 a month…not much more expensive than anyone else seems to be. Also the reason we use it is because true…we don’t need all that room or bandwidth, but for a little extra a month we have it. Best bang for the buck.
So, basically if someone asked - I would recommend iPowerWeb to them.
Our website actually costs me, actually my business M-Pute, about $109 a month :ahh: But this is because I am connected to an sDSL line (guaranteed speed) and I run my own webserver and 4+ websites. Unlimited bandwidth and about 1TB of storage.
To me anyone in FIRST should work through SEVAA. Its free to any FIRST team and there wouldn’t be any paperwork to get approved and any country should be able to log into their servers to update the team’s website.
you get a terabyte of transfer and 100 gigs of space for only $4.00 a month. using the coupon code ‘5 % OFF’ at registration can get you 5% off and drop it to about $3.80 a month. this all at about $45 a year. you get tons of other stuff like php and mysql and cpanel and just about anything you want. you also get a free domain for life! i really like using them and am very satisfied, i recommend them to anyone looking for low cost hosting