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New Web Host

Monday, January 27th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Thanks to the many great suggestions I received regarding a new Web host, I’ve decided to go with TotalChoice Hosting. I signed up for the silver account (500MB of disk space, plus all my other requirements, for only 5 bucks per month). I’m still waiting for my account activation email, though.

I started by signing up with only 1 domain,, and will transfer my others as I begin the migration process.

I’m also interested in having two separate Web hosts so as to schedule an automated daily SCP data backup between the two. It makes me nervous to put so many eggs in one basket. I haven’t yet decided on my strategy for that, but with so many low-cost Web hosts out there, it should be pretty easy to set up for less than 10 bucks per month total (which is what I pay now for one host with unreliable service).

Tags: web stuff

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 mbi // Jan 27, 2003 at 11:54 am

    For the backup part I strongly recommend unison, which offers both the features of rsynch (you only update files that actually changed since the last snapshot) and the encryption of SSH/SCP.

    The update process is bidirectional. This means you can edit your files both locally or remotely and have them synchronized automagically.

    Servers comes for most unices, (gui-based or command-line) clients for both Unix and Windows.