- Feb 11, 2005
- Boardman, Ohio
Puff is my personal spokesperson so I direct you to him for comment.
Sorry. I can beat that at $3.74. Anyone wanting a host, PM me and I'll send you the link so I can get the referral. LOLallie said:I just have to say you guys don't seem to shop around very well for hosting. I just paid for a business site with domain name and everything I need for my own e commerce site for $65. That's a heck of a lot better than $20 a month (breaks down to a little over $5 a month)! It includes a mySQL database as well as many other features. And for those worried about credit cards, they even accept PayPal.
In future if anyone's looking for a hosting service, I'd be happy to share my source!
zilla said:Greg, for what itâ€™s worth, if you decide to do this, down the road or whenever, I recommend a fully managed server so you can get some tech help. Rackspace for example is a solid fully managed server. There are many others too. Cheap server space is just that. As with anything else you get what you pay for. It sucks calling your servers tech support line and having them tell you they do not support this or that technical issue.
Just to address some other comments about what a forum on a paid server could offer there are hundreds of features that forums can have with the right software, bandwidth, and storage space. Some of these features are for the members and some for the administrators. Here is a list of over two hundred features you could add to an SMF forum.
http://mods.simplemachines.org/index.ph ... ch;type=0-
From there it gets better, you could expand the forum to a fully integrated website using added programs like Mambo, Tiny Portal, and others. BBQ 4 U could become a huge BBQ resource instead of just another place to hang out. Greg would have to learn how to do it or recruit someone how to do stuff like this who wants to be a part of it. Many of you say â€œleave it as it is, itâ€™s good enoughâ€
Uncle Al said:O.K. what have you done to the Real Finney ?????
Seriously, you are spot on !!!!!!!!! I agree 99%
It's got to be an imposter....ban him..... :twisted:Finney said:I used to believe just like Zilla that we needed a website to go alomg with the forum so that we would be a complete bastion of BBQ knowledge. These thoughts where during the infancy of the board. I have since determined that we are already that place without the website.
You want to know what really changed my mind? Okay, I'll tell you.
I'll use one site as an example, but their are many I know of that the exact same thing happens.
I'll go on the record as saying that the Virtual Weber Bullet website (website, not forum) is the best one place to learn everything you ever wanted to know about using a WSM without every asking anyone a question. But, I will bet you that at least 75% of the people that are members of the forum might have glossed over it once and then never looked at it again. Every question that is asked on the forum about a technical issue of cooking with a WSM is already thoroughly answered on the website with text and pics (sometimes video). But the same questions keep getting asked and asked again. It makes me want to pull my hair out when I go to their forum these days.
Some places are better for somethings than other places are. This is a great forum for hanging out with your friends and learning anything you need to know about pretty much anything. Just ask a question and (like them or not) you will get answers.
Want to learn how to cook something, ask.
Want to know about mods on a Chargiller, ask.
Want to know about drywall or stucco, ask.
Everything you would want to know is here..... you just have to ask.
Best thing about this place is it's people... and they've all come here from sites just like I described. This is like the bar on "Cheers". You want a place where everybody knows you name.
So.... Hang out and have a beer with your buddies. [smilie=rlp_smilie_242.gif]
allie said:That's a great idea, Cappy! I know I've spent a lot of time on here researching and digging through tons of post for things like Griff Loaf. (never did find the recipe, btw).