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Fishy web hosting by Pepperfish

Published: 13th Oct 2001, 16:38:26 | Permalink | Printable

We'll do anything for money. Shallow, us?

Finding a good server hosting company can be tricky. As you all know, drobe.co.uk relies on the joy that is dsvr.co.uk and Iconbar relies on, erm, the space under Richard's office desk. Finding a web hoster can be easy if you know what you are doing.

Recently, drobe.co.uk was informed by Slayer co-author Rob Kendrick that the fresh new web company Pepperfish.org is now offering low cost web hosting. Rob, who (get this) incidentally works for Pepperfish and was part of the now disbanded Kiwisoft software group, revealed to drobe.co.uk that a number of RISC OS companies websites are as we speak hosted on the Pepperfish server.

By the way, anyone looking for a quick set of online tools for checking things like web servers can go to tools.blueyonder.co.uk.

So now you know.


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Didn't seem that spectacular to me. In fact, it's rather pricey when you add it all up. More expensive than the service I use for the several sites I have hosted.


 is a RISC OS User on 14/10/01 12:43AM
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Really? Hm. And these other places give you an SSH account, weblogs, a static IP, daemon running and understand that their clients have Acorn kit so may need specially catering for (eg SSH1 cf SSH2) - I bet not.

 is a RISC OS User on 14/10/01 11:32AM
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Depends what you want. I know of a place that can give you everything they do, plus loads of other features - such as JSP & ASP - and still support Acorn kit

 is a RISC OS User on 14/10/01 2:12PM
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You should note that they seem to be on a decent network, thats quick and works almost all of the time. Not some shoddy network like others I could mention. (naaa, im not an employee of nildram ;-)

 is a RISC OS User on 14/10/01 8:38PM
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Hey, we could make it cheaper, but as the gentleman/lady above has outlined; you'd get crap service - I'd prefer it if we supplied a higher quality service than a cheap shoddy one. The reason we set up pepperfish in the first place was that nowhere else offered the things we wanted.

-- Rob

 is a RISC OS User on 14/10/01 8:43PM
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Odd that when I priced things up, I couldn't find cheaper elsewhere. Many places do ASP, JSP etc, but they're so slow thanks to the ASP/JSP engines the sites run that even simple image serving is crap. Plus pepperfish offer you database space which I think rocks.

 is a RISC OS User on 14/10/01 9:03PM
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Harrumph If only I'd found out about Pepperfish about oooh 2 days earlier...

Never mind, I just won't renew with next year. In fact, I may well be contacting Pepperfish soon if things don't improve with

(Not directed toward Mr Kendrick or Pepperfish)

 is a RISC OS User on 14/10/01 11:13PM
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Odd that when *I* priced things up, Pepperfish is by no means the cheapest. The service I use offers the same at a lower price and is *very* fast and reliable.

William Black, Prince of Traft

 is a RISC OS User on 15/10/01 1:33PM
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I've just specced up roughly what my current host (Positive Internet) offers me for 300UKP per year: ============== Total of 100Mb space for web pages OR database. Pepperfish has seperate pricing for each, so I'll go for the most expensive option of database space: 100Mb (x1 UKP)=100 UKP DNS serving = 5 UKP Mail redirection = 5UKP Terminal MX = 7.50UKP Webmail = 5UKP PHP Support = 5UKP ==== Total 127.50UKP

That's under half of what I'm currently paying. Only thing is, is that [link] transfers between 1.5Gb and 6Gb of data per week - Pepperfish can't cope with that sort of traffic.... -- Richard Chiswell.

 is a RISC OS Userbeebware on 15/10/01 2:29PM
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Richard - might be worth talking to Pepperfish anyway. No doubt Rob'll correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding was that the 64kbps was a limit for US-destined traffic? (This comment is not from a customer of Pepperfish :-)

 is a RISC OS User on 15/10/01 5:47PM
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Depends what you mean... Gb or GB. People mix them up something chronic. We *can* supply lots of bandwidth, but, quite fairly, it will cost you more. When you get into the relms of that sort of money, we're open to bartering...

-- Rob

 is a RISC OS User on 15/10/01 6:39PM
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Typical week for www.beebware.com: Data transferred: 2.566 Gbytes Average successful requests per day: 21,165 Distinct files requested: 50,764 Distinct hosts served: 14,185 ==== Of course, there is a password-protected 'adult' section (nowt hardcore though), but some hosts won't touch it because of that. Place I work at though, has 14x2Mbps lines - mainly for 1 server which has 26Gb of incoming traffic per day... -- Richard Chiswell.

 is a RISC OS Userbeebware on 15/10/01 10:18PM
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We at Acorn Cybervillage use GRADWELL.NET and very happy we are with them too. They offer an amazing range of services too. Last one added was SSL server with 20MB of space for 35 quid.

 is a RISC OS User on 16/10/01 4:47PM
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traceroute www.gradwell.net and then traceroute www.pepperfish.org - notice the similarity? :)

We're looking into suppling SSL servers - we already have a couple of inhouse ones (for the web mail, exim config, web server config etc) but are planning on offering this service in the future, possibly somewhat cheaper. :)

 is a RISC OS User on 17/10/01 7:36PM
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