Cheap shared hosting not for me

Mayo Host has issues, I had issues right away. I had to email to get my account activated. Then I found out no secure way to upload files other then the web browser. Good luck uploading a 1.1 GB backup. The limit is 500 MB.

Oh and two nights in a row, the server seems to get overloaded or something. Both this site and my paranormal site went down last night.

The control panel gets slow too.

I’ll cancel it eventually. This site is now back on BuyVM, a cheaper plan, they gave me credit, when I cancelled. BuyVM is more reliable. They have the best terms of any provider. If it’s legal, you can host it.

It’s the 1 GB plan. Sucks, Cyberpanel doesn’t let me create limits. I need to set a CPU limit of 20% or so, so I don’t get suspended. Well, I think they’ll just limit the server to 20-25%.

There’s no DNS, FTP, or mail on the server. You can’t do that with DirectAdmin, or maybe you can, too much work with DirectAdmin.

The DNS is hosted by Porkbun.

SFTP works fine, as root, I went into the sites directory, and got the username in there, and then made a authorized_keys file, with a SSH public key in it. The SSH key thing in Cyberpanel doesn’t work, perhaps it’s because of the type of key.

This entire site was uploaded using rsync. So it’s working.

I wanted a lightweight setup, lighter then having DNS and FTP and mail on the server. I have a third party email provider.

I might email my host, and ask how to limit my server to 20% CPU. Not finding what I want when searching.

If you want shared hosting, anything is probably more reliable then Mayo Host or Host Mayo. Like RamNode, BUYSHARED, Nexus Bytes.

If you hate cPanel, Nexus Bytes has DirectAdmin hosting, without getting a reseller plan. I decided not to make another account on another site, and just use my credit for another VPS. I was thinking about getting a VPS or shared hosting from Nexus Bytes. They could be more reliable then BuyVM. But I still have credit left, so next month I don’t have to pay anything. And possibly a little credit left after next month too.

BuyVM ended up being $7 a month, I got backups and a DDoS protected IP.

Good news, Cyberpanel has backups too, I’m pretty sure my backup space supports SFTP. I’d rather not restore the entire server if I don’t have to.

For my photo online backup, I’m using Amazon Cloud Drive. Better then maintaining Nextcloud. And I’m not sure 1 GB of RAM is enough for all my sites and Nextcloud.

Mayo Host claimed they are moving to a better server. And they’ll fix the FTP over TLS then. I don’t like waiting, and will it even fix the nightly downtime? I can fix my own server now. Don’t have to wait for somebody else to do it. Unless there’s a problem outside of my control, like with the node, or network.

The Mac mini will be uploading all my files to Amazon. I don’t pay for Prime, I’m on somebody else’s, so I have to pay $7 per month for 1 TB of space. The Prime thing is photos only, so limited space for videos. 1 TB of anything I want to upload.

Nobody likes Linux users, so you have to use a different OS to upload stuff. They think you’ll upload 1 PB of photos if they release Linux software. Not everybody. And I’m paying for 1 TB, so they should give those paying for a fixed amount of storage, a Linux client. At least network shares are allowed to be added to the Amazon app.

If that stops working, I’ll just get an external drive for the mini, and copy the photos to it. Hmm, they might not allow that, if they don’t allow network shares in the future. That’ll be a bummer.

Even Nexus Bytes doesn’t allow you to run certain stuff on your server, some legal stuff, like a game server. Why not? They have dedicated core(s) plans. I guess their DDoS protection sucks. That is a public game server. BuyVM doesn’t care. At least not on the dedicated core plans.