shoxt3r — 2013-05-09T14:48:10-04:00 — #1
For reasons I won't go into I'm currently looking at getting a new website host.
My budget is around £10 a month for Windows Hosting since current projects and future developments are going to involve ASP and ASP.Net, MYSQL etc, I require a set of included MYSQL databases if possible (my current host charges around £25 per annum for each database!) and ideally I'm looking for unlimited bandwidth and unlimited webspace.
I've come across a few deals on various sites which offer a few MYSQL databases within the price which is ideal, as well as unlimited bandwidth and webspace but I have the following predicament....
My main question is how I go about hosting multiple sites so that I have files and folders related to each? In the past I have had to store my folders under one domain and then point another domain to that folder if I want to separate projects, but the folder path isn't masked so that it appears to be under the new domain.
For example, I could have the folder mrbloggs under my main domain www.shoxt3r.com. However, when I have registered the domain www.joebloggs.co.uk with my current package I have no option but to point it to www.shoxt3r.com/joebloggs instead of having www.joebloggs.co.uk/joebloggs. So, when a user types in "www.joebloggs.co.uk" it gets redirected to www.shoxt3r.com/joebloggs. How do I get around this without having to have separate hosting packages for each project? I'm sorry if this isn't explained very well or it is just a "noobish" question but I'm not quite sure how else to put it! :lol:
Thanks for the help guys! Ideally I'm looking to upgrade in the next few days as renewal time is looming so sooner the better!
logic_earth — 2013-05-10T03:25:01-04:00 — #2
Windows Azure Web sites? http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/details/web-sites/
Can use MySQL or MS SQL or both. Azure sites also work form a single storage pool thus no need for masking.
dklynn — 2013-05-10T06:50:21-04:00 — #3
When you add an "AddOn" domain, it does go to a subdirectory of the master account BUT you can address the subdirectory/subdomain in its own right. The following are synonymous:
If you don't want the main domain to "capture" your subdirectory links, simply use some mod_rewrite code to force the URL to change to whichever version you want visitors to see (the last one listed above, I believe).
shoxt3r — 2013-05-10T08:38:51-04:00 — #4
Cool! Thanks for clarifying dklynn! Do you know which hosts are more flexible with using mod_rewrite code as I have had problems in the past with hosts not allowing this modification?
logic_earth — 2013-05-10T12:51:35-04:00 — #5
You won't have mod_rewite, you will need the equivalent for IIS. That can vary depending on the version, IIS 6 and below, lots of third-parties out there. IIS 7 and above: http://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite
Getting a Windows Server running 2008+ and IIS 7+ is ideal.
shoxt3r — 2013-05-10T15:24:53-04:00 — #6
Ah I see. So really my only option if I want to configure domains is to go down the server-space route? Hmm £10 a month for Windows server hosting this doesn't seem very possible at the moment :lol: The alternative being to make new accounts for each project....
logic_earth — 2013-05-10T17:46:06-04:00 — #7
$10/month for any hosting is bottom of the barrel. Optimistic stuff. But the Windows Azure Websites is around $15/m depending on what you use. With the ability to run 10+ individual sites (aka., domains).
liquidwebbret — 2013-05-13T14:07:21-04:00 — #8
I see you're using MySQL. The only reason you'd be tied to Windows servers is the ASP.net
When I see people on Windows servers they are usually using MS-SQL with ASP and perhaps IIS.
The only reason I ask is that if you could change from using ASP.net you could move into linux. Which has a much lower overhead.
However if you are locked into using ASP.net then going with Azure would be your safest choice by far.
poiesis01 — 2013-05-15T04:16:42-04:00 — #9
Check out lunarpages.com if you're using up to .Net 4.0. I'm not sure if they support 4.5. I had a good windows hosting experience with them and they include MS SQL and MYSQL in their price.
shoxt3r — 2013-05-16T17:19:40-04:00 — #10
Cool! Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Decided to go with 1&1 since they offer 2 MYSQL databases with £4.99 a month hosting with 50GB storage and Unlimited Bandwidth
liquidwebbret — 2013-05-17T08:23:30-04:00 — #11
Excellent. Please let us know how it goes. Learning customer experience is huge on these things and great for others in your boat.