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Re: Bluehost or PKP Hosting

Postby reflections » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:49 pm

I was wondering about Hexahost. Don't know about ixhost that you mentioned. I emailed HExahost but they didn't get back to me. Agree bluehost seems to be reliable.

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Re: Bluehost or PKP Hosting

Postby birkok » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:18 pm

Hexahost is an India company and their HQ is in there. Therefore I don't trust so much.

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Re: Bluehost or PKP Hosting

Postby jayfitzsimmons » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:01 am

This is good to learn about Hexahost and Bluehost (and to avoid ixwebhosting). Like Reflections, I found the OJS setup process to be a bit overwhelming in its technical expertise requirements. We were hosted by ExpertHost but transfered a few months ago to PKP and have had no problems ever since then. The main mistake we learned from was to make sure the server allows you to access the command line so you can do things yourself (e.g., install patches). Our server did not allow us access to the command line because apparantly the way they were set up that would have been a security vulnerability: command line allowed access to all of the server's customers' sites (if I understood correctly).

I might be setting up another journal with OJS soon - a journal with too small a budget to afford PKP hosting. I'll look into Bluehost and Hexahost at that time. Thanks birkok and reflections for posting your tips on servers.


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Re: Bluehost or PKP Hosting

Postby reflections » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:26 pm

To finish this out, BlueHost worked fine, but we switched to Plenum Publishing Australia a small firm devoted to assisting OJS and OCS installations. Only negative on BlueHost is that it's policies don't permit you to back up on that site, as that is data storage not software insallation, so find alternative backup site.

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