TextDrive for Life

Those guys are mad. Or may be they are not, but they have a mad offering that isn't going to last long: a comfortable hosting plan for life at $399.

Disclaimer: I'm hosted at TextDrive and I'm very happy. They offer the best anti-spam tools I've seen so far, and to have a spam-free blog without the hassle is priceless. One important note though: TD is not for the faint of heart, as the management tools are designed by geeks for geeks (they use Webmin, which is a great tool but bare bones by any marketing standard if not outright scary for the novice -- I know they have something much better in the works with the ambition to be the best host on the web, no less, if I get the plan correctly).

P.S. I've just signed for one.

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I wish there was such a plan in Europe...
Hosting at a place with a ping of 150ms is a little annoying when it comes to using the shell, editing files or administering databases remotely.

I wish there were such a plan in Europe...
Hosting at a place with a ping of 150ms is a little annoying when it comes to using the shell, editing files or administering databases remotely.

(I wish your comment form started remembering me, too.)

Michel, I use the shell via SSH with them all the time. It's perfectly acceptable. I have access to several other servers around in Paris and frankly, I don't see much of a difference. When the network is slow, well, then that's a pain, otherwise I don't see why you would be bothered.

My ping to them is 120ms, FWIW.

P.S. don't know what's wrong with your cookie. It remembers me fine. What domain and path are set for you?

I wish there were such a plan in Europe...
Hosting at a place with a ping of 150ms is a little annoying when it comes to using the shell, editing files or administering databases remotely.

michelv, you should have gotten a VCII... TextDrive is is going to set up a server in Europe for us european customers :) No wonder, after all Dean himself lives in France, as well as Damelon (one of the admin)

So Ping will definitely get even better :)

I wish there were such a plan in Europe...
Hosting at a place with a ping of 150ms is a little annoying when it comes to using the shell, editing files or administering databases remotely.

michelv, you should have gotten a VCII... TextDrive is is going to set up a server in Europe for us european customers :) No wonder, after all Dean himself lives in France, as well as Damelon (one of the admin)

So Ping will definitely get even better :)

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