[Catalyst] UK hosting

Carl Franks carl at fireartist.com
Tue Jan 12 10:02:57 GMT 2016

I used linode.com for a number of years, and then switched to
digitalocean.com 2 or 3 years ago as they were a bit cheaper.
I'd happily recommend either company. Very similar services, very good
web-based management.

On 11 January 2016 at 17:21, Chris Welch <welch.chris at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
> This is not actually a technical request, so apologies if I shouldn't be
> asking this here.
> I'm hoping some of you can recommend a host - I've got my site to a point
> where I need to think about putting it online somewhere.  It's a rewrite of
> a current site, which I wrote 10 years ago when I was learning Perl and that
> does a maximum of 500MB bandwidth a month, so I don't think I'd need any
> more than 1GB to be safe, but I don't know what sort of server specs I ought
> to be going for with a database (MySQL) driven site (my current one uses dbm
> hashes).
> I've had a look at the (Google cached, as it seems to be down at the moment)
> hosting page on the Catalyst wiki and most of the reviews aren't very
> recent, so it would be handy to know if there are any up-to-date
> recommendations.  I don't necessarily need UK based hosting, but something
> that's reasonably responsive for UK-based visitors.  My current site is
> hosted here: https://krystal.co.uk/ - I have always been happy with them,
> but the requirement to move to VPS to host the Catalyst app means I need to
> shop around a bit - their VPS costs don't seem to offer as much as some of
> the others.
> This is a local sports league website, so I don't have a huge amount of
> money to play with - I think I can persuade them to spend about £10-15 a
> month.
> Thank you in advance.
> Chris
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