Web file hosting recommendations?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ravenvii, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    I'm not sure where to post this, so if it's in the wrong place, moderators, feel free to move it.

    Anyway, my .Mac subscription expires soonish. I read all over the forums about how much of a ripoff .Mac is, how it is only good for people who don't want hassle, or don't know how. I got this year's subscription with the purchase of a new Mac, so it was only $70 for me. But now I'm looking for a hosting service, because that's essentially the only thing I use .Mac for, iDisk.

    But as I look around for something comparable (1 GB of storage and plenty of transfers/month) I find that .Mac is a absolute steal.

    Am I looking in the wrong places? Anyone has any recommendations? I want at least 1 GB of disk space, and a good amount of transfers/month. I want the option of setting up a site of my own, but I probably won't do anything too heavy. I will mainly use it for backups, storing pictures so I can put pictures in my posts, sharing files between computers, etc etc. I will be getting a domain of my own to make access easier. I don't need much hand-holding, I know how it all works. And Transmit is a great program, so I wouldn't mind ;)
  2. aeiz macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Do what I did. Sign up for DreamHost.com's Level 1 Hosting (200 GB storage and 2 TB/month xfer) and use one of the promo codes to get $97.00 off of two years. It ends up being less than $100 for 2 years of hosting. Here's a code I found "QUICK97" and there's plenty of others on the internet.
  3. FriarTuck macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2003
    Chicago area
    If you like .Mac and find the convenience worth a small surcharge, a careful shopper can usually get it for about $70 on eBay, so you'd pay the same as you paid this year.
  4. Abdulla Ahmed macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2008

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