Image Hosting?


#1

Hello

I want to ask you people that i want to start my image hosting site with DH… so do you think will DH be a good host for that

they even allow adult hosting … but i have seen negative reviews about them everywhere

  1. they suspend your account when they see you using high resources…

  2. there server are slow to hosting any mysql site

Kindly tell me if anyone is already hosting image hosting site with them , so i can check up the speed and reliability…

Thanks …


#2

Porn, images, etc… come down to legality (in the US) and copyright issues. If it’s legal, it’s generally okay here.

Your other questions:

  1. All shared hosts do. It’s either shut you down, or let you ruin things for hundreds of other users. That’s the idea behind shared hosting.

  2. Again, people that have a problem with MySQL in a shared environment, probably will at any host. Especially some of the smaller hosts that have everything running from the same server (web, mail, databases, etc.).

Put it this way, because of what Dreamhost offers in even their smallest package, they host sites that are bigger than what most hosts even offer in their biggest plan.

But like with any other host, you have to hit those limits efficiently. Sloppy coding & bloated scripts that hammer the CPU usage aren’t the way to hit the higher bandwidth limits.

You need money & hardware to back up what DH offers. Kids running a hosting business from a cheap reseller account can’t do that.

Look at it this way… every single host has resource limits where they will cut you off. At least DH gives you the resources to find out where those limits are. :wink:

In any case, you can always sign up and give it a shot. They have the 97-day money back period, so that should be more than enough time to see how it goes.


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#3

i completely agree with you but i have still these questions in mind !

  1. what if they suspend a account before 97 days on pretend of some issue or other ?

  2. Can we keep around 10 - 20 GB of backup stuff on our server space ?

  3. what are most common issues with DH that people are angry with ?

  4. what are most command issues that people are suspended ?

  5. do DH offers facility to get backup if one is suspended ?


#4
  1. If it’s a TOS violation, like illegal porn, copyright violations, etc… then you won’t get your money back. If it’s just a matter of things not working out, I’d imagine you would. You can contact them directly for official answers.

  2. They allow you to use your space for backups. I believe that’s pretty rare, as that’s an easy way for hosts to keep you using from the space they give you.

  3. Things they shouldn’t expect for the price, like 100% uptime, phone support, etc… Most of the things people whine about are often either their fault and they forget to mention it, or it’s a problem that would apply to most shared hosts… and they don’t want to pay for a dedicated server.

  4. Only DH would know that, but a few would probably be credit card fraud, trying to run a site the size of Google on a $9.95 plan, copyright violations, warez/piracy, illegal porn, etc…

  5. That would again be up to them and depend on why you’re suspended. If you’re simply too big for a shared account, they’re not going to have a problem with you. If you break the TOS, I wouldn’t expect any access.

More on #5: Never count on ANY host for backups. ALWAYS keep your own, then you don’t have to count on anyone else.


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#5

Hm… maybe these sites will help :

  1. http://abuse.dreamhost.com/
  2. http://www.dreamhost.com/tos.html
  3. CPU Resources FAQ

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#6

Thank You !
You helped me alot !
God Bless You


#7

Seiler covered all the points very well, but I just wanted to amplify a few of his points:

Did you mean to say “pretend”? I don’t think we’ve ever heard anyone accuse DreamHost of making up excuses for suspending an account.

I’d appreciate it if anyone could point me to something that says that you can do this. I haven’t found anything that says you can’t, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve said that they endorse this use of their resources.

a. suspension of their site due to excess resource utilization
b. slowness of their site due to someone else’s excess resource utilization
c. cancellation of their account due to their “friend’s” distribution of content in violation of U.S. copyright laws.

No, really, those are the top ones. There are actually a fair number of complaints we see about more reasonable items like “site down for one hour last week”, “download speeds are slow for me but not for anyone else”, “can’t get backups after my account was suspended for illegal activity”.

No, really, there are actually some complaints about truly legitimate gripes like downtime, slowness, etc. My experience over the last four months has met my expectation for shared hosting and I feel that DreamHost has been willing to work with me on any issues that have come up - they do feel like a partner rather than an adversary.

Like seiler, I recommend taking your backups regularly. This means taking them before trouble occurs due to Terms of Service violations or technical issues.

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#8

That Was so nice of you !

Thanks :slight_smile:


#9

I forget which one(s), but I’ve seen it answered here by DH staff before.


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#10

Yet another couple of comments:

It’s important to note that people that have complained about being shut down have NOT been given access to their site to get their data. (at least this is what they have claimed). All the more reason to keep a good backup somewhere OTHER than DH.

In the latest newsletter Josh recommends a Macintosh product to do backups. So, I’m guessing that they aren’t too concerned about using space in that way. But once again, if your account’s blocked, you won’t be able to get to any of it. Not a great backup service.

There are always people happy and always people mad. Generally the mad are louder than the happy, but the comments here have been fair and complete.

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#11

Is that always the case with all shared hosting ? There will be a lot of copyright infringement possibility if someone host a kind of “mini ebay” site huh ? As the image can come from a copyrighted material ?

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#12

That’s why there’s so many issues that some pretty bright guys thought out 230 years ago.

It’s the stupid ones of the last 80 years that are the problem.

This link explains things pretty well:

A Fair(y) Use Tale

But the bad news is that it all comes down to who has the most lawyers, not who’s right.

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#13

I love that movie, Wholly! My sister pointed me to it just last month.

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#14

Just to re-iterate what everyone else has mentioned. I have extremely high usage and using close to 95% of my available bandwidth every month and DH has treated me like every other customer from day 1. I have been here over a year and I am thrilled with the service I am provided.

The reviews you are reading are old reviews…At one point DH did have a set limit on CPU utilization, they have since removed that.

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#15

Can we know what kind of sites you are running ? If I may, can you provide the URL ?

Thanks !

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#16

When I first watched it, I think I forgot to breathe. I was just amazed at how well it explained things in a very basic way that covered not only history but current.

Probably should be watched by anyone that produces content and even those that simply watch content.

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#17

I am hosting my personal family photos which is about 20gb and then I mirror several Open source projects. (ie. partedmagic.com,putty,Slackware repo)

I use well over a 100gb of space and tons of bandwidth. Very pleased with the service and support.

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#18

Offtopic Post:

Please make sure that you inform the project leaders that you’re mirroring (if you haven’t already). It is important that they be able to get good stats if they’re using any advertising on their pages.

For those of you considering “helping” with mirroring - please make sure you talk to the project owner or copyright owner first. It can seriously impact their income.

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#19

All projects know… I don’t think it would be a worthwhile mirror unless it is listed on the project site :stuck_out_tongue:

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