November 9, 2006

Cheap ColdFusion hosting?

ColdFusion hosting (shared) certainly isn’t as ubiquitous as say PHP, but there are some well known hosting providers that you can use particuarly for smaller clients on a budget.

Some of the more popular ones are Hostmysite and Crystal Tech. Last week some colleagues turned me on to Hosting A to Z who are the cheapest I’ve ever seen, with prices as low as USD$34.99 a year (not a month…a year!). That particular plan includes 1 MSSQL database, free setup fee and reasonable traffic. Only 500MB of disk space though which may be a problem for some sites.

As usual there are concerns when putting your site on a shared host, performance probably being at the top of the list. Other concerns may be things like:

  • Amount of RAM
  • CPU
  • Other clients/applications running (and typing up resources)
  • Network speeds
  • Database connectivity and speeds
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Stats package
  • etc al

hostingatoz run Intel Xeon’s with 2.8 to 3.2 CPU’s with 2-4GB of RAM, boast 99.9% uptime and 24 x 7 x 365 customer support. Not too bad for the price. Oh and by the way, they run ColdFusion MX 7 Enterprise.

The only thing for me is that I’d never heard of them. In itself that certainly isn’t a reason not to try them, but I do know that a LOT of people use hostmysite and crystaltech and I’ve generally heard good things about them.

You can read more here. Happy hosting :)

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