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  1. This topic hasn't just been discussed heavily, it's been beaten to death, and this thread is probably only one or two posts away from being locked just like every other PHP5 thread. However, you do bring up a good point in offering PHP5 on new servers. TCH has announced that Ruby on Rails will only be available on new servers due to the difficulty in deploying it on old servers. The same logic could apply to PHP5 - I don't think anyone would disagree that upgrading existing production servers could cause a lot of headache for the installed user base, but offering it on brand new servers to brand new customers and those that want to migrate seems worth considering. That said, there is a lot on the plate right now with all the things mentioned in the Big Announcement so I wouldn't hold my breathe.
  2. Good thanks. Long time no see. Where ya been?
  3. I did a view source on that page. Wow. Well, at least for the blue "General Info" box, it looks like it's defined in the table properties: ><table bordercolor="#6699cc" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="300" bgcolor="#6699cc" border="1"> Maybe. 6699cc looks pretty close to that, but I'm not so good with colors. Same looks to be true for the big yellow (or peach?) "About Natalie Brown" box: ><table bordercolor="ffcc99" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="435" bgcolor="ffcc99" border="0"> And then again, in all that mess there could be conflicting color assignments, so I really don't know. Worth trying though.
  4. The original issue in this post was outgoing mail sent from TCH servers being blocked as spam (because the server is marked somewhere as being a spammy server). If you host the mail for your domain on Google's servers, the mail will go to and from there and never touches your TCH server. You still get POP, IMAP, and Webmail (using the Gmail-like interface which imho beats SquirrelMail and Horde hands down - plus you get that nice 2GB mailbox). On top of that you also get the calendar and start page stuff with it. Forwarding all of your TCH mail to your Gmail address puts all your mail in one mailbox, and when you send mail from your Gmail account it is using your Gmail address. Hosted mail uses your domain name, and you can create different ones for your users just like you can now. To answer your second question, no. If you change your mx records to point to Google's servers, that's where your mail goes. But, you can still forward the email from there to whatever other email account you want.
  5. Ditto here. Got it almost working once...I think. Figured I'd give it a little more development time before I tried again. Anybody here ever get WP Mu to work?
  6. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that the response will be "there are no plans to roll out PHP5 at this time." That's what it's been, and that's what it will be until they announce otherwise.
  7. Ditto what Paul said. idanan, I think you're comparing apples to oranges here. Virtual Hosting != Reseller Hosting. The additional cost of reseller hosting is not just purely disk space and bandwidth - it is also the ability to host as many domains as you want, the ability to manage those domains, and the ability to sell your space to others for however much you want. If you are not reselling and you are strapped for cash, then you may be correct that this is not for you. What is important to understand is that TCH is not *insert super-magical-unlimited-bandwidth-offering-host here* (I think we can all guess who that is). TCH is a small family-owned and operated outfit. Decisions must be made to keep the balance between customer satisfaction and growing too big too fast and not being able to keep up with that growth. Letting users run amok adding new accounts as they please with little money coming in is only possible if 1) you overcrowd your servers, or 2) you have a lot (and I mean a lot) of customers and very slim margins. I would say that thus far TCH is doing a fine job of managing what they have and adapting to keep current customers happy and potential customers coming in. There is no shortage of hosting companies out here. People come here and stay here, and often leave and then come back again, because the servers are taken care of and are reliable, they are watched closely and abuse is dealt with swiftly, support is some of the best you'll find anywhere, and it's cheap. Perhaps we are seeing the Wal-Martization (is that a word?) of the hosting world. There are some big players out there offering ridiculous deals that in economic reality most other hosting companies can't match, and at the end of the day they count their money and you are left with a cheap product without a human face behind it. For my $4, it's nice to be on a first name basis with the support guys. Besides, there really is no such thing as unlimited anything, and I'd be surprised if they let you get near that 2.5TB of bandwidth either. I guess the bottom line is that it's not all about disk space and bandwidth. Also, you should keep in mind that the numbers listed for reseller accounts should be doubled to get the total amount of space you are allotted. For example, the Basic Reseller plan gives you 2250MB of disk space and 35GB for the reseller account, and an additional 2250MB of disk space and 35GB of bandwidth to be split up amongst your resold accounts.
  8. heyguy

    Free Blog

    I'm pretty sure SK is just for WP. Would have to Google around some more. When you install WP you create an admin account that controls what the blog can be used for. You can keep yourself as the only one who can blog, or you can let other people register and assign them roles - just like in a forum where some people can post, some people can moderate, and some people can have full control over the forum. Summary of WP Roles: You can read more about WP roles and capabilities here.
  9. WP without question. Easy to install/upgrade, easy to customize, easy to extend, easy on the servers, fast, always been free. Started out on MT back in the day, switched to WP for some reasons I don't remember, and have never looked back.
  10. WP is easier on the servers than MT. It's worth checking into if you're living on a shared server and you get any amount of traffic.
  11. They are probably hotlinking images hosted under your account. You should turn on hotlinking protection (you can do it in cPanel).
  12. So now that the Big Announcement has been announced (nice work, btw), is it too greedy to ask about the odds of "Offer VPS servers and improve Dedicated Server offerings" even though only 8 people voted for it?
  13. Since your post title mentioned Gmail, I thought I'd plug Google Apps for Your Domain. I started using this for one of my domains about a month ago and it's great - it's got all the functionality of Gmail but it uses your domain instead of gmail.com. Just change the MX records for your domain and voila. Your website still sits here on the TCH servers, but the mail goes through Google. Google's spam filtering is waaay better than SpamAssassin could ever hope for, the webmail client is fantastic, you can still do POP and IMAP if you want, and so far nothing I've sent has been blocked by anybody. Also, should your TCH server ever go down, your mail still works. (Assuming DNS is still up, of course.) Something worth checking out anyway.
  14. You try accessing it by IP? Would tell you right away if it's a DNS issue.
  15. heyguy


    I tried to leave a comment on one of your blog posts and I couldn't actually get a cursor in any of the form fields. Using Firefox Works in IE. Might be worth checking out. You also have a bunch of meta tags before your first head tag, which isn't right. Unless there's a new way to do meta tags now.
  16. Google Apps for your domain is the way to go.
  17. Went out to the lake on Saturday in the kayak. Water is several feet lower than it was when I went to that same spot back in April. Figured that was just part of the drought - haven't heard anything about lowering it intentionally. Don't know nuthin' about fishing, but I saw plenty of them swimming around as we were paddling.
  18. Hmmm...magically after Bruce replies it's working again.
  19. Usually I use the View New Posts link to read through the forums, but this morning it keeps giving me the "wait for 20 seconds as the admin has enabled flood control" message. But no matter how long I wait it always tells me to wait some more. Is it broken, or am I broken?
  20. I prefer the double click. On single click setups I tend to accidentally open things I don't want. As for the Start menu, you can change that to say whatever you want, if you feel like digging. If those are your biggest complaints about Windows you're doing well.
  21. "official server list"? Where'd you find that? As far as the outage goes, you should subscribe to your server's notification thread so you will know when your server is taken down for maintenance, as it was a few days ago.
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