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  1. superdave

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    Just a plug for one of the banner advertisers on the BB. echristianwebhosting.com

    I set up a website using their service, their prices are very competetive, they threw in a year of domain registration for free ($15-20) and the site was set up in about 2 minutes from the time I ordered it. They have an online chat for ordering questions and customer service, and they do not allow trash on their sites, so your money is not supporting porn or other such sites directly.

    The bandwidth seems fine, and they run Linux and Apache with some very cool features that are included, scripts, mysql, email, etc.

    There are probably plenty of good hosting providers out there, just thought I would share my experience with this one, since they advertise here on the BB
     
  2. Dale

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    I think I have heard of them before.
    The company that I work for hosts our site so I am not really looking to change....currently we run on NT4 (for the web server, most other servers we have are 2k or 2k3) We also just got an Appler Xserve...really awesome and it has QuickTime streaming server to broadcast live video...you could actually broadcast your Sunday services over that to the whole world! :)
     
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    I use a Sun Solaris machine at work with Apache, and maintain a site on that, so I was familiar with how that worked, plus if you haven't noticed I specifically avoid running Microsoft anything unless its absolutely necessary, its getting less so every year.

    Streaming video is really cool. I know my company does alot of it, along with macromedia stuff for training, etc. Live webcasts and stuff, that used to cost tons of money to do over dedicated networks or satellite.

    Apple is really a niche market, but they definately have some slick stuff. Total integration is hard to beat. When one company develops the hardware, OS, and most of the software, it makes interoperability almost a given. Especially since they adopted a Unix kernel. It sure beats the Microsoft model, which is "just go ahead and try to make your stuff work with ours" with evil laughter playing in the background.

    If you want to check out the site, the address is http://wisconsinfellowship.org
     
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    There are a few Sun boxes that show up frm time to time at work for 3com related stuff.
    Apple always has been a niche product in the past but they are a much more viable platform now. I use the whole Macromedia suite on mine. I do still use MS office since it is the best on the Mac...to bad the windows version wasn't as good :)
    I have found that for average home users, Macs do just fine these days. They couldn't do what MS does and be everything but to be honest...who really wants just ONE computer company?
     
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    I have checked out the Macromedia suite, I am about 2 days from losing my trial license. MX2004 is a great html editor, with tons of good features. I just can't justify the expense right now. I develop with mozilla, and a text editor. I have learned a bunch more that way than by using front page, or something else that does most of the code for you.

    I know that Mac can't yet do everything we are used to with Microsoft (and for some of that we are glad, I mean, no one has yet developed a OS that can top Windows at virus proliferation) but it is getting closer. Linux is as well, and will continue along with Solaris since Sun and Microsoft have a 10 year interoperability deal. Microsoft is being forced by market forces and only slightly by government interference (Europe) to play nice on a technical level.
     

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