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Mad WordPress install on 3 cheap websites.
« on: August 27, 2017, 05:44:49 PM »
Just now, in the past week, I tried to install a free WordPress on cheap web space I got on eBay. Three out of four went crazy.
Yeah, I know. You get what you pay for.  :(

But here is my question. Is there a trend for webmasters to just throw a bunch of stuff into a web hosting package with no regard as to the authenticity of the software packages

Or , to put it another way, Are they stealing the application passages?

I need to know. Is it me? I have been for awhile, never got very good at it. But never before have I had three failures in one week. Maybe I need to adjust my medicine.  :P

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« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 06:01:50 PM by Geek-9pm »

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Re: Mad WordPress install on 3 cheap websites.
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 06:12:37 PM »
You bought cheap hosting on eBay.

Would you buy home insurance at a garage sale?
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: Mad WordPress install on 3 cheap websites.
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 12:07:45 PM »
Just did an ebay search.... I was surprised at how many there are there. I would never have thought to go to ebay to try to get a cheap hosting service.

Btw some of the ones I see have a money back guarantee if not satisfied. Maybe you can get a refund?

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Re: Mad WordPress install on 3 cheap websites.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 01:14:42 PM »
Yes, and I have done that in some cases.  Sometimes the price is so cheap and the service lats for awhile, it is less bother to just go buy another one.
On problem I have found. Many of this 're-sellers are using a server complex that belongs to a big company that does not isolate the name servers.
Example:
I buy a cheap service and the name servers might be:
ns5.greatscott.de and ns6.greatscott.de
(No the real names, just an example.)

So I abandon the cheap service because I can not even get into the support system. So I go buy another very cheap service and they give the name servers as:
ns3.greatscott.de and ns4.greatscott.de

Duh?  Will that work? No, I try to put one of recently  injured domains s on the e server and it gives an error saying that the domain is already in the server. That is not supposed to happen.
The name servers ought to be separate, but they are not. Apparently some  greenhorn site manager tried to merge the names into one big cooking pot. That defeats the whole point of having distinct names servers. And even if the name servers and very, very  unique names, that does not fix the issue if they all use the same IP address.  Amazing how many use a single IP.

It seems  to me that some rich man who got rich selling chicken wings moved on to go into the server ownership business. He thought he  could use  some of the cooks from the chicken wing business as technicians for his server setup.

Running a server is not the same  t hing as coking chicken wings.   With multiple servers, you should not try to cook every thing in the same pot. With chicken wings, it only affects the taste. With servers you get address conflicts when broken web space is still visible to the DNS.

Really, , I don't know if that is true.  Maybe is was pork rinds and not chicken wings.

Anyway, I went and from three  different vendors, I got a monthly package so I can quit at anytime. I hope they are not all using servers at
  - www.greatscott.de   ::)



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Re: Mad WordPress install on 3 cheap websites.
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 04:45:49 PM »
I personally don't see the point in using dirt cheap, unknown web hosts.  You can pick up proper hosting from a reputable company for well under $5/mo fairly easily (*censored*, you can even get full VPSs for that) so I really can't see the benefit in trusting a lesser known provider.

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Re: Mad WordPress install on 3 cheap websites.
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 06:49:08 PM »
Camerongray,
You are right. I hare an addition to anything cheap. Just can not resist trying something that  much too  cheap.
I think I will try paying a fair price and see if I get a fair service.  :-*

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Re: Mad WordPress install on 3 cheap websites.
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 11:53:00 AM »
UPDATE
It has been a few days.
Just to see, I tried some other bargain offers.
Here is what I find.  8)
  • The vendor is late to respond with name server information.
  • The vendor wants you to buy hosting a and use a promo code.
  • After the site is working for a few days  and then stops.
  • Tech support sites some lame  excuse for the problem.
  • They continue to sell, but do not resolve the technical issues.
Shall I be specific? Look at this image below.
And there are e others that offer cheap service and claim it is good. >:(


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