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February 10th, 2001, 20:09
Hi. I'm new to this forum and am looking for a paid Canadian host. Here is what I need:
At least 20 MBs
A few POP3 mailboxes
I want to be able to pay the host so they pay for and set up and arrange everything for my domain... So basically I pay them whatever it costs, then they get me a domain name and set it up to work with their servers. I don't want to may anymore than $30/month (canadian) for the HOSTING part of thehosting (not the domain part)....But less would be better :) !!! Also, HTTPS (SSL) would be a nice enhancement, but is not absolutely necessary. So basically I just want a fast Canadian host, with FTP, CGI, and who will set all of my domain stuff up! POP3 mailboxes and unlimitted subdomains would be nice... I would also prefer that the host be more widely known, rather than just a "local" type of place!
Any replies would be appreciated!
[Edited by Professor Frink on 02-10-2001 at 09:19 PM]
February 10th, 2001, 20:59
Thanks.. but... I don't think that host looks like what I'm looking for.. Their FAQ page doesn't have answers to the questions listed, everything is super-basic, it loads really slow, and the contact page gives me 404 not found. No address in site...
February 10th, 2001, 22:29
You will have to check their sites out.
Both these hosts are based in Canada.
I dont think Greg offers subdomains though.
and also Vinay at
I think either choice here would be good..hopefully one will cover all your needs!
February 11th, 2001, 09:26
http://www.tera-byte.com - They don't give subdomains but you have wildcards enaballed so you can setup a cgi script and create your own subdomains.
February 11th, 2001, 10:19
Hm... If tera-byte is a Canadian company, why do they not list Canadian prices? LOL
I've heard of tera-byte, but I thought they were having problems with their servers recently?
And how does a CGI Script create subdomains?
February 11th, 2001, 12:43
They were having problems with there connections but thats all sorted out.
They pirce in us dollars since it attracts more users.
February 11th, 2001, 14:36
But I don't see how a CGI Script can create sub-domains?
February 11th, 2001, 15:21
goto http://www.hotscripts.com and take a look at re-direction scripts.
February 12th, 2001, 07:22
In case you are confused...
The cgi script doesn't create subdomains (in the way you might be thinking or wondering). The wildcard allows http://ANYTHING.domain.com to be pointed to the IP address and instead of index.html, you have to set the server to look for index.cgi (they might already have this set up, and it might be index.pl, whatever, you get the idea).
This script then directs the subdomain based on what name was entered. http://bob.domain.com goes here, http://jimmy.domain.com goes there ...
[Edited by Chicken on 02-13-2001 at 07:45 AM]
February 12th, 2001, 10:24
Okay. I getcha now...
But what Environmental variable does the BLAH.domain.com fall into?
Or do you just use the requested URL, and split it up?
February 13th, 2001, 06:48
Yeah, I guess you just use the requested URL (in terms of what you said), and the script says, "Ohhhh, you want so and so, then I'll direct you here, or ohhhh you want this and that, then go here instead..."
If that's too technical, replace 'URL' with 'thingy' and 'ohhhh' with 'ahhhh' :) I realize this is a lame basic explanation, but hopefully you get the point.
February 13th, 2001, 11:12
Yeah. Thanks. I get it now..
But then if they didn't put in a subdomain (or it was http://www.) and I want them to be directed to my regular website (same as what you'd see without any subdomain) would I have to include some sort of redirection or something so it would display this "what-you-see" index.html?
I hope I'm not confusing you!
BTW, I noticed that tera-byte didn't have SSL... Is there any less-than-20-bux-a-month-CANADIAN package that somes with this?
February 14th, 2001, 04:21
i'm using a script on one of my domains that works like the following. got it from zef hemel.
put the subs in alphabetical order to be sure it won't miss any as it checks through them for the requested url, with the root domain at the end:
with the actual domain at the end, if someone types in butt.url.com, it's not located in the specified domains, so it goes to the default. whether it be http://www.url.com, url.com, ---.url.com...
plus, http://www.abc.url.com, anus.abc.url.com, etc... will all go to where abc.url.com is specified...
February 14th, 2001, 11:18
And where is this script located?
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