VPS on the cheap

Steven Alligood steve at bluehost.com
Fri Apr 25 11:04:21 MDT 2008


chabon wrote:
>> +1 BlueHost
>>
>>     
> Be careful with hosting companies  that promise more than they are
> willing to provide.
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-mirror/2008-April/002609.html
>
> Chab
>   

Yeah, interesting that.

It seems that he was using shared hosting and claiming to be a full Tier 
1 mirror for centOS.

Basically, Bluehost was found to be hosting more than 30 different 
mirrors for centOS, netBSD, fedora, etc, from various customers.  
Mirroring those large repos daily pounds sufficiently to cause problems 
for other customers on the shared host.

Most of the customers that want to be repos do not understand what it 
takes to be a repo, and are perfectly happy with making the host deal 
with the issues.

Bluehost is setting up a public mirror for centOS and ubuntu, with 
possibly more; they don't need dozens of copies of that same repo 
causing a large number of problems for a large number of customers.

-Steve
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