Interested in feedback from people who are already hosting sites.
I have a site that I’ve hosted on Yahoo! (now Aabaco) for 15 years. Always been a pretty simple site, never needed much fancy.
I’m working on a new site now (almost done) and am caching the entire site’s content in a single file and managing the content SPA style on the front end. That HTML file is currently 1MB on disk. In my local environment, which has GZIP compression enabled, it’s only 90KB of data transfer, which I feel is manageable to get the content of the entire site and allow for no-delay and instant access to all text content.
However, apparently Aabaco does not support compression (WTF?) so when I watch the network transfer it’s the full 1MB file, uncompressed. That’s just not gonna fly.
I’ve got an email in to support, but haven’t heard back yet. Google searches do not suggest I should cross my fingers. I was already considering switching hosts anyway and am now leaning even more heavily in that direction.
Can any with experience with other hosts make any recommendations?
In the vein of keeping things simple, fast, and basically no-risk if someone were to break things, the site itself will be static HTML, CSS, JS … no database or CMS is needed. I’d like to be able to at least run a simple PHP/PERL email script for a contact form. But everything else is handled in browser and working quite nicely.
So, a hosting company that provides fast delivery of static content, supports compression and simple server side CGI scripting for emails. Oh and with decent storage and bandwidth quotas. Again, the site isn’t too big or high traffic.
That doesn’t seem too demanding, does it?