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Post » Wed May 08, 2013 4:12 pm

@TheHen have you had any reason to need an IIS server, or has the HostGator server with apache, etc... worked fine for you? My initial targeted platforms are windows 8 and windows phone and can't think of any reason I would require an IIS server, but figured I would check with you just in case. In the future I also plan to utilize Azure services, but my thinking is that will most likely be hosted by Microsoft as opposed to getting my own Azure infrastructure.
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Post » Wed May 08, 2013 4:21 pm

@BluePhaze I've not had the need for an IIS server yet, but Azure Mobile Services have announced HTML support, and it looks easier to setup with IIS.
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Post » Wed May 08, 2013 4:40 pm

Were using asmallorange.com and its geat so far .)
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Post » Wed May 08, 2013 6:54 pm

@TheHen are you currently using Azure? If so what parts do you find useful for your games? What pricing structure are you using? Trying to figure out what options too look at and try to keep the price low until we have the volume to support the costs...
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Post » Wed May 08, 2013 9:19 pm

I have HostGator myself. They're cheap, easy to setup, and one of the plans lets you give a domain to one of your subdomains. That way, I can make a separate website for each of my games while still under the same hosting space.

The only issues I had with them is that I can't host an SVN and stored procedures aren't supported for MySQL.
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Post » Wed May 08, 2013 11:05 pm

If i wanna host a node+socket.io server for the best price, where to go?
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Post » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:47 am

I am thinking of moving to a HostGator Baby account. Anyone with HostGator web hosting - I am wondering - Have you have been able to host C2 games with Spriter animation in them?

I currently use Yahoo Web hosting which is useless as it will not serve the Spriter .scml files nor .appcache or .ogg.

Does HostGator allow this? Alisa2013-09-11 06:53:32
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Post » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:49 am

@Alisa,

Baby account - I presume you are talking those single digit $ accounts per month.
My experience with many hosting companies offering these entry level accounts is you have to upgrade very quickly the minute you see any real traffic.

I recommend bluehost for entry level hosting accounts.
I haven't used hostgator as I have heard mixed reactions about them.
I will say stay away from godaddy or any other hosting that uses godaddy servers, resources any any way or form.
I will also say stay away from vps.net when you start going bigger. They are USELESS!

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Never used yahoo - lol - But, really, they won't serve those files?
Hosting is allowing you to put any file on your website (as long as it is legal)DUTOIT2013-09-11 07:54:31
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Post » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:49 pm

@ DUTOIT I kid you not. Yahoo Web Hosting wont serve certain files. Here is what they will support.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/webhosting/gfiles/gfiles-24.html

My website used .FLV files and suddenly the movies just stopped playing. They just stopped supporting them and never informed their clients. Horrible practice. I can upload the files...but they don't serve em. YES Stay away from Yahoo.
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Post » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:55 pm

Wow, that is shocking. I would have guessed they are restricting bandwith with .flv files, sneeky tatic to reduce there customers bandwith. BUT, I see they support all the big boys from swf through all the mpg so that isn't a valid guess. Why on earth would they stop .flv that doesn't make any sense.

That really is low - even for entry level hosting.
Entry level: I still have an account with bluehost, I run my parents little sailing blog from there and it just plods on, no problems (well nothing big anyways).
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