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Re: [OT] Soliciting Advice on e-mail and web-hosting providers

On Sat, Nov 28, 2015, at 07:49 AM, Stephen Powell wrote:
> For web-hosting, I am looking for one which allows me to upload and download
> web pages and other files to my site via SSL-encrypted FTP, whether implicit
> or explicit SSL I don't care, so that passwords sent across the internet
> cannot be intercepted by a sniffer.
> Obviously, low cost is important too.  I'm not a business.  My web site is
> providing a public service for free.  There are no ads on my web site, and
> there is no money coming in to pay for the web hosting.  Another important
> consideration is that I don't want the service provider, e-mail or web-hosting,
> selling information about me to anyone.

> > On Saturday, November 28, 2015 09:49:47 Stephen Powell wrote:
> My old web site was pure HTML.  No ASP, no PHP, no SQL.  It's just pure
> information, with some links for downloading files.  I'm not a business
> trying to set up a web site so that customers can order stuff from me.
> I just want to publish free information for the public.  It's mostly tech
> stuff about Debian.
> When I created my old web site, All I did to manage it was use FTP to upload
> and download files.  By convention, the home page was "index.htm".  Any other
> pages could be linked to from that page.  The only thing that I would like to
> change is to use SSL-encrypted FTP, so that my password won't be sent over
> the network in clear text.  I must admit that I don't understand this brave
> new world of web hosting. 

Stephen, for email you can't do better than FastMail.  Everything you might expect from a long established and highly regarded provider that takes security and privacy seriously, with excellent spam protection, many advanced features, multiple 2FA options.

For the simple web-hosting FastMail's included "file storage websites" should meet your requirements, as you've described.

So, advanced email + simple hosting for 40 bucks a year.  DNS included!


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