Matt Gemmell

My new book CHANGER is out now!

An action-thriller novel — book 1 in the KESTREL series.

★★★★★ — Amazon

Got more bandwidth

General 1 min read

We now have more bandwidth! That’s good, because I’ve exceeded my paltry 2Gb/month for the past two months, mostly due to Apple linking to iCal Birthday Shifter.

Scotland Software is hosted by, here in the UK. I bought the Enterprise hosting package last October, which at that time included 100Mb disk space and 2Gb/month traffic. Just recently (this week, I think), Simply updated their hosting packages, and they were good enough to automatically upgrade mine to the newer spec, now giving me 500Mb disk space and 10Gb/month traffic (nice little surprise, I must say). The Enterprise package includes the following stuff (just listing the main points; of course there’s more).

• 500 Mb space

• 10 Gb data transfer/month

• Hosted on Linux (Compaq servers)

• SSIs

• cgi-bin

• Perl

• PHP4

• FrontPage 2002 Extensions

• MySQL + 1 db

• Webmail pre-configured (using IMP)

• Custom error docs

• Web control panel for just about everything

• Webalizer pre-configured for graphical stats

• .htaccess for protecting dirs

• Web users (/~user)

• 50 POP accounts

• 50 FTP accounts (with unlimited FTP access)

• Unlimited mailing groups

• Unlimited email forwarding addresses

• Unlimited auto-responders

• Catch-all email forwarding

It all costs £8.99 per month (£108/year), which is extremely reasonable IMHO. They also do plenty of smaller (and larger) plans; everything from email-only (silly) right up to unlimited reseller accounts. If you’re looking for hosting in the UK, you should give them a try.