Matt Gemmell

My new book CHANGER is out now!

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

★★★★★ — Amazon

Got more bandwidth

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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 Simply.com, 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.