A good home

Everyone one needs a good home.  Your family website is no exception.

Database

database

There are lots of reasons to choose one method over another, we have settled on having a company ISP- Internet Service Provider) run our web-site operations (data center and network) for us.

We tried running our own server in our home for several years before arriving at this junction.  What we learned is:

  • Internet bandwidth is an ever increasing problem as interest in a site improves.  More people (visitors) need more bandwidth.
  • Your site needs to be backed up regularly and have its contents stored off-site (or somewhere really safe).
  • Uptime needs to be predictable.  People get upset when your site is down for long periods.  They want to visit when they want to visit.
  • Running a server 24 hours a day costs electricity.  Our electric costs ran about $10 per month.

Given these factors we ultimately elected to have ManyRoads hosted on HostPapa
Hostpapa is a good (but not perfect) choice for us for numerous reasons including their provision of:

  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Domain Names on one account
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Personal Website Tools
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • email accounts (smtp & pop service)

Whatever you choose, you need to find a safe home for your family genealogy materials, somplace secure, reliable, and offering good ethical values.  Hostpapa works well for us and a $5.00 USD per month we find it to be a comfortable and affordable home.