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[nycphp-talk] [OT] Re: DTD choice help?

inforequest 1j0lkq002 at sneakemail.com
Sun Jun 11 23:47:50 EDT 2006


-sry Boston sryboston-at-hotmail.com |nyphp dev/internal group use| wrote:

> Umm, John, your reply not only has nothing at all to do with my ACTUAL 
> question, but it sounds like a spammy sales pitch.

Of all people, I understand what it means to deal with web hosting. NONE 
of them are straight forward. If you think a newbie has trouble picking 
a DTD (a trivial problem easily answered here: 
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=DTD try the first result) then you 
are in for a surprise dealing with chrooted jails and PHP as CGI and all 
of the other "unmentionables" that come with shared hosting.

As some on this list can attest, I have had tons of problems with 
Dreamhost. I have also had tons of success with Dreamhost (ditto for 
westhost,  serverbeach, and Hostway, and Rackspace, and ev1, and dozens 
of others). For someone who wants to start inserting <?= into their 
DHTML, to start learning what PHP can do with them, IMHO the first step 
is to get on a platform where it really is an easy as inserting those 
codes.

As for "spammy sales pitch" well perhaps that's because I created a 
promo code that gives away the affiliate commission as a discount? I see 
they even allow $97 off now, so I could even make it $97 off if I had a 
reason to go back in and make a new promo code. I don't.

> I have *no* intention of leaving GoDaddy, *love* their service, 
> features, etc. and can't imagine why you'd be pitching me to change 
> hosts other than you are trying to sell something on a list dedicated 
> to discussing technical issues...kinda off topic, aren't you? Please 
> stop spamming tech lists or at least change the subject to "shameless 
> self-promotion" or something.

So I suppose I should let you learn the hard way that you should *never* 
host with your registrar? Okay.

(not to the rest of the Talk list: think very carefully about hosting 
with your registrar, especially one that begins with GO and ends with 
Daddy see 
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=godaddy+ransom&btnG=Search for 
just one set of examples).

Welcome to PHP Talk, sry. Make yourself at home. Don't let the old 
timers intimidate you.

-=john andrews
http://www.seo-fun.com





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