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roly
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2002 5:00 am (15 years, 10 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I just signed up for Portland and it has the worst server speed i've ever seen!

Edit: This applies to FREE hosting.
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Ben
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2002 5:22 am (15 years, 10 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Well you do get what you pay for ;). But yes they are terrbile and 100mb a month wont go very far :(.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2002 8:24 pm (15 years, 10 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

As i did have a site there i still get mails from them, this is the latest...
............
2002 is going to be an interesting year for Portland Communications.

As you are probably aware from previous emails, we launched several new
services late during 2001, including the Enhanced & Premium Web Hosting.
This year is going to be no different as we have several front line
projects lined up for release including an open free sql server and a
Classifieds directory which will be free for Portland users.

We also have several projects undergoing their first upgrades; the
Backup server is being upgraded so that it can backup remote files
from other web and ftp sites (this will allow you to backup a website
hosted elsewhere every night), and the VISP Controller is also being
revamped to give greater flexibility in the administration of
accounts.

Finally, there are a couple of ASP projects in the pipeline which may
be of interest. We are building small tools - not earth shattering
programs - that can do simple little jobs on the Internet. These will
be largely free to use, and will be posted on our site when they become
available - so stay tuned.

In wishing everyone a belated Happy New Year we do so believing that
Portland is better than ever and is the best value ISP around. Can the
best get better?

Happy New Year.

Regards,

Portland Sales

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2002 8:33 pm (15 years, 10 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

those emails annoy me, I get 3 copies every time they send them!
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Ben
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2002 9:16 pm (15 years, 10 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Andrew wrote:

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Did anyone else find they were dated 8th Feb, recieved them on 13th of Feb?


I got a few spread out over a few days. Probably they have a load of customers and it takes a while to send a few hundred thousand emails. F2S also had the similar delays with the dreaded email.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2002 5:05 am (15 years, 10 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I signed with Portland lured by the fantasy of getting something for nothing. Anyhow, I tried to run a script of mine that ran beautifully at f2s and also on a private server but at Portland it failed b/c they don't have PHP set up so that you can use fopen() to read a url. So, how am I supposed to have a weatherfeed and a newsfeed? Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:51 am (15 years, 10 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Seems like portland is very very bad Exclamation Exclamation when I see all these complains and anger Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2002 9:16 am (15 years, 10 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Regarding the fopen command, it was the same @ f2s I think.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2002 12:03 pm (15 years, 10 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

f2g is a VISP of Portland
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Adrian Bell
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2002 7:48 pm (15 years, 9 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I tried signing up with Portland & f2g. I can't access anything but I get mail from them.
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Ben
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:58 pm (15 years, 9 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Their DNS servers are poo, it takes about 4-5 days to start working. If you use a port5 domain though it should work instantly.

HTH

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2002 9:00 pm (15 years, 9 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I use more bandwidth in one day than portland allow in a month, I've shifted 150mb yesterday, and the way it's going it's going to be nearer 250 for today!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2002 9:06 pm (15 years, 9 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

You shifted 250mb for itfconline.net? Wow! That site must be popular!

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Ben
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2002 10:50 pm (15 years, 9 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

indeed, I only get through about 100mb a day.... Though thats not taking into account my forums which shift about 350mb a day

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2002 11:36 pm (15 years, 9 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Impressive, I managed about 6.5MB for my first month Smile
Admittedly part of the site is hosted seperatly (free .co.uk domain from NDO and the part of the site that needs database and php is on 34sp.com) but still in total it would probably be about 10MB!
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