Tag Archives: Web Hosting

InMotionHosting

So far pretty easy to deal with customer service at In Motion Hosting.  I’ve talked to them on live chat, the only tricky thing is, pick out your words before you ask them on the initial question on their live chat request.

However, if you ask something too long, or what they probably would deem difficult, they’ll forward your web browser to a static page explaining they’re no longer online and asking you send your request to their support email.  So you just have to click back in your browser, retype your question or request (make it sound simpler) and send another live chat request.

They are pretty quick with responses, once you get through the queue line or 3-8 people in front of you. They forwarded me to sending a support email asking them to do what I needed.  Not that it was a hard task.  Now I’m waiting for their support team that answers email to update my account and get me streaming.

In Motion review from Web Hosting Search here.

Moving OS Commerce from php4 to php5

I’m not sure if this fix is due to os commerce mods or just cause it’s needed when migrating a site from php 4 to php 5. After I switched the os commerce site to a new host i had many problems. A few hours and all can be fixed. This is just one of my problems. After moving the site the article link was bring up an error message:

Unknown column ‘a.authors_id’ in ‘on clause’

After google searching I found this fix which seems to work.

If anyone else finds this useful please post here and let me know.

Find the following variable in articles.php and change the query inside from:

$articles_all_query_raw = “select a.articles_id, a.articles_date_added, ad.articles_name, ad.articles_head_desc_tag, au.authors_id, au.authors_name, td.topics_id, td.topics_name from ” . TABLE_ARTICLES . ” a, ” . TABLE_ARTICLES_TO_TOPICS . ” a2t left join ” . TABLE_TOPICS_DESCRIPTION . ” td on a2t.topics_id = td.topics_id left join ” . TABLE_AUTHORS . ” au on a.authors_id = au.authors_id, ” . TABLE_ARTICLES_DESCRIPTION . ” ad where (a.articles_date_available IS NULL or to_days(a.articles_date_available) <= to_days(now())) and a.articles_id = a2t.articles_id and a.articles_status = ‘1’ and a.articles_id = ad.articles_id and ad.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and td.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ order by a.articles_date_added desc, ad.articles_name”;

TO:

$articles_all_query_raw = “select a.articles_id, a.articles_date_added, ad.articles_name, ad.articles_head_desc_tag, au.authors_id, au.authors_name, td.topics_id, td.topics_name from ((” . TABLE_ARTICLES . ” a), ” . TABLE_ARTICLES_TO_TOPICS . ” a2t) left join ” . TABLE_TOPICS_DESCRIPTION . ” td on a2t.topics_id = td.topics_id left join ” . TABLE_AUTHORS . ” au on a.authors_id = au.authors_id, ” . TABLE_ARTICLES_DESCRIPTION . ” ad where (a.articles_date_available IS NULL or to_days(a.articles_date_available) <= to_days(now())) and a.articles_id = a2t.articles_id and a.articles_status = ‘1’ and a.articles_id = ad.articles_id and ad.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and td.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ order by a.articles_date_added desc, ad.articles_name”;

Virtual Private Server Hosting

So I’m looking at current hosting plans for a new Virtual Private Server (VPS). I’ve found 3 websites with comparable hosting packages.

http://www.hostican.com/hosting/cpanel-vps.php

I’m liking the ixwebhosting.com’s packages. Fair price and the best quality of servers and system resources.
Information I could find about IXWebhosting.com
Domain created: Feb 15, 2003
Domain Expires: Feb 15, 2017
Company is based out of Columbus, Ohio. Owned by Ecommerce.com.
Reviews of this host are not great, atleast 3 people have posted “Avoid them like the plague” and hundreds of customers are infuriated with the way they handle security, spam, backups, downtime, support tickets and customer service.

Next host on the list: Inmotionhosting.com
So far out of about 100 reviews i’ve read, I’ve only found about 3 or 4 negative reviews. They seem to be the more secure solution to my hosting needs. I read further into the reviews…
A couple hundred reviews in and I’m satisfied, inmotionhosting will be the one.

~Fastmover