About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


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    Lake Hills Renter says:

    I’ve used Pair for years and love it. I host a very busy discussion forum and haven’t had many problems at all.


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    alochin says:

    I host my own website. It is not that difficult.
    I use Clarkconnect. The webserver is a Pentium III computer. I only added memory, a second netcard and a good big harddrive to it. The domain name costs something like $35 a year. The software is free.


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    Lake Hills Renter says:

    Some ISPs don’t allow you to hot your own site at your house, so be sure to check your TOS if you’re going to do this. They can and will disconnect you.

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    Chuck Ponzi says:

    I have used GoDaddy for a number of sites. They are great in my opinion. They have awesome uptime.

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    I think Hostgator is one of the most reliable of the cheaper hosting available today.

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    Tom says:

    I’d hosted some sites with Dreamhosting too, and have given up because of reliability problems. I’ve also had some personal sites at LiquidWeb for many years now, and have been pretty happy with them.

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    Lake Hills Renter says:

    I’ve used pair for at least 8 years on shared accounts and run a popular site that gets a lot of traffic. The only problem I’ve ever had is having to move database servers about once a year to get a faster/less busy machine. Other than that, they’ve been fantastic.

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    Lake Hills Renter says:

    Tim, any idea how much bandwidth this site serves every day?

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    The Tim says:

    With 2,500 to 3,000 “unique visitors” and just shy of 10,000 page loads each weekday, the site is pumping out roughly 1.5GB on weekdays, and a total of about 8GB per week.

    That’s as of right now. Ask me again in a few weeks and it will probably be higher. The site has been steadily growing in popularity.

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    Lake Hills Renter says:

    Wow, very nice. My site runs 2Gb-3Gb and 25k-40k hits per day, and since it’s a discussion forum it’s all database hits. As I said, other than a yearly database move to a faster server to keep pace with our growth, I’ve never had a problem at Pair.

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    synthetik says:

    Try Media Temple… great uptime. My wife and I have found that the saying “you get what you pay for” applies in web hosting as well.

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    Douglas says:

    Please do not use ANHosting. I speak from experience.

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    Cory says:

    Modwest.com is a great host.

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