Archive for March, 2009

60 EARTH HOUR Tonight. Are You Ready?

Date Saturday, 28 March 2009  Posted in Category Lifestyle  Tags   Comment No Comments »

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UNLIMITED Disk Space, UNLIMITED Bandwidth Transfer, UNLIMITED Domains/Web sites Allowed Hosting?

Date Friday, 27 March 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags , , ,   Comment No Comments »

If you are looking for a web hosting service provider that able to provide you the above plan, please read on.

Godaddy.com and Hostgator.com may your choice for consideration:

  1. Monthly subscription plan available
    Godaddy – Unlimited Plan: USD14.99/month
    Host Gator – Baby Plan: USD9.95/month
    (pay more months get more discounts)
  2. Reliability
    Godaddy: I have been subscribed to Godday web hosting plan for nearly 4 years, so far have no complaints on its service (emailing ok, renewal ok, server response time ok, uploading and downloading ok).
    Host Gator: One of my client is currently subscribes to Host Gator – Baby Plan, so far there’s no problem to his 1.5TB size of web files transferring and viewing.
  3. Competitive Price on UNLIMITED Plan in the Market
    There are many web hosting service providers can offer cheap + good + full features web hosting plan, but not many take risk to offer “UNLIMITED” plan. Even they do, their plan is not as cheap as Godaddy or Host Gator.
  4. Server and Bandwidth Performance
    As you know there’s one big disadvantage hosted the website on the unlimited plan server- no control over the bandwidth and disk space will slow the bandwidth and server down, indirectly affected other websites hosted on the same server. But with Godaddy and Host Gator’s data centre facilities, network infrastructure and server conditions, they do have the ability to cater the demand of unlimited plan.
  5. Web Hosting Policy
    Godaddy and Host Gator do not question your web content or its usage as long as not against their policy agreement. Video sharing, politics content, adult content are allowed by them.
  6. Unlimited Number of MySQL Databases
    An additional “unlimited item” included in the plan.

Please feel free to share your view if you have any comment/opinion.

More about Godaddy’s Unlimited Plan:
http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/hosting/shared.asp

More about HostGator’s Unlimited Baby Plan:
http://www.hostgator.com/shared.shtml

Host Gator's strange logo, it looks they are just eating their own (creepy) logo… not the competition

Host Gator's strange logo, it looks that they are just eating their own (creepy) logo… not the competition

My Choice of Wireless Broadband – CELCOM

Date Monday, 23 March 2009  Posted in Category Computer Resources  Tags , , ,   Comment 1 Comment »

Let’s put izzi and P1 Wimax aside, because I need a wireless broadband service that covers beyond the Klang Valley area. So I have only 2 options- MAXIS or CELCOM.

I have been using CELCOM Broadband @ 384 kbps for nearly 2 years since July 2007. Although I am not satisfied with its speed of service (usually maximum at 20kbps) but at least it still able to let me send and receive email or browse Internet in the major cities like PJ, Subang, Genting, Penang, Ipoh, Malacca, Johor Baru and Cherating (Kuantan Pahang).

Why CELCOM Wireless Broadband?

I am now getting an additional wireless broadband service for my family member and I have decided to subscribe the same service- CELCOM Wireless Broadband 384kbps @ RM68/month package (without USB modem stick, with Vodafone USB modem stick is RM89/month), here is why:

  1. Price: MAXIS wireless broadband’s subscription fee is more expensive than CELCOM
    MAXIS: RM118/month (with Maxis postpaid, otherwise RM138) <> CELCOM: RM68/month
  2. Coverage
    I had tested CELCOM’s wireless broadband coverage at the areas that my family members will usually go to. And it works fine.
  3. CELCOM-Vodafone USB stick modem is smaller and more convenient
    Simply because it is more advance and easy to use, CELCOM’s USB stick SIM card is replaceable, while MAXIS USB modem is not.
  4. Return of USB Modem to MAXIS
    Did you know, MAXIS wireless broadband service subscribers need to return the USB modem when they unsubscribe from its service? Subscribers are actually renting the device from MAXIS.
  5. Too many complaints about MAXIS wireless broadband service
    If you google MAXIS wireless broadband, you will find a lot of negative comments about its service. Comments from other users may give you the true customers’ feedback.
  6. Network Congestion
    There are too many MAXIS wireless broadband users. I would rather to pick a wireless network that “still not yet” overloaded.

However, the pricing, coverage and speed of service are the main concerns that one should consider most.

For information on CELCOM and MAXIS USB Modem, you may visit their website:
CELCOM-Vodafone USB stick: http://www.celcom.com.my/broadband/html/modem_bundle.html
MAXIS wireless broadband USB modem: http://www.maxis.com.my/personal/broadband/
broadband_wireless_usb_modem.asp

Updated 2009-09-22: Newer post ‘Latest MAXIS Wirelss Broadband Package’s Disadvantages‘ give you more information on the latest Maxis wireless broadband plan.

CELCOM Vodafone USB Stick

CELCOM Vodafone USB Stick

MAXIS USB Modem

MAXIS USB Modem