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27 (73%)
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Author Topic: My Symbiostock Site ( Works | Doesn't Work ) And This is My Hosting Company  (Read 16605 times)

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Leo Blanchette

« on: March 30, 2013, 00:25 »
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I've been meaning to make this thread for a while.

In the right hosting conditions everything should be working properly now with very few exceptions.

As Symbiostock sites are deployed, please post here if your site works or does not work, along with what host you are using and what plan/setup if applicable. Or if you had to make changes that resulted in a theme working.

Site: www. mysite .com
Host: The host use used (and link)
Results: Symbiostock features work or not.
Info: If you had to make adjustments to get image processing or other features working (generally memory adjustments).


IMPORTANT: This theme generally does not work on entry-level server environments. Bluehost - BLUEHOST.COM - seems to be the best setting for Symbiostock deployments.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 17:29 by Leo »


« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 00:28 »
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Site: http://www.theruchos.com
Host: Bluehost - http://www.bluehost.com
Results: All features worked out of the box. Have uploaded batches of photos up to about 40 at a time with no errors.
Info: No adjustments were required.

« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 03:46 »
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Site: http://www.stockimages.kerioak.com
Host: Justhost - https://www.justhost.com/ 
Results: Had to edit php.ini which required permission from them to be able to upload images larger than 4Mb - easily done but I think Leo has changed things within Symbiostock since then.
Info:  Probably owned by same company as Bluehost as shares addresses etc just slightly cheaper.  Recommend you go for longest hosting period you can afford (with any company) as that works out cheaper, remember if you have a .com etc address they will usually require an extra payment yearly . 

Not voted in poll as was frustrating till I worked out the problem but very easy after that.

EDIT:  Do not trust their back-up system, create your own as they do not back up as regularly as they say, nor do they back up everything and if they lose one of your files during their own downtime they don't care !
« Last Edit: September 03, 2013, 11:23 by Kerioak~Christine »

« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 06:53 »
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Since i'll setup my symbiostock site next monday, it's nice to read more information from people who already configured their websites.

Nice topic. Thanks.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 08:20 »
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Site: www.BackyardStockPhotos.com
Host: 1and1.com - I have a few other wordpress sites hosted in a shared package for $4.99 a month, so it is cheap if it works!
Results: Image processing doesn't work yet as some php commands are disabled
Info: I've made some changes to the php.ini file but it isn't working yet

Steve

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 08:37 »
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Don't know if this would make sense, but I'm in conversation with the COO of a hosting company (Servint.net) about the issues I have had with 1and1, and perhaps it would make sense to share a dedicated server among us all? They also have a cloud solution where you pay based on what you do - I've asked if that would make sense.

I'll keep the group informed. I've known him for a long time and they have been in business for 15 years so they are stable!

Steve

farbled

« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 10:33 »
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Site: was www.photomining.com/q/ but is now:
http://photominingstock.com/earth/
Host: was ehosting.ca (Canada) now Bluehost
Results: ehost=bad, bluehost=good
Info: Had to have host change .htacess to allow "post" function. FTP files over 4Mb only with ehosting.  Could not resolve paypal and download link. I switched to Bluehost and was up and running in about a half hour completely from scratch.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2013, 17:20 by farbled »

« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2013, 11:47 »
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Site: www.cathyslifeStockPhotos.com
Host: IXWebhosting   http://www.ixwebhosting.com/
Results: Symbiostock features work. I am just beginning to navigate around and personalize the site, but installation was easy and it looks good!
Info: I have been hosting with ix for years. They are reasonably priced and reliable. I can actually call their 800 number and get a real tech person. I used the EasyApps installation for installing Wordpress, but it would not allow me to install to the root. I called tech support and they moved the installation to root within 10 minutes. So far, so good!

« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 12:12 »
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Site: http://glennspecht.com/wp/
Host: http://www.ezp.net/
Results:So far so good, any problems have been me...installed wordpress via cp panel
Info: No adjustments were required. Have used these people as my hosts for years...good people, great tech suport

« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 13:16 »
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How much symbiostock sites until now? 10? More?

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2013, 19:26 »
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How much symbiostock sites until now? 10? More?
Its a secret. :D I haven't counted but probly somewhere a bit above that.

« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2013, 15:27 »
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We seem to have most things under control now, so here are our details:

Site: Travelling Light
Host: AussieHQ Current plan is now obsolete, but about to upgrade to Ultimate Linux.
Results: Everything we've tried so far is working.
Info: Had to get PHP safe mode turned off.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 15:30 by Travelling-light »

« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2013, 15:50 »
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Dear all,

I installed WP then symbiostock on  my hosting(bluehost) no issues. But when I upload a jpeg, upload went fine but during process i  got an error message saying

No matching image files found. You may have named them incorrectly. Fix problem and re-upload. This file has been removed. Example: "my_stock_art.eps" or "my_stock_art.zip" must have accompanying ""my_stock_art.jpg" to be considered a valid set/file

Do we need to upload a zip file??
Thanks for  your help



steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2013, 15:53 »
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I'm jsut working on this with Bluehost. I can upload images up to 10M without issue, but above that level I get the same error. I'm trying to do a chat with technical support.

Steve

« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013, 15:57 »
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Hi Steve

Humm that strange I reduce to size to less than 1MB but still have the same message than the original file at 15MB. Ok let me know what they tell you

Cheers

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2013, 16:01 »
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That is strange. I just tried a 7M file and had no issues at all. I just did a completely clean build of WP using their script. Set the permalink setting to Post, added the Symbiostock theme. Activated the network, and set to work on images. First one worked fine and everything less than 10M has been OK.

Wonder why it is different?

steve

« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2013, 16:22 »
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Ok it is working now I just changed the permalink to post like you did:)
My first picture is online:)
http://aseanphotostock.com/

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 16:27 »
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Hi Steve

Humm that strange I reduce to size to less than 1MB but still have the same message than the original file at 15MB. Ok let me know what they tell you

Cheers
edit grrrr kindle quoted wrong post this is in regard to no accompnying image found. should only happen when u upload mismatched zip or Eps . Try again and if probem let me know. Also hosting will be like imaging software. Better host better results. Later will try to get imagick going in process. Some people are processing huge files with no prob .... excuse my kindle typing jargon.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 16:30 by Leo »

« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2013, 16:41 »
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Leo I tried again with a 300K picture and same issue will keep you posted if I find a way around
Cheers

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2013, 16:50 »
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Leo

Here is an article about max file size upload at Bluehost: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/110

I need to point my domain properly to Bluehost before I can get ftp working to do this!

Steve

« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2013, 17:53 »
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This was supposed to be a "testing Symbiostock" site, but I will likely keep it live. 

Site:  http://www.rebelstock.com
Host:  Godaddy

I haven't worked on the Paypal end of it.  Wondering though, should I open up a new Paypal account so buyers don't see a charge from Pixart Design and dispute it because the don't recognise?

« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 18:18 »
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This was supposed to be a "testing Symbiostock" site, but I will likely keep it live. 

Site:  http://www.rebelstock.com
Host:  Godaddy

I haven't worked on the Paypal end of it.  Wondering though, should I open up a new Paypal account so buyers don't see a charge from Pixart Design and dispute it because the don't recognise?


If I am understanding correctly, there are places in the theme to add logos for your rebelstock.com site so that when they buy, they will see that logo. I don't think it matters that it is going into your same paypal account. You add the site paypal logo in symbiostock>settings>under the email and payment process communication.

« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2013, 13:37 »
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For the first time, my site is offline. Bluehost issues. I did a chat with support guys. Just fot information.

(3:32:39pm)Marlo H.:Yes, it looks like the Admins are looking into some server issues at the moment

« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2013, 15:34 »
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Just sharing my experience with inMotion Hosting. Not impressed, looks like I may have to move back to my original host.  Customer service was unhelpful during the sign up process, it took a full 3 days to be able to access my website. Once it was up the FTP problems started, endless waiting for server messages..server timed out etc.  I submitted a ticket, with all the extra information they requested and then never heard back again, even after asking if the ticket was still open.

That was last week, still no word.  Today my site was down for a solid half hour. (Apparently a large number of their shared hosting customers were affected.) Their support live chat was down and their phone rings busy.  A search on Twitter shows a LOT of unhappy customers saying typical inMotion, frequent outages etc.  So all in all, not great.  Unfortunately, I'd not recommend this company.

For what it's worth, in 10 years using Bluehost for multiple sites I've had to contact support maybe 5 times, and they were always available.  I just wish I had noticed the coming soon page for their new VPS options :P Could have saved myself the move back!

Edit: Sorry, I should add that other here, including Leo may have had a better experience than I did with them, I was just at the end of my rope today with this latest issue!
« Last Edit: April 25, 2013, 15:46 by 9lives »

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 15:42 »
+1
Bluehost is the way to go for Symbiostock :D

I only know inmotion from the dedicated server level, which has been quite amazing. But on the entry level I have no idea where things stand. But Bluehost  is by far the best match for an entry level Symbiostock site because of its price/power.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2013, 15:46 by Leo »

« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2013, 15:48 »
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BTW I just got off the phone with Bluehost, some time in May they will be adding VPS and Dedicated server plans!  The rep told me pricing for VPS will start around $30 so I am for sure moving this back there.  Should be a fun opportunity to write a guide on moving a Symbisotock site haha.

« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2013, 16:09 »
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BTW I just got off the phone with Bluehost, some time in May they will be adding VPS and Dedicated server plans!  The rep told me pricing for VPS will start around $30 so I am for sure moving this back there.  Should be a fun opportunity to write a guide on moving a Symbisotock site haha.

I'm glad to hear that too. I am happy with bluehost and their support is awesome, but I do sit and frequently wait for the server. I would like to change to a dedicated IP as soon as they are up and running with that.

« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2013, 09:43 »
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Site: http://stock.imagerion.com
Host: home.pl
Results: installs and works ok at the moment
Info: simple adjustments typical for home.pl users, although I see a need for  some tweaks in php.ini if one would try to process larger batches than 30.
Fore the moment I work more on the backend than I upload.

Changing php.ini max_execution_time to more than 30s does nothing, although it's visible in php_info :-/
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 14:31 by plrang »

« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2013, 11:48 »
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So...another info for people from Poland :)
My first Symbio site was on nazwa.pl. There is only 30s max script execution time and 64M memory, and these values can't be overriden in php.ini file. It was enough for Symbiostock, when using ImageMagick and processing no more than 10 files in a batch, so if someone already has "active" server there, can try to install Symbiostock.
I had some more stuff, so I moved everything to linuxpl.com ("WPro" account on host pro-linuxpl.com).
Everything works, database and server are very fast. One file processing takes about 1s, so there is no problem with large batches  (max execution time is 600s).
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 11:50 by ajt »

« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2013, 14:27 »
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Site: http://images.mddu.com
Host: byethost (free plan) http://byethost.com
Results: On the current free plan that I'm on large jpgs don't process at all.  Not sure about other features since image processing is my main concern at the moment
Info: I'll be staying with them and pay for a standard account next month to see if that fixes the processing problem.  If not, I'll go with someone else.

« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2013, 22:58 »
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Bluehost is the way to go for Symbiostock :D

I only know inmotion from the dedicated server level, which has been quite amazing. But on the entry level I have no idea where things stand. But Bluehost  is by far the best match for an entry level Symbiostock site because of its price/power.


Not impressed at all with Bluehost. I've seen 3 outages on my site already, and honestly I don't check very often. Support is always quick to respond, but the server has been less than adequate. I'm thinking of trying ICDSoft next. I use them to host my Disney blog, which has a good amount of traffic, lots of images, and rarely has a problem.


« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2013, 10:26 »
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Site: http://www.crackerclips.com
Host: godaddy
Results: Ongoing email problems with godaddy and symbiostock but biggest issue for me is that I can't get imagick to work.  The few images I've uploaded so far look dull, lifeless and unsaturated.  Been with godaddy for years and have always been happy but I'm considering moving the whole thing to Bluehost to make this work.  Reading through this thread tho it sounds like some people aren't very happy with Bluehost either.  So I'm kind of at a standstill for now.  Not sure what to do.

Ron

« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2013, 13:02 »
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semmickphoto.com at bluehost. Zero issues. In fact, extremely happy with their whole package, including cpanel.

Only downside is that they knocked 2 dollar/month off for the summer discount which I missed by a week.  ;D

« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2013, 14:14 »
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imagoborealis.com...
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...at bluehost. Zero issues. In fact, extremely happy with their whole package, including cpanel.

My site could be speedier at times, but at the small price tag it comes, I can't reasonably complain.

I hope, of course, that sales will justify upgrading to a dedicated server, soon  ;D

Ron

« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2013, 14:20 »
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Yes, speed could be faster now you mention it.

« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2013, 17:47 »
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Yes, speed could be faster now you mention it.

Yes, that would be my only complaint of bluehost. And dedicated IP or server would fix that.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2013, 17:53 »
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Most issues could be solved with upgrades and money. Actually the reason I suggested bluehost is the power/cost ratio. Plus you can update when the time is right. Ultimately the stakes / potential losses should remain low so someone new to a venture like does not invest too much. That way if your goals are not met, your out less money than what it would cost to fund a simple hobby.

Keep documenting stuff. As more people sign on, they will need this thread :D

« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2013, 09:20 »
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Leo I understand why you suggest bluehost but it's hard for me to switch because I have been more than happy with godaddy.. in fact I worked with many hosting companies over the years and godaddy -for me- has been (BY FAR) the best experience.. almost no downtime in 2 years.. (except occasional issues)

All the previous companies made me so sick that I am in love with godaddy.. if this wasn't my experience I would have switched to bluehost already.. but even their homepage do not impress me enough..

I hope the godaddy issue is sorted and you start a referral campaign to godaddy.. I would follow that referral link happily even though I already have a godaddy account..

« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2013, 11:27 »
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I have to echo cidepix's comments.  I've been with godaddy for years and been nothing but happy.  I've never had any significant downtime and my  sites have always been plenty fast as far as I'm concerned.  My customer service experiences have been really good as well.

I would also be happy to use a referral link to godaddy if the existing couple of issues were sorted out and a link was made available.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2013, 12:34 »
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Don't worry you guys, I'm about to make some comments on Inmotion! I keep waking up to a database error every morning. Their VPS hosting is worse than bluehost $10 a month and its costing bigger people money, who are needing my site to test some SY functionality.

Frustrating to say the least. I guess I was impressed with them enough with their upscale hosting, and I assumed the same quality applied to all of their stuff.

Regarding godaddy -

You guys will get helped if I can get root access. You can make me a cpanel password I'm sure. I'd love to put two straight days into godaddy. I just can't do it very easily without the right access.

Just to re-itterate. Everyone would LOVE Symbiostock to pieces and never see any problems of any sort in most cases if they were on upscale hosting. But I ask people to start small so losses are small if things don't go well.

« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2013, 08:47 »
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Don't worry you guys, I'm about to make some comments on Inmotion! I keep waking up to a database error every morning. Their VPS hosting is worse than bluehost $10 a month and its costing bigger people money, who are needing my site to test some SY functionality.

Frustrating to say the least. I guess I was impressed with them enough with their upscale hosting, and I assumed the same quality applied to all of their stuff.

Regarding godaddy -

You guys will get helped if I can get root access. You can make me a cpanel password I'm sure. I'd love to put two straight days into godaddy. I just can't do it very easily without the right access.

Just to re-itterate. Everyone would LOVE Symbiostock to pieces and never see any problems of any sort in most cases if they were on upscale hosting. But I ask people to start small so losses are small if things don't go well.

Leo let me know when you will be available and I will purchase a godaddy hosting account just for testing purposes and will install a testing site there..

It will be exactly the same type of account as the one I have on godaddy now.. I will then pass you the cpanel access details..

It's best to do it this way because it will give you total freedom to mess with it as you wish..

Only let me know when you are done with other issues and are able to dedicate time for this..
« Last Edit: June 19, 2013, 17:31 by cidepix »

« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2013, 07:10 »
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Tried all-inkl.com (which has been host of all my other websites for many years) but did not get it installed properly. Installing Wordpress was no problem at all but installing Symbiostock was not possible because all-inkl.com won't let any scripts create directories in the web root.

Switched to bluehost.com and didn't have problems.

« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2013, 03:34 »
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Site: http://stockphotology.com
Host: www.justhost.com
Results: A mixed bag - seems to be working now.
Info: Justhost Customer Support is not all that. Ended up sorting things out myself after setting up a new subdomain and redirecting nameservers from another domain name registrar with a bit of Googling and reading fora. This was after Justhost told me it couldn't be done. Also, speed seems a bit slow (but I'm on a shared subscription) and I've already had two complete outages.

I didn't answer the poll as my experience was somewhere between easy and hard. I got on board with SY quite late and I think that searching for answers has become increasingly difficult because of the the rapidly increasing mine of information on bugs and workarounds and also the rapid increase in SY's functionality (which of course is to be applauded).

For those of us who have never interacted with CSS, I think that site setup is more difficult. For instance, I'll search for an answer to a problem and I'll find, "Yeah just copy and paste this code snippet after #*/php>" and I'm thinking "You what? I can't find anything remotely similar to #*/php> Where is it? Which page? How do I open the CSS to edit it? Child or parent theme? Or do I use phpadmin?". You get the picture.

This isn't a criticism of course, and it's no-one else's problem that I've never worked with CSS and WP. But looking for answers, whether in SY's excellent resources or elsewhere, does add considerably to the time taken to get the site working and looking good. In fact, I've put off any site customisation for now, for exactly this reason.

Doing this is fun though.

« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2013, 04:23 »
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Hi Russell

Sorry to hear you have had problems with Justhost - I have not noticed any outages and found their customer support helpful (usually online "chat" but have actually rung them in the past)

You are not the only one new to css and php, the first time I was advised to change something in the child them I thought "what, how, where" then found the child them only to discover there was nothing in it to change which confused me even more.  Eventually I got there though using Firebug and the edit thingy in Chrome.  Usually have Chrome open to try and find the bits I want to edit and find it easier and more responsive than Firefox's Firebug

« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2013, 05:48 »
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You are not the only one new to css and php, the first time I was advised to change something in the child them I thought "what, how, where" then found the child them only to discover there was nothing in it to change which confused me even more.  Eventually I got there though using Firebug and the edit thingy in Chrome.  Usually have Chrome open to try and find the bits I want to edit and find it easier and more responsive than Firefox's Firebug

Thanks for the heads up, C.

EmberMike

« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2013, 08:16 »
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Site: http://www.emberstock.com
Host: Hostmonster
Results: Everything is working well, no issues. Hostmonster is very similar to Bluehost (I believe they're basically the same company really) so it's not a surprise that Hostmonster hosting works well with Symbiostock after all of the positive reviews of Bluehost for Symbiostock sites.

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2013, 18:12 »
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i'm using justhost for my sym site and have had excellent support - esp'ly after I mistakenly deleted my db one day! 

1've used 1and1 for years for my other sites and for both these companies I've had great support -- I always call (I hate the slowness of chat) often at 2 am and have never had to wait more than a few minutes

PhilD

  • Never met any BBQ I didn't like.
« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2013, 12:19 »
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Site: stockphoto.apduff.com
Host: HostGo.com
Results: Symbiostock installed and seems to work fine so far.  Still configuring the site, adding images and have not joined network as yet so that aspect is TBD.
Info: HostGo seems to be fine so far for hosting our Symbiostock site.  I did have to email their support team to make the php.ini changes needed to support uploading files bigger than 2MB.  There did not appear to be a php.ini anywhere in our filesystem that I could find and edit. They responded very quickly and implemented the desired changes and Symbiostock now seems to upload files >2MB fine now,

Phil
 

Ron

« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2013, 14:44 »
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My site is waaaay too slow on Blue Host, not happy with at all the longer I have to work with it.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2013, 14:47 »
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My site is waaaay too slow on Blue Host, not happy with at all the longer I have to work with it.

This is obviously the problem with shared hosting - you have no control over who you share with. I keep toying with the idea of the individual server (or at least a managed server where you have defined capacity, memory, processing and bandwidth. It is about $40 I think, which is certainly worth doing once I get a bit of traction. We can then have a series of threads about moving your Symbio site!

Steve

« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2013, 16:10 »
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Yeah unfortunately shared hosting is always going to be a bit luck of the draw as you don't know who your neighbors are or what kind of traffic/processes they have going.  That will be the same with basically any of the lower cost shared hosts.  Hopefully when the sites become profitable it will make sense to upgrade.  I'm looking at upgrading to VPS with Bluehost this month ($29.99 per/month level) since I'm running several sites on my account now. If I get that done I'll report back on speed.

« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2013, 19:26 »
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Site: http://shop.stockfaktory.com
Host: mddhosting
Results: Everything is working well, no issues. *fingers crossed*
Shared Hosting Plan / Cpanel Environment
I usually upload in picture batches in the numbers from 10 to 15.
Processing is quite fast (few seconds) - No errors

« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2013, 06:02 »
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If these tools state the truth, numbers differ, but certainly it's more than 10 sites around

Neighbors : 1,773 by

http://www.my-ip-neighbors.com/?domain=semmickphoto.com

OR
http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/web-sites-on-web-server/
Found 932 domains hosted on the same web server as semmickphoto.com (66.147.244.51)

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2013, 10:00 »
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I'm doing a little better - only 1137 domains, but I also got this warning:

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It appears that the web server located at 69.89.31.206 may be hosting one or more web sites with explicit content. The web sites in question are highlighted in red below. There is a possibility that all of the web sites on this web server may be blocked by web filtering software. Search engine rankings for these web sites may be affected as well.

I'll watch the progress of the move of Amanda's site (I think that was the one) to a virtual server at Bluehost

Steve

Update - I tried your other link and found 2507 domains on the same IP address!

Ron

« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2013, 11:28 »
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Loads of sites on my server are dead. I checked a few live ones but they seem a lot faster then my SYS site. I think its the WP side of it that makes it slow. Anyhoo, I am not going to pay 40 dollar a month in hosting. If I do that my site will be more expensive then any other option out there.

« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2013, 11:55 »
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Joined the SS experience yesterday afternoon.  With the constant F'n of contributors by the agencies I love the idea of taking back control.  Power to the people!

Anyway, first time user of WP and things are going alright.  Figuring it out.  Will probably go with Amanda's Clean look.  That is when my site comes back from the dead.

BlueHost is my host and they tell me that my server is having an emergency.  Hopefully its not DOA.  Kind of a bummer that it would crash within 24 hours of starting.

« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2013, 11:58 »
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Hi DF_Studios and welcome - how did you find us?  Sorry to hear about the server - wonder if it is all the Symbiostock people overheating their machinery

« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2013, 12:08 »
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I've been lurking around here for a while...

« Reply #58 on: July 11, 2013, 12:34 »
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@Ron I think you have too much stuff out there

Jetpack, Likes, WP Likes which do not load, Gravatars, Twitter gadgets, some additional stats and scripts etc..
And no cache on site

Ron

« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2013, 12:58 »
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Thanks Plrang, I'll see if I can remove some stuff. But I thought the site was pretty bare already.

How do I turn on chache and cookies and the cookie warning?

« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2013, 14:37 »
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Hi all!

I finally managed to set up a first symbio site. Let me say first that I am very excited about the whole Project and really appreciate Leos work

Be aware that much of my content is red flagged / contains nudity. For testing purposes I set up primarily the Korgh project site which is not really typical Stock. My Microstock portfolio will follow soon.
Setup was very easy. I just spent a couple of hours customizing the design (I am sure you will find still some Bugs there).
Hosting recommendation: In general I would recommend everybody not to bother too much with a shared hosting package of any company. Get your own VPS or Server if you are serious about your site. In the beginning it is more complicated but in the end more easy and less hassle than dealing with support every now and then...

Things I would like to see:
- Other payment processors than Paypal. There are many alternatives out there and not everybody is too comfortable with PP. As soon as there are other options available I will start setting up another domain with my Microstock port. I would be willing to pay an extra for that...
- Possibility to assign different Prices/Licenses/Editorial etc.
- Leo getting rich and happy with the project. We owe him a lot

Site: Korgh.com
Host: EUKhost (private server, no hosting package or cloud)

Have a nice day all!
« Last Edit: July 11, 2013, 14:41 by Korgh »

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2013, 15:17 »
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running ip-neighbors:

cascoly.com 1and1 MS site  1 neighbor
pix-now.com 1and1 Linux 2 neighbors

cascoly-images.com justhost sym site 20 neighbors
« Last Edit: July 11, 2013, 15:19 by cascoly »

timd35

« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2013, 13:00 »
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Site: http://stock.tdahlphotography.com
Host: Lunarpages http://www.lpwebhosting.com/
Results: All seems to work fine.
Info:
I am on a basic shared hosting plan using cPanel and Softaculous to install Wordpress.. Most everything went well. Image processing is using GD Library and not Imagemagic which Lunarpages says they support. Still have to look into why that is happening. I did have to configure php.ini to increase file size upload.

8/15/13 Update: Contacted Lunarpages support and they had to install the PECL imagick extension. So now image processing is showing as using ImageMagick now.

Thanks
Tim

 
« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 06:59 by tdahl-stock »

stocked

« Reply #63 on: August 09, 2013, 06:50 »
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It seems that Bluehost doesn't work anymore with Symbiostock. Unfortunately I have already purchased a three year plan :(. As soon as I activate the Symbiotheme the whole thing is crashing to pure white.
It's not about Wordpress 3.6 as I use this combination already on my old host but my old host is very slow so I thought I give bluehost a try...

stocked

« Reply #64 on: August 09, 2013, 06:58 »
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Instead of 2.5.5  I have installed now 2.3 an this seems to be working - very strange...

stocked

« Reply #65 on: August 09, 2013, 07:17 »
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Anyone running Symbio 2.5.5 with WP 3.6 succesfully on bluehost?

sc

« Reply #66 on: August 09, 2013, 10:36 »
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Anyone running Symbio 2.5.5 with WP 3.6 succesfully on bluehost?

Yes
Actually using Symbio 2.5.6 and WP 3.6
No problems.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2013, 10:43 by SC »

« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2013, 10:47 »
+1
It seems that Bluehost doesn't work anymore with Symbiostock. Unfortunately I have already purchased a three year plan :( . As soon as I activate the Symbiotheme the whole thing is crashing to pure white.
It's not about Wordpress 3.6 as I use this combination already on my old host but my old host is very slow so I thought I give bluehost a try...


I am using 2.5.5 but have not upgraded to 3.6. I am scared.  :)  Maybe this weekend i will put my big girl panties on and give it a whirl.

stocked

« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2013, 11:36 »
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Anyone running Symbio 2.5.5 with WP 3.6 succesfully on bluehost?

Yes
Actually using Symbio 2.5.6 and WP 3.6
No problems.
where do i get 2.5.6 at github it says 2.5.6 but if I look at Details in themes it says 2.5.5
I tried a 2.4 version too which also doesn't work only the 2.3 version works which is odd

« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2013, 11:54 »
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Site: http://images.mddu.com
Host: byethost http://byethost.com

Upgraded to a paid hosting plan the other day.  I'm still waiting on the nameservers to catch up which is absolute torture.  I still have some testing to do before I can finish uploading and start promoting it.

*edit*

Decided to modify instead of post new.

The nameservers were already caught up, what was failed to mention in the FAQ or even on the message board that you needed to contact support to migrate the site from free to paid.

It was working fine then the database reverted back to what it was before I started working on the site again.  It must've still be pulling information from the free host database (another thing that there wasn't information on).

Right now I'm happy just wish I could've foreseen those issues beforehand.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 03:09 by Anita Potter »

sc

« Reply #70 on: August 09, 2013, 13:06 »
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Anyone running Symbio 2.5.5 with WP 3.6 succesfully on bluehost?


Yes
Actually using Symbio 2.5.6 and WP 3.6
No problems.

where do i get 2.5.6 at github it says 2.5.6 but if I look at Details in themes it says 2.5.5
I tried a 2.4 version too which also doesn't work only the 2.3 version works which is odd



http://www.symbiostock.com
Download 2.5.6 - zip it and upload it.

« Reply #71 on: August 27, 2013, 08:04 »
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Hey everybody! I've finally decided to make my own symbiostock site. The frustration came when bluehost asked for USD 160 at once -- they are asking for the whole amount and I want to be able to make monthly payments for hosting as the sum is more than half of what I make from microstock per month. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2013, 08:07 by soundworks »

« Reply #72 on: August 27, 2013, 08:11 »
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Hey everybody! I've finally decided to make my own symbiostock site. The frustration came when bluehost asked for USD 160 at once -- they are asking for the whole amount and I want to be able to make monthly payments for hosting as the sum is more than half of what I make from microstock per month. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

I believe they offer one, two or three year plans. The one year plan is $71.40 ($5,95 monthly).

« Reply #73 on: August 27, 2013, 08:20 »
+1
Site: http://stock.kelleherphoto.com
Host: MacStadium http://www.macstadium.com
Results: Symbiostock features work.
Info: Running Mac Mini dedicated server with Mac OS X 10.8.4 and Server 2.2.1.  No special settings or configuration needed.

« Reply #74 on: August 27, 2013, 08:32 »
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Site: http://stock.kelleherphoto.com
Host: MacStadium http://www.macstadium.com
Results: Symbiostock features work.
Info: Running Mac Mini dedicated server with Mac OS X 10.8.4 and Server 2.2.1.  No special settings or configuration needed.



This is interesting, if SY takes off for me, i might look into this when Bluehost expires.

« Reply #75 on: August 27, 2013, 08:43 »
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This is interesting, if SY takes off for me, i might look into this when Bluehost expires.

I've found that the Mac has been a very reliable server, and pretty easy to administer.  Mac Stadium is an excellent host, have had no unscheduled downtime with them for 3+ years.  A dedicated server is probably not cost effective for just a SY site, but I use the server for some other larger websites, and for iOS development.

« Reply #76 on: August 27, 2013, 08:50 »
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This is interesting, if SY takes off for me, i might look into this when Bluehost expires.

I've found that the Mac has been a very reliable server, and pretty easy to administer.  Mac Stadium is an excellent host, have had no unscheduled downtime with them for 3+ years.  A dedicated server is probably not cost effective for just a SY site, but I use the server for some other larger websites, and for iOS development.


Yep, just did a little investigating. Did not realize you still had to pay for a cloud hosting service. But hosting a few sites on it makes sense.

« Reply #77 on: August 27, 2013, 09:03 »
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Hey everybody! I've finally decided to make my own symbiostock site. The frustration came when bluehost asked for USD 160 at once -- they are asking for the whole amount and I want to be able to make monthly payments for hosting as the sum is more than half of what I make from microstock per month. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

I believe they offer one, two or three year plans. The one year plan is $71.40 ($5,95 monthly).

Thank you. They do offer a monthly payment option if you ask them. However, you can't pay with paypal.

« Reply #78 on: August 27, 2013, 09:12 »
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Thank you. They do offer a monthly payment option if you ask them. However, you can't pay with paypal.


I did not know that. Thanks for posting.

Spectral-Design.net

« Reply #79 on: September 03, 2013, 11:10 »
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Soooooo...finally mostly bug free (knocking on wood :-) )

Site: http://www.spectral-design.net
Hosting: VPS Server on webspace-verkauf.de
Environment: Ubuntu with Webmin/Virtualmin as Panel
Results: Install was easy but not flawless since I encountered some Problems with the combination of the Ubuntu/Symbio enviroment in the beginning, but nothing really serious.
Wishlist: a) The Premium plugin should feature _different_ licenses for an image which exclude each other (Editorial-Commercial), not only _additional_ licenses
b) Payment plugins e.g. MB, 2Checkout, etc. c) The possibility to set different prices for different images and more sizes
Overall: Very happy with Leos work and happy to have finally started the site :-)

Thanks everybody for their support during setup!!!

« Reply #80 on: October 28, 2013, 15:14 »
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Site: http://images.mddu.com [nofollow]
Host: byethost http://byethost.com [nofollow]

Upgraded to a paid hosting plan the other day.  I'm still waiting on the nameservers to catch up which is absolute torture.  I still have some testing to do before I can finish uploading and start promoting it.

*edit*

Decided to modify instead of post new.

The nameservers were already caught up, what was failed to mention in the FAQ or even on the message board that you needed to contact support to migrate the site from free to paid.

It was working fine then the database reverted back to what it was before I started working on the site again.  It must've still be pulling information from the free host database (another thing that there wasn't information on).

Right now I'm happy just wish I could've foreseen those issues beforehand.



Hi Anita
I have carried out a very unscientific survey and have tried clicking all of the links to symbio sites I can find - and frankly yours seems to be the fastest!!  By miles!!

Could you describe your plan and how you got started?

So you set up a free hosting site  /  build your symbio site on that and then opt for a paid plan?

Do I understand that correctly ?

May I ask what plan you are on also

Thanks in advance

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