My Misadventures with Cloud At Cost



  • @scottalanmiller

    All of my sites are currently very light traffic, so I'd like to add the ZendTo site to this same box.

    @coliver

    ZendTo works great for our needs. It allows us to securely transfer larger files back and forth with clients.

    @thecreativeone91

    Thanks... I'll continue to research and maybe touch base with the developer. I can't imagine that our usage of this product would run afoul of C@C's TOS. We just need a secure means of exchange files with clients.

    Dan



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    Also may want to check CloudatCosts TOS about file sharing.. not sure their stance on that.

    What the heck are you talking about? This has nothing to do with C@C. They are not the internet police and there is nothing illegal about file sharing.

    If you host illegal shit and the authorities ask your host to shut you down, they will shut it down. But it is not the hosts job, directly. This is no different than any other service out there.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @thecreativeone91 said:

    Also may want to check CloudatCosts TOS about file sharing.. not sure their stance on that.

    What the heck are you talking about? This has nothing to do with C@C. They are not the internet police and there is nothing illegal about file sharing.

    If you host illegal shit and the authorities ask your host to shut you down, they will shut it down. But it is not the hosts job, directly. This is no different than any other service out there.

    Some VPS and Shared hosts explicitly disallow file sharing/hosting using their services in their TOS.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    Some VPS and Shared hosts explicitly disallow file sharing/hosting using their services in their TOS.

    My website has an image on it. I am thus hosting files.
    I am thus breaking their TOS.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @thecreativeone91 said:

    Some VPS and Shared hosts explicitly disallow file sharing/hosting using their services in their TOS.

    My website has an image on it. I am thus hosting files.
    I am thus breaking their TOS.

    That may be the denotation of the rules, but not the connotation.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @thecreativeone91 said:

    Some VPS and Shared hosts explicitly disallow file sharing/hosting using their services in their TOS.

    My website has an image on it. I am thus hosting files.
    I am thus breaking their TOS.

    There's a difference in having files that are used for the sites, and running a file host.

    It's not unusual to find lines like this from VPS providers expect the bigger cloud providers (AWS/Rackspace)

    "space may only be used for web files, active email and content of User Websites. Space may not be used for storage (whether of media, emails, or other data), including, as offsite storage of electronic files, email or FTP hosts."



  • @scottalanmiller said in My Misadventures with Cloud At Cost:

    I always recommend CloudFlare, it's the best DNS host I have found.

    I am more of a ClouDNS + BunnyCDN fan