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FWIW, you may notice my journal’s images are currently unavailable. With all due thanks to timberwoof for the hosting he was able to offer over the years, in turn thanks to one of the folks from our mutual engagement (so to speak =:), that’s now come to an end. I’ll likely wind up hosting the site myself hereon, though I may go for some low-end commercial option - I’d need no processing capacity, after all, though I’d want to be careful about low traffic capacities. (If I wanted to share a 200MB video clip, that could add up fairly quickly against the tiny allowances I recall seeing on some offerings!)

On that note, might anyone have any recommendations, if I do go with an external offering? Low cost would be very good, but they must be a good bunch - Godaddy, f’rex, isn’t an option. =:D

I've been using nearlyfreespeech.net for years (Wordpress and occasional file storage), no complaints. It's a prepaid / pay-as-you-go / pay-for-what-you-use system (trick then being to keep it tidy and remove ginormous files once the recipient has had their way), costing maybe a couple bucks a month. Shopping around at the time, most flat-rate plans were kind of like cell phone contracts...the affordable plans with ridiculously too few bits, then costly plans with ridiculous capacity that'll never be used. Though I've heard good things about dreamhost.com, and that would've been my Plan B if nearlyfreespeech didn't work out.
Oh, now, I do like the look of their pricing! Especially without any huge files, that kind of pricing would be perfect for me - the bulk of my domain’s traffic being, after all, just LJ images, and the very occasional video or music file.

then costly plans with ridiculous capacity that'll never be used

Bleagh. Indeed. That’s why I can’t really justify buying a new iPhone on contract - I *really* don’t need a million hours of talk time a month. Indeed, I have a tough time going through the 200 minutes offered by the lowest bundle my cellco offers (but, that does come with unlimited texts, and some modest data, which makes sense at this time of year, where there’s a lot of coordination going on. Especially yesterday, with the journey getting modified by circumstances several times), let alone the multiple thousands most contracts seem to offer.

**hug** BTW. Just because. ^_^
I rather like my hoster. 50 GiB of space, unlimited data transfer, and various useful bits like SSH access. I don't think they're catering to the anglophone market, though, which might be an issue.
I congratulate ya on knowing GoDaddy is bad news... Wishing you the best locating one! I often use Dynadot.com ... they are a nice fair and honest mom&pop sorta company ...
Happy Holidays n all! *winghugs* ^v^
It depends on how much work you want to do, and what you think of the various photo/video hosting service's T&C.

If they're not good enough, the provider I use doesn't lie about offering 'unlimited' anything, but does expect you to be able to cope with installing stuff on a bare VPS yourself. Others, most of whom do lie about 'unlimited', offer more hand-holding, one-click installs, etc.
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I hadn't (and I must apologise for not replying at the time. I can't defend that), no. I do have an account with NearlyFreeSpeech I set up around this time, but am only now getting around to doing something with. I hope. ^_^; My needs are very modest - all I'm really thinking of is a simple site for photography (along the lines of my 500px selection), and an image repository, as imgur's giving off signs of wanting to become troublesome (image pages appear to now be demanding the use of Flash, and recently, even identifying as an iPad seems to be problematic), so I'm basically looking to hit the eject button from them.

How easy is AWS to work with? Another recent nibble would require delving therein, with a view to GPU-heavy instances. =:9
+1 for NearlyFreeSpeech. I have an account there, although I can't recall the last time I've used them. I don't think I've added money in ages, although that's probably because I don't get any traffic there, since I don't think anything points there anymore.

Otherwise, Amazon S3 might be nice and cheap. AWS services include a free tier for the first year of usage (or if you've signed up in the past and didn't use it at all, send them an email - I was able to get my free year reset after I found out I had signed up and never did anything with it.)

Would hosting something at home be an option? Open up port 80, point it to a small desktop machine / small old laptop / jailbroken iPhone or iPad with apache installed / Raspberry Pi / etc?

(Most of my hosting these days is on a Linode box, although that's probably overkill for the amount of usage I actually require.)

Edited at 2014-01-03 05:33 am (UTC)
Ah-HAH! That's it! I was trying to find what account I'd set up, and wasn't finding it all that readily, but realised I'd done something about it around this time (ie then =:), and NFS rang the bell. I'm now logged in. ^_^

Now to see if I can finally get set up. ^_^

(I've vaguely wanted to get an independent site up for all this time, but imgur's recently been sending signals that they're wanting to implode, so it seems like a good time to finally get things in order)