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Re: Reclaim Hosting

From:

Janet Swatscheno <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:11:14 -0500

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Hi Mike,

I suggest you reach out to Reclaim Hosting. They are extremely responsive.
I've been looking into this service for a few months now as something we
could offer to faculty and students and I don't believe the portal product
(Domain of One's Own) would be appropriate for a library website but
Reclaim does offer a managed hosting product for WordPress Multisites.

Janet Swatscheno
Instructor & Digital Publishing Librarian
University Library
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 5:13 PM Michael Paulmeno <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Does anyone have experience hosting with or knowledge of websites using
> Reclaim Hosting?  They are a small shop originally started at the
> University of Mary Washington and are focused on allowing people to have a
> domain/web space of their own.
>
> The reason for my question my institution recently contracted with
> Reclaim.  This means we have one of those branded portals where any
> students, faculty, or staff can create an account and have access to cPanel
> and such (basically all the benefits of shared hosting at no cost).   This
> is a great service.  However the library is in the early stages of
> redesigning our website.  Doing so will include moving our site from Joomla
> to WordPress.   However since the college as a whole is no longer hosting
> WordPress in house, we have been informed we must use Reclaim instead.
>
> On the surface it seems like a good deal.  Having a space of our own with
> cPanel actually gives us more flexibility than our current situation.
> Presently we have a Linux server hosted by IT to which I alone have SSH
> access.  With Reclaim we can host a wide variety of apps, have our own
> sub-domain, store documents, etc.  Essentially we'll have everything we
> have save root access, which we can live without.  Plus there is a web
> interface so people other than me can log in and do work.troubleshooting.
>
> My one concern, however, is bandwidth.  Reclaim offers unlimited bandwidth
> for each domain.  Infinity is a fine number, but given their focus I am
> starting to wonder if our use case is more than their system is designed to
> handle.   Our website isn't terribly huge with about 40-50,000 page views
> per month and almost all static web pages with a modest amount of images
> and little to no video (I'm not sure what that translates to in terms of
> data transferred).  However as the Systems Librarian I want to make sure to
> gather as much information as possible so we know what we are getting into.
>
> Cheers,
> Mike
>
> Michael Paulmeno
> Systems Librarian
> Scribner Library 210
> Skidmore College
> Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> (518) 580-5505<tel:518-580-5505>
> pronouns: he/him/his
>

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