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Offline conductorchris

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Praise for civiHosting
« on: November 23, 2011, 06:49:02 am »
I just renewed our organizations hosting with civiHosting for another year and on this day before thanksgiving I realize that one of the things I am thankful for is that our website is hosted with them.

A few years ago I set up a civiCRM/Joomla site on Dreamhost.  It was painful and unreliable.  Some of my struggles are in this archive!  Eventually I had enough and found civiHosting.  Hershel was delightfully helpful in the transition process and the 24/7 support was great.  What a contrast to get responses to support tickets immediately! 

And now, several years on, I can report that I haven't had to contact support at all since that initial transition.  And no downtime at all, that I noticed.

Oh, now that I think it through . . . there was one occasion and it was quickly resolved.  Caused by me not keeping current with my civiCRM installation, I think.  Once in several years.

So I thought I'd leave this review in order to say thanks and to leave for people searching in the future for hosting.
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Offline e_mason

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Re: Praise for civiHosting
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 06:20:31 pm »
I'll add a voice to this chorus.  CiviHosting makes it really easy for normal people (e.g. not Linux server experts) to have a site.  We've also got a Rackspace server which has some major benefits and some major pains that would make most people hide under a rock.  We keep moving clients to Civihosting unless they really want the peace of mind afforded by Rackspace's advertising.

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Re: Praise for civiHosting
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 01:06:16 pm »
I think it's also worth noting that Hershel, of CiviHosting, is a key provider of help (for free and without plugging his services) on the CiviCRM forums so CiviHosting is a great contributor to the CiviCRM eco-system
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Offline Donald Lobo

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Re: Praise for civiHosting
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 05:19:03 pm »

I rarely do this, but eileen convinced me at the UK sprints that this is a good thing.

So i'll echo eileen's comments and give a +1 to hershel for all his forum support, which leads me to assume that the support he provides civihosting customers must be super-awesome

anyway, we've heard very good things about civihosting from multiple folks :)

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Re: Praise for civiHosting
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 04:17:12 am »
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Hershel, of CiviHosting, is a key provider of help (for free and without plugging his services) on the CiviCRM forums so CiviHosting is a great contributor to the CiviCRM eco-system

yeah. i think this a *really* great example of an organisation that has found a way to help civicrm and help themselves at the same time. (and i am looking forward to seeing many more of them :)))
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