This is rich. I was watching a hilarious thread over at RABid blog last night (in which Jerid ran circles around our favorite astroturfing GOP talking point automaton boy Matt). I noticed something kinda odd and jumped in the fray. It seems Matt pays $150/mo for his hosting. No wonder he has to pimp real estate. Nothing wrong with that, we’ve considered defraying costs by offering ad space her on Plunderbund and may still. Difference being they will actually cover our cost (or we’ll have enough left over for the PB Pizza Party) because we won’t overspend on a dedicated hosting solution which is clearly not needed.

See where I recommend such to our friend from the right fringe:

RABid dedicated hosting

Why would someone who gets a few hundred unique visitors a day need an expensive $1500/yr hosting solution? Beats me. Pretty dumb, really, from a purely financial basis. I’ve run Plunderbund on hosting that runs in the $20s for years now – at times during the election getting over 3,000 unique visitors a day. We get several hundred here now and are on a server that has I think over 160 sites. I’ve rarely had any downtime or other problems. Biggest loading problem seemed to be due to YouTube cache problems. Hell, there are even solutions for sites the size of most Ohio political blogs that run in the teens per month.

i also doubt that the other sites Matt hosts take up much bandwidth or get much traffic either:

aalrepublicans.org
levelandtownhall.com
consolegeorge.com
coreystewart.com
kenblackwell.com
loraincountygop.org
loraincountysalestax.com
nickbrusky.com
rightangleblog.com
tellthetruthted.com

He has some weird excuse having to do with carbon offset credits and the fact that the good folks at Dreamhost are hippies. Good to hear those fiscal conservative values don’t extend much beyond Matt’s narrow political social views.

I know Tom from Bizzyblog and Matt are buddies. You would have thought he would have showed Matt how to Control his Money NOW!

See why we can’t trust “conservatives”? Because they’re not! They are really a bunch of socially maladjusted individuals who talk one game but play another. Matt is a good example.

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  • I’m on the same service as Tom for hosting.

    Your understanding of fiscal conservatism shows why you are not one. As a conservative, what I object to is the act of coercion against individuals, when the government uses its power to take much more money and spend much more money than is absolutely necessary for our safety and security.

    Don’t tell me to use a crappy hosting service, when I want the best hosting service at the best price I found.

    I am at shock that real estate agents want to advertise on RAB. I didn’t ask for their ads, but they are both hard working, quality agents. I hope I helped increase their business.

  • #1: No way in hell do either of you need a dedicated hosting service. Period. If you do, I know of some that are even less costly. Paying $150/mo for your kind of traffic is like putting high octane in a Yugo.

  • Why do you care about my hosting? Just think of all the money I didn’t spend when I used Dreamhost for two years for projects- And with coupons I didn’t pay them more than $20 total. Dreamhost put a limit on RAB, so I told those lib’hurls to take a hike.

  • #3: I don’t really care about your hosting. Overpay as long as you want! Free country. Free market ahoy!

    Dreamhost would not put any limits that would prevent you from serving a few hundreds uniques a day. If your current site is run by staunch wingnuts, then that actually might make sense why you’d overpay. I’m cool with that.

    I do find your pay to say kinda interesting though!

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