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Submitted by Kludge
Kludge (13653) writes "In 2000 there were thousands of email/web hosting businesses. In 2013 not much has changed.
To get my email/web/webmail/domain/VOIP/public-key/XMPP/VPN hosting I have to deal with five different service providers. Where are the complete hosting providers? The absence of competition in this area drives many to Google, making data siphoning easy for the NSA.
Why has hosting not advanced in the last 10 years? Where are the hosting providers that make end-to-end encrypted email/web/VOIP/XMPP easy and automatic for all my clients?"
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Ask ./: Where are the complete hosting providers?

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  • You don't casually run an email server any more (unless you're an idiot). Spammers will eat your lunch. Same with the web providers, the voip providers, even the DNS providers. It's a harsh environment outside the firewalls these days. Back in 2000 it took much less work to avoid being pwned.

    And, frankly, the requirements have changed. If you had a web server with unix shell access in 2000, you were the man. Now it's a wordpress installation or a blog site or some mix of very complex LAMP applications.

    So, s

  • I agree with you that the complete hosting providers are few and far between. I would also add that there are many around, some of whom advertise in mainstream media now, who would have you believe that price is everything and 'low-cost' deals will benefit your web marketing. This simply is not the case. yes, you may get a better deal in terms of price, however my experience is that with hosting and email services you get what you pay for. To this end, and with the requirements of not only the search engine

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