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I have a question about hosting.  

I am currently with GoDaddy and have been with them for about 5 years.  I have a few different wordpress installs on a delux hosting plan and recently I have found that they are down quite often.  

I have this same issue at least once a year, and each time I try to fix it and end up calling them only to be told there is no problems at the their end, but all of a sudden my sites all start working again...

I've finally had enough and want to move away but am not sure if I would be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.  

What I need is a host that is reliable and fast, with good customer service (that I can call and speak to if needed) but does not cost the earth, or does not try to sell me something way over what I actually need. 

The godaddy shared hosting should be enough, but i'm fed up with repeated down time with “Error establishing a database connection” or “500 internal error, contact the webmaster for assistance” errors across all my sites.  

Any suggestions?  

(please don't post affiliate links as that will make me wonder if it actually good advice or just trying to get a click)
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+Daniel J. Lewis Very cool, please mention your findings on your podcast.  It looks like the diskspace limit could be our issue.  Our blog is very photo heavy (lots of bee's)...
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Hi guys, I would like some advice on old episodes storage.

I have around 600 GB of old episodes (all of which are on libsyn!) and my network storage is now beginning to fill up. To make space on my NAS I'm looking to 'archive' these old (probably never to be used again) episodes.

Any suggestions? 
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If the data is really important, multiple backups in different media in different locations is the wise strategy. No single solution is guaranteed to be 100% failproof and 100% available. Also, technologies change. (Today's CD data disk is tomorrow's Zip Drive.)

For mechanical hard drives used as an archive, I recommend plugging them in and running them periodically. (Every 12 months I do that, and run a virus scan just to exercise the mechanicals and keep the bearings in shape.)

I use Archive.org sometimes as one of the storage locations. Why not? It works.

But no one storage space is my sole archive or backup.
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Hi All,

I have a Skype recording question.

I currently have a podcast where 2 co-hosts travel to my house and the 3 of us record the show. I have mixer and 3 mics, we have all the expected equipment to record with us all in 1 place and also bring in Skype guests via mix minus and also stream live.

Going forwards we might have to switch to Skype/Hangouts/FaceTime where my end I will do the recording and have the 2 cohosts call in from one location.

My question is, what's the best solution for my cohosts mics? I'm thinking another mixer and a mix minus to get a mic each still.

Would the USB connection from mixers like an Alesis Multimix USB do this job or should I use a mix minus system and seperate interface?

I have seen plenty of advice on a single remote guest but none on this type of setup.

Thanks
Ben.


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If you're recording them from Skype on your end I would just get them to use good dynamic mics. The sound rejection would be fine. Using something like a Focusrite 2i2 USB they could connect the mics right into their machines. I produce a show with a co-host this way. He uses a Røde Procaster, which is much cheaper than the Heil PR40 but produces some excellent results. 

The best quality for the show, however, would be to do a double (or triple) ender. Where each of you record your own end and then someone puts the multi-track together. 
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Hi, I'm hoping I can get some help with an idea I have been building and am about ready to go ahead with.

I want to put together a directory of sorts.

Is there a wordpress plugin available that can manage this, including being able to show results on a map?

Thanks,
Ben
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+Allie Darwish now this is nice! ;-)
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Has anyone had any experience of the Rode Procaster mic in a Samson SP1 shock mount?  Does if it?  

Thanks.
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+Todd Cochrane The Procaster is great for podcasters. Broadcast quality dynamic microphone that sounds great and generally cheaper than say a Heil PR40 for example. 
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Hi All,

I could do with a hand sorting out an issue I am having with audacity.  

My exports have started coming out at 11khz sample rate.  I've checked my setting but can't find anything obvious.  My files into audacity are 44.1khz.

Any ideas?

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Fixed!!  Bottom left hand corner of the main screen is a short cut to changing the project sample rate.  I must have altered it on my template without noticing!
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I'm looking forward to seeing how you do.  I was hoping you would bring your more aggressive list but can see why you decided on this version going into a fairly unknown meta.  I'm guessing no comp + Special Characters is a novelty for you.

Solid selection of spells on Tecilis.  I'd have liked to see Final Trans instead of Searing Doom though. 

See you at the event.
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Hey,

as a podcaster, when I get into anything new (be it x-wing as I am getting into now, or anything else gaming or not) I always search for a related podcast.  I was really surprised that there is no consistant x-wing podcast yet.  

Content is not a real issue, you can take any one of the 100's of small rules and talk about it's application in the game for 15 mins without trouble.  A short show could cover 1 rules/upgrade/pilot per episode, longer formats could do a pilot + a rule.  

I look forwards to listening if you decide to go ahead with it.  
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Check out our first bat rep attempt. More to come in future!
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Very nice...the elves seem pretty potent tho would have been interesting if he had pulled out all his tricks to shoot you down from a corner as mentioned...
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Hi Guys, I wanted to share our YouTube channel with you, we have mostly been doing reporting frown Warhammer Tournaments but are expanding to cover more general warhammer stuff in the not too distant future,

Let us know what you think!
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I wish I had an audio output for my cam corder and I should have understood that you where just trying to upload content as soon as possible, again welcome and keep up the good work
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