Frequently Asked Questions

What's this all about?
Once upon a time, Blake Carver started a little website called LISNews. LISNews outgrew its original home and needed a new one so we moved it to a big, bad, and fast dedicated server at the RackShack data center in Texas. Rather than try to sell ads or a major organ, Blake decided to share the cost of the new server with others... and LISHost was born. Since then, we've added additional servers to the original. 

Who runs the show?
Most things are handled by Blake Carver. Depending on the what needs to get done, he might occasionally bring in outside help. If that happens for your project, he'll let you know. 

Tell me more about the LISHost servers...
We currently have several VPSs, a couple of cloud-based servers, and 3 dedicated servers, mostly at SoftLayer in TX.

How long will you be around?
It’s with great sadness that we announce the coming end of LISHost. Things will be winding down early in 2020 with the hope that everyone will be relocated to the new host of their choice by April 2020. 

So what's it cost?
Not much, and you got way more than you would from other places. About $13 a month got you what you need to host your domain(s).

What do I get for my money?
All the space, all the bandwidth it takes to keep things going for you. That being said, we reserve the right to put limits on things if someone starts being a hog.

What else can you do for me?
You name it, we could do it. Database design and programming, graphic design, custom web programming... we did it all.

How do I get in touch with someone?
You can use the Contact Form, or email btcarver@lisnews.com.

What about backups?
We do backups nightly, BUT you should also do your own backups. Better safe than sorry.