My current web host is WebFaction. I chose WebFaction because they support Python web development tools such as Django and Plone. WebFaction also supports PostgreSQL databases and even has PostGIS installed!
One drawback with WebFaction is that I have to host domain names elsewhere as they do not offer domain registration. I use DreamHost as my domain name registrar, as they are my previous web host. In order to point my DreamHost registered domains to WebFaction, I had to:
Access the DreamHost web panel
- Go to the ‘domains’ section
- Click the DNS link next to a domain name
- Set nameserver fields to the WebFaction NS addresses
- Repeat the process for each of my other domains
The DNS propagation took around 12 hours. I had a fresh Plone installation waiting at GNUmedia.org.