Choosing Web Hosting Service

Oct 3, 2007

i was recommended by a good friend to come here for advice. i'm looking for a web hosting service that will allow multiple domains & do php for my zen cart ecommerce website. i am currently spending $200 per year for web hosting just for my ecommerce website alone. does anybody know of any good reliable and cost efficient web hosting service that will allow me to do this at the same cost or slightly higher than what i'm paying?

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Plesk Automation :: Choosing Hostnames For Service Nodes?

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I can't seem to find if there is a way to specify what hostname is used for a service on a service node. For instance, if one creates a service node named web01, and makes it a DNS service node, is web01 what will be used when creating NS records in zone files, or is there a way to change that?

The site is offline (and was unlicensed again last week).

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Oct 19, 2008

I've an original post with thread number 727551 which has date got old (forgive me for coming back late). So I decided to post a new thread here. But really thanks for all your helps, and I found I'm lucky to find a good place to ask my questions, as I see lots of valuabe responses when I come back.

I have some further questions about having "multiple domains" with a single hosting plan. Forgive me for not having much concept about this:

1. Does it mean that the "multiple domains" will all be sharing a single IP address (or should I say if I go to Shared Hosting plans, websites from all other people who share the same hosting machine with me will have the same IP)?

2. Would there be negative effect for my search engine rankings of each of these domains, if I have my domains sharing the same hosting (and if they really share the same IP)?

3. In case people know one of my domain name, would there be any way to check for my other domains in the same hosting, so that means they will know all my other websites?

I ask this because I'm thinking to launch different websites on a same niche.
And after looking into different hosting companies and their reviews, I found there are really different (and quite confusing) opinions around. Actually I expect I do not need much at the very beginning. I found there are lots of cheap offers, price as low as $1 per month, but I just afraid there will be problem later on. I'm thinking may be just go to those big and more famous one, say host gator, to avoid any unnecessary headaches later on.

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Apr 20, 2009

my company's current hosting contract expires in May and I'm in need to find another one that will hopefully suit me better and cause much less headache.

I'll try to list some basic needs I got:

10gb bandwidth
10gb space
Mass email marketing ability! This is important!

I have a member list of about 30,000 who I email twice a week! These people are opt-in recipients of these emails.

On top of that I'd like to start mining and sending out opt-in requests of about 50-100,000 a month to NEW emails that I don't have direct permission to email.

I obviously have software to manage, clean, send out in batches, and do whatever else you have to for proper email marketing.

From some research I got the idea that I would be better off with some offshore VPS/dedicated host that won't shut us down for emailing. We will do our best to keep the bounces at minimum as well as keep up-to-date blacklists/unsubscribers.

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Aug 11, 2008

The company I work for is doing a promotional site that will probably involve a good chunk of progressive (as in, not quite the same as streaming) video -- basically my best guess is that everyone who views the site will likely download between 6 and 50 megabytes of video depending on how long they spend on the site, etc... I would imagine most people would be at the low end of that, maybe 12 megs, but it's hard to predict...

The tough spot is there will be TV and banner ads purchased for this promotion, and it's not entirely clear to us how good response will be. It could be 5,000 visitors in a day ... it could be 250,000 in a day... the response to various advertising campaigns our clients have done has just varied a lot...

So let's say we have 150,000 visitors downloading an average of 12.5 megs of video - that's about 2 terabytes of transfer in a month.

How much should we expect to pay for that kind of data transfer, and are there good providers that will scale with us? I don't think we mind sacrificing a few hundred bucks our first month only to find that traffic was low -- but if it's going to cost thousands to move 2-3 terabytes of data via a CDN, what are our other options? Does anyone scale well even if it's unpredictable? I realize we have to pay some sort of premium for that scalability or it's not really fair to the hosting provider.. but what price range should we be looking at?

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May 14, 2007

I know absolutely nothing about these operating systems and am going to be solely relying on lxadmin or cpanel to manage my website.

However I would like some suggestions as to which OS I should choose (i.e. which is the fastest, most stable, etc.)

Here are the possible choices:

CentOS 4
OpenSuse 10, Slackware 10.2
Debian 3.1, Debian 4.0
Fedora Core 3, 4, 5

what is meant by VPS hardening?

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Feb 7, 2009

I'm having trouble deciding whether it'll be alright to use dedicated hosting for an upcoming service.

1. In what scenario would dedicated hosting be insufficient?

2. When should I go for self service instead?

3. What do you recommend for learning server administration?

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Oct 23, 2008

I'm currently trying to setup a personal web hosting service for my friends where they get an area of web space, etc, for them to use. Basically, a free web hosting service, etc with PHP, and all possible.

Does anyone know how I could go about setting this service up? ( If I were to get a HostGator/webspace account, etc)

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Apr 14, 2008

I ordered a VPS from Hosting-IE on the 25th March and was initially told it would take 4 days or so to setup. A week later I emailed them, and was told by Max that it would be setup that day.

Throughout the next week I emailed a few times and received no response at all, and got fed up so a few days ago I just filed a complaint with Paypal to try and get my money back (After waiting nearly 3 weeks for a VPS I think I should). Now Hosting-IE are saying to Paypal that they gave me the info, when this isn't true.

So I just lost 60 euro's, not that much but still enough to get annoyed about. Gonna see if I can file a chargeback with my credit card company.. hopefully it should work.

Anyway, definately stay away from Hosting-IE! I should have read up on them before I ordered..

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Nov 6, 2008

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Jun 27, 2008

1. Is it worth to insurance web hosting service?

2. Have you heard about this?

3. Any insurance company offer this?

4. Has any web host been sued so far for damage to data or loss to business?

One of our data centre has reported that it has lost each and everything in fire at its place - including all instruments, servers, machines and so on. We were having 100 domains with them on our server. Our clients are very much co-operating with us.

What shall we do in this case as far as our 4 questions are concerned?

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I want an Oscommerce based store and would like to know what are the best options for hosting Oscommerce? May be Godaddy or yahoo or any other? Kindly guide me in making this decision in the light of your experiences.

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Nov 28, 2007

I have a question for you. I searched on for some good web hosting in UK and i found 2 services:

[url]- Web Hosting Shop, I like what I saw there mostly, and that was the nr1 choice until i find [url] .

If anyone used those domains and have an opinion about it, please tell me.

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Jan 4, 2009

Im planning to put up a gameserver with a website for a mmorpg and i dont know how powerfull processor should i choose, what control panel, what operating system, 32x or 64x bit, what bandwith...? I was thinking about choosing iWeb Quad core Xeon, 100mb uplink, Windoes server 64x with cpanel.

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Jun 17, 2008

I am about to start a website in which I will feature lots embedded video clips from sites like youtube, toudou, etc.

I am new this, so I'm wondering how I can choose a proper web host for my site, so that people can always reliably view the videos and at decent speed. I'm not looking to spend a fortune as this is my first website.

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Jul 16, 2008

Choosing the right host is a very important decision. I've compiled a short list of do's and don't when it comes to web hosting.

1) UNLIMITED features. Rarely trust companies that offer unlimited space/bandwidth etc. as this is blatant overselling. When was the last time you saw an unlimited hard drive?! Companies that offer unlimited hosting features may not be around long and their other services tend to suffer - e.g. support.

2) Free hosting. Be wary of free hosts, particularly ones that seem to be giving far too good a deal to you - they probably are. The Webmaster-talk forums are regularly spammed with free hosting, and one that keeps cropping up is called ********.com. I urge you to ignore this as a highly reputable hosts do not spam forums!

3) Your ACTUAL needs. You might be excited by hosts that offer 5GB of storage space and 1000GB (1TB) of bandwidth for very low prices, but you should at the very least be wary of such companies. Besides the con issue, ask yourself - do you even need such large resources? For most small companies and individuals starting up, a maximum of 500MB web storage space and roughly 5GB bandwidth will be adequate. Once your site is up and running, you will be able to see whether you do need more or not and if necessary, you can upgrade. Some hosts ( being an example) seem to offer incredible packages for very low amounts of money. However, companies like this are often unreliable and may end up throwing you off their server if you start using these extreme amounts of resources. See tip no. 5 for solution.

4) Do your research. It's very important to do adequate resource on whichever host you choose: don't just take their word for everything. Check what the technology experts are saying on the issue (e.g. look through reputable technology magazines for reviews). BE CAREFUL WHEN SEARCHING REVIEW SITES - THEY USUALLY EARN COMMISSION FOR EACH SIGNUP SO WILL PUSH THE HIGHEST BIDDING HOST!! While it sounds infantile, type queries like "..... .com sucks" and also search through their own support forums (assuming they have them) to see how quickly issues are resolved. Try contacting their support or sales departments with questions to get a good perspective of their response times. Remember, if their sales department take a while before they have your custom, imagine how long they may take when they do have your custom!

5) When your needs outweight most plans. If you've outgrown your current plan and you are using very large resource amounts, it may be time to think about renting out a VPS (Virtual Private Server) or a Dedicated Server. I emphasize that this will not be necessary unless you are receiving a lot of visitors (traffic) and unless you are storing a very large amount of data (e.g. hundreds of photos, movies or software downloads). VPS' are now relatively cheap and combine reliability with speed and of course more space and bandwidth. A typical entry VPS may offer you 10GB storage and 100GB bandwidth. If you have extreme needs and you are already running a very busy site, you may even contemplate renting out a Dedicated server from a hosting company. Dedicated servers are computers entirely dedicated to your own web site and are very reliable (if you choose the right host) but are overkill for the vast majority of people.

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May 1, 2007

I'm moving from shared to VPS. This forum is helpful, but I seem to notice everyone recommends the hosts that advertise here. That makes me wonder about conflict of interest.

Anyway, I'm looking for a company that has great customer service and will walk me through the first baby steps of having my own VPS for the first time. That and uptime. Everyone else seems to have the same features. So how to choose?

I called 3 hosts today: JaguarPC, LiquidWeb and Spry. Jaguar sounded okay. The sales kid at Liquid didn't seem to be able to answer any of my questions that weren't on his cheat sheet. And Spry had me on hold forever (with good music, though) and dropped my call a minute in.

Also, will they help me lock my VPS down like a fort so it's ueber secure? Will I have to install PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, and all the other programs I didn't know I needed myself? I have no experience, so it would be good to know. I'm a graphic desiger turned web designer turned noob PHP developer -- I'm scared that I'm not geeky enough.

Anyway, does anyone have the same feeling that all hosts seem the same when you're shopping around? I know I'm going to have to give in, close my eyes and jump at some point (very soon). But this is no fun.

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Jan 28, 2009

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It seems Network Solutions has a really nice and easy-to-use web page software package.

But then again I have no idea what's really going on.

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Also, since some files can be very large he requires a good transfer speed from everywhere in the world. He's looking at around 100GB of storage space and a very high transfer allowance. He will probably need to host his website also. Do you guys think it's better to host the files and website separately?

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On weekends I work for my business (my own not the company's for which I work full time).

Uploaded the few websites that were lying there for quite some time.
On 29 th April the websites went down, for which I opened a ticket with support and got a reply from them saying that
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Today all of the sudden they suspended the account and sent a message saying they got a message from "Bank of America" (because of phising activity)

One of my business staff phoned me to my work place and informed about this and for which I was like "WHaTTTT"

I am being in the online business since 1998 and never had a complaint from any of my previous hosting or present hosting providers other than this silly service.

After reaching home from office (which is an 1hr 15minutes ago), I opened a ticket in their support section and the ticket was forwarded to account & billing department by level2 support person.

Later I got a reply from their accounts & Billing department which had a reply saying ...

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1) Individual calendars by photographer.

2) Easy color coding of items on the photographer calendar. They color code based on which salesperson found the job and if the job has a hold or a confirmed status.

3) Integration with iCal on the Mac. At a minimum, iCal users should be able to subscribe to calendars on the service.

4) Various levels of security. All salespeople should be able to update all photographers' calendars. Individual photographers should be able to see only their calendars and may (or may not) have permission to change them (this is determined on an individual photographer basis)).

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