I am planning to signup with one or more web hosts as an affiliate to make some money and would like to get some suggestion from you guys. (BTW, I have read plenty of old posts here at WHT and reading more when I find time).
- What is(are) the hosts that provide top recurring payouts (20% and above)? anyone in particular to avoid ?
- Is it wise to join only one or join atleast a few (2 or 5 ?) to spread the risk ?
- lastly, can money (mid 4 figures per month) be really made by being an affiliate ?
Does anyone knows if ubercart has embended affiliate tracking capabilities? Do you know if any other open source e-shop has this feature? Could you suggest something you know from experience or heard of?
I'm currently looking for another affiliate network other then motive interactive. I'm trying to find more advertisements for other areas in the world. I love motive interactive so far but it's focus is mainly on US. I have a few ads that I'm using for AUS, UK and Canada but what about the rest of the world.
I have $100 in affiliate payments showing in my affilate panel with hostnine.com but they wont pay me. I logged tickets which they ignore, I posted on their forum and they told me to email an address that doesnt exist then locked the thread. I posted another thread which they deleted. I PM'd a guy called Ben there as one of the agents told me that only he can deal with it, he never replied.
I chatted online and as soon as I tell them what I want they dont reply to me.
They owe me money from August 2007 and wont pay me.
What do I do? How do I get them to pay.
They provide a great service in ALL other areas but how do you get money from them?
I've seen everyone and there grandma promoting Hostgator. I was wondering if you can share if you're converting sales or not. I'm guessing the Hostgator program works if everyone seems to have an affiliate account.
I'm creating a site similar to slickdeals & bensbargains and I'm trying to find a script that I can integrate into my text editor (tinymce.moxicode) that will create a tiny url as well as the redirect page automatically using php & mysql.
Looking at the following mouseover link from slickdeals:
slickdeals dot net/?pno=6999&lno=1&afscr=1
where it always starts with slickdeals dot net/
?pno=6999 each deal added gets a +1 to this number. The next deal would be 7000.
&lno=1 each link within a particular deal. Where the first link to the deal is lno=1, the next link (rebate) would be lno=2, etc.
&afscr=1 I'm not sure what this is for, I moused over a bunch of their links and they are all =1.
But the bottom line effect is that when you click on one of their links, it brings you momentarily to a blank page and then bestbuy dot com/etc/etc/etc comes up. The user never sees the funky affiliate link.
The best I've found so far is gentlesource dot com/short-url-script/
For those of you who offer Virtuozzo VPS and especially PBAS, what affiliate program do you use that can integrate well with Virtuozzo/PBAS? I have been sending request to Parallels development team regarding the affiliate program integration to PBAS but after serveral years this has been a dead request.
I am planning to create a hosting directory really soon and sign up affiliate accounts of the most popular hosting providers. What recommendations could you provide me with to make visitors become interested in ordering hosting from my website?
I say relative, because I have built several websites in the past, going back to 1998 or so, but have never really pursued it heavily, and only recently have decided to get into the game on a more proactive scale.
In searching for a web host, I run across common TOS which seems on the surface to exclude what I want to do, which among other niches I've got in mind, include investing (gold, real estate, forex, commodities, etc.).
Maybe some of the hosting vendors here can help me with clarification. I do not want to host an investment platform, like a stock or forex trading platform. I just want to publish info sites with affiliate links to the investment products I deem worthy.
Any problem with that? If so, does anyone know of good hosting for such sites?
I've perused many hosting forums lately and find this one to be among the top of the top! Good job WHT owners!
how can I use to control or cap the traffic on a per server basis ? in other words, I have 15 servers in one cabinet, in this cabinet there is one switch to feed all 15 servers, the swith is a DELL 3448, one of the servers is eatingup almost all the traffic I have fro the cabinet itself, is there a way I can cap or limit traffic quota on a per port basis at the switch level? or what is the best way to manage this?
I'm up Games for Windows VPS servers with VMWare Server ESXi and wonders whether some option to control the traffic of each IP, I thought about using a "Cisco ASA 5500" but I do not know if it has this option:
Imagine you want a set of servers (VPSs would be a cheaper choice, that is why I am posting here) that do not have much outbound traffic but download from other servers (more or less as spiders, but I am not trying to create a web index). Disk space or memory size are not important, but port speed and monthly transfer should be as high as possible. As inbound traffic is less frequently used, I wonder if any provider offer cheaper rates if traffic is like this.
I have been searching the forums and have not found too much about this topic (a quite related post named "I want to download the Internet" or something similar did not get a conclusion).
I am not sure if my dedicated server is being attacked or if it is legitimate traffic. I need help figuring out the difference and if it is an attack, how to prevent it, and if it is legitimate traffic, how to configure the server to handle the load.
SoftwareCentOS 5.3-32 Apache2 MySQL 5 PHP 5 When I do ps aux|grep httpd|wc -l I get the count of current connected clients of 259 which is always maxing out my MaxClients of 256. I had increased it to 512, and it maxed out, I had increased it to 1024 and it maxed out, and lastly I had setup to 2048 and it works, but slows the entire server down.
Recently I noticed the load on one of my servers way beyound what I would expect it to be. I run multi processor servers and even during a backup the load is only around 1.5.
But lately I noticed peak loads that high under normal web traffic.
I know 1.5 is low on an multi processor server, but I am hoping to add much more to those machines and with sustained load that high it leaves no room for expansion. The servers are not cheap, so adding another server to the cluster can only be done if I make money from the last one I added.
I checked the traffic levels and they were very high. After further review I had some bots hitting sites at over 1200 pages a minute. Multiply that by a few hundred bots and clearly I could have a load issue. The potential is there to bring any server to its knees when delivering those volumes.
I created programing to watch connections and block the abusive bots. While logging I became aware of over 600 bots crawling my servers. Many bots from, Japan, China, Germany and so on and on, useless to my customers even if they are legit search indexes.
Another problem I see is that the bots are running from many ip addresses and hitting the same sites from multiple ips at the same time. Why would the need to do that?
Among other things I decided to validate googlebot, msn and yahoo with dns lookups so I could determine that they were actually their bots and not imposters. In 24 hours I found valid bots from the big three hitting one server from 1100 different ips.
Now we are looking at thousands of vaild bots and thousands more email harvesters and content theives.
As a host, the number of sites I can host on a server is greatly reduced by the bot traffic. My customers do not want to hear that their website was being crawled at 3,000 pages a minute and that is why they could not access it. Of course they will blame it on me.
I was able to filter the bots at a firewall level and drop connections based on reverse dns lookups and site crawl rates and my server sits around 0.05 most of the time even with hundreds of pages a minute being accessed.
I am wondering how the rest of you hosts deal with this problem. Do you leave it up to your hosting customers? Or do you have some type of filter to get rid of the bots.
When you have a few sites it is not really a problem, but as you grow it grows exponetially out of control.
i've a vps with iptables, but i've too much traffic (RX), there are too many packets received from random ports on both upt and tcp. Today in just 14 hours i've 2.8 gib of traffic, without any connection for web, email, etc (i've stopped all the services). How can i stop this? it's going to burn all my monthly traffic
I've only ever had a shared hosting account with Hostgator, plus a few freebie hosts. However, I'm now pulling some heavy traffic and I'm concerned that Hostgator is going to suspend me soon.
My traffic on Saturday for example was ~2600 unique visitors and ~5000 page views. All of this traffic was from WordPress blogs and a small SMF forum. I've since converted one of the blogs to a static site to limit my CPU usage and I've setup caching for my other WordPress blogs. Advice I've heard on the Hostgator forums is that 7000 page views per day for a database driven site is around the time you should be upgrading and based on my traffic from Saturday (which admittedly was a bit of a spike) I could potentially be receiving 150,000 page views/month, so about 20x the point at which they recommend upgrading at.
Anyhows, in a nutshell I need to upgrade, or risk Hostgator throwing a tantrum at me ... but I don't have a lot of cash to pay for an upgrade Due to my lack of cashflow I've been considering moving to a VPS. The company which has interested me the most is HostV.com who offer a 256 MB (with 1000 MB 'burst' RAM) for only US$39.99 which seems quite reasonable to me.
They say that their 256 MB plan should be able to handle over 5000 page views per day for a WordPress run site, but I'm a little suspect. Do any of you know if this is a reasonable expectation from a 256 MB chunk of a virtual server? I have no idea and am always wary of believing the sales pitch of a random company across the other side of the world.