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Apr 1, 2008

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 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.

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I'm glad I found this site-lots of good info but nothing like throwing up some stats and seeing what people recommend. The client told me he wanted to move to a dedicated server but I'm thinking a VPS might do the trick. Especially if upgraded with dedicated Core as well as RAM such as wiredtree is offering.

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LoadModule authn_file_module modules/
LoadModule authn_dbm_module modules/
LoadModule authn_anon_module modules/
LoadModule authn_dbd_module modules/
LoadModule authn_default_module modules/
LoadModule authz_host_module modules/
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LoadModule authz_owner_module modules/
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LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/
LoadModule auth_digest_module modules/
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LoadModule dumpio_module modules/
LoadModule ext_filter_module modules/
LoadModule include_module modules/
LoadModule filter_module modules/
LoadModule deflate_module modules/
LoadModule log_config_module modules/
LoadModule logio_module modules/
LoadModule env_module modules/
LoadModule expires_module modules/
LoadModule headers_module modules/
LoadModule ident_module modules/
LoadModule setenvif_module modules/
LoadModule mime_module modules/
LoadModule dav_module modules/
LoadModule status_module modules/
LoadModule autoindex_module modules/
LoadModule asis_module modules/
LoadModule info_module modules/
LoadModule cgi_module modules/
LoadModule dav_fs_module modules/
LoadModule vhost_alias_module modules/
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LoadModule dir_module modules/
LoadModule imagemap_module modules/
LoadModule actions_module modules/
LoadModule speling_module modules/
LoadModule userdir_module modules/
LoadModule alias_module modules/
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/
LoadModule php5_module modules/

<IfModule !mpm_netware_module>
User apache
Group apache


DocumentRoot "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs"

<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

<Directory "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

<IfModule dir_module>
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

<FilesMatch "^.ht">
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
Satisfy All

ErrorLog logs/error_log

LogLevel warn

<IfModule log_config_module>
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t "%r" %>s %b "%{Referer}i" "%{User-Agent}i"" combined
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t "%r" %>s %b" common

<IfModule logio_module>
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t "%r" %>s %b "%{Referer}i" "%{User-Agent}i" %I %O" combinedio

CustomLog logs/access_log common

<IfModule alias_module>
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/usr/local/apache2/cgi-bin/"

<IfModule cgid_module>

<Directory "/usr/local/apache2/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

DefaultType text/plain

<IfModule mime_module>
TypesConfig conf/mime.types
AddType application/x-compress .Z
AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

<IfModule ssl_module>
SSLRandomSeed startup builtin
SSLRandomSeed connect builtin

NameVirtualHost *:80

DocumentRoot /home/reflextest/public_html
<Directory "/home/reflextest/public_html">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
ErrorLog logs/
CustomLog logs/ common
( is the correct IP). The <Directory "/home/reflextest/public_html">...</Directory> part does not make any difference

ls -lR reflextest/
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 2 reflextest apache 4096 Mar 25 04:50 public_html

total 4
-rw-r--r-- 1 reflextest apache 22 Mar 25 04:50 index.html
This is a source compile of apache. See for yourself: [url]

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I have sent DMCA take down notices to theplanet, following their procedure (which is the standard legal procedure) but they have not done anything to the perpetrator. He has managed to spring up 2 websites already, and is no doubt planning to launch more.

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