I've had four different hosts in 1½ year, and I'm noe experiencing problems again with my current host, Lunarpages. Therefore, I really want to make the right choice this time. It would be such a pleasure to see my website run without any problems for more than just 8-9 months at a time...
Anyway, let me try to describe it. It's based on the Content Management System phpFusion. It has news, downloads, forums and screenshots. The site itself is c. 2 GB large (because of forum attachments and screenshots), the download section is c. 15 GB, and the site use up about 700 GB og bandwidth each month. In the forum, there's 100.000 posts, growing day for day, of course. We have 12.000 registered members, but we only have c. 50 members online at the same time -- maximum. Throughout a week, 2.000 members log in, but as said, they are never online at the same time. The members are mostly from Europe, but we do also have members from USA and Australia.
I've had both Lunarpages and Servage as hosts, but I have experienced problems with both of them. Servage has a daily bandwidth limit which I had overlooked, and the website constantly exceeded this. Lunarpages is very, very slow when using a MySQL DB.
I am starting a social networking website that will give people the ability to have their own pages and upload videos to the site. The site is geared towards a specific niche, but has the potential to be very large and receive a lot of videos and traffic.
We are looking at different web developers and one is saying that we should go with a dedicated server with 500GB of disk space and 1500 GB of bandwidth.
The other developer is suggesting we go with a company that hosts media content and you only pay a low monthly charge and then the additional charges are based on number of video views per month. That way we don't have to worry about additional servers and this grows with us.
I am very confused, because it can get quite costly the more views we get, but they keep telling me it is cheaper than going with dedicated servers.
I'm trying to figure out how much can be held on a dedicated server with the above specifications and how much traffic/video views can it handle at one time.
I run a small forum of (100-200) users that belong to a photographic community.
I now have it running off my personal hosting account that I have with dreamhost.
I pay around USD 90-100.
Its an ok account, as I have unlimited domains, databases, even disk space I undesrstand.
The idea is to move it on a hosting account of its own.
I just want an advice for a company and a price, around the same margins, that I can move it too.
As I said above, there are around 100-150 users, with prospects of it going up but not very much. They also upload images on a daily basis, so disk space and reliability in that area (i know backups are usually my responsability but anyway) are important.
I've got my new hosting provider choice narrowed down to two providers (ServIt & WiredTree) for a Managed VPS. From the reviews here they both seem to be very similiar in customer support and reliability. The only difference I have found is that ServIt does have a community forum and WiredTree does not have a forum. It's wierd to be choosing a hosting provider based on this, so I thought I would come get your opinions on this.
I am trying to host a website from my home computer. Currently I have it setup and it works and everything. I have my virus database updated, router update, firewall up and running, and I am ready for people to try hacking. But there is one thing I can do. I can't seem to get my website online. I go to whatismyip.com and try that IP address on both the computer I am hosting the website from and a different computer downtown but I can access it. I am currently using webs.com to tell people to download COMODO EasyVPN to access my website. But they have to download it first to be able to access my website. At one time I had to load it using the IP address I go to whatismyip.com but it took it six minutes to load and with the EasyVPN it only takes seconds. I am just wandering if my internet connection is just timing out and not letting anyone on. Is there a software I can use that works like COMODO EasyVPN but lets you type in my External/Public IP address and it go to my website. I mean my connection is slow but with the COMODO EasyVPN software it makes people connecting to my computer fast. I need a software that tunnels my connection to a clients computer.
I'm not familiar with hosting issues at all, and I'm planning to set up an affiliate webisite for online gambling. Hostgator, which after reading the posts on this forum has been my choice doean't accept affliate webistes.
am trying to set it up to host my website. After giving it the ol' college try, I might have done it, I think. I wanted input about what I have done wright and/or wrong configuring the VPS and cPanel/WHM? Please let me know what else I need to post (MX record, A records, DNS zone files, etc...)?
So far I have done: - Initial set up of WHM - Created a new account - Added additional IP address t o the server - Edited the DNS zone file - Set up nameservers with registrar, godaddy.com
*I think this is done correctly, if I go to (www).mysite.com, I see: Index of / Parent Directory Private etc...
**I used a guide posted at (www).hostlibrary.com (link at bottom)
linux OS and version: CentOS v4.5 (centos-4-x86_64) Kernel Version: 2.6.9-023stab044.4-smp control Panel: cPanel w/ WHM
#vmstat 5 5 output:
Code: procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system-- ----cpu---- r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa 1 0 1273608 48916 45252 538996 0 0 0 0 0 266 2 1 93 4 0 0 1273608 49044 45272 538976 0 0 0 0 0 12332 0 0 100 0 0 0 1273608 52948 45276 538972 0 0 0 0 0 12695 0 0 100 0 0 0 1273608 53420 45296 538952 0 0 0 0 0 12265 0 0 100 0 0 0 1273608 63284 45320 539448 0 0 0 0 0 13090 0 0 100 0 #ps -auxf output:
Has anyone had issues with Level3 honoring their discard community recently (3556:9999)? We had to null 2 IPs earlier in the week. The first one they didn't pick up the route when advertised via BGP (or if they did, it took hours). We ended up having to call and get them to filter it manually. The second IP we were able to null route fine using BGP. Now we have another IP being attacked and it looks like Level3 isn't going to pick up the route and discard traffic.
I own a parenting site, mid-sized I think (1100 members). We were recently "fired" by our host for server load. Sooo, I'm in the market for a new host. I'm so gun shy right now, because everyone is reassuring me they can handle us, but then so did the company that we're currently with.
Specs: Phpbb3 software Bandwith - 17.7gb so far this month Disk Space - 111.3 mb this month
There are an average of 100 members on line at a time. I've been told we need a dedicated server by some, though I don't think we're big enough at this venture for one, and it's out of our budget. I realize the things I listed above don't have much to do with server load, but I figured I'd share anyway.
We have some Cisco servers that are being administrated by Affant. I recently downloaded a network management tool called SolarWinds and it looks really interesting and amazing because it can do so much for network monitoring. It seems that it needs not only the IP address for out server, but also a Community String. I tried the basic defaults (private, public) but they will not connect. I researched online and found some other defaults for a 3COM network, but none of those worked either.
I was going to try and telnet through to the server but port 23 (default telnet port) is closed. Im sure its for security purposes. I also read online that if I used a packet sniffer, I would be able to sniff out packets which hed the community string in them.
However, I could not find a sniffer which would actually do this. Any suggestions on a good packet sniffer that could do this?
Also, If the telnet port is closed, is there any other way I could telnet into the server on a different port? Or maybe use some other way to access the server? I really want to use this program but I dont think my corperate office would like us to be monitoring it using this third party software, but us IT people dont really care...
If there is anything you can help out with, it would be most appreciated.
I have a small but somewhat popular space-history website. Very simple HTML that I typed into wordpad, but it has long pages full of photos. Since 2003, I've been using media3.net with their business-class Windows service.
A few weeks ago, mypages were hacked, and a one line script inserted that called an Adobe Flash file. Apparently this was a server-wise attack, not just my web pages. Media3.net cleaned this up, but now it has happened again.
This is bad, because Google blacklists my site, and folks on Wikipedia get upset because there are a lot of links to my site.
How are they breaking in to media3.net? I think I must change hosts, but I don't want to put my image-intensive site on overbooked hardware with limited bandwidth.
If I get a reseller account with like 50 gigs more space (or any amount) than I actually use, can I use some of that space I'm paying for to backup my home computer? This isn't really a question of how (although I'll accept advice) but more a question of 'is this typically allowed' or 'does anybody else do this'?
I am planning to start a web-site in which video-sharing(video-hosting) is going to be the primary concept. I need support for a very CPU and RAM instensive program called 'ffmpeg'. I also need a minimum of 2.5TB of disk space and 15TB of bandwidth every month. I tried looking for an ideal host all over the web, but I am more confused than ever.
I am having a video sharing website designed. It's not going to be too busy to start with but I appreciate it will use a lot of bandwidth. I wont be offering the embed option so maybe that will limit the strain.
Any ideas on a good US-based host that can offer me a dedicated and managed solution with fast and friendly support? Any ideas of a monthly cost for a start-up?
have just had a website created for me where I can store my photos on. It uses JSP + MySQL for the databse which stores the photo IDs, photo location etc. I want to get it up and running on the net but have no idea how to do this!
I'm promting a new Joomla! website and a new vBulletin forum. The website serves to news articles, some statistics (related to a football club) and also a small photo and video gallery. The forum would have an average of 40-50 online users.
I'm considering to choose the baby package offered by Host Gator. Would that be a good choice?
So, I switched off of one of my providers for my website about a month and a half ago (I won't mention their name). From my previous host I switched to HawkHost.
HawkHost was amazing throughout our entire month and a half stay. When we first went to them, they converted one of our domains into a subdomain and transferred all of the files for us and did a tremendous amount of extra work they didn't have to do. They were quick at responding and their servers were blazing fast. Unfortunately, they had to pack up our stuff for us and we had to leave due to a DDoS attack. But they didn't kick us out before trying some measures first to help prevent the DDoS attack. During the attack, my website still remained online and a lot of the traffic was being thrown out by the security measures they put in place for me for free. But the attack got through those security measures after 24 hours and took down their servers. Even after we left, the IP was still getting hit and they had to null-route the IP address. We do thank HawkHost for attempting to stop it, and we do not hold any grudges, infact we're very thankful they did what they did for us!
Overall Experience with HawkHost.com: Support : 10/10 Network Speed : 10/10 Uptime (for the month and a half we were there : 10/10 Willingness to help : 10/10
Now! After HawkHost confirmed the attack has stopped, we set our website at a different host. I hope it doesn't get attacked again, because switching hosts isn't the top item on my Fun things to do this Friday. We switched to IGXHost.com
Our current experience (only been 24 hours): Great support, we ordered in the middle of the night and they transferred our account within an hour! (It's not a small account either). The staff was very helpful and quick to respond which is amazing because it was 1AM. (HawkHost answered in the middle of the night too). Not really sure about anything else except their support, I will update you guys! But so far IGXHost and HawkHost are about the same quality in support (exceptional!).
Anyways! I'll keep you guys updated.
We here at Data Host Direct would like to thank the staff at IGXHost and HawkHost.
if there is a hosting company which provides free SEO tools or other web site promotion services for its customers. I know the companies which provide their customers with free domains if they buy their hosting, but I have never heard of hosting companies which provide free website promotion services for their clients, do such companies exists?
Past shared hosting deals we been trying out sucks. We are a community forum that just started but know we will grow a big database in the future. We want to prepare now and have no problems. It's a LOCAL Radio-Control (R/C) forum.
What VPS Host would you guys recommend that handles forums well? So far, I broke down to WiredTree.com.