I'm starting a small, local company in Illinois that will create web pages and host them for residents around my community such as lawyers, doctors, etc. I don't believe I should go with shared hosting because that would not be fair to my clients and I would like to give them good, reliable service so their business does well too. Which entry level, or basic dedicated server should I rent for this purpose? Since I'm just starting, I wouldn't want to overspend, but at the same time I do want performance for the few initial clients I receive. As my company grows, I'm sure I'll migrate into a more large scaled server(s). Any quotes or companies anyone can refer or think of? And possible quote for this type of server/situation.
I use shared web hosting service to get my website online. I'm wondering how many people use dedicated servers or virtual private servers instead and pay from $20 to several hundreds of dollars? Will I face any big problem with shared web hosting package which makes me choose dedicated servers?
I need a shared host account that can support wildcard mapping of all HTTP requests through the ASP.NET engine. This is required in order to fully support the UrlRewriting techniques I want to use. Anyone know of any affordable hosts that can support this? Of course, as my site grows I'll consider upgrading to a VPS (and further depending on the growth).
I am developing a website for a client of mine (the client is a close friend and know's that he is getting a newbie). This site will be larger (project wise) than anything that I have ever done (everything I have done in the past has been FrontPage). We will be using several third party applications that need to run on the server as well as our own custom developed applications. We do not yet know how much access to the server's deeper structures we will need for all of the applications that we want loaded on our server to run. Things we have in mind: oscommerce, mysql, php5, apache, linux, vbulletin, blogger, phpbb, adserver, ect... Would these things run ok on a shared host and would I have full authority to configure them without needing full access to the server? Or will I need access to the entire server (dedicated server) in order to have full customization capabilities? I guess all I am trying to figure out at this point is will shared hosting for a large project limit our abilities to use 3rd party apps, or do most 3rd party application designers build their stuff to work in a shared hosting environment anyway? If we need to get a dedicated server we will, but if we can get away with shared hosting for a while (especially during development when the site will not be generating revenue) it would be nice to avoid the price of a dedicated server. Many thanks for your comments, insight, and expertise! Also, if anyone can sight some common scenarios that may require a dedicated server over a shared hosting plan, that may help me to understand what the limitations of a shared hosting plan vs. a deicated or virtual dedicated server are.
I'm new to the VPS scene, so could someone tell me the difference between VPS and say shared hosting or dedicated hosting? Actually I really like to know what a Virtual Private Server actually is.. I know shared hosting is typically a single account on a server with several hundred other accounts which is used primarily for the sole purpose of hosting websites, and I know that dedicated hosting is functionally the same as colo except that you rent the server, instead of having your own purchased server plugged into some network. So what is VPS?
Do website builders generally go with shared hosting or dedicated server? I mean, if they work on several websites would they get a dedicated server instead of shared? From what I understand through reading shared hosting is basically if you only have one website. So one with multiple websites would go with a dedicated server?
How long do you wait before moving from shared to VPS or dedicated? Apart from security and speed, what are the benefits of dedicated hosting? This says [url] that shared is better than dedicated because you have to do less..
I have been using reseller hosting from siteground for a few months now, but as my site grew, I had to switch to dedicated hositng. I ordered a dedicated server from ovh, which is not managed (or so I think), so I had to install everything by myself. I created an ftp account for myself and installed webmin (dont want to pay for cpanel), so here's my question; how do I host my website on this server? Where is the public_html folder located?
I have a domain registered and all I need to do is upload the files to the new server and change the dns. Any help?
I am planning to move my hosting from SHARED to either VPS / Dedicated / Cloud Hosting(MOSSO) . I am quite confused because:
1. I tried lunarpages VPS, they dont offer multiple MSSQL DB. THey offer only 1 and LIMITED to 1 GB. 2. Dedicated from lunarpages also has some limitations. 3. I heard something called as "cloud hosting" from mosso - Cloud sites, Cloud Files, Cloud servers.. I really dont understand what it means..
Can you please help?
1. Windows hosting - ASP, unlimited MSSQL DB and atleast 10GB space. The site will have atleast 100K visitors / month.
Hi guys, We recently created an application and are now looking to become a ASP and are the the market for a dedicated server. A bit of a background on the application a) users will fill a search form on a client website b) the search results will be displayed from the dedicated box. c) the user can then click on a LINK result and then be taken to another third party server software. d) expect around 15000 unqiue hits e) using json / jquery f) Average data being transferred per search 500 kb (compressed using firebug/yslow)+ data base updates (1 perday / 40 mb) My Question is 1) What kind of dedicated box am i looking for to handle that kind of traffic a) personally was thinking of quad core / 4 gb ram / 150 gb / 250gb storage drive) b) would a lesser config do ? 2) Will a managed vps solution work in this sort of situation 3) i am really looking at 60-120$ range / server - Managed ? is that realistic ? 4) Or do I go for management somewhere else ? I know have asked too many questions..but hope you can help demystifying a few of the above. Thanks Andy
we have about 10 servers in iweb.ca , iweb is good but account managers support are very poor ! for example when I need to upgrade my server I should contact my account manager and my account manager answer to my email after 2 weeks ! (if he answer)so I want to transfer my servers to another company ,
In a few months I will be searching for a semi-dedicated plan, I'm going to spend around $230 a year. I would go with my current host on semi-dedicated but their plan is about 2 to 3 times over my price.
My site is currently on a shared hosting plan is doing fairly well but I'm also looking to expand the site and therefore I will need a semi-dedicated plan.
I'm not familiar with semi-dedicated since I have always used shared hosting and have a few sites on different shared hosting plans. So any tips you can provide when searching for a semi-dedicated or questions I can ask would really be helpful.
Now I know there is a offers section here on WHT but I'm not looking for offers, I'm looking for recommendations from users who have used a semi-dedicated plan that's around my price range. I'm not looking for dedicated, nor VPS, just semi-dedicated. I will be purchasing a semi-dedicated plan around November of this year.
I'm no newb to shared hosting but I am new and unfamiliar with what to look for in semi-dedicated hosting plans.
I've gone through a few shared web hosts, and they don't meet the needs for a new project I'm working on. I was hoping someone could perhaps recommend me a good reliable US based web host with the following requirements:
I'm wondering how much importance I should place on the CPU, as the website is relatively low traffic, but serves large files. The model itself isn't too far different from something like 'yousendit.com', but not open to the public.
I currently rent a dedicated server from HiVelcity, and I'm very unhappy with it (unstable as hell, faulty hardware, etc.)
I am about to launch a new web application running on LAMP (P=PHP, i.e. Symfony)... And I'm expecting some heavy traffic on release day... I already know my current server can't survive being Dugg (been on the homepage several times), and was wondering maybe I should consider the so-called cloud hosting services being offered... Or just go with a new more powerful dedicated server.
What do you guys think would be best for a PHP+MySQL heavy site that is expecting a rush of traffic?
Also, if I choose something like (mt)Grid-Service, or Mosso, do I sacrifice future customizability (e.g. Sphinx, MemCache)? I have to say the ease of use is tempting for a non-linux guy like me, but I don't want to be constrained in the future because of current choices.
I was going to buy a dedicated web server with this 3 specs.
I will only host 10 slots CW servers so keep in mind that they are not full all the time. No websites will be hosted on the machine nor TS (have special VPS for it). Can someone tell me how many Counter Strike server I can approximately create on this 3 configurations: ...
I recently inherited the responsibilities of 2 websites and will be in charge of creating 2 more.
Of these 4 websites, only 2 have serious traffic. The current site, made in Drupal, peaked at 3,000 unique visitors a day and on average receives about 500 uniques a day. This site will most likely be the highest in traffic.
My boss would like to know if dedicated hosting is necessary (I'm the entire IT department), I should be on shared hosting correct?
The 4 websites will be built upon the following platforms: Drupal WordPress PHP TWiki (open source Wiki web collaboration platform)