I have a blog that gets about 50,000 unique users a month and I'm looking for a host that would fit the bill. I'm using wordpress so that's obviously a requirement, but also I would like RoR support. Other than that I'm pretty open. My fear is just that I'll get relegated to a slow server or have my account suspended. My budget is really whatever I need to pay. I'd like to find something at $15 a month or under but I'm willing to pay up to $50 or more if need be.
I'm planning on growing the traffic more in the future so I'm not sure if I should just go for dedicated hosting now or wait. I've checked out hostgator and they seem to have good reviews and fit the bill well, I'm just not sure if they are suited for high traffic sites or not.
Is there any shared host which can easily drive a wordpress blog with 100,000-150,000 unique visitors every month?
The blog in question has wp-supercache and is quite a bit tweaked and consumes roughly 30-50GB of bandwidth every month (with mod deflate enabled on server). My priorities are good uptime, fast servers and network (especially to India) and good customer support.
When there are problems with the site, people may be sent to our status site. We just did that, with the site hosted on Dreamhost and it barely lasted 5 minutes (hehehe). Is there any viable host/option that could support these circumstances?
Near-zero users a day but may suddenly spike to more than 5,000/day?
I know this is the Web Hosting Forums; but I'm hoping you guys can help me out with a related problem:
I am looking for a good, high quality email host. My wishes/requirements:
- IMAP [required] - SSL encryption [required] - Good, server-side filtering/sorting [required] - Procmail/Sieve [both pluses] - Hosting on an OSS stack [a plus] - No bandwidth limits  - No message transfer limits 
 I have 350-400 Mb of email stored at the moment, and I take backups. I hear good things about Fastmail; but I fear their bandwidth limits wouldn't cut it, even at the Enhanced plan (three backups, and it'd be done, basically).
 I am not referring to attachment/message size limits. I mean caps on how many messages I send or receive in a given timeframe. If the limits are really high (in this, Fastmail is fine), then I don't mind. But I've seen some hosts that have pretty low ones. Subscribe to a couple mailing lists and...poof.
I currently am running an email server on a VPS (Postfix/Dovecot/Procmail). But if anyone has any suggestions, I'd really like to hear them.
I'm going to be setting up and hosting a high-profile wordpress blog. It'll probably get around 800.000 pagehits per month. The client has been asking about Peak Capacity, Throughput and whatnot and I'm honestly am not sure what to tell him.
So far I've been maintaining a 1and1 windows 2003 dedicated server with about 20 websites, but none which comes close to that amount of traffic.
My plan is to go for a Linux box with the following specs:
with this being my first website goddady's website tonight or there blog site plan seem pretty good as I do not know how to build a professional looking website nor do I have a knowledge of HTML. Are there other hosts that offer better services such as these?
Also I would want to register with 1&1 as to register privately is free but with godaddy it costs around $15 and I've heard of godaddy stealing persons domains when they haven't even expired yet i.e. familyAlbum.com?
Is it allowed for instance to register my domain name with 1&1 and host my site with godaddy?
I am an asp.net developer and want to host my blog. Which hosting provider will be ideal for asp.net blog? I have also seen that some of hosting providers provide blog hosting for blogengin.net or dasblog, should I go for them or should I go for the blog engine that I have built my self?
a while back I left some handmade comments in some computer related blogs not even close to spam but I put the keyword into the name field then....a few days later I found a .txt file named blogspam on my hosting account.. anybody had a similar experience...
I am hosting a Wordpress blog that currently uses 30GB of bandwidth per month. I want to introduce a forum as well so will probably need 50GB per month for now. But would like it expandable to 100GB in the future.
My requirements are:
No hidden CPU Limitations/No unreasonable resource usage restrictions. Equipped to handle large surges of traffic. No Overselling, able to use full allocation.
LiteSpeed - Does it really make a difference?
I have looked at MediaLayer, but they only provide upto 50GB transfer.
SecureServerTech looks good but uptime is only around 99%
At the moment Steadfast Networks looks the best.
My budget will be $20 for 50GB tranfer and $40 for 100GB of transfer, but this is not fixed and I would prefer quality over price.
I'm configuring a website for a client who has moved their web hosting to downtownhost, but is keeping their email hosting with their current provider. They do not want to configure an MX entry on DTH to autoforward email back to their current provider because they don't want their email to pass through DTH.
In order to do this, do I keep the nameserver entries on the current provider the same, and configure an http redirect to point to DTH? Or is there something else I should configure on the current provider?
if anyone had any recommendations for what kind of specs I would need for my website which currently recieves approx 150,000 u/v a day. I don't use any databases and all files are basically simple html files. I use approximately 15,000 GB a month (it is a flash games website).
I currently use GoDaddy's dedicated server but I fear it may not be enough; here are my current specs:
We expect a site on one of our boxes to receive a significantly high level of traffic tomorrow as it is an event that will be covered and has already been covered by the press. The site operator expects > 100,000 hits a second.
It's a PHP page that pulls records from a database and lets people submit a form to insert a record. We have already put a caching script in place so that refreshing the page does not result in doing another database query.
The site was overloading a shared server, and we've moved it to one of our VPS boxes - it's the only VPS on the system at the moment. The box is a Quad Xeon 5410 with 4GB RAM with a 4 10K RPM drives in a RAID5 setup.
We've found out a abnormal usage of one of our servers, our RTG graphs shows:
Last 24h IfInOctets: 30.5GB MAX: 6.9MBits/s AVG: 3.4Mbits/s Cur: 4.7Mbits/s
And a strage traffic: IfOutOctets: 42.5GB MAX: 76.6MBits/s AVG: 4.7Mbits/s Cur: 600Kbits/s
We are running two websites on this server, and we looked at raw log apache, we've compilers disabled, we block most of outgoing / incoming packets on firewall, we ran chkrootkit, rkhunter and nothing was found. We checked for cronjobs, suspect files, netstat, but we can't see anything strange. We use the latest server software (apache 2.2.x), PHP 5.2.x, MySQL 4.1.x, we have most of the server optimized.
We are running iptraf now, and it seems normal: „ Incoming rates: 85.8 kbytes/sec „ Outgoing rates: 636.4 kbytes/sec Anyone have an idea? And some way to properly monitor incoming traffic? I'm looking to find how/where is the source of this traffic.
I am writing a financial statement for my business plan and like to know what numbers should I expect from the the host. If the potential traffic will reach 405,000 visitors a month what my requirements for the hosting company should be?
I have a client with a site (wordpress blog) that gets 10,000 + hits a day. I need to find him a dedicated managed server so that his site runs smoothly and also has no outages. I just received a quote from another host for his Managed Dedicated Servers.
CPU1: Intel Xeon 5310 Clovertown (Quad Core) CPU2: Intel Xeon 5310 Clovertown (Quad Core) Total CPU Cores: Eight (8) System RAM: 6144MB (6GB) DDR2 ECC Registered System RAM Primary Hard Disk: 73GB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 15,000 RPM High-Performance Hard Disk Second Hard Disk: 250GB SATA-II 7,200 RPM Hard Disk (nightly backup disk) Data Transfer: 2000GB Premium Monthly Bandwidth (100Mbps uplinked port) Operating System: CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 64-Bit (x86_64) Control Panel License: cPanel / WHM + Fantastico Auto Installer$695 a month
He posts about 5-10 blogs a day too, so it's definitely a growing community website. He also has a forum with 6500 posts and 389 members.
Is this a reasonable price for a dedicated server? Would you recommend a different configuration of hardware that might make it cheaper? I would also like some examples of other sites on similar configurations if you have any, so that I can show my client what they use.