Starting Webhosting, Game Hosting, And Voice Hosting

Jun 4, 2008

*web hosting
*game server hosting
*voice server hosting

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Starting Game Hosting

Jul 12, 2009

I want to know how to start a Game Hosting Business?

I appreiciate any details like game (ex. Counter Strike) license?

Hardware requiremnts? Bandwidth usage?...

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Recommend Me Some Options For Webhosting For Game Website

Jul 8, 2008

I know this question has been asked millions of time on this forum, but my situation is somewhat unique. I need some options to where I can host my website at. Here are the requirements:

-10gb to 20gb of space
-Anywhere from 500gb to 700gb of bandwidth with path to upgrade to more if necessary
-PHP5/MySQL5 with cpanel(I'm more accustomed with cpanel)
-No preference to it being dedicated, VPS, colocated, etc. but must have options do upgrade later if necessary
-less than $500 per month(is this possible ?)

This will eventually be a gaming website, but the games will be downloaded and run on the clients' machine. There will be a lot of database interactions, so please take that into consideration if necessary. Rackspace was mentioned to me, and seem to come with great reviews on this forum. However, I need more options.

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Looking For Web Hosting For A Web Game

Oct 21, 2009

First I would like to start by explaining my past and current situation.

When I was in High School I created a web game called that was intended for me to learn how to Code PHP and to create things with a couple of friends.

However, within 3 days the game exploded and receiving large amounts of hits and users by nothing but word of mouth. Before I knew what to do, my host said the price of my next month was going to go up from $5 to $50, and at the time I knew nothing about web hosting and was making (barely) enough money from Google Ad-sense so I gladly paid them to continue working on the game.

As the site got larger, the host continued to ask for large amounts of money until I could no longer afford the game because the host was kicking me off of his hosting because I was simply taking up too much of his space.

(I was going to link my daily usage data here, but apparently I have to post 5 times first to add links.)

Now, there is more.

I am NOT hosting the same game, but I am expecting similar numbers just increased a bit higher with a few differences.

This game extensively uses PHP GD Image Functions to generate images for characters and map data. So I expect the server load to be much higher. But PHP GD Image Functions must be on the server, Which I do not anticipate to be a problem.

What is the recommended solution for web hosting? I live in a fairly remote area and could not host my own server, but I am afraid of being removed from a hosting plan again after what happened last time.

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Starting VPS Hosting

Sep 24, 2008

I am thinking of starting VPS hosting.

I asked softlayer, they provide Citrix XenServer for hosting VPS on Linux (i prefer linux).

Can you please recommend software for providing VPS Hosting?

32 bit or 64 Bit Linux is recommended for VPS hosting?

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Hosting For An Indie Game.

Sep 21, 2008

Looked around the site but I am so new to this that I could not tell if anyone had asked about a situation that was truly similar.

I am trying to find a good host for the promotion, download, purchase and forum for an indie game.

I estimate 220 gig per month at our peak. We have good programmers but we know nothing about web hosting. We just have one guy who made a website with Joomla once. (we will probably be using this to build our website.) We are looking for 30$ to 50$ range. Is this silly?

Have googled it but prices and services varied so wildly that I was forced to believe that some of them were lies.

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Dedicated For Game Hosting

Aug 8, 2008

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: ...

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Game Hosting In Europe

Jun 8, 2008

100 mbit atleast
10 Tb traffik to every server atleast
Lots of ram and disc space

u guys know what i need when i say game servers ho is best to the price? i dont want the cheapest if they sux and have high pings.

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Regarding Indiatimes Hosting Webhosting

Sep 23, 2008

i want to share my experience with all those people who wish to opt hosting plan from indiatimes team.

actually i have opted 1GB hosting plan from indiatimes( @ 2999/- ) and i am very very disappointed from their services regarding hosting services from hydrabad office & customer services from gurgaon office.

when there is a problem with our domain being not working due to some server issues, and bychance we complaint through E-Mail. these are the steps followed by Indiatimes:

By Hosting support:

1) no repply to the customer E-Mail after complaint

2) waiting for a day customer calls. they say please E-Mail us the problem.

3) then you tell them on phone you have e-mailed already ( I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY DO THEY ASK YOU TO MAIL WHEN THEY HAVE TO READ IT AFTER PHONING THEM.)

4) next question" they ask you from mail you have mail and on which e-mail.


6) so after introducing your problem finally you can only sit and wait. that it will be resolved some day. no acknowdeldgement or reply of the mail comes back. when you phone them they say when it will be resolved we will get back to you.

NOW WHO KNOW IN HOW MUCH TIME ( is this technically a hosting support if they don't know the problems and appr. of solving time ?) .but during this free time you are too busy calculating your losses and reputation in the market.

looking to the fact that there are other company who are providing hosting services like Yahoo, rediff etc. infact in cheap manner but they are more reliable and good support.

i personally suggest that if you are looking for good hosting company & good hosting support then at present indiatimes is not a good option.

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Dedicated Hosting For A Browser Game

Jan 7, 2009

i run a browser based game in (php/mysql/javascript) and i currently have noticing with the growing numbers of players that my shared hosting is not going to handle the load, obviously.
i am not sure if this is the right place to ask but are there any hosting companies out there willing to negotiate a deal where they provide hosting for such a thing in return of advertising?
we havent even began to advertise the game and expand it, it will reach thousands of players easely... we would need atleast 2 highend boxes to split up the database from the webserver.

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Flash Game Sites Hosting

Apr 7, 2009

i just want to know which hosting provider is best for flash game site? fast and cheap fees!

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Starting A Business Need Reliable Hosting.

Jan 20, 2009

I have started up a UK based company with a few people and our work is mainly based with online websites.

I need a reliable UK web host, with servers based in the UK and the availability to call up for any support.

The company needs to have many years in the business and are available to transfer my CPanel accounts.

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Starting Your Own Hosting Company- Or Already On A Reseller

Apr 16, 2008

If your about to start up your own hosting company i would reccomend there staff are VERY helpfull and quick support staff times. Cheap VPS's that are genuin i am currently running one of there top end ones with Cpanel with no problem. I would like to point out i have nothing to do with i am writing this because of there great service and Admin support. I reccomend if your on a reseller to get one of these VPS's.

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SSL Certificates :: Starting A Hosting Company

Sep 9, 2008

we are thinking of starting a hosting company and was wondering what type of certificate we need to secure the sever and our clients can us to secure their carts? I see other hosting companies calling it a shared certificate

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Magento Webhosting/reseller Hosting

Apr 17, 2008

an affordable web hosting (around $20 monthly) which offers support for MagentoCommerce and also has reseller hosting. I am very interested in trying MediaTemple Grid service but apart from that they don't offer reseller hosting.

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Hosting A Game On Virtual Private Server?

Nov 11, 2007

I'm wondering wether it would work to host a 40 players source server on the following VPS I am about to get

dual quad xeon
300gb monthly transfer
1024mb ram

Fedora Core

I guess the 30mbps speed is fine but will the 300gb be enough and what about the RAM?

Which OS would be the best for game hosting and for someone that's new to linux?

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What Type Of SSL Certificates For Starting Hosting Company?

Sep 10, 2008

we are thinking of starting a hosting company and was wondering what type of certificate we need to secure the sever and our clients can us to secure their carts? I see other hosting companies calling it a shared certificate. Sorry for the double post put it in the wrong area.

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Starting To Look At Multi-computer / Rack Hosting

Sep 28, 2008

We are currently in a limited Alpha for a very demanding web application. We'll (hopefully) be in closed Beta in 3 months and go live / open beta after all issues are fixed.

Our problem is that we know that we will need, even for the open beta, a costly setup.

We are talking about 2 front-end servers for Apache / PHP / Memcached, 2 for a Mysql Cluster / replication / partitioned (undecided) and at least 1 just for pre-processing stuff that later will go to the database.

Growing from those requirements is very possible, so we would like to be able to add new computers to the cluster, more processing machines, more front-ends, a load balancer, etc.

Of course we have considered the Cloud (Amazon S3 and stuff), but those 5 initial machines are a must for us.

My question is, what is the best solution here, a rack with a private Lan/fast switches?

What are the recommended companies for this kind of installations? Will they manage everything or just rent the rack?

Any clues about how costly (setup and monthly) this kind of setup would be? I can't find specific prices for these "special installations" anywhere, they all want us to call and we are just preparing for 4/6 months on the road.

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Web Hosting On Same Server As Game Server

Aug 8, 2008

Does a typical LAMP setup for a high enough traffic site(s) take enough resources to affect the performance of a game server? (we'll say 1million page views per day)

I'm speaking of say, 2MB of ram, dual xeon 2.8 type machine, with IDE drives. Nothing too fancy. 1 milion page views per day may be pushing it, so what about say, 200 per day?

Just wondering if anyone has a setup like this and how it fairs out at the game server end. I'm thinking of moving my websites over to my game server + add more sites over time, but don't want it to lag the game. I know as a fact bandwidth would not be the issue, I'm thinking more ram/cpu. The game I host (Ultima Online) uses very little bandwidth with even 30+ people online. I use less then 1% of my link capacity at most times. I've seen it spike to 5% and that's most likely when I was downloading data.

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Hosting Review Site Or Top 3 Hosting Co. For Shared Hosting

Apr 23, 2009

I'm trying to find at least three web hosting companies to choose from to host a Joomla websites on a shared server. Would consider dedicated if the deal was right. I have a friend of mine who wants to create a church website, and is looking for the best deal. I use Netfirms which I have never had an issue with, but I didn't want to be bias, and would like give him other options to choose from.

Is there a good WebHosting Review site, I could check out, or maybe someone could recommend their top three. I reading threw the forums here and I noticed there are not that many complaints with Hostgator. Again, I just want to see if there was anything out there better.

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Is This Possible Using Voice/voip Lines?

Sep 26, 2006

I currently have a dialup isp. We use a couple of wholesale dialup service providers to provide service to our users across the nation. I would like to provide my own dialup services across the nation if the cost is justible.

Here is what I want to do:

1. Buy a remote access server (RAS) with hundreds of modems in it. The RAS will have multiple T1/PRI/T3 interface cards in it depending on which one I get.

2.Place the RAS in a Houston, TX datacenter.

3. Get voice services from a carrier that can deliever multiple T1/PRI lines (or a T3). I would want a local DID or phone number in hundredes of locations across the nation. When a number is called, it would be rerouted back to the Houston, TX PRI/T1/T3 connections WITHOUT ANY LONG DISTANCE CHARGES.

Is this possible without paying an arm and a leg for it? Can anyone give me any recommendations besides stay with a wholesale dialup provider.

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Host Voice / Good Or Bad

May 25, 2008

I have just seen Host Voice through Web-Hosting Talk, Want to know if this is a good investment?

I have created an account and deposited $50. So just wondering if it is a good investment or I am waisting my time to attract some Genuine Buyers of Web-hosting?

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Streaming :: Windows Server 2008 Hosting Or Redhat Linux Hosting?

Mar 5, 2009

I'm hosting wmv,wma,mp3 files, streaming of video can be done with Windows hosting, but my website script is with php.

Do you suggest Windows Server 2008 hosting or redhat linux hosting?

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Your Opinion As A Customer: A Hosting Provider Who Couldn't Provide E-mail Hosting

Jun 4, 2009

Lets say you're a customer looking for web hosting, but do have technical experience - you know, you develop your own websites, you've had experience in this sort of thing before.

What if you came across a provider who seemed to offer a good service, they're high quality, they can host your website on their brilliant setup etc... but they do not provide any e-mail accounts with your hosting?

We're developing our own shared hosting setup, our own control panel too. Regardless of the control panel though, we wouldn't feel comfortable hosting peoples e-mail. We have plenty of experience in every other aspect of general shared hosting - but not looking after e-mail accounts nor the associated software.

To be honest I don't think that many shared hosting providers truely handle e-mail properly, and that job should really be left to the professionals.

We could of course guide customers or potential customers on why we won't offer e-mail accounts (i.e. not wanting to offer something we know we can't provide to a high enough standard) and instruct them on how to setup e-mail with another provider (such as Google, who will do this for free with limitations).

The alternative to the above is that we mask in a third party to look after e-mail, i.e. resell someone elses e-mail services as part of our hosting packages. The third party would require API access to setup/remove accounts..

What do you think? Are we just acting stupid trying to provide web hosting without e-mail hosting included? I noticed a while back Dreamhost encouraged their customers to use an alternative e-mail provider!

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Hosting Multiple Sites On The Same Hosting Account. Getting A Weird Redirect

Oct 26, 2009

I have about 5 sites all hosted on my same hosting account. One of those domains is attached to the hosting account. I place my other domains in a folder of a sub-directory of my main domain. This has been working fine, up until today when i noticed a weird error. I give you a little example of how my sites are setup

my main domain:

My other sites hosted in a sub-directory of my main domain:

How my other sites appear on the web:

This works fine for every page until i go to
It redirects to for some reason

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United Kingdom :: Small Hosting Account Hosting One Domain

Feb 27, 2008

Can WHT'ers please suggest some reliable UK hosts so I can do some research on them? I am just looking for a small hosting account hosting one domain.

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Plesk 12.x / Linux :: Error When Changing From No Hosting To Website Hosting

Aug 31, 2014

Plesk 12 - Domain with no hosting I'm getting error when changing hosting settings to Website Hosting

Error: Some fields are empty or contain an improper value. ('home' = '')

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Unlimited Domains With Shared Hosting Vs. Reseller Hosting

Apr 2, 2009

This question gets asked a lot in our Helpdesk and I figured I would post our knowledgebase article here to help anyone else wondering the Pros and Cons of Unlimited Domain Shared Hosting vs. Reseller Hosting. If anyone has anything else to add, I appreciate any feedback on how we can improve our KB article.

Given the present state of shared hosting, many clients may ask "Why would I need a Reseller account if I can host unlimited Addon and Parked domains within a single shared hosting account?". There is certainly enough Disk Space and Bandwidth provided in many of today's hosting packages, so why bother to purchase a Reseller account?

Many don't realize the drawbacks of hosting large numbers of domains within a single hosting account until they've already packed tens of them onto a single package.

So how do you know whether a Reseller account or Shared Hosting account is right for you? The answer is in how you plan to provide access to others and how "mission-critical" the sites are. You should consider the following factors when deciding on hosting a large number of domains:

1. Who will be managing these sites?

2. How important is site security between sites?

3. Will these domains need dedicated SSLs?

4. How resource intensive will these sites be (RAM, CPU, MySQL)?

In a nutshell, Reseller plans are for those who wish to host websites for other sub-clients and a shared hosting package is for a single individual managing multiple personal domains. We'll go over the 4 points above in greater detail.

1. Who will be managing these site?

If you personally own multiple domains and wish to host them within the same hosting space, you can easily do so with an Addon or Parked domain. An addon domain will allow you to host a new domain within a subdirectory of your hosting space. A parked domain will allow you to have multiple domain names point to the same content. Since addon domains reside within the same user space as your main domain, you can manage all of your domains with a single login. You can see the problem if you want to provide another user with access. Since all accounts are managed with a single set of login credentials, if you give another user access to their addon domain you are also giving them access to your main domain. If you have vital information stored on your main domain and you are hosting another domain as an addon domain for someone else, you cannot provide them access to their hosting without compromising the integrity of your main domain.

When hosting sites as a Reseller, your clients in turn will want access to their account and will want exclusive rights to their disk space and server resources. With a Reseller account, each sub-account you create gets its own username, password, and isolated user space on the server. Individual clients of yours have access to their user space and their user space alone. In addition to the isolation with regards to access concerns, each account also gets their own cPanel access. All of the same great features that you use to manage your sites can also be given to your clients. Next time client Y wants to add an email account, you don't have to do it for them for fear of giving them access to your cPanel, you can simply give them their login details and they can manage their own email accounts.

2. How important is site security between sites?

This is along the same lines as point 1. This is not necessarily related to who you are hosting for, but what content you are hosting. Imagine that you are a webmaster and you are hosting your own personal site-in-a-box community forums (such as PHPBB or vBulliten) on your main domain and a company website for a paying client on an addon domain. It is not uncommon for popular scripts to have security flaws in older versions. Script authors will often update security flaws in later versions of their software. For this reason, it is very important to keep scripts up to date on your site. But let's assume you forget to update your scripts for a couple of months and an unscrupulous individual takes advantage of a well known security hole. Using this exploit, they gain access to your forums and any subdirectories. Since you are hosting another domain as an addon, they now have access to this domain's content as well. A site defacement on this company's site may not bode well for you when they are considering you for web master services in the future.

If these two domains had been separate into two individual users (i.e. two subaccounts created through a Reseller), their content would've been inherently isolated server side by Linux's user management. Sure, your forums still would've been affected by the security hole, but the break-in would've been isolated to your site alone.

Going back to our example, let's say that instead of a corporate website as an addon domain you are hosting an image gallery site for all of your cats. In this case, it may not be a big deal if a compromise in your main domain spreads to your addon domain. After all, they are both owned by you and you're only losing some time and effort to restore these sites from your local backups (which I'm sure you've actively maintained ). But then again, you are losing time and time is money. If these sites had been separated into individual users, again, you'd only have to restore one site's content.

The idea here is isolation. Reseller plans provide you with the peace of mind to know that if one of your users doesn't keep up with their site's content as actively as they should, their actions won't negatively impact the content hosted on other domains. If you and those you host in your addons are diligent webmasters, maybe this point won't have much bearing on your decision. Only you can say for sure.

3. Will these domains need SSLs?

As of this writing, SSL certificates must have a dedicated IP address to be installed. If you are hosting multiple domains on the same shared hosting package, you can still install an SSL (or purchase a dedicated IP address and install one) but you are limited to exactly one SSL on your account. If you are hosting multiple domains on the same package (and consequently the same IP), you must choose which domains gets to have the dedicated SSL.

Sub accounts of Resellers can each be placed onto separate IP addresses and, as a result, can each have their own dedicated SSL installed.

Of course, both shared accounts and Resellers' sub accounts can use the server's shared SSL free of charge. However, some clients prefer to see their domain in the URL bar when they visit https.

4. How resource intensive will these sites be (RAM, CPU, MySQL)?

We've already established that disk space and bandwidth will be no problem. But what about CPU, RAM, and MySQL resources?

It's important to be aware of the resource needs of your website. As administrators, we have to make sure all users "play nice" on the server. We can't have user X eating all of the CPU cycles computing pi to the trillionth decimal place while you are trying to serve web pages to your loyal visitors. We have to monitor the actions of all of our users and in the event someone is stepping beyond the bounds of acceptable resource consumption, we have to take action. In most cases, this entails disabling the abusive script, but in extreme cases we have to suspend the abusive user account to prevent other domains from encountering performance degradation on their sites.

If you are hosting 100 domains as addon domains, all serving nothing but static HTML pages, maybe you will stay off the radar.

But considering most sites are more complicated than static HTML, you may want to be aware of how many sites you host as addons and what content they serve. If you're hosting the latest and greatest Joomla modules, with up to date news feeds, integrated forums modules, polls, blog posts, etc your site can certainly require a degree of CPU to serve your pages. Now imagine you have 5 or 10 of these sites all hosted as addon domains. The resources these sites need to generate their content can quickly add up and before you know it you've got a friendly email from Acenet, Inc. in your inbox wondering why your user is consuming 2 of the 8 CPU cores on the server. That may be an exaggeration, but you get the idea. In the event your resource usage becomes so excessive that we have to suspend your user, now all of your sites are down instead of whichever one may be the direct cause of the spike in CPU, RAM, or MySQL consumption.

If each of these had been separate Reseller accounts, the offending account could've been suspended temporarily while we work through the cause, leaving the rest of your domains live and kicking.

The conclusion here is that you need to be aware of the needs of your sites in a general sense. Hosting unlimited domains within a shared hosting space is certainly a nice feature. For those webmasters who have multiple presences on the web, it's very convenient to be able to manage all of their personal domains from a single control panel. For those entrepreneurs who are hosting multiple domains for other individuals, the features and security associated with a Reseller plan and the inherent isolation of Linux users is a must have.

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Jul 31, 2014

I'have a problem with my aps setup on sanbox.When i create on customer ccp when i click finish i have this error. I must only test.

Error: Instance of application with id 124 and version '1-4' can not be provided: There is no resource of class 'Shared hosting Apache' with provisioning attributes 'Web Cluster' in subscription with id 1.:There is no resource of class 'Physical hosting (IIS)' with provisioning attributes 'Web Cluster' in subscription with id 1..If i add the shared hosting apache resourse i get this error : There are no "apache" services that satisfy given attributes: "Web Cluster".

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Jan 29, 2015

I have a problem with Parallels Plesk v12.0

Hosting type on website became "No web hosting."

When I try to change hosting type to "Forwarding" it changes ok.

If I change hosting type to "Website hosting", I get message "The hosting type for "website name" was successfully changed.", but hosting plan still stay "No web hosting"....

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Jul 13, 2005

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.

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