I have a web blog that shows promise of growing pretty big soon! This is a vbulletin whith chatbox and arcade games. The forum is for gamers and game modification talk. I want to keep my features such as in forum mp3 player for streaming music. I host no files everything is linked from outside sources. Even photos are linked from photo hosts. I forsee about 20-30 members on at all time browsing and chatting in chatbox. Playing in the online arcade!
I have no idea how much bandwidth all this will use up. I do know that 20-40 gig of space should be quite enough but as always I want all I can get. As far as bandwidth I have no idea what all those features will eat up.
I have looked at fatcow.com and talked to them they said their unlimited is this 300gig space 3000 gig bandwidth and they do not keep up with msql databases. I looked on BBB and they have an A+ record if compared to hostgator they have unsatifatory! The only problem is they are yearly contract only. I do not trust this! I also have to let them re-bill me at end of year and this gives them access to my account. The payment options are check,paybal, or credit.
I had asked for some help awhile ago and recieved some great advice. Unfortunately, the company I work for decided not to move at that time (between deciding to give the host more chance and also becuase we were all dreading another swich over. However, we are now ready to move.
We are currently on shared hosting and I belive VPS is the best option for us right niw (in this stage of our growth).
What I need is one that is fully managed and then some. I need someone that will provide the same type of support you get with shared hosting - meaning I can even come to them when suddenly we have an e-mail issue for example. And for things tht they don't do, at least have the patience to point me in the right direction, help me know what I need to do. I can handle the admin functions of a shared hosting site... but am leery of doing to much more without guidence...
Another thing I am looking for is someone that we can grow with seemlessly - even if it ends up resulting in going to a fully manged deciated server. With any growth, I do want want downtime or having to change DNS (that always causes us problems). I want someone we ca be with for years, allows us to grow, and is reliable/dependable. I really hate switching hosts!
What we need/our set-up/about us:
I would need at least 10 GB hard drive (SCSI HDDS) to begin with.
We currently have two seperate SMF forums (both private, internal with few users) operating on their own MySQL installations. We will probably add more forums (SMF) in the future - each with their own MySQL databases.
We have a Wordpress blog
We use Coppermine Album (it is also tied into the blog so that thumbnails of photos load into the blog sidebar)
For Transfer/bandwidth - I am not sure. I will guess at least 50G. We currently canlt send a lot of our e-mail out of our server due to e-mail limitations so I don't know exactly how much we will use.
On transfer - the majority of it is e-mail, followed by ftp usage.
I really do need someone who can handle and understand our high volumne of e-mail and will help make sure we have no issues with it. That is actually the lifeblood of our business. We recieve data from our clients each day via e-mail, and then send them back customized reports (each day) based on their data. This means we get a lot of e-mail in, and even more going out. When our e-mail shuts down - we shut down.
Our current hosting uses Cpanel and I do like it (and am used to it), however would consider a different control panel if it has the same basic features of Cpanel and is easy to use. However, I really like the fact that moving a Cpanel sitre to another one is very easy (unless that doesn't work when going from shared to VPS)
We will not be doing any reselling of hosting or anything like that - so i don't need anything geared that way. We actually will probably only have the one site, with a few other domains pointed to that. However, we may eventual create additional sites (with their own name) just for the forums.
I have seen about 10 companies listed in other threads that look really good, but not sure which I want... becuase I am hoping I can stay with who ever I pick for the next 10 years and more...
This is my first attempt at using a web hosting company. I currently use a free service from my ISP that gives me 25 MB of space for a personal web site. After only a few weeks, I have exceeded that limit and now find myself needing much more.
My personal website will contain information of a bowling league that my friends and I belong to. I plan to have many pages of data from an Excel spreadsheet included, either in a database format, or just plain html. I also plan to have several family photos and some video on my web site. I will be adding pages on a weekly basis.
I did some research and I felt I needed something like 25G of storage for all my pages containing tables and photos. Since I am not using it for business purposes, I am looking for something very basic, if that is possible.
If anyone knows a decent host that can accomodate my needs, which is simple, but requiring a lot of space, please share your recommendations. My budget is between $5 to $10 per month.
I'm a customer of IXWebhosting (actually their alias HostExcellence) and I'm completely disgusted. Their latest crime is denying and covering up a security problem which allows scripts to be inserted via cache directories. I now have people complaining of Bloodhound Exploit messages from their Norton Antivirus software. It's being done by somebody else on their servers, in turn infecting everybody else (for several weeks now).
Several months ago, they began SPAMMING the error pages with search engine affiliate links, which I'm sure they collect money from. I said I wanted them off, they said "do it yourself" using custom error pages.
Their outgoing e-mail servers are constantly blacklisted.
Whenever the database or main server fails, they never catch this on their own. I always have to call or create a support ticket.
Needless to say, I'm tired of their BS.
How do I find a replacement host that takes SECURITY seriously? Are there report cards anywhere?
how can i do a search for all files (probs using regex) of files consisting purely of numbers?
for e.g. find:
53243.php 24353.php 24098.php
(always have 5 numbers).
seems one of my accounts has had some script run which generated a bunch of these in various subfolders, and the php file basically does a callback to www3.rssnews.ws and www3.xmldata.info, which seem to be some sort of spyware servers.
I am being hacked & I don't know how they are getting files on my server. They are doing it on two of my domains, I suspended one and then they got it on the other. My FTP access log does not show anything suspicious..
I have a problem with one of my domain. Some users around the world cannot access the website, but they can ping and traceroute the server without any problems. I am able to access the website perfectly.
Site URL is www.djluv.in
And we are using IPB 2.2
Moreover if theres another domain on the same server, they can access it.
There are about 25-30 users who are facing this problem, but from different part of the world so I cant even say ISP problem.
APF has been shutdown, no Ban Filters on IPB or cpanel.
What are the possible reasons why they couldn't access the website? how to fix the problem?
what the max number of hits is a quard core server with RAID disk system can handle, it is running on a Linux with separated MySQL server?
The host says there are no restrictions on the bandwith, but somehow it is strange we always only have MAX 300 users online (24/7/365) now I wonder if it just is that way or if some users might be denied access from time to time when they try to enter some of the websites hosted on the server ?
Maybe you know a monitoring service or something that can tell if this is an issue.
I have completed email set up on my server and have checked that email ports are open, but for some reason outlook keeps returning : "Outlook cannot find the server. Verify the server information is entered correctly in the Account Settings, and that you DNS settings in the Network pane of System Preferences are correct."
The odd thing is that outlook still picks up emails if I receive any, but keeps returning above error every minute.
How can I find the data transfer rate on the server. I have done ifconfig -a , it display the amout of data has been received and transfered. I want to see the live data transfer date. Can I able to check it?
We currently have a web based apllication running on a web server, in addition we have two servers running as back up. The application running on these servers is business critical, so important we have 100% or near as up time.
We were wondering what is required to run these servers from within our own office, i.e. is it possible/practical/affordable.
We are only a reasonable sized company so cost is important.
Does anyone know if this is possible, and if so what costs might be involved, what we want is total physical access to our servers.
I have a project coming up to host a self developed database app on a web based SQL server. We have received the prepayment for the server rent for 24 months already and are currently looking for the best possible provider.
Requirements: Uptime and service response is critical for us. We want an unmanaged server but require the best possible response time in case of hardware defects or network issues (DDoS).
In the beginning the user base (small) will mainly be in Europe but with the tendency to grow more continents. I’d like a US east cost location with a speedy connect to EU but would consider an EU provider with a good rep.
I7 processor for fast RAM access 12GB DDR3 RAM (probably more later) 2 x SSD 80GB in Raid 1 (planning to go RAID10 on 4 disks later) Hardware Raid controller 2 TB traffic /month Windows Server Std 2003 x64 SQL Server 2008 Unmanaged. No help needed with server config. We intend to keep the same hardware for 24 months. So rent to own might be an option Large upfront payment are ok to reduce monthly costs. Hardware SLA would be nice KVMoIP would be nice
Firewall: Dedicated unit would be nice but we have no experience here and would need full support.