my company's current hosting contract expires in May and I'm in need to find another one that will hopefully suit me better and cause much less headache.
I'll try to list some basic needs I got:
Mass email marketing ability! This is important!
I have a member list of about 30,000 who I email twice a week! These people are opt-in recipients of these emails.
On top of that I'd like to start mining and sending out opt-in requests of about 50-100,000 a month to NEW emails that I don't have direct permission to email.
I obviously have software to manage, clean, send out in batches, and do whatever else you have to for proper email marketing.
From some research I got the idea that I would be better off with some offshore VPS/dedicated host that won't shut us down for emailing. We will do our best to keep the bounces at minimum as well as keep up-to-date blacklists/unsubscribers.
I'm new to SSL certificates and the like. I am switching to VPS hosting soon and I would like to buy an SSL certificate to go along with an (Ubercart / Drupal) e-commerce site that I am hosting. I'm looking for a cheap but good one. Does anyone have a recommended vendor / certificate type that would work well for me?
I've an original post with thread number 727551 which has date got old (forgive me for coming back late). So I decided to post a new thread here. But really thanks for all your helps, and I found I'm lucky to find a good place to ask my questions, as I see lots of valuabe responses when I come back.
I have some further questions about having "multiple domains" with a single hosting plan. Forgive me for not having much concept about this:
1. Does it mean that the "multiple domains" will all be sharing a single IP address (or should I say if I go to Shared Hosting plans, websites from all other people who share the same hosting machine with me will have the same IP)?
2. Would there be negative effect for my search engine rankings of each of these domains, if I have my domains sharing the same hosting (and if they really share the same IP)?
3. In case people know one of my domain name, would there be any way to check for my other domains in the same hosting, so that means they will know all my other websites?
I ask this because I'm thinking to launch different websites on a same niche. And after looking into different hosting companies and their reviews, I found there are really different (and quite confusing) opinions around. Actually I expect I do not need much at the very beginning. I found there are lots of cheap offers, price as low as $1 per month, but I just afraid there will be problem later on. I'm thinking may be just go to those big and more famous one, say host gator, to avoid any unnecessary headaches later on.
i was recommended by a good friend to come here for advice. i'm looking for a web hosting service that will allow multiple domains & do php for my zen cart ecommerce website. i am currently spending $200 per year for web hosting just for my ecommerce website alone. does anybody know of any good reliable and cost efficient web hosting service that will allow me to do this at the same cost or slightly higher than what i'm paying?
The company I work for is doing a promotional site that will probably involve a good chunk of progressive (as in, not quite the same as streaming) video -- basically my best guess is that everyone who views the site will likely download between 6 and 50 megabytes of video depending on how long they spend on the site, etc... I would imagine most people would be at the low end of that, maybe 12 megs, but it's hard to predict...
The tough spot is there will be TV and banner ads purchased for this promotion, and it's not entirely clear to us how good response will be. It could be 5,000 visitors in a day ... it could be 250,000 in a day... the response to various advertising campaigns our clients have done has just varied a lot...
So let's say we have 150,000 visitors downloading an average of 12.5 megs of video - that's about 2 terabytes of transfer in a month.
How much should we expect to pay for that kind of data transfer, and are there good providers that will scale with us? I don't think we mind sacrificing a few hundred bucks our first month only to find that traffic was low -- but if it's going to cost thousands to move 2-3 terabytes of data via a CDN, what are our other options? Does anyone scale well even if it's unpredictable? I realize we have to pay some sort of premium for that scalability or it's not really fair to the hosting provider.. but what price range should we be looking at?
I need to switch two corporate web sites from a provider which has been providing spotty up time and poor reliability especially on their email servers; worst thing about them is that when they're down we get no notice, until we notice or customers complain. We've had outages for email that lasted as long as 72 hours. I'm not sure how our service is configured there, but I would guess shared hosting.
I understand the differences in shared hosting, virtual private or dedicated server, and dedicated hosting unmanaged or managed. What I'm not sure about is what would be best for our needs. If I dont get other advice, I'll probably sign up for shared hosting with a provider that has other service types available.
We do not do any E-commerce, but our website is our advertising and if we're down we can lose sales. Our customers need access to documentation downloads and get upset if we're down. Our current site has shown these statistics on average per day: 3000-4000 hits, 3000-4000 files 200 visits. Our monthly bandwidth was a maximum of 2GB over the past year. We need less than 50 email addresses.
Phone support is necessary, 24/7 would be nice. We need server monitoring and security, good uptime and reliability statistics or a guarantee. Control panel and statistics would be nice. We dont need any website design tools.
I've used Futurequest for a website in the past but their geared to E-Commerce and have no phone support. I have some websites registered with Dotster but they're very light on support. A colleague has used Lunarpages for similar businesses, I think, and he recommended them. He indicated they were good for him with phone support.
If you're still reading, I'd appreciate any guidance, both for type of service and for specific providers.
When i try to install BotNET 1.0 on my dedicated, i got this error :
root@leet [~/botnet/BotNET-1.0]# . install.sh Compiling source code . . . In file included from src/main.c:9: src/../include/bot.h:43: error: array type has incomplete element type src/../include/bot.h:57: error: array type has incomplete element type src/../include/bot.h:89: error: array type has incomplete element type src/main.c: In function: src/main.c:146: error: type of formal parameter 1 is incomplete Here is my install.sh file: Code: #!/bin/bash # BotNET installation script. # If this script causes problems, try "make all" instead. # Usage: . install.sh
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.
I'm starting a streetwear clothing company and am about to get a website done to display my catalogue - it will have medium amounts of flash and will be like most other e-commerce clothing stores
However, I won't be needing a full e-commerce site as I do not intend to sell through my website - if needed, all I hope to have on it is a link for payments to be made via paypal
What I will need is a host that is reliable and doesn't bug out as soon as traffic to my site increases - I have no idea as to the amount of traffic i will be receiving when things are just starting out but I'd like to at least be prepared for high traffic - I was stupid enough to believe in all the overselling from big hosting companies until I did more reading - now I know their limits are just for show and I want to avoid getting shut down or whatever for putting a load on their resources
My hope is that some of you learned ones can advise me on the direction i should be heading Though I have no idea exactly what VPS and dedicated servers are, I assume these are more suitable for my needs? Are big hosting companies more reliable when it comes to their package plans for VPS or dedicated servers?
When I try to set a domain's hosting type from "Forwarding" to "Website hosting" I get the following error:
Error: Unable to start (/c ""C:Program Files (x86)ParallelsPleskadminbinusermng.exe" exist [username]") at Plesk impersonation(PipeServer::ServerThread::runAs line 886) at Unable to execute applicationzif_plesk_proc_open line 1274)
What I tried: - Using different usernames; - Checked plesksrv.exe permissions [URL] ;
And right now I'm running the PP Reconfigurator tool, option Plesk File Security, cause I think this issue is related with permissions.
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!
A while ago I decided to move to VPS. I did an extensive research and I concluded to EuroVPS. From my experience so far these guys are PROFESSIONALS and really know their job. Their service and technical support are second to none.