Will 2 Ecommerce Sites Sharing 1 Mysql On 1 VPS Effect SEO
Nov 28, 2007
I have 2 ecommerce sites now hosted at 2 different shared locations, both sites offer same exact products and pricing. I am in the process of elancing out the recode/rebuild for both sites to share one mysql database, cart and to be housed together in one VPS.
I plan to put them both on 1 windows VPS (they are asp) each with its own separate IP but have heard this can cause problems with search engines especially google. I have great natural organic right now (1st position for 5 of my demo keywords) and dont want to put that at risk but getting really tired of 2 separate backends, carts, hosting etc..
I'd like to get IP's direct from ARIN and use with a colo or dedicated server I run a few dozen domains almost all of which are ecommerce sites the ones which accept credit cards of course have SSL and a dedicated IP all the others right now are taking offline payments i'd like to get them all setup with SSL with their own IP since they are starting to bring in more sales. Sites right now are being hosted all over the place mainly vps and shared. I want to have them all on one or more servers that I have complete control over including the IP's. I'm new to the forums but did search for arin and read a few posts about the justification and from what I read SSL is justified to get IPs. Can anyone give me more information on what I should be doing first before applying or how to go about it with them. I'm looking at arin's fee schedule and i would apply under the x-small/micro allocation how much smaller from /20 do they go is there a specific number of IP's i would get for the app fee of $1250 a year or how does that work exactly?
i have 3 sites/users that all need to be able to access each other with complete read/write/exec access
Site1 Site2 and Site3
what's the best way to do this without screwing up all the premissions and access to my currently active sites. I need advice from someone who is a pro at this and not just guessing at what premissions to set. I'm assume i need to create a MasterGrp and invite all 3 sites then set/change permissions on all three sites. Also all new files created would need to have the masterGrp set as the group automatically
What have you found to be the best tuning sites for MySQL?
I'm getting into a bit of trouble. We have a weather site, and with all of the traffic, we're getting a little tapped out. When the loads hit between 134 and 160, the mail clients start to time out. Apache is still pretty fast, although it takes a little longer once you cross loads of 80, 5 second page loads, but when it hits between 130 and 160, I'm seeing 15-20 second page loads. DA is impossible above 80 but SSH is still very workable. Apache is tweaked to the max. I've kicked up some of the sizes in MySQL several weeks ago, and that did it them. However, we're taking on about 22,000 to 25,000 uniques an hour now. We normally can handle that no problem, but people are asking for maps a lot more now with the flooding and all. That requires a lot of MySQL lookups and the CPU creating a lot more maps. The maps I already cache for the duration, which is 15 minutes. The only horse I have left to whip is MySQL. After that, it will probably be a move to FreeBSD 7, but I'd like to throw in a few tweaks yet before we do that.
I am reading the BYO Database Driven Website Using PHP and MySQL and I am ready to play around a bit. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a quality provider with this language. I have had problems with some in the past when using Joomla so I am trying eleviate that problem from the get-go.
I'm no SQL expert so I'm not exactly sure what to look for in-depth here. However, I noticed that MySQL would periodically raise to 98% cpu usage in top. So, I checked it out and turns out every time you load the front page of a site I host it takes about 30 seconds to load and its during that time that MySQL is freaking out.
I know the user relies heavily on MySQL, however I want to try to narrow down the problem as much as possible for them. Any recommendations on what else to look for?
I just switched to a new server - I went from a Dual Opteron 248 with 3GB of RAM to a Dual Clovertown with 4GB of RAM. Yet, despite having mild traffic right now, my load is rather high and my memory usage is like 80% (which is ridiculous, since that would mean I would be maxing out on the old box).
For some reason, my servers usually lose access when I get around 400 people on TEXT-BASED, non-MySQL pages? How is that possible? I have really solid servers, yet people running basic Pentiums with 1 or 2GB never run into this issue.
Is there any good, cheap site that would be able to properly optimize mySQL and Apache to lower the load and figure out why the memory usage is so high? Platinum Server Management never really got this done, so even though they're great for other support issues, please don't recommend them.
Im in the process of setting up my ecommerce store selling baby/childrens clothing items etc. But I cant decide what webhosting site to use. Ive heard a lot about hostmonster and 1and1...which one of these are better?
an ecommerce site someone is planning on hosting. They will be selling around 100 products using OSCommerce and no creditcard etc details will be stored on the server. Do you think its a wise choice to start off on a shared host? If yes, are there any additional requirements they should look out for?
After a few threads on Web Hosting Talk, I have decided to go with Magento eCommerce CMS because it is powerful and I like it
The only thing I am looking for is a host that will support it and that will let me either upgrade to a VPS, or straight to a Dedicated Server (or maybe even a co-location). Because I am a startup business, the costs need to be low (yes, I know good hosting doesn't come cheap and I know I need to put into consideration SSL).
1 major thing. It NEEDS to be in the UK.
I was chatting to one of Rackspace UKs live help support people and they priced their entry level server at "Â£255 - Â£355 per month", which being a startup is a bit of a hefty price.
So, how do you think I should start? Shared, VPS or straight to dedicated? Also, what UK hosts do you recommend?
Topics on good hosts have been repeated over and over again, and we have seen many new emerging while many old fading, and still too many have changed. In the past 2/3 years, what has happened to your host? Get your host listed in this thread if your host has kept their service as promised in the past 2/3 years or even longer. This will become a most useful map for new people to make their first step.
Which company would be better to choose for eCommerce hosting simplehelix.com or serverpoint.com?
The first one look like specialized in eCommerce hostting (only two plans, any type of eCommerce carts and magento dowloads, special server type) the seconed is just reliable and also provides support of any eCommerce carts.
I started out with a reseller account at Webkore.net. Great company, I outgrew their services and moved to Innohosting over a year ago.
Before I moved to InnoHosting, I sent in a cancellation request (they use WHMCS)...but nothing was every canceled in their system and I kept getting invoices from them. I simply ignored them. Fair enough, right?
Now, as I've said...I've been with Inno for over a year now. In that past year Webkore.net seems to have been acquired by eCommerce Discovery.
Here is the weird problem. My account on their server was never deleted! I, as a reseller had WHMCS installed was using cron jobs to automatically send emails.
A few weeks ago, I started recieving cron job reports from cpsev1.wirednoc.net, a domain owned by eCommerce Discovery. I really wouldn't care too much, but apparently the whole WHMCS system is still active and is sending my clients emails (Invoice reminders, domain renewal reminders, etc etc...).
This is obviously something that needs to be dealt with as it's getting a little out of hand. I only had 35 clients in WHMCS when I was with them...all of which are still with me.
I've called the number at this page: [url] multiple times only to be forwarded to a voice message. I just now actually left my voice message. Emails to Webkore.net have gone unanswered for 6 months, so I'm not even going to bother with that.
What I don't understand is how my account, over a year old and unpaid, is still not only ON the server...but ACTIVE, unsuspended, and running cron jobs. I'm going to shoot eCommerce Discovery an email shortly and will update this thread if they reply, although...chances don't look good.
I've officially decided to go with Hostgator but I'm having a hard time choosing which type of plan would make the most sense for; maybe there is something I'm not seeing and I'm hoping to get some additional insight...
Here is my plan; I plan on hosting multiple domains (business and personal) and atleast one e commerce website to start and it will eventually grow into about 5 down the road (this is going to be a drawn out process and I want to do it right).
The problem I have is I realize in order to get a true ecommerce website up in running I will need a dedicated IP address and SSL certificate for each site. If I purchase the Business plan it only comes with one dedicated IP and one SSL cert; Hostgator also told me that I'm unable to add an additional dedicated IP address or SSL cert to the business plan so I would have to purchase an additional Business Plan (12.95) per each site. It sounds like I could still host private and not SSL required sites on the business plan and as much domains as I want.
If I go the reseller path then the cost per month will be twice as much as the Business Plan and there is no dedicated IP address included. I will also have to purchase dedicated IP addresses at 2.00 a month and SSL certs as well so that method could get expensive.
I'm also not sure if the baby plan would suffice as well, but apparently not because there is a limit of 1 dedicated IP per plan
What would you guys recommend I do; I want a plan that will allow me to grow with them.
Just curious on what your guys thoughts were..
Also I read a previous post in this forum that someone said their SSL cert prompted the end-user to install the certificate; Being in Ecommerce this is obviously unacceptable to me.
I'm reading about the fail-over system on precision effect's site, but am not 100% clear on a few points. Their live chat isn't active right now and I'd kind of like to hear from someone that actually uses the service anyway.
If there's not anyone who knows for sure, I'll just ask their live chat later on when their awake
Is their fail-over system actually a load balancing cluster comparable to cartika's hsphere plans?
I'm trying to decide between checking out cartika, precision effect, or opening another account with medialayer just for a couple more domains. Between the 3, price isn't really a concern, since the package I'd order from each, with addons and such comes out to within a dollar or two of the others.
Medialayer has been great, and I'll keep my site with them, but I have a couple other sites to put up, and am kind of drawn to the clustered solutions for max uptime per dollar.
I've been browsing Google and have learned a lot about how to read stats and what to look out for. However I'm not understanding what effects what.
max_user_connections from the default 25 to 50 and max_connections from 500 to 1,000
What area would this effect, RAM? CPU? If I'm having issues with CPU during my heavy load times, What should I look to optimize on our web site? We also disabled gzip on css/js files to prevent the server from over-working.
I've also run into the Today's stats for the server. Can someone tell me more about the part:
Top Process%CPU 29.0/usr/local/bin/perl -w /usr/share/munin/munin-update Top Process%CPU 28.0/usr/local/bin/perl -w /usr/share/munin/munin-update Top Process%CPU 27.0/usr/local/bin/perl -w /usr/share/munin/munin-update
It has been a little while since I have frequented here, but I thought it was time that I step in here and offer up a review of Precision Effect over at www.precisioneffect.com after moving to them this past February. I have now been with Precision Effect for approximately 7 months.
I had been with a previous host, A Small Orange since June 2006, and it seemed that at least once a week I was seeing 20 to 30 minutes of downtime. After awhile, I got used to it, thinking that that is just what happens with your web host. Well after things continued to worsen over time, it got worse during the winter (end of 2007/early 2008), and I was having a number of up-time problems, including a day and half of downtime at one point (that I had posted about previously here: [url].I was finally fed up in February after I had to email their support services for a few days straight to continue to fix things.
Needless to say it was time to move as my site was growing in popularity and as I run an official message board for a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author (that I fund on my own), I felt it was only right to move to a more professional host that had better up-time and customer support.
Precision Effect is where it is at!
They completely took care of me during this stressful move from one host to another and did the complete transfer for me.
I have had a few questions here and there (very minor in nature), and they have always provided me with a professional and caring response (no matter how minute or how stupid I may have sounded to them). To me, this is a company who takes care of its customers.
The members of my site, never knew this, but one day after I was completing an update on my site, I made the mistake of deleting a directory on my server, that I believed to have been a backup file on my server, and wiped out my entire site! In ten minutes my site was backup and running from one of their backups...I don't know how they did it, but I didn't lose one post on my board!
If you are looking for a company that offers amazing up-time, professional, caring and courteous staff who will take care of you, then this is the web host for you! If this company continues to operate the way that they have for me for the past 7 months, then they have a customer for life.
This week I am about to pay for my 3rd year at Precision Effect. (Since December 2006) I've had several hosts in the years before, but after signing up for Precision Effect (heard about them on WHT), I have had absolutely no reason to change.
When I first signed up, I was worried that I would have to manually upload all the files to precision effect by first downloading them to my computer and then re-uploading them to Precision. After chatting with their tech support, however, I was able to give them a link to a rar file on my previous server which they downloaded directly to the new server and decompressed for me. They even ran a database restore with a backup file from the old database server. I could have done this myself (as I'm sure most of you could) but I really liked to see that the tech support took the time to get me settled in, especially since (at the time) I was only paying about $20/year. Past hosts would have just brushed me off.
In the past two years, I only had to contact tech support twice. Both times, I received an almost immediate response to the email (I usually email late at night) and it really felt as if they were dropping everything to fix my problem.
I'm still on one of their older (not their "LiteSpeed") servers, so I can't attest to the speed of the new ones, but my server has always been very fast. My websites are a bit graphics/database intensive and I've never had load time issues. I've also never had unscheduled downtime (a couple of times they would have some small amount of downtime for upgrades) that my "downtime detector" found, though its accuracy is only about once every 15 minutes.
So, this is a long-winded review, but Precision Effect is highly recommended!
I've been reading more and more posts about how a quality network card is important. We build all of our servers from new, quality parts but honestly we always rely on the built in NIC on the motherboard (which are brand name motherboards, but nonetheless)
How can a lesser quality NIC effect a server other than total failure of network activity? What signs should we look for and what are quality brands? My first guess is dropped packets or low throughput. I've also heard of people saying that load can go up from a bad NIC - is there any truth to that?