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    Hey guys,

    Well it looks as though it's time to move to a new hosting company.

    Here are the specs of my site:

    Hard drive space needed: 4 gigs

    vbulletin members: 8000

    Monthly bandwidth 30 - 40 gigs


    Can anyone give me an honest suggestions of some hosts to look at? I checked out hostgator and their shared packages are too small and dedicated is way to big and expensive.

    maybe I need semidedicated or VPS?

    Looking for linux - php,mysql,cpanel

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks for your help,

    Joey

  • #2
    You could go for a hostgator reseller, you for sure do not need a VPS or dedi.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by StrongMotive View Post
      You could go for a hostgator reseller, you for sure do not need a VPS or dedi.

      Ive been speaking with hostgator and the only problem is, they said their shared servers have a 25 connection limit on apache. At any one given time on my forum, I have anywhere from 5 - 30 members logged in and also a bunch of search engines crawling around.

      I have a feeling I would reach that connection limit the first day and people would be getting dropped off.

      Any other suggestions? I would love to go with hostgator but my next step up from shared would be a fully dedicated server at $174 a month, which we cannot afford and I also thing we don't need something that big.

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      • #4
        How many users & guests do you have online at one time? At peak times?

        HG used to have semi-dedicated...I wonder where that went...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Joey805 View Post
          Hey guys,

          Well it looks as though it's time to move to a new hosting company.

          Here are the specs of my site:

          Hard drive space needed: 4 gigs

          vbulletin members: 8000

          Monthly bandwidth 30 - 40 gigs


          Can anyone give me an honest suggestions of some hosts to look at? I checked out hostgator and their shared packages are too small and dedicated is way to big and expensive.

          maybe I need semidedicated or VPS?

          Looking for linux - php,mysql,cpanel

          Any advice would be great.

          Thanks for your help,

          Joey
          Looking at you requirements, even a shared hosting package will be best for you. You can upgrade to a VPS or semi-dedicated as per you requirements when your site grows.
          Website Hosting | VPS Hosting | Dedicated Hosting
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          • #6
            Originally posted by SNN View Post
            How many users & guests do you have online at one time? At peak times?

            HG used to have semi-dedicated...I wonder where that went...

            Well if I count guests and members which also includes search engines, I usually have anywhere from 5-60 under my vbulletin active users box.

            I just got off the phone with Hostgator, they have dedicated server, which is unmanaged for $74 a month. The problem with this is I don't know linux well enough to manage the server meaning, patches, security, package installed, ect.

            Here are the stats of this dedicated server:

            HostGator Dedicated - $75 a month
            1.7ghz Celeron
            80 gigs storage, 1,500 gigs of bandwidth
            1 gig of Ram to yourself
            5 IP addresses
            Full root access

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            • #7
              Did they mention what os it is?
              if it's redhat you can probably do:
              Code:
              aptitude get apt
              apt-get update
              apt-get upgrade
              That will update packages from redhat and the OS itself
              You could probably run that as a cron.

              Though there is peer support forums you can get support on.
              Last edited by SNN; Sat 27th Oct '07, 8:17pm.

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              • #8
                Or go with www.timihosting.com and save the headache

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