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  • Switching from Network Solutions

    So, I'll be browsing around this forum for the next few days to find a decent host. I'll start with the stickies and "things you should ask" and all that kinda stuff.

    Short story - I get about 20 "mysql server has gone away" messages (Error 2006) a day. I contact NS since every time I see someone ask about it in the support forum it's a "contact your host, it is a problem with their server" response. Well, they come back and tell me not to use persistent connections. I come back and say I'm not using persistent connections and that they need to increase their wait_timeout to 120. They tell me they only allow 10 connections, do not allow persistent connections, and cannot increase their wait_timeout since it would affect all their customers.

    So... yeah, not using "nsHosting Shared Large-Unix" anymore. Would strongly not recommend it to anyone considering running vBulletin or any other forum software that will have many connections.

    On the bright side I thought I prepaid for 3 years but it was only 1 so I'm only out about 6 months.
    Using vBulletin 4.x Publishing Suite at Clylla Game & Guild Portal

  • #2
    Checkout Liquidweb. Or URLJet if you prefer a specialist.
    Hosting Coupons: Hostmonster @ $3.95 and 20% off Mediatemple


    • #3
      try use vps
      if you have big traffic try to start use vps
      forum freedom


      • #4
        Switching from Network Solutions

        Servint are also worth a look
        UniteTheCows - File Sharing & Digital Media Resource


        • #5
          Well if they only allow for 10 connections and you are hitting it a few times a day; I would try another shared host. One who offers more than 10 connections. Most shared companies offer 25 connections.

          Good luck hunting
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          • #6
            Originally posted by alemcherry View Post
            Checkout Liquidweb. Or URLJet if you prefer a specialist.

            I want to warn you about something with LIQUIDWEB.

            I signed up with them, their PHP Maximum file download size is ONLY 2M. And they will NOT change it!
            So if you have DownloadsII installed, your users cannot upload anything larger than 2M, which is VERY small.

            It sucks! And they want to sell you a smartserver for $60 in order to get the limit lifted!



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