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    What Kind of hosting do you use for your website? I hear a lot of different things when speaking with webmasters about their hosting from shared hosting, to using a VPS, to using a separate economy plan for each website. What do you use for hosting?

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    In my opinion using a separate economy plan for each of your sites on a shared hosting platform is pretty pointless. You are still sharing a server with hundreds and possibly thousands of other websites.

    If you want to get serious in this business I would suggest a VPS, with a good hosting company, at least.

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    That is what I'm thinking, but there are only three dedicated ip addresses. I have more than one site, is there a way to get a vps with more dedicated ip s?


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    I put dedicated but I use dedicated and managed hosting. I actually just bought a VPS plan yesterday to try that out. A good bit cheaper so I want to see how well it works. Now I am using a dedicated for 4 sites and managed hosting for about 10 or so each with their own plan. So if a VPS works out I can put 3 sites on each of them and save about 40 bucks a month for three sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edgarf76 View Post
    That is what I'm thinking, but there are only three dedicated ip addresses. I have more than one site, is there a way to get a vps with more dedicated ip's?
    If you think you need a separate ip address for each of your sites, for SEO purposes, you're mistaken.

    I want to cut through the confusion. A dedicated IP will not boost your SEO in any way. According to Google, a dedicated IP will not help your SEO rankings, and is not a justified expense for SEO. Read more here.

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    It depends what you are using those sites for. You dont need a separate IP for each site if it is a standalone site, but if they are support sites that link to your main site I would always spend the extra few bucks to have a dedicated IP.
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    It depends what you are using those sites for. You dont need a separate IP for each site if it is a standalone site, but if they are support sites that link to your main site I would always spend the extra few bucks to have a dedicated IP.
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    I use shared and reseller hosting. My sites aren't big or busy enough for VPS or dedicated server hosting. They're mostly html and wordpress sites.

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    I selected dedicated server in the poll because we have a collection of our own servers dedicated to hosting websites. However, we have more than one website hosted on virtually all of our servers, so in that sense it would also be correct to say shared hosting, but generally across sites that we manage. We also run separate web and database servers. On the database server front we have a dedicated MySQL database server and a dedicated Microsoft SQL server each used by multiple websites. And typically we have each website replicated and hosted across two web servers in a load-balanced configuration to provide resiliency.

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    I too chose dedicated server for most of the same reasons that Michael did.

    I too have servers dedicated to mail, dns, stats, sql and webs. i do have numerous sites on each web server, but I do not stack thousands or even hundreds of sites on a single server, and I also do have some sites that are load balanced on more than one server at a time.

    Personally, even more important then whether or not the site or sites are on a dedicated/shared or vps is what kind of overhead that particular server has, and the total amount of traffic the server is experiencing.

    A site on a vps on an overloaded server will still underperform a site on a shared server that is under a 10% load.

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    I am confused between the difference of a dedicated ip and a unique ip. Another thing is that on a vps, you have to calculate the amount of ram you are using when you pick your plan? Is that what you guys mean by overloaded?


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    A dedicate ip and or unique is mostly an interchangeable term, unless you are on shared hosting and your unique ip is only unique to your sites but may also be a unique ip on someone else's sites on the shared server. To get a clear picture of what a term might mean for any given host, is to ask that specific host to make sure there is not confusion.

    As far as overloading a server, memory is one thing that could be affected.

    The average web server can easily handle hundreds of web sites, but that depends on how busy those sites are, and what kind of resources those sites consume.

    The average web server can not handle hundreds of extremely busy web sites, handling hundreds of thousands of (localhost) mysql queries an hour, plus ftp requests, plus port scans, plus hack attempts, plus search engines.

    The kinds of websites being served also affects the load a server can be under. Static html driven sites take less overhead than wordpress sites, and a wordpress site that has sql as a localhost (on the same server) will take more overhead than a wordpress site that uses an external sql server.

    A website that serves up a lot of files for download, (such as a ringtone or music site, or a website that serves a lot of it's own videos) will take far more overhead from the network card and other network resources than a website serving static pages.

    The key is thorough research.

    Hopefully a few others will post up some ideas on areas of thought that I didn't cover to help everyone perform more intelligent research when choosing a host.

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    Varies - some have their own shared hosting account, others are clustered on shared hosting accounts. I also have a bunch of cloud hosting accounts for the bigger sites.

    Once the world cup is over we're planning on creating some high traffic mainstream sites for which we'll probably need something a bit beefier - currently tossing up between a dedicated server and something like amazon web services...
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    Let us know how that goes baldy....if you go with one of the larger clouds, consider doing your own mail on a server you have more control over, many of the larger cloud providers' ip's are ending up on more and more of the rbl lists for spam and other hack activity.

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    When you guys say cloud,do you mean a vps? When you say cluttered shared hosting, is that like having 15 sites on one shared hosting account?


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    Quote Originally Posted by edgarf76 View Post
    When you guys say cloud,do you mean a vps? When you say cluttered shared hosting, is that like having 15 sites on one shared hosting account?
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    Cloud hosting will unfortunately become the standard. It's a nice way to make you pay for traffic the way you pay for electricity. Brilliant.

    There's also the question of security, after all you're sharing the cloud with thousands of other sites. Can software provide enough protection? I doubt it. If it could, then the shared hosting plans would be secure and they're not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    Let us know how that goes baldy....if you go with one of the larger clouds, consider doing your own mail on a server you have more control over, many of the larger cloud providers' ip's are ending up on more and more of the rbl lists for spam and other hack activity.
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    I am betting that within 2 years the majority of the world will be on metered bandwith. How fast that happens in the hosting space I am not sure, but it is already in place to a degree in the phone provider space. $X per month for up to #X amount of bandwith.

    The deal with Comcast-Time Warner has a LOT to do with how fast it all happens, and how much and how quickly they squeeze the backbone providers.

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    As a side note to baldidiot, as an example earlier today, in about a 3 minute period, my mail server was hit from 18 unique ip's, all from Amazon's cloud servers, all using the same sender email account, and every single email attempted to send to a non-existient email address. If that happens enough more times, I can see that the big A will have their subnets blocked in many more rbl lists.

    I notified the owner of the domain in case he was not involved and was being joe-jobbed.

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    If you are committed to your business in the long run, it is advisable to invest in good hardware and reputable hosting sites.

    So once your business is established, you should own a dedicated server to host your site.

    You do not want your website to be unstable during peak period like World Cup 2014.
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