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Hosting company(ies) to host XF for US members

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by emmy, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. emmy

    emmy Active Member

    Hello,

    I have searched here and found out that majority of people have recommended Nimbushosting, but this is located in UK. I will need an advise for US users - the best among them. I am currently hosting with Hostgator and when i did a test - it is loading in 6secs approx which i believe it is slow for starting forum. Also, i know i could change from shared servers when the traffic increases. Someone recommended Nginx and i do see this is too expensive for someone like me - just starting.

    Any advise or recommendation will be great

    Thank you
     
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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  3. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Or if you have some spare time, learn to use centminmod.com :)
    Been using it for almost 1 year already.
     
  4. emmy

    emmy Active Member


    Thanks Roldan - That site you provided is another home work for me:) I don't even know how to search what i need..lol
     
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    There's a new service launching within the next week or so that will include DDoS protection as part of the service.
     
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  6. emmy

    emmy Active Member

    What's it called?
     
  7. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It's not ready yet, but I'm going to be moving Xenique over to it to test out the service later this week.
     
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  8. emmy

    emmy Active Member

    Okay..please keep me posted. What do you think about Cloudflare vs Cloudfront vs MaxCDN
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Depends on what you're using it for.

    I had quite a few issues with the service and moved away from it, though I still use it on a few sites that are mostly used for Google Apps.
     
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  10. Raitsa

    Raitsa Well-Known Member

    Regarding post #2: good luck on contacting Mike after he has taken your money.
     
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  11. emmy

    emmy Active Member

    Okay..please keep me posted. What do you think about Cloudflare vs Cloudfront vs MaxCDN
     
  12. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I'm using Cloudflare just for DNS hosting :)
     
  13. emmy

    emmy Active Member


    Thanks for your answer - what else do you and how is your load time?
     
  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  15. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I'm using CentMinMod and it helps a lot! (y)
    Nginx 1.7.1 + SPDY 3.1 / PHP 5.5.13 + ZenD OpCache / MariaDB 10.0.11 / Memcached
     
  16. emmy

    emmy Active Member

    Thanks - Your site is fast compared to 6secs - but what do you mean you're only using cloudflare to host just DNS - Do you have two hosting companies for your site?
     
  17. Goodfella

    Goodfella Active Member

    Are you saying you want a USA Host? Is there a specific reason for this? I am currently using EuroVPS and absolutely love the service they provide.
     
  18. emmy

    emmy Active Member

    I am in US and do not really want my server location to be far?
     
  19. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    My domain dns is hosted on Cloudflare and my forum Files/Database are hosted on a dedicated server @SoYouStart :)
     
  20. Goodfella

    Goodfella Active Member

    I believe i had this discussion before on WHT and i don't think it makes much of a difference if the server is in USA or Europe. Initially i wanted a USA server since most of my traffic was coming from there but me being on a Euro server now i don't think it makes much of a difference..
     

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