NY Hosting

I am starting from scratch, so as you know the traffic is not gonna be like these big forums, but want the possibility of upgrading without doing a lot of changes, smooth transfer.

Also what's the difference between managed and unmanaged vps?


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Never used them personally, but loads of info on them on WHT. Just do a search for them. Brought up over 500 results.


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I don't know if they've changed but a couple of years ago Dreamhost were dire - stay away. Also stay VERY clear of the likes of GoDaddy, HostGator or any other host owned by Endurance International Group. You can get a (rough) list here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_International_Group

Whichever one you pick, do a search for them on WebHostingTalk and go off recommendations. There are so many bad hosts out there, or hosts started by people who think they can make a living off of it, only to sell up a year down the line when they get bored of it.

Mike Edge

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Do you require NYC/Metro or would Buffalo NY still fit your needs? If so, feel free to PM me and I can give you a few sites to test loading speeds that have several million posts each hosted off our Buffalo NY shared hosting servers. I also can offer you Atlanta GA if your just looking for somewhere on the east coast.
Maybe I don't understand, but what difference does it matter where the server is? I had very specific needs for my server setup (not running XF) and went with Hostek. I honestly have no idea where the servers are. They work, they are fast, service is excellent.


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You want the server to be in a datacenter close to your audience. So if you run a forum about Australia, the site should be hosted in Australia instead of the US or EU as it'd be slow as hell for the primary audience.

If you've got a 'generic' audience, the US East Coast or Europe is usually be best place to be as the peer points in these two areas are very well spread out. Take a look at this and you'll see what I mean: http://www.submarinecablemap.com/
That part I get. But will the average user notice the difference in speed for a server in different parts of the same state? Before I moved to Hostek I was hosted in Arizona. I live in Massachusetts. The speed was great for me. Now I'm with Hostek and have no idea where my server is and the speed is still great.


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Nope, you'll likely not notice that. It's more long-distance you'd notice. There's no benefit to having your server in the same state at all really. I'm in the UK and have a bunch of servers on the east coast and speeds arent an issue at all. West coast connections are marginally slower, but nothing major.