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Paid Request: Moving from Shared Hosting to VPS

Discussion in 'Custom Service/Development Requests' started by DRE, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I need help moving my site over to a new host because my site has been getting aggressively indexed by Baidu search engine spiders. This indexing by the Chinese search engine is using up the site's resources and bandwidth of which I do not have much of since I am on shared hosting. After asking around and googling reviews I bought a $20 a month droplet from DigitalOcean Cloud VPS. The $20 a month package has 2GB Memory, 2 Cores, 40GB SSD Disk and 3TB Transfer. All plans come with SSD Drives, a control panel, automated backups, US or Europe locations, 99.99% Uptime and Tier-1 bandwidth so I'm assuming this will be more than sufficient for my 480 members, 180,000 messages site.

    I do plan on learning how to manage my site's vps myself and have been reading lots of tutorials but I'm pressed for time due to other projects. Right now I need bot protection, of which I had been looking at Incapsula's free plan and am wondering if that would be a good idea to use especially since there already is a Xenforo Resource about it. I would like to use Google Pagespeed and am interested in using the Centmin Mod after reading about it here. If you have experience in setting up a Xenforo-optimized server on a VPS and CDN with bot protection please message me for a quote on your services.
  2. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    PM Sent.
  3. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    @DRE have you used cloudflare? might be an option for you to reduce bandwidth transfer.

    Good luck with the move (you sure do move hosts a lot!)
  4. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I know right... and thanks... and no. I've had too many bad experiences with Cloudflare.
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  5. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I'm looking at lighttpd and percona now.
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  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I know that @I am David hosts his site there (I recently helped him get some stuff configured on it) and he seems to like it. He has centOS installed and used CentMod to install nginx and php-fpm with (was a learning experience for me since I'm mainly a Debian guy and haven't played with my server with centOS on it lately).
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  7. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Alright after a lot of research I decided to go with Virtualmin + Apache with Nginx Reverse Proxy.

    Here are some guides:

    How to Configure Nginx as a Front End Proxy for Apache

    Virtualmin with Apache and Nginx Reverse Proxy

    Setup Nginx as Reverse Proxy with Apache.

    Nginx As Reverse Proxy For APACHE

    HowTo: Use Nginx As Reverse Proxy Server

    Using Nginx as a Reverse Proxy to Get the Most Out of Your VPS.
  8. viaBowl

    viaBowl Member

    Yes, I've moved hosts a million times.:)
  9. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I have gotten several offers and I am willing to pay around $100 for transfer but I have been looking up what would be the fastest way to serve my site first. I have not taken up any offers just yet because I've been reading posts on here and other sites and have learned a couple things. One being that nginx is faster but if I want a control panel I should probably just get apache and use nginx as a reverse proxy. I believe I can set this up myself. I want to have cutting edge technology though and I know I'm not experienced enough for that, so this paid request still stands. So when it comes to cutting edge technology I'm still looking around. I saw this thread: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/facebook-makes-php-9x-faster-via-virtual-machine.55754/

    Have any of you experimented with Facebook HipHop Virtual Machine yet with your xenforo sites?
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  11. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I changed my mind about HHVM. I'm gonna try G-WAN instead lol :LOL:
  12. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    This is why I didn't make you an offer! :whistle:
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  13. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Man is fascinated with speed. This is like car shopping...but with servers.
  14. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Well if you are interested, have a look at my z22se site. That is apache 2.2.24 with PHP5.4.17, nginx reverse proxy, Percona 5.5 and a CDN serving the images/js
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  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Thank you MattW for moving my site over from shared hosting to managed VPS!

    He has done a great job and has my stamp of approval and recommendation if you ever need similar help.

    You can read more about my move here.
    MattW and Bob like this.

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