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Shared or VPS hosting ?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by iTuN3r, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Started my new project with xenforo couples of months back and it's going good slowly but the current hosting plan i am on is shared hosting with blue host company and they suck big time . My site is down again this morning for last few minutes and i never get any good answer from their support team .

    Members registered - 132 .
    Discussion - 400

    So feel free to suggest me a solution . Don't have a big budget right now .

    Thanks
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Switch hosts.

    There's no reason to upgrade to a VPS with such a small forum.

    I'm still on shared hosting.
     
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  3. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    You are with eukhost right ? Which package do you suggest .
     
  4. Floris

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  5. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What are you paying per month?
     
  6. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    I have been looking over VPS but they seems to be too high for my budget lol .
     
  7. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    6.95 full paid for a year .
     
  8. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    $6.95 per month or per year?

    If you wanted, for a forum as small as yours, I could put you onto my customer dedicated server for like $10 a month.
     
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  9. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    It's per month not a year sorry for confusion . Can i see some specs about that server ?

    PC me the details we can talk about it.
     
  10. ChemicalKicks

    ChemicalKicks Well-Known Member

    I recently switched from a very good shared host(vidahost) to a very good vps (linode) and couldnt be happier with the switch. Massive learning curve but if you're like me then you'll enjoy learning.
     
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  11. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    I am talking with Slavik on his offer let's see if we can make it work .
     
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  12. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Pretty good offer that, $10 month x12 =$120, converted to UK pounds is around £80 year. Not bad, I'm paying nearly that a year for shared hosting.
     
  13. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Yup it's pretty good deal . I am going with it let's see how it goes.
     
  14. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Solved ! Thanks slavik for awesome deal .
     
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  15. Laric

    Laric Active Member

    I am on linode and they work fine except for when you do something on youyr site that requires XF to rebuild the caches. It seems that there is a massive io starvation on the nodes.
     
  16. ChemicalKicks

    ChemicalKicks Well-Known Member

    Haven't noticed this myself but will keep an eye now that you've mentioned it. :)
     
  17. Laric

    Laric Active Member

    It works... It just takes about 10x longer than on my testserver at home and it is a small machine I have at home.
     
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  18. wrx1

    wrx1 Active Member

    I/O useage is always going to be a issue. That is why instead on running a 1gb linode, I am running 2 512mb linodes. It is the same cost, and I can offload a bunch of the I/O bandwidth between 2 servers. Then if the site starts growing, I can always add another web server to help.

    Russ
     
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  19. ChemicalKicks

    ChemicalKicks Well-Known Member

    Can you explain how it works out better to run them separately, given that your Linode(s) share the same equal resources as all other clients on the same host?
     
  20. wrx1

    wrx1 Active Member

    Well, since you have 2 linodes, you will actually have 2 harddrives and 2 cpu cores to work with instead one just 1 harddrive and 1 cpu core. So you can utilize more disk drive bandwidth. So you are unloading all the drive I/O traffic across 2 drives.
     
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