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VPS or Webhost?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by ThomLS, May 18, 2013.

  1. ThomLS

    ThomLS Member

    Dear Users,
    I got a question what do you suggest?
    Using a VPS or getting a webhost, and where do you prefer for getting a webhost?
     
  2. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    I use shared hosting from xFHost they have been great for me so far. They are more expensive than other hosts but in my experience with hosting you get what you pay for. I highly recommend them.
     
  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I ended up going with an unmanaged VPS - and really like it. I can control all features of what runs/how it runs and only use SSH for management. Of course, you do need to be familiar with Linux and all it's associated security requirements. I'm hosted with RamNode (good price and support).
     
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  4. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    The thing is....if you are just starting out and have a small community there is no reason to go VPS until you have a fairly good sized community unless you are one of those people that like to have total control over everything. Me personally my host has everything I could have wanted Percona SQL with the SQL being on SSD's, Litepseed webserver, hourly backups, Elasticsearch so I can use the xF enhanced search addon, memcache.....basically everything I would have installed or attempted to on a VPS. Plus I don't have the headache of making sure everything is working right.
     
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  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    But where's the challenge? :p
    That's why I said "I can control all features of what runs/how it runs". I DO like having total control over the system. Less overhead, can choose what web server I want to use (I like nginx myself), what DB (Percona), etc. It's apples/oranges. I prefer to have total control (which is why I went with a KVM solution).
     
  6. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member


    *shoooo* :p
     
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  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    What can I say.. I'm into pain. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  8. I am David

    I am David Member

    I have used phpwebhosting for 5-6 years now. Awesome hardware and only 24 bucks a month. Unmetered bandwidth and quick to support when issues arise.

    If I had to say one negative thing it is this: Their control panel is a little jacked up but once your VPS is setup, you really don't need it.

    Try it out for a month or so and if you don't like it then they will refund your cost. Also they are in the great state of Texas. :p
     
  9. ThomLS

    ThomLS Member

    Already got a good running VPS on DigitalOcean.
    Runs fast!
     
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  10. I am David

    I am David Member

    Awesome news!
     
  11. I am David

    I am David Member

    just purchased one as well, going to play around with it and see what happens
     
  12. ThomLS

    ThomLS Member

    Haha, nice!
    It work's awesome with NGINX!
     
  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I hope their info page is out of date... they say they support PHP 5.2.x and 4.4.x (current is 5.4.15 on Debian) on their hosted sites, and Debian 5 on their VPS's.
     
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  14. I am David

    I am David Member

    that's default load. All you have to do is ask for a centOS 6.X 64 vps and they set it up. Moved over to digitalocean servers and had a chance to test 1800+ concurrent connections with no issues. As a military site the advancement results came out and my server was loaded up. Xenforo processed with NGINX flawlessly.
     
  15. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    a "vps" is a "web host"...

    search on webhostingtalk.com for a host if that's what you're after, read the reviews and take your time
     
  16. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  17. I am David

    I am David Member

    you can check my site, I will message you it.
     
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  18. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Kindly PM me :)
     
  19. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    I am playing around as well with it. Got Wordpress and xF installed. Running cPanel with varnish cache, Percona, and nginx. Running very smooth.
     
  20. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member


    I read between the lines and "ass"umed he was referring to shared hosting vs. VPS... :D
     

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