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Best host for 300gb+ bandwidth?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by darklord555, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. darklord555

    darklord555 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend the best webhost if I'm using up 300gb+ banwdith per month?

    GoDaddy cloud hosting doesnt seem too bad, but I have read bad reviews and cloud hosting might end up being expensive because of the pay as you go style...

    Inversely I'm not sure I'm puling enough in to get a dedicated server...

    Ideally a cPanel host that wouldnt get pissed off if I used lots of bandwidth, but I dont know if that is possible...

    Thanks peeps
     
  2. noserver

    noserver Newbie

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    you can choose web hosting have VPS as a minimum package if need 300 GB bandwidth, find good Vps hosting on net is easy or at hosting forums
     
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  3. darklord555

    darklord555 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the tip.

    A virtual private server?

    Im just a bit worried - because 300gb was too much for the people that were providing my friend with his dedicated server - so I dont think a standard VPS hosting provider will be happy either...
     
  4. Tommy_Gun

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    are u looking for webhosting, a vps or a dedicated server??? if you need a dedicated server i can reccommend server.lu they offer a true 100mbit flat really cheap and their servers are really good..I have a server with them too and i useabout 5 tb/month without any problems..their servers are located in luxemburg
     
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  5. darklord555

    darklord555 Registered Member

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    Wow 5tb, that is awesome man, thanks for the tip.

    The only thing that worries me about dedicated server - is that it wouldnt come with cpanel or anything - so I'm guessing I would have to set it all up from scratch?
     
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    VPS is the best choice
     
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  7. darklord555

    darklord555 Registered Member

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    Hi guys, sorry to ask a newbie question - but am I right in assuming I wont get cpanel with a VPS?

    Its just that I am more of an SEO/web designer than a programmar/LAMP pro... so am just a bit worried if I get VPS or dedicated server I will be out of my depth a little.

    cPanel or similar is awesome for adding on domains and for various reasons shared hosting is pretty good for someone that doesnt want to get their hands too dirty...

    If I want to get hosting that can tolerate 300gb am I going to have to bite the bullet?
     
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    d35i9n Newbie

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    $12.99 / Month
    400GB Disk Space
    4000 GB of Bandwidth
    _hostdime.com
     
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    Would a company like hostmonster work for something like this? They claim to have unlimited everything (domains, disk space, bandwith.....) . Just wondering
     
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  10. darklord555

    darklord555 Registered Member

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    I think the problem might be that a lot of websites with relatively cheaper packages - they will say that package x goes up to 200gb, and package y to 500gb (or even unlimited) ... but in reality if a system administrator spots that one account is using 100 times more bandwidth than everyone else... they will pull the plug pretty quickly. They would rather fit another 100 normal customers on the same server...

    Correct me if I wrong but that's the way it seems to go...

    Cheers for the advice though guys
     
  11. netpal

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    Its a marketing trick to put unlimited on everything. But when you read their TOS and AUP there is a fair usage policy implimented.

    Think about it, have you every seen or heard of a computer with unlimited Storage or bandwidth. Storage is limited ot the number of HDD installed on the server. Bandwidth is limited by the DC.
     
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  12. Peepers

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    Check out Siteground. They really are excellent. You can send up to 400 emails an hour, 9k/day. (which isn't a lot to some of you, but good when getting your feet wet)

    Linux server with the latest php installs, fantastico for easy auto installs..

    They're worldwide, but have servers in Texas, US; and right now they are offering webhosting premium for 1.95/month!

    Check 'em out; and I hope that helps :) BTW, this is a SHARED hosting plan, not dedicated.
     
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  14. darklord555

    darklord555 Registered Member

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    Cheers guys...

    Siteground & hosthelpers.com - would either of these tolerate 300gb bandwidth p/m?
     
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    Many VPS providers will kicky our ass if you use 300 gig bandwidth.
    Also the high bandwidth often comes with high system load (apache, php, sql), they hate users that use a lot of that ;-)

    Go for a cheap dedicated server, you'll be a lot below the traffic limit AND no one cares if you use much memory and cpu.
    Also no one can that easily sniff into your files and copy your stuff.
    Many many advantages, the only disadvantage is that you have to be your own admin ;)
     
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  16. darklord555

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    Oh noes - I dont want to be admin, it sounds like responsibility :coffee:

    What if I go on a two week drug bender, will my server still be on when I get back? Lol

    Seriously though, you are confirming my previous thinking - and I guess I may have to bite the bullet and get a dedicated server.

    Do you guys definitely think Cloud Hosting/ Grid Hosting definitely can't work? I am finding a couple of places (GoDaddy,Media Temple...) that may work for $20 p/m ...
     
  17. darklord555

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    Phew, not 3k just yet - just 300gb :)
     
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    Lots of dedi's will come with a control panel of some sorts such as plesk or fantastico. I think for 300Gb though you will only need a VPS and Im sure one of the hosts advised above will be fine for your uses.

    Plesk is easy to use but a bit more complex than fantastico though it gives more controls (for me anyway). Fantastico is great if you want to be able to handle all your domains, stats and install apps like WP very easily.

    My dedi has plesk which is my fave but hostgator uses fantastico and its great for what I use that hosting for so I think as long as you check it comes with a control panel of some sort you will be fine.

    Also if you go for a dedi you could always go for a managed one, though the prices of these are above that of even an unmanaged dedi. At the end of the day though with any dedi you will be responsible if it goes down for whatever reason, mine probably drops out every 2 - 6 weeks because I run a lot of apps on it.
     
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  19. OldMadHatter

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    I suggest you look at disks when comparing VPS to dedi if you care about downtime and restore from backup.
    VPS are using shared hardware - with some providers the "disks" might even be LUNs on an almost decent storage (rackspace uses EMC, for example) - so if they lose a disk it's generally in a RAID5 or 50 and you don't have to worry too much.
    Dedis are running off their own disk systems - and having a RAID configuration adds to the bill. Besides, every time you roll an OS update or increase your IO load you need to check things like firmware and driver revisions (applies to all hardware manufacturers and you cannot count on the host to do it for you - they don't for unmanaged packages).

    Last on this - did you look for an offer with unmetered ports (multiples of 10Mbps)?
    This is what I use, and it comes the cheapest compared to ready-made packages...

    Good luck!
     
  20. jamessmith

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    if you are still looking for shared hosting that can support your site, pm me.