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cloud worth it?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by calm, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. calm

    calm Registered Member

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    I ran across a discussion/thread here that recommended mosso cloud hosting.
    what is so desirable about cloud hosting to the I'Mer?
     
  2. berrycorp

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    cloud hosting is a waste of money..... they charge far too much!

    buy regular hosting... u'll be happier!
     
  3. Thrax

    Thrax Registered Member

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    It does cost a lot more...but frankly, I'd say if you're making enough to cover the cost, somewhere like mosso IS worth it. If not for any other reason than the 24hour live chat. They're extremely helpful, and will get stuff sorted for you very quickly.

    As an added bonus, you can also sell your hosting for no extra cost to you; so if you're starting a little group of beginner IM'ers off..., lets say, 4 of them, at $25/month you are giving them SOLID hosting, with GREAT customer service...and you have already recuperated your hosting costs. So if both the above things work for you, cloud hosting is Money :).
     
  4. calm

    calm Registered Member

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    do all of the sites in the cloud have the same c class?
    same name server?
     
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    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    Thread moved to 'Hosting".
     
  6. Thrax

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    I'm not gonna pretend like I know this for sure.. but I'm fairly sure that each domain could potentially be on a different server, although I have no idea how this would effect the I.P. I DO know, however, that the dns for all your domains IS the same [or atleast, if the dns if the thing you type into godaddy (for instance) to make sure you're domain is hosted properly, then THAT is the same].
     
  7. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, it depends entirely on the service and the software they are using.

    Quite frankly, and I mean this in the kindest way possible, if you have to ask if you need cloud hosting, you probably don't. If you're currently hosted on a shared hosting service and don't have any serious high-availability or processing concerns, a VPS or dedicated server will fit the bill.

    My experiences with cloud hosting are limited to image/video hosting. As a high-availibilty, high bandwidth content delivery system, cloud is fantastic. If you're just serving WordPress pages it is (probably) overkill.

    EDIT: I should note that if you're looking for a freely scalable option, I can't recommend SliceHost enough. Not that expensive for a very easily scalable VPS, but you will need some server administration experience (or be willing to pay for a WHM/cPanel license.)
     
  8. Martin027

    Martin027 Newbie

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    Does anyone have any experience with VPS and SEO? Since the IP's change, could that have any affect on rankings? It doesn't seem like it would, as you can move your site without being penalized, but I'm curious with the constantly changing IP, what the outcome, if any, would be.
     
  9. pigsnog

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    I'm considering slicehost too and have been offered the opportunity to piggyback with another company. Apparently it took their guy 2 days to install and configure it. They signed up for the free trial thinking it would be easy to install - not so! It's an appealing thought though.
     
  10. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, SliceHost gives you what is essentially a fresh install of the OS you choose; very bare bones. It is made for developers who know what they want and know how to configure it. Great host though. Very reliable and the support is phenomenal.