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Deciding What Hosting to Use?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by lcampbell89, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. lcampbell89

    lcampbell89 Registered Member

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    Hey All,

    So I know these threads come up all of the time and I am sure I will be getting a bunch of spam answers on here as well. But figured it was worth a try.

    Let me start with the fact that over the past few days I have been searching the forums and google for these answers. I have gotten some information but am looking to clarify things and get some advice.

    What I plan to do with my hosting: 1) Multiple adult based websites: some photo blogs and a couple of tube sites 2) 4-5 Auto blog / fresh content blog (still trying to figure out exactly how I am doing that) meant to build email lists (All Wordpress based right now)

    Now none of these sites have much traffic going through them at the moment. One of them gets maybe 50-100 UV a day, but I am working on that as well. Problem is I currently am using the arvixe shared web hosting and the first 2-3 days I used it they were down. Not a great way to start off. Hence me looking for other options. Other problem with it is that some of the plugins I used to try and automate posting seemed to essentially crash everything at the time (working okay now).

    Anyways, what I was thinking was maybe a lower end VPS might be a better place for me to go right now? But the specs of what I personally need are where I get a little hazy. Other option is maybe some of the business based hosting?

    If I could also utilize a VPS to maybe create my own private proxies or eliminate a monthly fee of aweber that would be great as well. Have also tried looking those up and imagine they are both probably stretches.

    Any feedback is appreciated and if I missed any crucial things feel free to let me know!

    Thanks
     
  2. HostStage

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    I don't want to look like a spammy answer and i wouldn't recommand any kind of services.

    From what you mentionned, a managed linux VPS with cPanel looks like a good way to go.
    It would depend at your budget of course.
    The main benefit is dedicated ressources but more importantly, you would be able to split your accounts and separate your projects.

    Dealing with the proxies, the VPS would allow you to do so, but it depends how you use your proxies of course as they could harm your websites authority.
    VPS can generally be upgraded on the fly, so no need to over push the first package you would get and make it grow as you grow.
    Having a managed service gives you peace for ressources optimazation, security and any help you may need during your ventures.
     
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  3. FBGuru

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    What is your budget?
     
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  4. lcampbell89

    lcampbell89 Registered Member

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    Haha sorry didn't mean to potentially offend sometime there. Just what I was expecting.

    Thank you very much for the in depth answer.

    Budget wise I'm thinking around 25 a month although spending less is a bonus. Just would like the ability to scale up in the future. Like you said no need to push the first package.

    When you say split the accounts does that mean give site A 50 percent the cpu and ram then giving site B and C the other 50 percent?

    As far as proxies go I guess what I would want those for is things like usage on social media or for using things like gsa on the future. But honestly might be better off just worrying about those at a later stage. Probably not the best idea to mix my hosting vps with that. My main concern is having a place where my websites will run with virtually no down time and will be able to handle what I will hopefully be throwing at it, traffic.

    This is mildly off topic but I see a lot of hosting places offer the extra ips. Would those be worth having for each site this early on?

    Thanks again to both of you for replies.
     
  5. FBGuru

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    You said you'll be hosting tube sites. Will you be hosting the videos on your VPS or embed it from other tube sites? The reason why I ask is because once your tube site starts picking up, you'll be saturating your network port speed and leave no breathing room for your other adult sites and autoblogs. It's better to keep it all separate and organized right from the start.

    You could box it up all under a single vps if it's a hobby site but if you plan to monetize the site and expect to get some organic traffic, you should concentrate more on improving the site speed as pushing it all in a single box will hugely deteriorate the performance for all the sites hosted on that server.

    Having dedicated IP's for each sites has almost zero effect in terms of SEO.
     
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  6. lcampbell89

    lcampbell89 Registered Member

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    Will be embedding the videos at the moment.

    So you think I should look at separate boxes for each site or just split up the adult tube from the others?

    Had been looking at hostwinds tier 2 premium vps.
     
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    A VPS would be perfect for your needs because you mentioned about embedding your videos, you can start off with 1GB of RAM & 1CPU as you are not getting enough traffic and then upgrade in the future, but make sure to host on SSDs as that help you to improve your loading speed.

    Another very important aspect you need to look into is, ensure the hosting company allows adult contents on it's network, majority of them don't and they would eventually suspend you or ask you to leave.

    Regarding proxies, you don't need those unless you are planning to purchase another server to run your SEO programs which you have mentioned. Also, if you are planning to get rid of Aweber cost, you can start using MailChimp as they offer upto 2000 Subscribers (12,000 emails/month) for free.

    I don't wanna look like I am promoting our hosting services, but have a look at my signature, we have one of best VPS setup completely built on 100% SSD on RAID 10 with redundant network which would ensure 100% Uptime. If you have any questions then you can always add me on Skype for a One to One discussion and I can recommend and help you out with any other question if you have.
     
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  8. DIe$el

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    You should go with VPS with 1GB RAM as it will allow you to host multiple sites including WP sites. You can find tested and approved hosts in marketplace of BHW.