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[Help] - Should i get a VPS now?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by usong725, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. usong725

    usong725 Regular Member

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    Here's my dilemma. I got 2 separate shared hosting packages from separate companies. Here are some details:

    1st package:
    $1.5/monthly
    disk = 10GB
    bandwidth = 200GB/monthly
    domain = 1 + 5 only

    - 1 php site - needs to send around 5k emails daily. visitors = ~3k uv/daily
    - 3 wp sites - 100uv/daily
    - 2.5GB space used already
    - ~20GB monthly bandwidth usage

    2nd package:
    $1/monthly
    disk = 1.5GB
    bandwidth = 15GB/monthly
    domain = unlimited

    - 5 php sites - 300uv/daily
    - 100MB space used already
    - ~12GB monthly bandwidth usage


    So you see the 1st package has a lot of disk space and bandwidth allocation but can only host 6 domains (1 main + 5 addon). The 2nd package can host unlimited domains but bandwidth is just so small it is barely enough for my 5 new sites. And im planning to add more sites in the next few months.

    Flexibility in adding more sites and the ability to send a lot of emails daily are my 2 concerns at the moment.

    Assuming i will be managing 20+ sites, should i get a VPS now? How much RAM do i need to manage these sites.

    Btw: i found someone offering these VPS packages in WHT which are close enough with what im paying with my current 2 shared hosting packages:

    30GB Disk Space
    600GB Bandwidth
    384MB RAM
    768MB Burst
    1 IP
    SolusVM Control Panel
    Instant Setup


    £2.44 monthly / £24.40 yearly


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    50GB Disk Space
    800GB Bandwidth
    512MB RAM
    1024MB Burst
    1 IP + 1 Extra with Justification
    SolusVM Control Panel
    Instant Setup


    £3.16 monthly / £31.60 yearly

    Thank you so much.
     
  2. chocoholic

    chocoholic Newbie

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    if you have the skills to manage a vps, then go for it. just take the cheapest package first and upgrade when you need more resources.

    btw, those vps packages... for that price you could get a lot more bandwidth. (usually 1000GB monthly bandwidth)
     
  3. whland

    whland Registered Member

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    I think you would do better on a vps server. Intovps is a fantastic vps provider. I use them myself.

    Chad
     
  4. educatedfool

    educatedfool Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I smell self promotion. Dude, OP has mentioned he's getting VPS for 1/4 of the lowest plan by the provider you have mentioned.

     
  5. InternetMayhem

    InternetMayhem Regular Member

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    The shared hosting you have is super cheap, moving to a decent VPS with a control panel is gonna cost a lot more. A lot of cheap VPS companies fall off and go under...
     
  6. iglow

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    get managed vps dude.
     
  7. usong725

    usong725 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Got few recommendations as well from other forums im a member with:
    - get reseller package instead - found a $10/mo package here with nice space & bandwidth
    - get managed vps (but will cost more) - found a provider here with ~$15/mo package which i think is suitable for my needs
    - get another cheap but reliable shared hosting again. My current providers are cheap but very reliable. Maybe because of their fixed features which makes them not overused and abused.

    anyway, im still weighing my options. 4 of my 5 amazon affiliate sites just got slapped by big G two days ago. My daily 300uv were wiped out :( Im only relying on yahoo/bing & pinterest traffic at the moment.

    also, I've just read here a hosting promo offering 1GBP yearly package with a limited but nice size and b/w. Most likely i will get it if my traffic picks up again. it's just 1 pound anyway. hehe
     
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  8. killerjello

    killerjello Newbie

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    If you have no clue how to manage a server, you might want to consider a Managed VPS. For your budget you won't find any VPS for around that price. Also don't forget you have to install a control panel, apache, php, and make sure your VPS is secured. Otherwise its going to be a huge headache for you. Go with a reseller account and ask the host if it will be a problem with the traffic you are receiving.