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[?] Host your Websites on a VPS

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by tixpf, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. tixpf

    tixpf Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm interested in the concept of using a VPS/Dedicated Server for hosting. I do have plenty of experience with VPS in general and when it comes to using them for your SEO tools (GSA SER, GScraper, ..), but have never used one to host my websites on it.
    Now, I already did some research on what hardware I should look for, but that didn't get me very far, so I was hoping you guys could help me out.


    What I need it for ...

    • lots (!!) of websites - I'm thinking long term here and I'll be hosting dozens and dozens of websites on there
    • big websites - some of them are directory type sites with over 50,000 pages on them
    • no or maybe a few web shop/e-Commerce type sites



    What I need to know ...


    • What hardware setup should I look for (CPU cores, RAM, SSD/HDD, ...) ?
    • Uplink speed: 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps?
    • Bandwidth: Is there an amount of bandwidth you'd say is the minimum I should have?
    • Are there any providers I should stay away from or definitely look into?




    Or in summary:
    I'm not really sure how powerful my VPS' hardware and/or how fast its uplink connection needs to be and which providers rank among the best when it comes to uptime, stability and performance and therefore I'd love your input on this.
     
  2. viralking

    viralking Power Member

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    1 thing i should warn you about if you host on a vps and 1 of your sites get hit a manual penalty from google they will hit every site hosted on that vps if they do a manual review

    i had this happen 2 months ago lost 8 sites
     
  3. tixpf

    tixpf Regular Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, but this isn't really that big of a problem with my SEO strategy. Still, definitely good to know.
     
  4. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Second that... that's why you may read in all threads about PBN's that you will need different hosting, different name servers and so forth. Don't put all your eggs in one basket!!
     
  5. tixpf

    tixpf Regular Member

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    No no no.. this thread is about something completely different!!
    I'd like to host my money sites on a VPS, not my PBN.
     
  6. MisterQ

    MisterQ Newbie

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    If you wanna go big, check out OVH's dedicated hosting servers. You can get up to 256 unique IPs with those. If you don't need different IPs, honestly, it's a bit intimidating at first to use but Amazon Web Services is pretty amazing. Start a VPS, host your websites, if it starts to be slow, just give the VPS bigger hardware, all in a few clicks. If you can program a bit (it's never too late to start learning Python), or have a bit of money to spend on a small dev, you could get a managing script that automatically scales up or down by demand, or you could use an amazon load balancer to distribute incoming traffic to as many VPS as are needed to handle it. That way, you can guarantee that no matter how many sites you have or how big they get, you'll be good. Only problem is that Amazon is pretty stingy with giving out IPs.
     
  7. tixpf

    tixpf Regular Member

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    Thanks for your reply. A few follow up questions, if you don't mind:

    1. Do I actually need multiple IPs? I might be wrong, but I think I've read about a way to host mulitple websites on one IP. If that's a problem and/or not recommended, then please tell me and also why?
    2. Is OVH a reliable hoster when it comes to VPS?
    3. Isn't Amazon supposed to be incredibly bad (performance wise) which is why you almost every time need to go with the bigger hardware specs, because you never really get what they told you you'd get?
     
  8. autoapps

    autoapps Newbie

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    Perfect. Very useful thread.
     
  9. tixpf

    tixpf Regular Member

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    Perfect to push your post count?:rolleyes: