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How to Survive Hosting Issues when trying to make money?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by oldweb, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. oldweb

    oldweb Regular Member

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    I have been moving from one host to another over the years. Hostgator went from great to the worst. I moved to another host but now they are wanting to charge me huge amounts after been there for 3 months and after getting all my sites nicely migrated and running smooth. They say my account ( with 50 odd websites) uses too much resources. They don't get much traffic but combined the resources add up I guess.

    I have them all optimized now too after spending a lot of time on installing caching plugins and security plugins etc. Now I get an email from my host to say I have a few days to get my resources down or else. I have had a look around here for some hosts but I'm not sure where to go. I don't want to use the same company that own Hostgator (they own most of the popular hosts these days) as they are the worst for mutli site hosting.

    I have moved from shared hosting to reseller but now it looks like I might need to go to VPS but it must be managed as I don't have the time or skills really to spend on running the hosting part. I may also consider maybe splitting off my top 5 resource heavy sites on to a couple of cheap shared hosting accounts.

    What do others so here that run mult websites or ones that get more performance intensive that the average personal blog any ideas?
     
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  2. fatboy

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    To be honest if you are getting the resource problem at hosts now as the sites grow you will get it where ever you go, especially nowadays where hosts don't make much money per account. If your sites cause "problems" due to over crowded servers you would be best jumping straight to a VPS, install cPanel and away you go. The resources on the VPS are your own. However, providers can still put too many VPSes on a node so don't go for a dirt cheap provider.

    As for the managed side of things, you can find people to help you out on that - depending on your needs you can get people to help now and again or just buy a plan from a management company.

    To be honest, moving accounts is easy via WHM so the only management you would need is setting up the VPS and cPanel, hardening the server and then drag the accounts across. You would of course need to make sure the server is regularly update

    Feel free to grab me on Skype (custombot) if you want to know more.
     
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  3. oldweb

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    yeah I think your right, I need to go to VPS. I will have a look around over the next few days. I need to go with a larger established company as I have quite a few websites and I need to have complete trust and security where I go. I do like WHM and it probably is quite easy just to move my accounts to another one. I have been moved to a VPS now by my current provider as I was using too much resources but they are really expensive so i need to find something more affordable. I was also considering splitting my busier sites up and run them over several affordable hosts on reseller plans but I will first look around to see if I can find an affordable VPS that offers the performance I need.
     
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    What host are you using now?