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I almost had a massive DISASTER with my sites today...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by robvegas626, Jan 24, 2010.

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  1. robvegas626

    robvegas626 Newbie

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    Today all of my Wordpress blogs suddenly went down. I got this error message: "unable to connect to database." So I freaked out and called my hosting company, Bluehost, and after an hour on the phone they told me that I had "too many processes running" and that was why everything was messed up.

    So I disabled some of my plugins. My sites are back up now, thank God, but they are running slow as hell. Bluehost told me to consider hiring a "web developer" to optimize my blogs and get them running faster. But my sites are not even huge, I only use a handful of plugins, etc. (And how exactly do you "optimize" a Wordpress blog?)

    Have any of you experienced this? Blog problems lately on these hosting accounts that give you "unlimited" domains? Maybe I need to get my own server. I just don't know whether my sites get enough traffic to warrant paying hundreds of dollars per month for a private server. Bluehost offers a sweet deal, but I don't ever want to go through this again...
     
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    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    Its probably Bluehost overloading their servers, I believe they have up to 800 accounts on some servers, If you only have a couple of blogs with normal plug ins then that should not affect the shared environment.

    The next move up for you would be a VPS you can pick up a good managed VPS for 35 to 45 $ a month. I would wait a while and see what happens.
     
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  3. Sj101

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    Install wp-cache.
     
  4. robvegas626

    robvegas626 Newbie

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    A good managed VPS for $45 a month? Sweet! People were telling me it would cost $200 and up...any suggestions??
     
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    xSubZer0x Junior Member

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    you can get a cheap dedicated server from corenetworks.net for about 30-35$ a month and you can find coupons on webhostingtalk that removes there silly setup fee :p
     
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    like sj101 said, install wp-cache and see if the problem stops. If it doesn't, there's TONS of cheap VPS's out there. http://phatservers.com is a great one to check out
     
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    this. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/
     
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    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nope, I've got a manged server for $60 at
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    All managed and monitored, never have to move a finger when something goes down.

    I know enough to manage a server but I rather dedicate my time to my business than playing around with servers.
    That's why I went for full-managed.