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I need more system resources but don't need a VPN

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by schleprock, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    I keep my site on WestHost. It is about 2 months to renewal time and I am looking to see if there is any affordable hosting that will give me greater system resources.

    I am frequently being limited because my site seems to use a lot of the resources.

    Their customer service gave me these numbers for the two resources I am struggling with:

    1% of the available RAM on the server (usually you are limited to about 500Mb) and 1MB per second on the I/O

    I am having a hard time finding our what other hosts have for their limits.

    To upgrade to a VPS at WestHost is cost prohibitive for me.

    Does anyone have a recommendation.

    Thank you for considering this question

    P.S. Also, those states don't really change much based on the number of plugins I have activated. I tried to control it that way but it was no use.
     
  2. HostStage

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    These limits are really great when it comes to shared hosting server stability. It insures the accounts to have their dedicated ressources pool.
    However, most of the hosts, if you ask them, should be able to increase these limits for you or have packages with greater limits. (at least this is what we do)

    If you are running wordpress, the limits you mentionned are quite low. (RAM especially)
    You should have in cPanel a ressources usage button for you to check when the limits are reached.
     
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  3. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    I did check the resources and they are always too high in the RAM and I/O areas. They rarely get my website taken down but I am always being warned.

    I looked at Host Stage and it appears you take care of folks with SEO tools rather than folks with websites.

    I am running a Wordpress site. I will Google for a Wordpress site hosting and see what comes up.

    I didn't know WP used my resources than other blog platforms.
     
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  4. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    How do I find a host that tells what its system resource limits are. This seems to be top secret stuff, unless you run afoul of it.

    Can anyone recommed a good hosting with higher RAM than 500mb and higher I/O limits.

    I talked to West Host. They can only upgrade me to a VPS. It is far more expensive.
     
  5. roadhamster

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    Is your site limited because of heavy traffic? If yes, it seems that you have a lot of visitors. If that's the case then try to monetize your traffic (if you didn't already), and get yourself a VPS. 50 bucks for a VPS at westhost with the specs they offer is way to high, check the hosting subforum on here and find yourself a decent VPS. Recently I bought a VPS for 20 euro's (that's about 25$) and I'm very happy with it. My sites have never been as fast as they are right now.
    Specs: 2 Intel Xeon cores, 4G memory, 150Gb SSD, 5TB datatransfer, 99.99% uptime
    Non-aff link: http://www.transip.eu
    If you can afford it then do it.
     
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  6. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    My site doesn't have a lot of traffic. Only about 50-60 visitors per day. It is, however, a big site. About 150 pages.
    Could just the size of it be using up all the resources? If so I still need to upgrade because I am promoting it now in the hopes of getting traffic.

    Does the number of pages effect anything?

    Thanks for responding
     
  7. bermanHost

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    For resource related issue you don't want to change servers instead you can optimize your server as well as your website by tweaking some parameter in the mysql and apache configuration files. I use mysqltuner script to optimize mysql server, that one is really simple.