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Move from shared hosting to SSD

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Kelsen, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Kelsen

    Kelsen Regular Member

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    I have two Woocommerce sites that are hosted on Hostgator shared hosting.

    After been using this slow hosting for a year, I would like to move to SSD hosting(?), something like DigitalOcean or Linode.

    However I don't know anything about hosting, moving websites, or installing servers, and so on.
    Could anyone help me out?And which plan would I need, because I have no idea?

    If you are experienced in this, please mention your price in a private message to move borh sites for me and chosing a plan that would fit my needs
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    Thanks
     
  2. CyberAlien

    CyberAlien Regular Member

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    Are you moving simply because they offer SSD hosting? If so, there's simpler hosting companies that run cPanel and use SSDs that you can just generate a backup in cPanel and move over to them.
     
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  3. SEO Power

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    There is a plugin called 'Duplicator' that you can use to move your sites without any difficulty. Contact their support to find out what plan suits you best.
     
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  4. CyberAlien

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    That's assuming the OP can even figure out how to install WordPress with a company like DigitalOcean. When you first signup with them you don't have a control panel like cPanel installed to be able to setup WordPress and all that. But if you're familiar with SSH / command line it shouldn't be an issue.
     
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  5. lord1027

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    I really recommend taking a look at what servikus has to offer (they have a thread here). They use SSD for shared hosting and I can guarantee the speed is much faster than any other shared hosting I've tried.
     
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  6. CyberAlien

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    Have you tried their dedicated servers? If so, are those SSDs? That would be some amazing prices lol
     
  7. Diplomat

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    DigitalOcean offers VIRTUAL SERVER hosting that is based on SSD disks..
    Technically it's very simple to install cPanel.. just few commands. No need for dedicated servers or whatever.

    Also, is there some kind of reason why you want to move to SSD?
    Only good advantage for using virtual/dedicated machines is that you have resources that are dedicated to you. For shared hosting.. like the name suggests, everybody shares everything.
     
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  8. fatboy

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    What control panel do you have at the moment? Thats quite an important point - if its cpanel, you can ask your new hosts just to do a cpanel to cpanel move.

    To see what plan you need, how many visitors do you have on the sites, how much diskspace have you used currently and how much bandwidth have you used?

    I like having a VPS to myself with cPanel on and as others have said its easy to install and get running - if thats something you want to look at, as well as anything else hosting replated, feel free to shout. I used to have a couple of hosting businesses years ago and have started to dabble in it again.

    Fatboy
     
  9. CyberAlien

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    Which is easy to do with a bit of experience, but installing and configuring cPanel could be a huge hassle for someone who has no experience with that IMHO.
     
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    Lol I totally understand what you're saying. What I was saying is that the person has to have basic SSH knowledge. A lot of people here wouldn't even know how to connect to SSH, what client to use, and so on. cPanel installation is simple if you already have basic knowledge of SSH.
     
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  12. Diplomat

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    1. Download Putty http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe
    2. Open it
    3. Enter your server's IP address
    4. Press "Open"
    5. (If it's a new connection) SSH key verification window opens, press yes or accept
    6. Copy those commands from cPanel's documentation and paste them into console (right click on your mouse pastes that text into the console window). If command was pasted, press ENTER.
    7. Profit

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    That's it.. you are saying that blabla SSH is difficult and people don't know SSH. Why don't you just help them out.. it's super easy
     
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  13. fatboy

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    You would be very surprised on how many people don't like doing anything via SSH at all, even if its written step by step what to do!
    Cpanel is indeed an easy install but some people will freak when they see everything scrolling down the page.

    Add CSF and you are halfway to a decently secured server - its the other bits you need to do that trips a lot of people up
     
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    Oh sure, I do know that :p but that's their problem.. if they want something then they must work for it.
    But funny thing is installing CSF is easy as hell:

    Code:
    rm -fv csf.tgz
    wget http://www.configserver.com/free/csf.tgz
    tar -xzf csf.tgz
    cd csf
    sh install.sh
    
    But then tons of texts starts scrolling and they get scared.
    Only thing that I believe could be difficult for beginners to understand (because you don't need to understand copy and paste and pressing enter) is to remove test mode.. because I remember when I was a beginner I searched for it like 15 min.
     
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    LOL aye - I remember when I first started out, took me bloody ages to do anything.......in traditional old man style, as I am of a certain age, you young uns don't know how easy you have it now.......

    /old man off
     
  16. Kelsen

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    Thanks for the comments so far.
    I have read great reviews about DigitalOcean and Linode, that's why i was interested in their service.
    SSD is not a requirement I guess, as long as everything loads very quicly.

    I will also contact above the mentioned hosting companies. If you have any other companies you recommend, please tell me.
     
  17. Kelsen

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    Thanks, will have al ook at that.
    Great, thanks.
    Thanks, will contact him now.


    My current hostgator shared hosting is very slow. Please check
    and
    Hostgator provides cpanel. I will have a look at the bandwith.
     
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    Just find an SSD with a cPanel, VPS is such a bitch to manage. It's worth the extra money. And just shop around Web Hosting Talk, tons of shared SSD options for not that much money: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4
     
  20. lord1027

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    I have only tried shared hosting so far, but I can guarantee it's the fastest I have ever tried. IDK about the future, but ATM it's probably the best service I've used.