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Need advise on hosting a successful blog

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by luisqp66, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. luisqp66

    luisqp66 Junior Member

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    Hi, I need to host a blog that is getting this traffic on march 2013


    • 138313 average pages impressions/day
    • 50 935 average UV/day
    • 1 813 031 visitors on march 2013

    This is a blog about financial and politics, and gets small ddos attacks very often. Current host is too low and cannot cope with ddos.

    Please could you recommend what kind of hosting will I need to host this blog and avoid attacks ?

    Will shared hosting be ok or is VPS better ?

    Thanks
     
  2. luisqp66

    luisqp66 Junior Member

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    Any advise ?
     
  3. irfan.hosting

    irfan.hosting Newbie

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    Please get cloud server for blog, amozone or rackspace.com or eyhost.biz . i think it will be better.
     
  4. Grimpster2013

    Grimpster2013 Newbie

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    I don't see the big deal about blogs. I think sites are better. Blogs are too small and too niche.
     
  5. infoasian

    infoasian Supreme Member

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    iweb.com is pretty good at filtering ddos attacks.
     
  6. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Optimize images into sprites and also use high quality compression for jpgs. Avoid using PNGs unless you need 100% accurate reproduction or transparency.
    Put all static content onto a CDN (css, javascript, images etc)
    Setup webserver level caching. Apache+varnish, nginx+apache(+varnish I hear is also good?).
    Minify CSS and JS


    If you're still getting alot of dynamic requests you could try splitting the database off onto its own server. You could get by with some older quad core dedicateds using SSDs.


    For mitigating DDOS attacks, it depends on the size of them. Recently there was a ddos attack that was crippling the European internet backbones. Nothing can stop something that size. For smaller ones you will need a fat connection (gbps+) and strong server. For anything of remotely decent size you'll require ddos firewalls which can cost up to $5000/month. A cheaper solution is cloudflare.com which I hear is pretty good at that. Hosting companies that would be good to use would be softlayer or hivelocity. Not cheap by any means but you get what you pay for.
     
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