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Question about switching hosting companies

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by silvertroll, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. silvertroll

    silvertroll Registered Member

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    I want to buy a baby plan at hostgator and try to see if I can actually make some money online. I have read that when your site grows and gets lot of visitors per day then you would be better off moving to a dedicated server since hostgator have a tendency to shut down accounts that drain too much of their shared resources.

    How hard would it be to transfer a big site to a dedicated server?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. hardcore1

    hardcore1 Junior Member

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    It is not difficult to move your site, FTP all your files to your PC, backup any databases and re-upload everything onto the new host - it is unlikely that you will need to go from shared hosting to dedicated server, a VPS gives more performance than shared hosting but less than a dedi - its the stepping stone between the two.
     
  3. silvertroll

    silvertroll Registered Member

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    Ok thanks.

    Btw, at what amount of visitors per day should I be concerned about hostgator shutting my site down?
     
  4. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Perhaps 10,000 a day? it all depends on your site aswell and how much content and the kind of content on there.