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Scrapebox and Web Hosting on same VPS?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by hpexar, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. hpexar

    hpexar Newbie

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    Does anyone have any experience or a recommendation for a VPS used for webhosting (10 websites roughly) as well as running an instance of Scrapebox?

    I understand Scrapebox is resource intensive, but want to know if anyone has successfully ran both together with minimal resource impact? (Thinking at least 4 core, 8G ram, etc.)

    Appreciate any feedback.

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    Gogol Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What webserver is in your mind for this? Theoretically yes it should be pretty much possible. Just do the maths for how much resources scrapebox occupies and how much your webserver occupies. Take a vps which has enough resources for running both. Still, I would rather have a separate vps for scrapebox rather than mixing them up. It's not only server resources, but the network speed could hamper the web server too.
     
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  3. loopline

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    Its possible, you can run a web server on windows.

    AS noted above it all boils down to resources.

    But there is something else to note, personally I would never do this. Lets say at some point you do some posting with scrapebox and you accidently forget to check off the use proxies box. It happens, its happened to me, its happend with others, we are all human. Then there is a complaint.

    now if you have a pretty good host, they will generally forgive a complaint, especially if its one familiar with hosting scrapebox and you say you fixed the issue.

    But lets say its a 1 strike policy host and they can your server. If its just scrapebox, well just get a new server somewhere else and keep moving.

    If you have 10 websites on it, now you have to setup 10 websites all over again. Im not saying it would happen, but sometimes stuff does happen.

    That or some other issues. As inexpensive as hosting is, and for the hassle of setting up your own web server on windows, Id pay the few extra bucks a month to keep it separate.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  4. hpexar

    hpexar Newbie

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    Thanks for the help guys. Especially appreciate hearing from you @loopline. Great points. Sounds like keeping them separate is the way to go.
     
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    Your welcome, cheers!
     
  6. Wiggles

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    There are lots of places offering VPS for $3 upwards, so it seems crazy to risk your sites for the sake of tiny money.

    Also easier to maintain, bring in staff/VAs as you grow.