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Using Hostgator for a product launch

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by codo3500, May 15, 2011.

  1. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    Hostgator has assured me that for my product launch tomorrow I'll be fine. I'll be selling an eBook which is downloadable from the server,

    I could easily get 2000 visitors in an hour, I could potentially have 100 people buy the book in 24 hours - will they suspend me? They've promised not to, but I can't afford for it to happen.

    Anyone with experience would be much appreciated,

    Cheers,
    JC
     
  2. Hostwinds

    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    Shoot me a PM, I can work something out for you cheaper than Hostgator, and your "we wont supsend you promise" won't get lost between support techs
     
  3. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Already launched - apparently on 20mbps, crashed and cost me a shitload of sales - Hostgator suck.
     
  4. Janpower

    Janpower Registered Member

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    but you did still make some money?
     
  5. RedWolf

    RedWolf BANNED BANNED

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    if you are making gud money go with VPS
     
  6. jbisana17

    jbisana17 Junior Member

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    or use a dedicated server so that it can accept a bunch of downloads.. :)
     
  7. Enigma32

    Enigma32 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you're expecting 2000 visitors an hour, *NOBODY* will hold up to that on shared hosting. You need atleast a VPS.

    Plus not 100% their fault... if you made the site require 1mb to load vs 50k to load, two very very different outcomes there.
     
  8. Hostwinds

    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    While I do feel your pain and we could have worked something out 20Mbps is a ridiculous transfer rate for you to expect a shared hosting company to sustain, most VPS's dont even come with 20 Mbps most are on 10Mbps lines
     
  9. junkie2

    junkie2 Regular Member

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    ive never gotten suspended with HG. right now i have ~ 20 blogs off their reseller package. tbh ive tried a shit ton of hosts but i keep going back to HG for some reason
     
  10. jeffern

    jeffern Newbie

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    I use Amazon S3 cloud to serve all static files. It is ridiculously cheap, and you could have hundreds of thousands of visitors an hour and it won't even be a blip for their server capacity.
     
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  11. junkie2

    junkie2 Regular Member

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    ya listen to this guy.

    w3 total cache + amazon s3 cdn. my sites run so fast with this setup
     
  12. ``Yousef

    ``Yousef Power Member

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    +1

    You'll want a large scale cloud service like Amazon S3 to deliver static files (images and videos especially as these will really bump up server usage).

    I think Rackspace offer a similar service as well (with better support), but I'm not entirely sure.
     
  13. moneycode

    moneycode Newbie

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    i never got any problem with hostgator before, and i've launched tons of products with it. I guess ordinary host plan work okay.
     
  14. elsassg

    elsassg Newbie

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    Is Hostgator work properly?