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Will Hostgator ban for too much traffic/autoblogs?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by lykathe, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. lykathe

    lykathe Regular Member

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    I've heard stories, and I'm about to pull the trigger on hosting with someone, but I need to be able to have like.. 50-100 domains, some being autoblogs, with pretty big traffic and not have my shit pulled, for less than 50$ a month
     
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    Your best bet is to get a vps as chances are you will have problems on a shared server.
     
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    I would go with the vps also, the traffic issues are more common with shared servers....

    But if you wanted to up what you paid, you can probably get a server with someone that is dedicated just to you and will host whatever you put up, within reason....

    I have a really good host, and love it, but its not Hostgator, they will shut you down with no email, not letting you know why they are doing it, or whatever... So hostgator is near the bottom of the list, there are lots of good hosts on this forum alone.... Hostgator used to be a good host, but they got big and they think they can take anyones money, just like a lot of companies.
     
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    They have a limit in place to limit the concurrent user connections unlike other hosts, they most likely will not ban for too much traffic as they already have protections in place. I had a high traffic site, and had no problems, only some errors if I went over 15 concurrent connections.
     
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    Of course they will suspended your account and your sites if you reached more than 25% of RAM and CPU. Take care !
     
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    they wont ban you but you will get suspended of course
     
  7. lykathe

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    So what do you guys suggest for hosting, then? I was going to get a A VPS for scrapebox, and a hosting account to host. Should I just use the vps for both?
     
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    You could get a Hostwinds VPS for under $50 a month WITH cpanel that could easily handle this, please shoot me a message if you need any help, or have any questions
     
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    usually they warn you ahead of time
     
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    I think they'll inform you if they have any problems. However, if i were you, I would have transfered to VPS as everyone said that shared hosting might have problems with huge number of autoblogs.
     
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    They shut down my VPN because of a stress-test attack against my own server. They sent me an email notifying me that it had been taken offline, and that they would not release the suspended status. I told them that it was my own server and had proof, all they had was a big "NO".
     
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    They won't ban you... If you start using more than 25% of CPU for 15 seconds they will warn you, and they will limit your CPU usage.

    Once you get to that, just open another account, move some of your higher traffic sites so you split them between the two and carry on.

    This is what I've done, My first account starting to get a lot of traffic and a little CPU intensive, so rather than wait for problems to show up I opened a new account, and away I went with building more sites...

    No problems, and I make much more money than it costs to open a new account, and with the traffic to bump 25% CUP usage you should be making enough to do that also.
     
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    I used to host with them a few years ago. They never banned me but they would disable some of my scripts from running.
     
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    They will create problem when you exceed 25% CUP usage.I think Autoblog do that.So,be careful with them when using autoblog
     
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    VPS is better , no sharedservers are good , also i just can say all those stories are not real.
     
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    what do hostgator consider to be a lot of traffic?
     
  17. DebtFreeMe

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    Seriously? Why would you think they're not real? What I posted is exactly what I have done, and still do. Don't get me wrong VPS probably is better, but I haven't heard of enough advantages from it for what I do to offset the price to get it...

    Also, autoblogging is what I do, so I know it does work for them...

    cornkernel,

    Hostgator doesn't care about the amount of traffic, what they do care about is CPU usage. So, if you have an optimized site you can get more traffic with less CPU usage. That's why a lot of people will start using cache plugins when they start getting more traffic, because it is less CPU intensive then running the dynamic functions to build the page each time.
     
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  18. bobspeed

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    Traffic is not the issue, server resouces are. You got a site with static html pages you can send all the traffic you want.

    If it is wordpress site and you got plugins that hit the server hard then you will not be online for long and you will get shut down.

    I have some biz directory sites I generate static html pages and I have some sites with 20k and others with 50k pages and never have problems but these are static pages, not mysql and php data base driven pages.

    I have had some issues with these same sites with mysql/php based ad servers on the same site used for service ads to all those pages.

    I switched to a cgi/text based ad serving system and never had any more issues.

    Traffic does not cause problems unless the traffic causes a lot of server overhead due to all your fancy pants mysql/php wizardry.

    Even a standard wordpress install will be fine with lots of traffic, it wil just get slower with more traffic.

    I used to put wordpress installs on a hostgator account but had to move those away from them due to 60 second plus page loading times.

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    I've never had a problem in this area with HG.. but its better to check with them first