Cloud hosting is hosting a service, commonly a website, on multiple distributed servers. Like a server farm, this provides greater performance (through load balancing) and availability than using a single server, but the distributed nature of the cloud means requests can be serviced closer to the ...

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How to choose between web hosting and cloud hosting?

How to choose between normal web hosting and cloud hosting, what are the key points that can make this decision easier. Does everything I can do in the normal web hosting is possible in cloud one? In ...
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How can I measure website page load times from different countries?

Recently, I migrated one of my personal projects into cloud and hosted the app on UK based servers. I reside in Turkey and I would like to see how long it takes for my pages to load for UK based ...
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What kind of website can be run on AWS for 10, 100, 1 thousand, 10 thousand, 100 thousand, 1 million dollars per month?

The AWS pricing is quite complicated. I am aware that every website is different and require different types of AWS services. But is there a simple way to say that for 10$ per month you can run ...
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Cloud hosting vs dedicated hosting: advantages and disadvantages

I'm currently looking for a hosting company that can provide a very solid service with a 100% SLA. In the search both cloud hosting and managed dedicated hosting have come up. (I'd rather not manage ...
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Dedicated Hosting 101

I've been running small websites for years, but recently developed a site that is attracting more traffic than expected. My shared web hosting provider has warned me that this is causing a high load ...
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Is Amazon the cheapest cloud provider? [closed]

On AWS, bandwidth costs as little as $0.08 per GB and storage costs as little as $0.055 per GB. Are there any providers that charge less? These numbers end up being very costly for a web site that ...
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CDN solutions pros and cons

As the sysadmin in our organization I've been asked to look into CDN solutions as we have plans to roll out a web platform that is targeted at developing countries. Here is my research so far on the ...
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What is your experience with Amazon EC2 hosting? [closed]

What is your experience with Amazon EC2 cloud hosting service? a) setting up and configuring the service b) maintenance c) speed / latency d) reliability? Amazon did experience some major outages ...
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Shared versus VPS versus Cloud?

Short form: I'm trying to decide between shared, VPS, and cloud hosting for a few Django webapps. Long form: I'm currently hosting around half-dozen sites (a mix of Django and PHP) on two ...
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Cloud server or VPS server

I have a website on shared server, which is been suspended , due to high traffic, Now I am planning some thing higher then shared server, I have never used or configure VPS. And after hearing about ...
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Strategy for hosting 700+ domains names, each with a static HTML site

I have a portfolio of more than 700 domain names, and ideally I'd like to put up a single-page HTML/CSS/JavaScript webpage for each domain. Is there a system/strategy/workflow that will allow me to: ...
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What hosting solutions help with traffic spikes?

A web application is hypothetically featured on Digg or Reddit, and the server load immediately spikes up by a couple of orders of magnitude. What kind of hosting solution will allow the website to ...
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Hosting a public dedicated game server with user authentication

I am basically looking for a cheap hosting provider to host a Call of Duty game server in India. But this is not a localized question actually as you will see when you go through the complete ...
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What Sharepoint Server Hosting provider would you suggest? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? We run an international organisation that is looking at implementing MS SharePoint. Who would you suggest we use? ...
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Is there any reason to still use a standard shared web host? [closed]

There are a few PAAS providers that now provide a free tier of service and cheap prices afterwards. Some, such as AppFog and OpenShift, also offer easy installations of common web apps such as ...
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Is there a free file hosting service with an exposed API for accessing content (or hotlinking for GETs)?

For a small business site we are looking at possibly free file hosting solutions such that a file can be uploaded by the user and our backend (Java) web service is able to update/modify the data at ...
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Looking for recommendation for PHP app hosting with (relatively) painless scalability [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? We're a pre-launch startup with a LAMP based application. We're looking for recommendations for hosting services for ...
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How to spread XML Sitemaps over several webservers behind AWS loadbalancer?

We have a web portal with almost a million products and way more other urls. I wrote a script that checks database. If there is a new url needed or an old one update, this script will update/create ...
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GoDaddy 4GH Hosting Experiences?

I've just come across GoDaddy's 4GH Hosting. It's incredibly cheap and the sales blurb makes it sound amazing. Anyone tried it out yet (particularly for ASP.NET / MS SQL Server sites)? I'd love to ...
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Rackspace Cloud Servers in Europe?

We have setup a cloud virtual server at rackspace in the US, but we use it from Europe. I found out I am not quite happy with the response time. Of course I knew that there would be some latency. But ...
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external website storage

One of my clients is a business consultant, and stores powerpoint presentations on her website for conference attendees to download after a conference. There are 91 files totalling 111MB. I want to ...
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How to allocate cPanel resources to customers

We are wanting to start offering hosting services to our customers with dedicated email and all those bells and whistles. We have the servers - both Windows and Linux. (Cloud Instances) The ...
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Cloud Hosting Options, what are the differences?

I've looked at what I consider the big three (I could be wrong about that) Microsoft Cloud Azure Amazon Simple Web Services Godaddy Virtual Server Space I'm not a server expert, I like hosting a ...
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Point custom domain to single webpage hosted on Dropbox

I have a static html page that I would like to host in Dropbox's public folder and make accessible by a domain of mine, e.g example.org. The html page has the following url structure ...
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I need to host large mp3 files & link them on website for download [closed]

I have a requirement where i need to lost large mp3 files on a web server. file size may vary from 1MB - 120MB (where most of the files are more than 20MB) With large size in mind i cant host these ...
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Editing hosts and hostname files for multiple servers

I have a cloud server running Debian 7. My domain (www.domain.com and domain.com) both have an A record pointing to the static IP address of my cloud server. On the cloud server itself, what should ...
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Are there security considerations with choosing shared vs VPS vs dedicated hosting

Are there security disadvantages to using a shared hosting environment instead of a VPS or dedicated server? Could using a shared server or a VPS be considered negligence in the event of a security ...
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What is the difference between IAAS and web hosting?

I've been googling to find out exactly what IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service) is, but I don't understand how it is different from web hosting?
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Simultaneously host website on multiple platforms?

Is it possible to host my site www.example.com that sells T-Shirts on multiple services simultaneously e.g. AWS EC2 (or Heroku) & my personal box (let's call it MyBox)? I would typically serve ...
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How to consider geographical location when selecting hosting provider?

I am going to buy a hosting service (re seller) where mostly people from Ethiopia will be using it. I am going to host my applications in this server and also partition and sell for other developers ...
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685 views

What is the difference between Cloud hosting and cPanel hosting?

I just want to know whether both of these hosting model provides easy to use interface? Like phpMyAdmin and FTP server to upload file from FileZilla?
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When I get a cloud instance I am getting the same thing as a dedicated server?

When I get a cloud instance I am getting the same thing as a dedicated server right? Just with a cool name? Can it run custom Linux kernels? If it can, I see no difference between cloud hosting and a ...
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574 views

Cassandra hosting [closed]

What is needed to host website which uses Cassandra? Are there any available options on market right now? What other NoSQL hosting plans do you recommend?
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Hosting server application for global SME

We are planning to set up a complete ERP and CRM system for a medium-sized global company, that might turn into a essential tool for all locations once deployed. For now these locations include USA, ...
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Private folders which are not indexable

I have a requirement where I need to distribute about 400 copies of a pdf document (about 6 MB) and .pub files, that are personalized for each user. Every user must have access to only his/her set of ...
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How do VMs in the Cloud work?

I have been exploring moving some of my high traffic sites to the HPCloud over the past few days. While I have a general grasp of the idea behind a VM in the cloud there are things that are not quite ...
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Cloud hosting pay per hour, but Google robot crawls almost 24/7 [closed]

Correct me if I am wrong: We see cloud hosting is payable per hour, only when the site is accessed, but knowing Google robot crawls the website almost every minute, we still end up paying full price ...
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Windows hosting - Shared | VPS | Cloud [duplicate]

I'll begin with stating what I require for a new website project: ASP.NET (probably 4+) SQL Server (not fussy, probably 2008+) IIS 7 SSL Not a huge list which is nice. However, the behaviour of ...
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Heroku dyno vs vps performance [closed]

I'm trying to get a sense of how a Heroku web dyno compares to a standard vps. For example, how many web dynos would be equivalent to a Linode 512? or a Linode 1024?
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How to create a cloud server based website? [closed]

i have bought a domain from go daddy. i have bought a cloud hosting windows 2008 server from rack space. how do i link my domain to my host server and how do i utilize Dreamweaver/fireworks to create ...
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Domain registrar that offers CNAME settings [closed]

I have looked and couldn't find one. Please recommend a domain registrar on which you can change CNAME settings without having a hosting account. I have to change CNAME setting for my domain to make ...
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Rackspace cloud vs Softlayer cloud [closed]

has anyone ever hosted a high traffic website with these two companies? I would like to know who has the best service and servers. Thanks
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Scaling a cloud-based ecommerce site

I'm researching cloud services to host an e-commerce site. And I'm trying to understand some basics on how they are able to scale things. From what I can gather from AWS, Rackspace, etc ...
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Is there a use case for not employing Elastic Beanstalk? [closed]

Being fairly new to the AWS ecosystem, is there any reason I wouldn't want to use Elastic Beanstalk for my python+django+yeoman web app (still being prototyped, but want to be ready to scale quickly ...
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Using an external mail sending provider for my websites?

Let's say I have made 20-30 websites, that send emails such as contact form responses, welcome emails, forgotten password reminders, and similar transactional emails. What is the benefit of using a ...
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Images from remote source - is it possible or is it bad practice?

I'm building a management system for websites and I had an idea related to image galleries. I'm not sure it's a good approach. Since image space needed is related to how many images a user might ...
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Nameserver Issues

I have a dedicated server on which I host my websites via cpanel. The domain registrar is a uk hosting company. Now, I want to move to a cloud VMware server with another company. My server and cpanel ...
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Where to host a file download website? [duplicate]

I want to make a file download website (think about Mega, MediaFire, imgur etc.). It's not going to be as big as those and I'm only going to allow one type of files, everything legal. The problem is ...
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What alternative to Microsoft Azure to host ASP .NET MVC application [duplicate]

I wanted to use Microsoft Azure, I can't register for free trial because they don't accept my debit card and I don't have(and don't want to have) a credit card. Where else I can host ASP .NET MVC ...
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Dropbox vs Google Drive vs other for free static cloud hosting [duplicate]

I need to host a static website, single page deal, and instead of paying for hosting I thought I might use a cloud service, however an issue I can see of this is bandwidth allowance. Does anyone know ...