Questions tagged [cloud-hosting]

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 client and makes it more tolerant of network failures.

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How to choose between web hosting and cloud hosting? [duplicate]

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? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a specific protocol or strategy to get more responsive support from a managed host? [closed]

I've been building websites since 1995, but I am not a full time developer. However, I have a habitual problem of finding good support from the hosting companies I choose. I get so frustrated I end up ...
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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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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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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 question....
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Is it possible to use Google Cloud to host a Wikipedia-like website (Wikimedia open source code)?

I am wanting to create a small Website similar to Wikipedia that uses Wikimedia open source code. I plan on hosting it on free Google Cloud platform, and then use freenom.com to obtain a free domain ...
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How can I calculate the maximum cost of an instance or prevent clients from exceeding pre-paid limits?

I am considering moving various VPS servers I mange on behalf of clients to AWS (EC2). However, I would require a fixed monthly cost to estimate what I would charge my clients for the hosting/support ...
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Ordering managing Web hosting separately from the hosting itself

I have my own VPS running Debian Linux and serving several Web sites. I have no trouble to manage it on my own, as I am a self-taught Linux expert. However, I am afraid that the data will be lost in ...
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Hosting a blog on Google Cloud could help in SEO ranking?

We usually host our blogs on shared hosting providers. These service providers use same shared space and IP for hundreds of blogs and websites. Are there any chances that Google considers such ...
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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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Can I get bill-shocked by Linode?

I am looking at going with Linode for my cloud hosting needs. I want to start off cheap with their $10 plan. Looking at the 'fine print' I got alarmed by this: If you exceed your monthly bandwidth ...
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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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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 our ...
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What is the difference between “infrastructure as a service” (IaaS) and “private cloud”

Despite searching Google and reading articles, I have been unable to figure out the difference between Infrastructure as a service and Private Cloud. What is the difference between them?
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1and1 Cloud hosting scaling of DB and Instances

do have anyone experience with 1and1 hosting? I've tried to read over their "transparent pricing". They have a configuration panel, that allows to select amount of CPU/RAM/SSD storage. (...
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Data center locations for hosting an international website

My web site is currently hosted in the US in NYC and SFO data center locations. I'm not too familiar with DNS, but both IP's point to my domain and the visitor's computer probably would pick the DNS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to find out if a server uses VPS or dedicated hosting?

How can I find out whether or not a server is hosted on VPS or dedicated hosting? I'm trying to find out about a cloud hosting service I use. It has some other services too and their IP address ...
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Google Cloud Platform - Application suddenly start charging billing hours?

I have several Java applications running on Google Cloud Platform. There is a free quota of 28 frontend instance hours a day. I have a cron job running every 5 minutes to keep one instance running all ...
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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 do I identify the company that hosts my website when the hosting was set up by somebody else?

So me and my friend created and funded a website for a business venture. However due to some complications I no longer want to be part of the venture. My friend on the other hand will not remove my ...
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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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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 question:...
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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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Uploading images for Wordpress in AWS Elastic Beanstalk application

How do I go about uploading images in an AWS Elastic Beanstalk Wordpress Application? I am using the high-availability method from this tutorial. It's a large WooCommerce website and I have 2gigs ...
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How many cloud regions to be considered global?

I'm making a global app for a client. It will be hosted on Digital Ocean and I will redirect users to the closest datacenter and region, depending on their IP. Is there a rule of thumb, or industry ...
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For shared hosts using CloudLinux, what is the difference between Entry Processes and Total Processes?

I have searched a lot to find the difference between "Entry Processes" and the "Total Allowed Processes"... Here is the problem: I found a shared web hosting provider that says that the number of ...
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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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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 https://dl....
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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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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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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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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 ...