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$10 -- You can't run a website on AWS at this price. The minimal server they offer is a "Micro" instance at $0.02 per hour which is $14.40 per month. Even at slightly over budget you wouldn't want to use a micro instance for a website because the machine is severely limited. It is meant for testing only. As the CPU quota is used up, it may become ...


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There is no way at this point to do that with Linode. Having used them a while back as a provider I believe they sent emails at the time to alert when usage approached 100% of the plan allowance so you could make the appropriate changes to reduce your costings but there is no way in advance to prevent the usage from going over without actually monitoring it.


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We decided to save all xml files zipped to database and get them from there as soon as a bot asks for a specific XML Sitemap. Here are the theoretical steps: Create XML files with 45.000 urls. (45k according to this post) Save every url to database with information in which XML Sitemap it is in. gzip those files (8mb => 400-600kb) save them to a xml file ...


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Most of the domain registrars provide this feature. You can manage your DNS records without hosting it. There is no additional cost for it and it can be managed from the dashboard of the provider. Before registering a domain, check with the Sales team if they provide with this feature.


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You could use VNstat to send you hourly reports via a cron, and then manually shut down your http server via a shell on your mobile device.


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Definition of Infrastructure as a Service Infrastructure as a Service is a provision model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components. The service provider owns the equipment and is responsible for housing, running and maintaining it. The client ...


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"Infrastructure as a Service" is usually delivered on a shared platform, for example renting Virtual Machines and networking on Azure/AWS etc. or even from a traditional hosting provider. "Private Cloud" typically means you have your own "cloud like" setup hosted on dedicated hardware. With the likes of Azure Pack and OpenStack these environments can be ...


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Google's algorithm is evolving passed what any one person could understand. That even includes the very Google engineers themselves who have developed the algorithm. What we do know is that various parts of the Google algorithm have been instructed to do various tasks to improve Google's usage rate. For instance, Youtube's algorithm has been built around ...


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Yes, it is possible to host a Wikipedia-like website on Google Cloud. You will want to use Google Compute Engine. Install MediaWiki if you want a Wikipedia-like wiki, or a different piece of wiki software if you want a wiki that functions less like Wikipedia but that is easier to configure.


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Have you tried https://mxtoolbox.com/DNSLookup.aspx? It will look up the A and NS records @DocRoot mentioned. It has several tools to help lookup further information. Look for the tiny hyperlinks across the middle of the page - run dns check first and then dns propogation. You should be able to find everything you need, including your hosting company. ...


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No, you can't schedule when Google (or any other major search engine) crawls in the way you're looking for. Most sites do have down time, and issuing the appropriate 503 HTTP code will let search engine bots know to come back later. But if that happens for too long or too often, search engines will tend to assume the site is permanently gone or at least ...


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Cloud hosting has replaced a large portion of the hosting market. This site stats say that the Amazon and Google clouds host about 7% of sites. Cloud hosting is especially effective for large sites that need multiple servers, so the cloud hosting market share by dollars is much greater than the share by sites. Other big hosting companies have some benefits ...


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"The cloud" is a buzzword which just means "Other peoples computers" - thus if you ask "Does hosting on other peoples computers improve latency on a small global website" thr answer may more obviously be "no" Latency is largely defined by distance and the speed that signals can travel. Thus to get low latency in ...


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The easiest way to do this is to download the application add your photos on the correct directory and upload and deploy 1. First, download the latest version zip file Elastic Beanstalk Beanstalk - Application Versions Click on the source code link to download 2. Unzip the files copy the photos on the correct folder. 3. Zip and Upload Compress the ...


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You don't specify what problems you envisage, so I will assume you are not asking whether it is a technical issue, rather whether you are allowed. It will 100% depend on the terms and conditions of your host.


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The major cloud service providers use different pricing models. You could consider at least checking out the big 3: Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Of them all, I think Amazon has the most confusing pricing structure. A lot of that is due to the wide variety of cloud products they offer. You can look at this pricing 101 post to get an idea of AWS storage ...


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You should reconsider your requirements. Reserved instances on AWS are better suited for continuous operation of websites. I guess you are trying to minimize the costs of managing traffic spikes without opting for the larger instances all the time. Amazon also offers automatic load balancing. If you want to micro manage switching between instances and ...


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The configuration you select is per machine. So when you specify the spec's for what you are after it is the spec's per machine being spun up. The way 1and1 scale up is two fold. First of all you have what is known as burst capacity. With burst capacity there is the ability to go over the spec's you have specified by a small amount (can't find the exact ...


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I've had the exact same experiences so it's possible it's not sexim at all. In fact, a lot of articles about networking say that if you are having certain issues, "Ask your network administrator or developer", which is a horrible answer but, when there are far more point-and-clickers answering the phone than there are those with real knowledge, it's hard to ...


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I perfectly understand your frustrations. I went through many of your above mentioned frustrations and more myself. After five years dealing with multiple hosting companies in the US, I started hosting for my websites and (some clients) myself in my garage! A frequent frustration, in my case, being that the support staff unwilling to install some ...


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The biggest mistake you could make at this point is locking yourself into a single network design which becomes harder down the track to scale up or down. Even a single server could technically be classified as a global presence as it can be connected to from anywhere in the world. The best option is to design your infrastructure so that it can scale up and ...


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the visitor's computer probably would pick the DNS that responds the quickest which would be local to them And how do you think that will happen? Unless you are already using a geo-aware DNS provider, it won't. I'm not sure how to test the latency of loading my web site and response times of DNS queries DNS queries are the least of your worries. Unless ...


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This is possible but be aware that Tomcat and Apache would have to be accessed over different port so if someone wanted to access the Tomcat app they would have to access it using the Tomcat port which is port 8080 by default. If you don't want to have the port at the end of the domain (as http is port 80) then you would need to run two separate servers one ...


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What you re talking about here is succession planning and is more than simply web hosting but as this is a Pro Webmasters Q&A portal I will stick to that aspect of it. In answer to your question of if you can purchase managed hosting separate to the VPS hosting the answer is that it isn't practical as most managed hosting providers combine VPS hosting ...


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I'd go with option 2. There's many many companies using S3 and Cloudfront to stream media directly. See: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/using-amazon-cloudfront-for-video-streaming/ The main steps the the article outlines are: Getting your media uploaded to S3 Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to automatically convert your media to the proper format. ...


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EP -- counts apache connections to dynamic scripts, cron jobs and ssh sessions NPROC - number of processes


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It is possible to create a different directory for each user using FTP and IIS. To do so you need to use the "user isolation" option when setting up FTP. Given that you are sharing files with these users, IIS's FTP server sounds like it would be a good option for you. Mac and Linux users can access FTP because all modern browsers support the ftp:// ...


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Frames! You can search for a free host (such as 000webhost, HostYD or Hostinger) and create a page with the following content: <iframe src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/user_nubmer/folder_name/index.html" style="position:fixed; top:0px; left:0px; bottom:0px; right:0px; width:100%; height:100%; border:none; margin:0; padding:0; overflow:hidden; z-...


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I think it is difficult to say what is the best service without knowing what criteria represent 'best' (value for money, transfer rates, server uptime, continuity of service, length of existence, domain credibility are some possible criteria) - but I've never had trouble with We Transfer.


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I looked into Elastic Beanstalk but decided not to use it. My reason was the additional learning curve that would be associated with it. My web application needs a large number of software packages installed, many with specific versions (tomcat, java, firefox, mysql, lots of utilities). To get Elastic beanstalk machines into the correct state requires ...


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