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WordPress Hosting on a VPS To run WordPress you need the following: PHP version 5.2.4 or greater MySQL version 5.0 or greater Make sure you server has enough resources to comfortably run those. The main bottleneck you're going to run into is MySQL queries. If you have a lot of vistors, try to limit the number of times those visitors will trigger a ...


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Backups Something else to consider is backups. Some hosting providers will provide a rudimentary service (once a week?) and you might not have direct access to do a restore yourself. So be mindful of the restore process as well a the backup process. There are quite a few commercial products in the marketplace that differ according to your needs (data ...


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Content Delivery Networking hosting is possible if the site is static but depends on the company hosting the CDN as not all allow simple hosting such as just a static html site. Also Hosting a website can also be done using a Content Delivery Network but has many pros and cons, Pro's Ultra fast, possibility the fastest way to serve a website to a global ...


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Generally speaking, in my experience, everyone tends to overestimate the quantity of resources that a website will consume. As ever, it's a money/capacity pay-off. Unless you're expecting 30/40GB of bandwidth usage monthly from word go, I'd recommend starting off in a standard shared hosting package. The main problem when hosting sites these days isn't ...


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One of the best ways is to do a reverse DNS of the hosting company, once you have found that information, you have to find other sites that share the same IP. You can check that, for instance on reverse IP domain check. If the server has more than one IP assigned, then you should check all of them. Browser a few sites from those IPs, that way you can get a ...


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Before choosing a suitable webhosting, we need to consider: Availability of service : supported language and databases Initial Pricing and Pricing tiers How easily services could be started Technical help and documentation Content Delivery Network(CDN) and Co-location Cloud Services are ideal and best available solution because they offer flexibility ...


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Speed of content delivery is important I recommend asking any providers you are interested in for your web hosting needs to produce a demonstration page that you can test the TTFB (time to first byte) value. Webpagetest.org can test such values from various computers for you. Additionally, Google factors this in when you use its page-speed insights tool to ...


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I am in the same boat as you, been with Dreamhost for 10 and while their support has been awesome their network problems are reaching unacceptable levels (reached not reaching, really). There are thousands of hosts out there. There are several webhosting review sites and forum (just google), but I suspect that some of them are a bit rigged for who provides ...


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I don't agree with my friends Angio. The location of the server does have a meaning, I'm not not saying it's the only factor, but it makes no sense to have a server in the States, for example, when most of your customers are in Europe - cause even if the bandwidth is good and the server is fast (CPU) it will still be inferior - comparing to a server with ...


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Are you just trying to share a banner image? and have it hosted/served from somewhere? You can use windows skydrive, google drive, or dropbox. You can also put it up on a cheap godaddy instance or amazon aws and setup cname in dns settings so you can have an easy url to point to the image file.


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Yes. Just don't use default index files for the server. In a typical apache server setup, the default files are normally index.html and index.htm and maybe index.php depending on how the server is setup. Better yet, don't create a file that begins with "index.". Then when someone accesses your domain they will see a file and folder listing and the page ...


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I don't know about compatibility between windows hosting and WordPress as I use neither of them. However from a performance point of view, I would imagine a Linux/Apache server would be better than an old windows server. Especially if the hardware is dated. Thinking about it, it could actually be more compatible as Linux and Apache are open source and free ...


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is it possible to export all the content of the blog (b) into my own website (a) later, keeping the domain name, without any remarkable trouble? The answer will depend on your skill level with this sort of thing, but it is more than possible to go from a CMS-based site to any other kind of site. At worst, you will need to copy/paste your content. Usually ...


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I am not entirely sure of the terms and conditions of imgur's services, but you could look into a hosting provider such as that. Imgur's service limits to 1,250 uploads per day, and if you are providing a free service then hopefully you won't exceed that. If you do, then it's time to look into more robust hosting. Here's a link to their limitations: https:...


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If you are asking if it is easy the answer is no. There are a wide range of providers out there that can do this but what you are in effect after is cloud service providers. I will answer based on my experience in doing this. I will need to make a few assumptions here based on your question... You have an understanding of vertical and horizontal scaling. ...


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If you're looking for a low-cost solution to serve the same website to users in both continents then https://www.cloudflare.com/ will help keep delays to a minimum. From CloudFlare's own website: CloudFlare operates out of 30 data centers around the world. Our CDN automatically caches your static files at our edge nodes so these files are stored ...


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I can advise you look for a hosting with a test/trial period. It can be up to 1 month (you don't need more than that) - that should be enough to test everything.


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Bandwidth It is hard to estimate that bandwidth usage based on the small amount of information you have provided. What does the app do? Will all 10k users be using it at the same time and every day? The easiest and most accurate way to estimate usage would be to test it on a smaller scale with say 10, 50, or 100 users and multiply the bandwidth used. ...


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If our order CDN technology together with hosting, you won't have to pay attention to the geographical location of your servers. A content delivery network (CDN) is a group of servers, located in different countries and connected to a single network. The system is configured in the following way: your site visitors are granted access to the site data copy ...


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Have you Googled month to month web hosting? GoDaddy has plans which you pay once per month


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If you get a dedicated server and reach your resources limit you'll be stuck having to setup a cloud based server and migrate all that data. At least with ec2 you can bring up another server setup a load balancer and minimize downtime. To estimate how many resources a single user on your application will take up. Use these linux applications Terminal ...


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Document your needs, and check out the specs. I won't list them here, but there are probly ~6 hosts that are most common in the US and UK, and they have mostly satisfied customers, and experience with solid uptimes and performance. Do you need windows to support ASPx or the like? If not 'Nix hosting will be substantially cheaper. What language do you use?...


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I use media temple, like a number of similar providers, rackspace for example. With a DV box from MT I can add additional RAM, processors, and disk space as needed (sub 1 hour lead time), I can even upgrade the plan on the fly to handle increases in traffic.


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