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A web host allows you to make a website available over the Web by storing it on a computer that's always on and always connected to the Internet. There are thousands of companies who offer web hosting. This guide aims to teach you how to understand, ...
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 ...
When we started to evaluate MongoDB hosting, I tweeted about our initial results (DB size was reported differently) and whilst MongoHQ replied on Twitter to explain the differences in reporting, the MongoLab folks reached out to me directly and asked about our business needs and seemed to genuinely care about working with us.
We continued our initial tests ...
No noticeable difference on the technical side of things after using both MongoHQ and Mongolab. However I really appreciate mongolab's eagerness to correspond with its customers, quick replies to emails, and the overall good feeling that results from talking with them.
The follow is recommended by the Better Business Bureau (A little old but still sound advice):
Is your business Web site down again? Does it seem to have more
downtime than uptime? You may want to consider changing your Web
hosting service. One of the most important decisions you will make for
your business Web site is selecting which Web hosting ...
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 ...
You might want to check out SliceHost or Linode.
Neither though offers plans around what you are looking at ($10/mth). But then again I wouldn't pay less than $20/mth for a decent VPS. Less than that and you probably aren't getting the best service.
Both have great tools available on their control panels, good customer service, good uptime and reasonable ...
As much as I personally dislike Dreamhost and encourage you to leave anyway on principle, I'm not sure this is really a hosting issue. I see a few major options:
Dreamhost's VPS plans really, really suck.
Someone customized the VPS config and messed something up
Your WordPress templates are incredibly inefficient and/or something in the WP config(eg. ...
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,
Ultra fast, possibility the fastest way to serve a website to a global ...
Just as example, because it's the system I'm in at the moment, when adding a new domain to a Pair hosting account you're given the following options
Dedicated IP Domain Hosting -- The domain name will have its own unique IP Address
Shared IP Domain Hosting -- The domain name will share an IP address with another domain on your account
Parked Domain ...
If you have any tips for researching/selecting a PHP web host, please edit this answer accordingly
PHP web hosting is very common and easy to find. When selecting a web host that offers PHP, you should keep the following in mind:
Because PHP is so common prices tend to be very low. That tends to mean margins are very low. As a result many low ...
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 ...
A Small Orange offer ssh on their shared plans. The "Small" option is $5/month, and if you really want to be cheap the "Tiny" is $25/year(yes, really).
If you want a VPS, your best bet is to grab the feed from Low End Box and wait for something to show up; it's updated all the time. There are several ~$5/mo options listed right now.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
I would say that you should go for a VPS, it'll give you more control over things. I'm using Linode.com, they give 512 mb ram vps for just $20/month and that server will be able to handle the traffic easily.
Now, the issue is that you'd have to setup everything on your own - php, mysql, apache/nginx or whatever you want. Personally, I would suggest that if ...
Yes, there are hosting companies that offer that sort of technology. This question covers the things to look for when choosing hosting, so I'm not going to recommend a specific one. You may find that you they place limitations on what you can do or what modules you can install so it may be that you need a VPS. So you need to do your homework and ask the ...
The most famous hosting company heavily focused on Windows (as far as I know) is Godaddy. Their main site is also hosted in Windows (only 1% of websites are using Windows). They have all the requirements you listed.
Hostgator's policy on IPs is:
Due to the global shortage of IPv4 addresses, although there is no
limit on the number you may have, we are now required to request
justification for dedicated IP address requests.
With the exception of the Business hosting package, the only
acceptable justification for a dedicated IP address on any account
I have a WordPress-based client I moved to WebFaction from the MediaTemple grid, for basically the same reasons. The site was hitting limits constantly, with overages incurred and no real upgrade path other than switching to their VPS plans.
The site was transferred September 2010. Since then, normal traffic tends to range around 600-700thousand pageviews ...
I have never used Windows Azure Platform and, to be honest, I'm not using Windows platforms at all, but I use several Amazon Web Services and I know that EC2 supports Windows environments and SQL Server.
Amazon EC2 is a very popular service, one of the (if not the) most used cloud environments. Huge companies relies on Amazon EC2. You'll find tons of tools,...
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 ...
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 ...