Best Hosting for a lot of traffic?

by garyv
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I know this has been asked here probably a million times - but I always like to get the most up to date answers before taking a leap.

In your opinion (your meaning only those that have experience w/ this) - what is the best hosting company to use for someone with multiple sites, and a somewhat large amount of traffic?

Also - I like to use the latest scripts out there w/out being hampered much.
#hosting #lot #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author MIB Mastermind
    Anyone doing huge amounts of traffic should probably have there own dedicated server, I would also use hostgator as I have tried a few and they are by far the best about,
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  • Profile picture of the author monitorit
    im using hostgator and they are superb!
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    • Profile picture of the author Amelia O
      I'm using Hostgator and pretty happy with them.

      Never had problems with them even though stumbleupon sent me tons of traffic constantly.

      Plus, their support team is 24/7 and instant solution for you without a hassle

      Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author JustReviews
    What sort of traffic are you all talking about? I also have to switch from a friends host before Xmas, and i am currently on about 170,000 page views a month, and expect to triple that by next summer. What sort of plan should i go for? And what sort of price are we talking about? I looked at hostgator and they have about 50 different plans and they mean nothing to me!
    Help?
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  • Profile picture of the author uclaboyz
    how much is "large amount of traffic"?

    You will be asked by Hostgator to upgrade to their dedicated when you hog up too much CPU on a shared/reseller account.
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    As above, how much is "a lot"?

    Consider a VPS (I'd fully recommend KnownHost.com) or a dedicated server (there's a range of companies who are good) if your traffic exceeds shared hosting territory.
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    wwkiosk and now known as gvo. they are M-L-M but people like Frank Kern and Mike Filisame are Clients and trust GVO.

    if you are expecting more traffic than usual, all you have to do is let them know and they will make sure your hosting will hold.

    plus you get "aweber Like" autoresponder and a bunch of other tools
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  • Profile picture of the author webpromotions
    'A lot of traffic' is relative, but for what its worth, here are my #'s for September from my most active site.

    (from awstats)
    Unique Visitors: 66351
    Pages: 1545207
    Hits: 5293364

    (from my site's script)
    Emails Sent: 45336142 (yes, thats 45 million....but thats what this site does)

    This is for one site...this server has about 20 other sites on it, but none even come close to the volume as the specific site I mentioned.

    This is a dedicated server from RapidVPS.com, 235 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author policy
    Depending on the traffic, in general if you have a lot of traffic, you will want to upgrade to a VPS, or a dedicated server.

    Now, a lot of people suggest hostgator for shared hosting (so do I), but for for a VPS or dedicated server, I would suggest you look at other web hosts out there.

    Here are two links that I suggest you take a look at (it's a forum that specializes in web hosting - Web Hosting Talk)
    VPS Forum - Web Hosting Talk (VPS)
    Dedicated Server Forum - Web Hosting Talk (Dedicated)

    You can find a lot of reviews at those links.

    If you have the money, and you are plan on getting more traffic and using more disk space, I would suggest a Dedicated server.
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  • Profile picture of the author John A Goodwin
    HostGator is good, I use them and never had any problems. If you have a lot of sites with a lot of traffic, you might consider a dedicated server. HostGator provides dedicated servers.
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  • Profile picture of the author 7_8_shortcuts
    I too can say a nice word about HostGator and their support and service.

    For a large amount of traffic, I would go for a dedicated server with them. This should to the trick, especially paired with their good support.
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  • Profile picture of the author spaxton1
    I've usesd Dreamhost.com for 5 years. They have a very user friendly backend panel. They also provide a dedicated server should you need it, however, the shared plan seems to work for me. Its pretty reasonable... My package is crazydomian, something like that.
    I've heard a lot of people talk about host gator on this forum... I'd be interested in seeing if anyone can compare the two. I've never used hostgator, just dreamhost.
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  • Profile picture of the author shc
    I would suggest you go with hostgator try them one month then if you think this isn't working move to somewhere else. I am running an arcade site it has pretty good traffic but I never have a problem with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir.S
    HostGator is great, I have never had any problems with them their up time is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    Thanks for the replies. The traffic I get right now hovers right around 8k-10k per day. Right now I'm using a Godaddy virtual dedicated server, and it seems to be working ok. But I've recently had problems with scripts I've wanted to use.

    I've always wanted to try a hostgator reseller account. Do they still allow you to have a reseller account w/ a dedicated server?
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    • Profile picture of the author rondo
      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      Thanks for the replies. The traffic I get right now hovers right around 8k-10k per day. Right now I'm using a Godaddy virtual dedicated server, and it seems to be working ok. But I've recently had problems with scripts I've wanted to use.

      I've always wanted to try a hostgator reseller account. Do they still allow you to have a reseller account w/ a dedicated server?
      I'd go with a managed VPS plan with cPanel/WHM and at least 512mb of guaranteed Ram. This will cost around $40-60 per month.
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  • Profile picture of the author JulieKerr
    I am doing good with hostgator reseller package. Their support is also excellent.
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    i use justhost for my hosting. Their customer service is great and i love it
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  • Profile picture of the author uclaboyz
    before you go dedicated, I highly recommend you check out liquidweb's VPS plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      Originally Posted by uclaboyz View Post

      before you go dedicated, I highly recommend you check out liquidweb's VPS plan.

      listen to him, you will not be disappointed
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  • Profile picture of the author mamafive
    I've used and found Hostgator to be very good. But be careful with their packages as your sites may have the same IP addresses and the search engines frown on that. To solve that problem though, you can sign up with their sister outfit (I think its called Seo hosting.com) to get 5 distinct IPs for $35 a month plus SEO tips and a whole lot of other services. Note that they have different pricing options;the more sites you have, the lesser the cost. Goodluck.
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  • Profile picture of the author AceHazel
    I think hostgator is one of the best.
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