VPS or dedicated hosting with cPanel - which one?

by dunker 7 replies
Dear Warriors,

I have a big problem ... So, please, could you help me with your advice?

I have started a website for guitar players that has achieved immense growth. In just 2.5 months I was getting more than 6'000 daily unique visiors and 25'000 daily pageviews. I was running this website on HostMonster and a week ago I started getting "CPU Exceeded Errors" several times a day, because the hosting wasn't capable of handling the load. In fact, I was getting so many errors that the website has been unavailable for 10% of time or something like that. GoogleBot obviously got tired of that and my number of visitors just collapsed.

So, I really need a decent hosting that could support at least 30'000 daily uniques or 3'000'000 monthly pageviews. What would you recommend, a VPS (Virtual Private Server) or a dedicated server?

I would love to be able to host multiple domains and to use cPanel and phpMyAdmin. Basically, I am looking for something similar to HostMonster service, but way more powerful. Could I get that for $50 - $100 per month?

Please, suggest me which hosting to choose!

Thank you very much,

Anze
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    Sent you a pm

    Cheers
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    Originally Posted by dunker View Post

    Dear Warriors,

    I have a big problem ... So, please, could you help me with your advice?

    I have started a website for guitar players that has achieved immense growth. In just 2.5 months I was getting more than 6'000 daily unique visiors and 25'000 daily pageviews. I was running this website on HostMonster and a week ago I started getting "CPU Exceeded Errors" several times a day, because the hosting wasn't capable of handling the load. In fact, I was getting so many errors that the website has been unavailable for 10% of time or something like that. GoogleBot obviously got tired of that and my number of visitors just collapsed.

    So, I really need a decent hosting that could support at least 30'000 daily uniques or 3'000'000 monthly pageviews. What would you recommend, a VPS (Virtual Private Server) or a dedicated server?

    I would love to be able to host multiple domains and to use cPanel and phpMyAdmin. Basically, I am looking for something similar to HostMonster service, but way more powerful. Could I get that for $50 - $100 per month?

    Please, suggest me which hosting to choose!

    Thank you very much,

    Anze
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    With these figures, I think you may need a high end dedicated server and that will likely cost over $200 a month

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  • Profile picture of the author Sirius Lin
    Anze, may I suggest asking this question over at Web Hosting Talk - The largest, most influential web hosting community on the Internet as well? It's the biggest web hosting forum on the net, and there're tons of special hosting offers everyday as well.

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    • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
      I actually use the same server HostGator uses a "The Planet" and run a fairly successful private hosting company. There are many scripts available for these dedicated servers (running from $129+ depending on your needs)

      Also, as Sirius suggested, try the the Web Hosting Talk forums, that is a geat resource for people who are in the same boat as you.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Anze,
    Go to Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, and Dedicated Website Hosting w/ cPanel - HostGator and get a dedicated server. Do not just go get any old server because you may have the same issues or even more. Move your site once and only once, get a hostgator dedicated server.

    Servers are full up to date and secure..

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Get a VPS plan with a company who can upgrade you to dedicated when you need it. Here's a list of some good value VPS hosting plans with cPanel/WHM.


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    • Profile picture of the author dunker
      Thank you so much for your answers, I will take a look at your suggestions. The problem is that my number of daily visitors collapsed from 6'500 to 800 two days ago. I think this might be because of my problems with hosting - or maybe it is the Sandbox, I don't really know.

      Well, since I only get 800 visitors per day now, I can't afford a dedicated server. The most I can afford is $50 - $100 per month.

      I will check out your suggestions ... Thank you very much!
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