How many WP sites do you usually host in your space?

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I don't know how many wp sites can I build within a host plan ,now I use hostgator baby plan,unlimited space \unlimited host domains,but I don't think I can build as many sites as I want ,I care about the speed visitor come to my site.now I have built 10 wp sites with it ,and 6-7 plungin per sites,3 of them use auto scrper plungin,now I worried about the user experience visiting my site........
Your opinion?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jayshankar Dangre
    I don't think user experience would suffer, it will be same as a single website will have. Though it may impact your total transfer of data i.e. bandwidth (if it's not unlimited).
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  • Profile picture of the author aulia
    Originally Posted by Cigar2010 View Post

    I don't know how many wp sites can I build within a host plan ,now I use hostgator baby plan,unlimited space unlimited host domains,but I don't think I can build as many sites as I want ,I care about the speed visitor come to my site.now I have built 10 wp sites with it ,and 6-7 plungin per sites,3 of them use auto scrper plungin,now I worried about the user experience visiting my site........
    Your opinion?
    just host your site as many as you like

    i have 5 wp website + around 10 wordpress install for backlink energizer on hostgator, so far no problem
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  • Profile picture of the author phpnetpro
    I use hostgator to host about 15-20 WP sites per account.

    Just my opinion, but if you're worried about "the user experience" on your site then I would avoid auto scraper plugins. Have you ever visited a site built from an auto scraper plugin that was actually useful and a good experience?
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  • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
    I too would like to know an answer to this .
    I have 6 domains with HG so if I install WP on all do I have to have a different log in for each domain for WP
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    • Profile picture of the author doorkicker13
      Originally Posted by GaryBurke View Post

      I too would like to know an answer to this .
      I have 6 domains with HG so if I install WP on all do I have to have a different log in for each domain for WP
      Yes, each domain will have it's own WP Control Panel (or Dashboard). It will be yourdomain.com/wp-admin
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      • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
        Thanks for that Doorkicker
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  • Profile picture of the author DomainSky
    Originally Posted by Cigar2010 View Post

    I don't know how many wp sites can I build within a host plan ,now I use hostgator baby plan,unlimited space unlimited host domains,but I don't think I can build as many sites as I want ,I care about the speed visitor come to my site.now I have built 10 wp sites with it ,and 6-7 plungin per sites,3 of them use auto scrper plungin,now I worried about the user experience visiting my site........
    Your opinion?
    Honestly it wouldn't be about the speed. They are selling "unlimited" hosting so they MUST have powerful servers to be able to uphold what they are selling. Their servers are more than capable of handling over 2000 websites and I wouldn't be surprised if that's how much they are throwing per server (overselling happens with unlimited, but they are able to manage it which is what matters).

    Just read their TOS on CPU policy, if you throw too much sites under one cPanel, it might start using a lot of CPU and your account might be suspended. Maybe after 5-10 sites you should purchase a new hosting plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author EricThor
      I have multiple Hostgator accounts each with 25 WP sites and that's about the limit you want. Each WP site has about 100 plugins and each site is a very heavy duty website to handle 1,000 visits per day from humans in addition to the zillions from bots. There is NO slowdown compared to a brand new Hostgator account with the first WP up and running.

      Each week I run a total backup of each account and that zip file is 2 GB long and it takes about 90-120 minutes to download with FileZilla.

      If you don't backup your hosting site weekly you will eventually run into a problem that will kill your internet business.
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      • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
        Originally Posted by EricThor View Post

        ... Each WP site has about 100 plugins ...
        What in the world would you need 100 plugins per site for?
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        • Profile picture of the author rainso0
          Originally Posted by SteveJohnson View Post

          What in the world would you need 100 plugins per site for?

          yes, that's crazy ~~
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          • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
            If your concerned about load times, then using the W3 Total Cache plugin might be good to help onsite performance, when properly configured it will improve load times quite a bit.

            Originally Posted by rainso0 View Post

            yes, that's crazy ~~
            I'm wondering this too!

            thats an extreme amount of plugins lol
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  • Profile picture of the author proxified
    I'ld say 20-25 sites are good to keep you safe and under the radar as long as they're not very high trafficked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cigar2010
    thank you for all ,but I can't imagin 100 plungin for a wp site? you are running what kind of super site ?
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    • Profile picture of the author EricThor
      Originally Posted by Cigar2010 View Post

      thank you for all ,but I can't imagin 100 plungin for a wp site? you are running what kind of super site ?
      WP is THE state-of-the-art blogger/chat-room/content management system with THE best protection from those insane idiots that attack websites. There is a great plugin that makes WP just as good or better than the top 2 chatrooms - all for free. Simpleress This chatroom integrates with your pages and posts and is fantastic.

      It's not hard at all to get 50 plug-ins with 75 the average and a heavy duty website using 100.

      All for free......
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    • Profile picture of the author EricThor
      Originally Posted by colinph970 View Post

      Hey EricThor

      what do you use for backups of WP sites?
      In Hostgator they have a system wide backup on your Control Panel called "Backup" or "Backup Wizard".

      It then does a background backup and sends you an eMail on how it did - it's important to read that eMail to make sure it had no problems.

      Normally this takes 10 - 15 minutes before the eMail is sent and then you can use their utility to upload it to your hard drive, or use FileZilla, and get it on your hard drive. FileZilla is better at communications and if you lose your data feed it will start copying again exactly where it lost contact.

      Every file and EVERY mySQL database is zipped into this one file. You can unzip it and upload any mySQLs that may have gone bad or copy back files in case you were somehow attacked.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmcmahon
    got raped by dreamhost for doing some "blackhat seo scheme" (dont even know what that means) with nothing more than WP blogs, so stay away from them
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  • Profile picture of the author Heat
    contact hostgator and ask them
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