What do you do after outgrowing your hosting?

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I get in the habit of writing little web-based assembly lines for my microjob outsourcers to use and work on.

It seems that the resources consumed by these assembly lines are starting to out grow the resources available in a shared hosting platform.

For those of you who have 'graduated' from shared hosting, how have you managed? I am considering using rackspace, or getting a dedicated server, or some sort of VPS.

Can anyone point to some case studies / examples?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
    No case studies here just a suggestion. Cloud Hosting. Its between shared and dedicated and can easily upgrade when needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I have a vbulletin forum that out grew a shared host and then two levels of VPS servers...

    I pay a company to sort it all out for me run the whole lot as I am not that way minded...

    Its expensive but hopefully you are making enough to more than cover the costs....
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    • Profile picture of the author RonnyRaygun
      I'm well aware of cloud hosting's existence--I happen to run my own private cloud using VMWare ESXi 4.

      What I'm looking for I guess is something that allows me the same ignorance I can afford in terms of server management that I currently enjoy with my webhosts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leadzguy
    check out seohosting.com it's owned by hostgator.com but it's an incredible value. They can provide you with virtually unlimited class and unique IP's all running on same machine but shows up as being unique. Best value I have found especially considering you have all the diff class c and IP's.
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    • Profile picture of the author RonnyRaygun
      Blatant plug aside, I'm not looking for multiple IP addresses.

      Here's a video showing the kind of work my workers do for me: http://huskysteals.com/YTTest/Example.swf

      That's what I mean by 'assembly line'. It is very difficult to not complete the task correctly.

      Those types of applications apparently are very resource-intensive in a shared hosting environment. This means I need to at least move those applications to a larger hosting environment (vps, dedicated, cloud) to sustain the pace at which some of these workers work. The available workforce can sustain at least 1000 jobs/day.
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  • I've done major moves twice as I've grown.

    By far the best decision I made was to move to managed cloud hosting (operates just like any other server account, but much more reliable, and I can upgrade if I run out of resources in a couple of clicks with no complicated moves required).

    Thom
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    • Profile picture of the author RonnyRaygun
      Thom,

      Would that service happen to be rackspace?
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  • Profile picture of the author SuppaDave21
    If space is what you are looking for then you would want to get with a dedicated server, as VPS servers are mainly for users who need the root access that a shared account would not give them, The specs on most VPS servers are sub-par compared to a normal shared account.

    I know @ hostgator you would need at least a level 6 to be on par with the shared specs.
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