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Time to change hosting
what should i do?

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 10000 posted 12:29 am on Oct 7, 2005 (gmt 0)


I have 8 web sites and my main website increase it's traffic because of this I want to change it's hosting with a better one.

My question is what is the main things I have to mind before selecting my new hosting and moving my website?

Getting a dedicated ip is good or no need?

And do u think getting a dedicated server or virtual dedicated (for to make the cost lower) for 8 websites is better? (Some of my websites are in same topic but none of them interlinked)





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Msg#: 10000 posted 2:58 am on Oct 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

You mention "traffic". How much bandwidth are you eating in an average month? Is this steady, going up, or going down?

Hosts that advertise "unlimited bandwidth" should probably be avoided, since there can't be such a thing. (There has to be some limit.) Just in general, the term "unlimited" should give you pause.

Shared hosting is probably fine, unless you're doing something very resource-intensive on one or more of the sites.

You might want to check out the support (is there a forum available? live chat? what are the hours of the support phone line? is there a phone line? does anybody answer? etc) before you sign up, as well as expandability (if I max out one plan, is there anything bigger? can I buy extra gigs of transfer? for how much?) and accessories (do they offer a nice cPanel with lots of options? or do they have very few options, and I have to ask, hat in hand, for any of them?).

Going with somebody who's been around for a while is probably a good idea, too. Anybody can set up a server in his garage. And don't be afraid to contact people (by sticky-mail, for instance) for specifics (which cannot be posted in this forum).

Hope that helps a bit.



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 10000 posted 3:38 am on Oct 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Stapel has great advice! I especially like the advice about a forum that you can see before you sign up.

Be careful with recommendations for a host, you'll get ten or twelve million. Do your own research. There are some great hosts out there that cater to your needs, for example reseller packages work great for affiliates with many sites.

Dedicated IP is good, but probably not a requirement. A non-dedicated IP may be a sign that you're not dealing with someone who owns and has possession of the servers.

Good luck...


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