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what do you host on? shared / dedicated?


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what kind of server?  

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  1. 1. what kind of server is your oscommerce site on?

    • shared
      15
    • vps
      1
    • dedicated
      6
    • home-hosted (on my pc)
      1


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curious as to what people are hosting on?

 

for the first 5 years of my site (even before using osc) i hosted on shared

6th year, vps

7th year, dedicated

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We quickly moved to VPS after opening our store. It gives you more control over the server and allowed for additional domains for testing purposes. The price difference between a good host for a single domain and VPS is only a few dollars a month and is worth the money.

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First two years I was on shared with ****flame then discovered I was on a server with 90 other sites and my site continually suffered with session timeouts and slow speeds, the support just restarted the server but it went back to snails pace after 5 mins. Now with ******* for the same price on shared but have had excellent service and the speed is excellent.

 

Until I can get enough business to afford to go dedicated I am sticking with them!!

 

Nigel

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right now i am on shared because for one, my site is not CLOSED to finished.. and it was cheap and i need my site to make money before putting more into it.. But i do plan on going VPS if the site makes a certain amount in a month for few consecutive months and same with dedicated.

 

basically, if i meet my goal sales per month for 6 months in a row, i will DEFINITELY get a dedicated.. it hink thats a good way to decide because if you DONT make the kind of money that is required to PAY for a dedicated server, then you probably dont NEED one anyways..

 

I use ****** and really like them so far.

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Bagman mentioned that his site had been on a server with 90 other sites - well that's not a very large number of sites, but I suppose it does depend on what they used for a server.

 

If you go down the VPS or full Dedicated server route then do make sure that you get a fully managed package.

 

Most cheap VPS deals are only cheap because they are unmanaged - the VPS comes pre-loaded with PHP, MySQL etc., but after that you're on your own.

 

Cheap dedicated servers are bargain bucket machines - with PC chips and other components of PC quality that were never meant to go into a server where they are required to operate 24/7/365. And the cheapest will be unmanaged.

 

Unless you are a server admin "unmanaged" is not a route you want to take!!!

 

Vger

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I am still in the site development stage and I'm using a shared server with their shared SSL.

 

After my site is up and running for awhile, if it starts making enough money, I would like to go with a private SSL.

 

Which then means I will have to go with a dedicated server/DNS.

 

I will stay with my current host as they offer 24/7/365 toll free tech support amoung many other things.

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I would like to go with a private SSL. Which then means I will have to go with a dedicated server/DNS.

 

Usually it means you need a dedicated IP but NOT a dedicated server. A dedicated IP will cost about $2 a month

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Usually it means you need a dedicated IP but NOT a dedicated server. A dedicated IP will cost about $2 a month

 

My bad Peter...

 

2 in the morning and I wasn't thinking to clearly. :blush:

 

Dedicated IP is what I meant... sorry!

 

:wacko:

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Unless you are a server admin "unmanaged" is not a route you want to take!!!

not necessarily. there are a few good managed server providers out there that will harden your server and look after it (on your call - and i do not mean 'managed host' , a managed 'service')

but going unmanaged and NOT getting a management service is certainly asking for trouble (unless you can admin a box by yourself, of course)

 

the data center i purchase my server from just launched a security management program that i quickly snapped up (it's pro-active, so they do the kernel updates and whatnot, for you and do weekly server audits)

 

the biggest thing with a dedicated server is you have to ensure you have the NEED and money for it. i didn't decide to jump ship and go on my own until i started noticing performance decreases with my vps. i'm cheap, so i stuck it out as far as i possibly could. :)

 

been on my own dedicated for a few months and i am very comfortable with it. it's a bit of a learning curve though.

sure, i purchase the security package and all, but it doesn't hurt to also monitor logs yourself.

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