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Old September 27th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Web Host/Mysql question

I have a small forum that went online about a year ago with a small number of users. It started as a project for some friends and my brother. Since then they have wanted to dump some decent money into advertising and such to get it to take off.

I currently host with Bluehost, which I'm finding was a poor choice from what I read. They limit the mysql connections to 20 at any given moment. My concern is that if the site starts to grow, that this is going to become an issue quick. It's my understanding that Bluehost doesn't give warnings, they just shut down your account or suspend it without notice.

What do you guys recommend for hosting, and what number should I shoot for as far as connection limits go? Obviously it's nothing like the traffic this site sees, but if there were 50 or so people on at one time I wouldn't want the site going down...

I've moved the site once when it first went live, and it was a PITA. If I did it again, I would rather it be now, vs. having a bunch more users and traffic. The database moving/recoding the php files was a bitch.

Thanks! Btw the site is http://thegungroup.com
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Old September 27th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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I have a small forum that went online about a year ago with a small number of users. It started as a project for some friends and my brother. Since then they have wanted to dump some decent money into advertising and such to get it to take off.

I currently host with Bluehost, which I'm finding was a poor choice from what I read. They limit the mysql connections to 20 at any given moment. My concern is that if the site starts to grow, that this is going to become an issue quick. It's my understanding that Bluehost doesn't give warnings, they just shut down your account or suspend it without notice.

What do you guys recommend for hosting, and what number should I shoot for as far as connection limits go? Obviously it's nothing like the traffic this site sees, but if there were 50 or so people on at one time I wouldn't want the site going down...

I've moved the site once when it first went live, and it was a PITA. If I did it again, I would rather it be now, vs. having a bunch more users and traffic. The database moving/recoding the php files was a bitch.

Thanks! Btw the site is http://thegungroup.com
I use bluehost, and I've been very happy with them. Give them a call and see what they can do for you.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Also, if you are planning on running a forum on $5/month hosting, forget about it.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #4
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Also, if you are planning on running a forum on $5/month hosting, forget about it.
That may be what it is now, but I know that's not in the cards at all. I was expecting at least $20+ per month. Like I said it was more of a fun project for some friends, and is turning into a bit more as of late. When I first talked with them a year or so ago (because the site was down all the time) they basically said there was not much they were going to do for me if I exceed those numbers? I honestly didn't do much more investigating with them after hearing that and doing the reading I have been in the last couple of days.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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a forum doesn't take jack shit to run until it gets retardedly large.

get a home business connection with a static IP and setup your stuff there until you can get enough funding/support to go to a distributed hosting environment. Apache/mysql/some forum software.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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I think it would cost me more to set up a box, get a static ip, and maintain electricity to the setup than just go with a hosting company no...?
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Old September 27th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #7
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it costs around 12-17$ a month to run a pc non stop. dedicated internet is 40-80$. learning is invaluable. you don't need much more than a jank garbage pc with a nic to run websites.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #8
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For $3 more i can have a remote one and not have to worry about power outages and dedicated ip's. I never mind learning but im not a dumb person when it comes to computers. Just to say i have a webserver in my house doesn't make me hard. My main reason for not jumping all over that is uptime. I have more old boxes laying around with more than enough power to run it.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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talk with liquid web, they have very reasonable pricing and the best real uptime I know of in michigan
http://www.liquidweb.com/

gl4x4 is hosted there, this site only fails when the "admins" mod components...lol
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