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Offline jv

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!Oi IT geeks! - hosting help required
« on: 22 February 2007, 22:29 »
Right, yes the current hosting has got beyond a joke. So, please read and offer help if you can. No offence but only comment if you really know your shizzle not because you have a mate that works for someone who has some some small IT business.

www.golfgti.co.uk is on shared Windows hosting for the asp pages and works fine for the small load on it and it doesn't cost me much.

www.golfgtiforum.co.uk is on shared Linux hosting and again on the whole works fine.

The database is elsewhere on shared Linux hosting. It's this part where the problem would appear to be, so what to do?

I have had a couple of conversations with well respected SMF hosting providers and given them the visitor stats etc. So far at a minimum I appear to need a VPS solution with at least half a gig of ram. My quotes for this range from $900 to $1500 a year. US pricing as that's where the servers are.

So, do I find a UK host who knows what they are talking about? Or go with the probably cheaper US option?

Or.... dedicated server for a true 'expansion proof' solution $$$ £Â£Ã‚£

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Re: !Oi IT geeks! - hosting help required
« Reply #1 on: 23 February 2007, 10:14 »
I'm not sure how high your stats are.
But pipex hosting by webfusionwww.http://www.webfusion.co.uk/
they sell virtual servers. When i was using them they were top notch and not slow
considering there may be many virtual servers hosted on one.

have you thought about limiting the amount of searchs per time period?
or maybe remove items that are cause unnecessary load on the database?
such as users online or upcomming calendar on the index?
13 database queries per load of the index will put alot of strain on the database
or putting the database on the same server to reduce the time taken to get the data.

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Re: !Oi IT geeks! - hosting help required
« Reply #2 on: 23 February 2007, 11:55 »
I use Fasthosts for my hosting I have had no problems with them to date and they offer Dedicated servers with a decent spec. They are UK based and have really good technical support, they allow you full remote access to the server and all sorts of other specifications the pipes are fast and straight onto the internet.

Ideally you would want everything on one server so it doesn't choke the pipe up sending database queries back and forth they will let you have plenty of disk space and the prices are very reasonable. £49 a month for a dedicated 2.4ghz, 512MB ram, 80Gb Hard drive and 1 meg pipe.

http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/dedicatedservers/ds-200_linux/

The home page is here www.fasthosts.co.uk

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Re: !Oi IT geeks! - hosting help required
« Reply #3 on: 23 February 2007, 12:05 »
Monza- ha ha, that is exactly the server spec I was looking at on Fasthosts! The main site and forum are already with them but on shared hosting.

Ben - cheers, I think moving the forum install and database to one dedicated server is definitely the way to go.

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Re: !Oi IT geeks! - hosting help required
« Reply #4 on: 23 February 2007, 12:16 »
Freaky! you know it makes sense!!

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Re: !Oi IT geeks! - hosting help required
« Reply #5 on: 23 February 2007, 12:45 »
JV - these guys supposed to be good.

http://www.uk2.net/server_info.html

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Re: !Oi IT geeks! - hosting help required
« Reply #6 on: 28 February 2007, 13:58 »
How about asking us for donations for the server then? I'd pay a few quid, and I'm sure others would too..... Make it a proper membership thing.....

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Re: !Oi IT geeks! - hosting help required
« Reply #7 on: 28 February 2007, 15:03 »
This is the company I use.
http://www.icdsoft.com/
Very good rates and never had an issue with them.

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Re: !Oi IT geeks! - hosting help required
« Reply #8 on: 01 March 2007, 10:10 »
No point arsing about, dedi is the best way.