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    GoDaddy VPS - Please advice me

    Hello everyone,

    I need your advice, I have a forum (with about 100 online members, and this is increasing day by day)..
    So I want to move from HostGator shared hosting to GoDaddy VPS, all what I don't want is a high server load/slow website, or a max_connections problem while connecting with the databases..

    I really need my website to be very very fast... (as fast as this forum )

    Do you advice me to use a GoDaddy VPS server? Will my forum be always fast on it? (I use MyBB)

    Thanks in advance...

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    You wont be able to send email directly from the server they block port 25 and require you to use their relay to send email from the server. I dealt with this many times when I worked for Labtech. People would put in tickets say their email was not going out... It was because Godaddy blocked email..

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    Which kind of mails are you talking about?

    I had a VPS server on GoDaddy few months ago, I was using my email addresses and everything was okay

    Can you explain to me more please? Like, if my forum sends an activation mail to a new member he may not receive it at all?

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    I was referring to email. We had several customers using godaddy VPS and godaddy Dedicated Servers and you could not email out of the server unless you used a smart host. If you had a mail server you had to use a smart host. I do not know exactly what these customers purchased but I tried telnetting to port 25 on several mail servers and they were blocked. I was then told by one of the customers that they were given a smart host to use to send email out of the Virtual Server. Ask godaddy about this. Maybe they have changed something. This was less than 6 months ago. It happened with three different clients. They were all using Labtech which is an RMM tool... At the time I was supporting Labtech...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysweetdreams View Post
    Which kind of mails are you talking about?

    I had a VPS server on GoDaddy few months ago, I was using my email addresses and everything was okay

    Can you explain to me more please? Like, if my forum sends an activation mail to a new member he may not receive it at all?
    I was referring to email on a VPS hosted by godaddy. You might want to ask them about this. Maybe There is a way around it.

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    I have never used GoDaddy VPS, i only have some domains from them. The thing i don't like about them is that you almost never know what you will have to pay them - they try to sneak all kinds of "addons" to your invoice that you don't want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rds100 View Post
    I have never used GoDaddy VPS, i only have some domains from them. The thing i don't like about them is that you almost never know what you will have to pay them - they try to sneak all kinds of "addons" to your invoice that you don't want.
    I have only supported a few Godaddy VPSes and Dedicated servers, but I totally agree. Sometimes we buy certs and the occasional domain name. They always make you go through like 5 pages of addons. I guess that is one way to make more money. Sell people stuff they do not want...

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    GoDaddy for a VPS.....or any kind of hosting?

    You can do a lot better than that by going to a specialist VPS provider.

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    I just found that their prices are not very expensive,
    can you give me advices for a very good VPS provider?? (Remember please that I need my website to be always running and very fast)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysweetdreams View Post
    I just found that their prices are not very expensive,
    can you give me advices for a very good VPS provider?? (Remember please that I need my website to be always running and very fast)
    There are lots of VPS providers in the offer section check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysweetdreams View Post
    I just found that their prices are not very expensive,
    can you give me advices for a very good VPS provider?? (Remember please that I need my website to be always running and very fast)
    KnownHost, FutureHosting (I use them both), WiredTree, Servint, MDDHosting, Liquidweb immediately spring to mind.

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    For the money, you have other options. The offers sections is a great resource.

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    LOL, he said GoDaddy and VPS in the same sentence.
    Hosting is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

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