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    Question Hosting for a dating site

    Hello!
    I look for a hosting for my dating site. It has 0 users so far so i need something small and an option to expand. The site is designed for USA users only. It's written in php and mysql. My budget is around $40-$50/m.

    Sorry for my poor english. Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Firemaker; 06-15-2011 at 04:27 PM.

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    Any shared host will be fine as you start off. Pick one that has good reviews.

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    Have you tried WeinerHost?
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    Check out the offers section. With that budget you'd even be able to start off with a decent VPS which will give you plenty of initial scaling capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by media-hosts_com View Post
    Check out the offers section. With that budget you'd even be able to start off with a decent VPS which will give you plenty of initial scaling capacity.
    yes that was exactly what I was going to say. you can get a good VPS on that budget and not have to worry about upgrading for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJoker View Post
    Have you tried WeinerHost?
    Say what now? Is that an actual host?

    OP, I would follow nerdie's advice, unless your dating site have specific needs/requirements that only a VPS environment could provide.

    Absolutely no reason to jump straight to a VPS if you have no need for one. Just because your budget is $40, doesn't mean you have to spend that amount for your needs.

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    I just checked and WeinerHost.com is available lmao. wanna bet its gone before the end of the day?
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    I wouldn't be surprised if someone actually picks that up and uses it to start a hosting business -- given some of the names I've seen recently.

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    Weinerhost, that is quite funny but who'd buy that for a hosting service. No wait, you would actually be surprised

    There are a lot of services out there, though @OP is this dating site going to allow in a sense "pornographic material" or is it more strict on actually keeping it pat down to an actual secure, smooth, elegant, dating service? (No porn with maybe a little body hair here and a little bit of abs over there - Soft Porn).
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    Definitely checkout the advertising section. Just make sure you find a host that allows adult content! Even though your site may not explicitly offer adult content, it can be perceived as one. Just go on the safe side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow-Sean View Post
    Weinerhost, that is quite funny but who'd buy that for a hosting service. No wait, you would actually be surprised

    There are a lot of services out there, though @OP is this dating site going to allow in a sense "pornographic material" or is it more strict on actually keeping it pat down to an actual secure, smooth, elegant, dating service? (No porn with maybe a little body hair here and a little bit of abs over there - Soft Porn).
    I can a name a senator that's probably looking for a new business and the name certainly fits roflmao

    And hey, do you remeber this one mentioned here not lond ago? bigbutthosting.com

    So .....why not
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    You can try out any shared hosting to start with. But I suggest you choose from the popular ones for safe. Once your website grows and shared hosting no longer suitable, you can go with a VPS server for your budget.

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    Start from a reliable shared hosting.
    That will be fine for you.

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    Dating web sites tend to grow very fast. So at the very beginning I suppose that would be really nice to start with the VPS and you have right budget for the good VPS.

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    If you have that amount in your budget, I would agree, you might want to invest in a VPS especially if the dating site takes off. If you want to cut down on costs for now even more, I would suggest just going the simple route and go with any shared hosting account with any reliable host that fits your needs.
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    LOL. Didnt expect so many answers. Maybe I'll go for mediatemple.net $50 VPS. Thanks a lot.

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    I'd stay away from MT if you could, however up to you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdie View Post
    I'd stay away from MT if you could, however up to you...
    Can you reccomend a specific hosting provider?

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    Provide me with specific requirements and I will recommend the host of your dreams.
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    @Firemaker

    Thanks for thinking of us. Let me know if there is anything we can help out with.

    @nerdie

    Would love to know why you don't think our services, (dv) specifically, are something to avoid. We always welcome criticism and other information to help us get better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (mt) matt View Post
    @Firemaker

    Thanks for thinking of us. Let me know if there is anything we can help out with.

    @nerdie

    Would love to know why you don't think our services, (dv) specifically, are something to avoid. We always welcome criticism and other information to help us get better.
    I think every review site will speak for itself?

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    How many users are you expecting in the first month?

    Maybe a VPS is a bit overkill, unless your doing some serious advertising I am sure some quality shared hosting will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdie View Post
    I'd stay away from MT if you could, however up to you...
    Have you ever used them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_M View Post
    Have you ever used them?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdie View Post
    Yes.
    Please use the report button to submit a domain you had hosted with them to the moderation team.

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    What weird hosting names exist? Ive heard of Jizzhosts.com

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    I will suggest you go for VPS or Dedicated server, if you really need to host a dating site.


    Quote Originally Posted by Firemaker View Post
    Hello!
    I look for a hosting for my dating site. It has 0 users so far so i need something small and an option to expand. The site is designed for USA users only. It's written in php and mysql. My budget is around $40-$50/m.

    Sorry for my poor english. Thanks in advance!

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    If users are mostly in America then definitely go with a host that's got a good DC in USA.

    But if you are just starting out there's no reason why shared hosting isn't an option, you can always upgrade to a VPS once you start getting traffic (and hopefully making money).
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    We definitely have had issues in the past with our (gs) Grid-Service hosting, and we are working on improvements. You can take a look at our weblog for some updates on improvements. http://weblog.mediatemple.net/2011/0...esponse-times/

    On the other hand, our VPS hosting is doing quite well with a pretty great reception from most of our customers.

    It's disheartening to see that our (gs) Grid-Service brings down the value of our VPS, but I totally understand where your sentiment comes from. Hopefully, we can change your opinion as time progresses.
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    I will suggest you go for VPS or Dedicated server, if you really need to host a dating site.

    Is it necessary to host on this server for Sites Dating...??? Because the way you are telling that means that no other server would work so efficiently as VPS for dating sites... So I am planning to have a dating site.. so can I use VPS for sure..???

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    First you getting VPS server from Best Service Provider. and 24/7 your server on and Very fast. Bcs your website is good with Topic. and i think you get very early user. dating site grow very fast. So don't worry and take some time on Onpage SEO.

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