Hey all, my first post here I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a host that is fast and not too strict on bandwidth (not going to kill me with charges if I go over). I plan on running a World of Warcraft community site, offering a large colection of streaming video, custom interface mods, trailers, and screens.
I'm looking for about 50GB disk space to start (but upgradeable). I don't know what to expect for bandwidth yet. I've found some hosts with "unmetered" bandwidth, but sounds like a scam to me.. Anyone?
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Well the initial size will be around 50GB, as the site grows I'm sure a bit more. I had a shared host years ago that offered me unlimited bandwidth with 75GB diskspace, though I knew this host personally, and he is out of business now I haven't looked into dedicated servers but if its my only option... I suppose I'll look around. Are they simple to set up? I've never used any command-line based systems. All my previous hosts have used cPanel so I'm a bit of a noob.
You might want to google it because buying a server may mean looking up a lot of information. If you have any specific questions that I would say that you are free to ask around on this forum. Other than that try to find a guide that would help you get started. Seems like the path you chose is the only way to go in this situation.
Well the initial size will be around 50GB, as the site grows I'm sure a bit more. I had a shared host years ago that offered me unlimited bandwidth with 75GB diskspace, though I knew this host personally, and he is out of business now
With those types of packages, even to friends, there is no doubt they are out of the hosting business - it simply is not sustainable...
With the requirements you have listed, you simply need to get a dedicated server. Good news is the bandwith will be plentiful, but obviously the costs will be higher then a shared environment.
Its been a couple days now, and I have a dedicated server set up with Godaddy. Well I knew this was going to be a bad idea, I'm in over my head here lol... They only sent me my server IPs and a link to the plesk login page. I have no idea where to point my domain name, because I don't know what my nameservers are. Their documentation on setting it up in plesk is very unclear... Their support sent me a link to the plesk online pdf manual, some help they are... I predict I'll end up scratching my project due to frustration before the end of the month
To elaborate, assuming you also registered your domain name with Godaddy.
- Go to my domains
- click on the domain you need to set up nameservers for
- click set locking
- unlock your domain
- click Domain Host Summary and click to modify
- Add your nameservers for your domain one at a time ns1.yourdomain.com and enter the ip Godaddy gave you & ns2.yourdomain.com with the second ip.
- Go to set nameservers now (a step AFTER you add your custom nameservers above)
- Enter your custom nameserves that you just created (ns1.mydomain.com & ns2.mydomain.com)
- Lock your domain
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It's probabally easier if you don't know about nameservers just to get DNS done by another company.
There should be some free ones about.
For example, you point your domain to ns.adnscompany.com and ns2, and you setup the 'A' record on their website to point to your IP (and MX), simple.
else, if you dont mind paying a bit, go to www.serverwizards.com, and use them. They will setup & manage your server although im not 100% sure they support plesk (isnt that windows? can be confused here)