Would this host work for me? (SurfSpeedy dedicated)
I have 4 vBulletin forum sites, 2 of which occasionally host gaming videos for members to download.
I also plan to be adding more and more sites to my host so I want room to grow.
Adding up all of the members from both sites, I'd like to have room to be able to have 400 active users on at one time. (currently if I added my users up at peak times on all of my sites it'd be more like 100 - 120 at peak time, but I'd like room to grow).
I also want to make sure that my members will be able to download videos at a reasonble speed.
Would this satisfy those needs? I saw this ad in rotation on WHT.
cPanel is a must as I don't know how to transfer my sites as it is, so I assume the only way I'll be able to do it is by downloading backups via cPanel on my current host (site5) and restoring them on my new host.
As long as you go with a cPanel setup transferring your accounts will be a breeze. Just leave them live on your current host. With a dedicated in the hosting control section of cPanel (WHM) it's easy to copy other cPanel accounts over as long as you have the account user names and passwords.
I too am not familiar with the host. If they have an option for initial security config & setup it would be a good idea to take it unless you are used to admin on a dedicated. If they don't and you are not look for some of the 3rd party companies that will do your security config and help with your initial set-up.
There are lots of horror stories here from people who "jumped" into dedicateds and were hacked within hours.
Remember a new dedicated is by nature a "wide-open" door for anything from the moment it's activated until it's secured.
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