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  1. #1
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    hostgator confuse me

    i have a 10gb account with hostgator and the space i use fluctuates between 4 and 9gb depending on if i have a backup awaiting download.

    Hostgator have decided they are going to upgrade everyones storages by ten times what they have...

    so i will have a 100gb account with 2000gb transfer within the next few months.

    So what does that mean for their dedicated server offerings which i was planning to upgrade to within the next month or so?


    The server i was going to move to costs $174.00 a month... and for that you get 80gb of storage and 1500gb of transfer.


    When, for $10 a month i can have 100gb of storage and 2000gb of transfer?

    I know you actually have your own server and the performance will be a bit quicker.... but to be fair this site is run by a group of youth and all that geeky stuff isnt very interesting as long as our sites working. You get me?


    We have a 19gb unsigned music archive we currently cannot keep on the internet because of space restrictions, and about 4 or 5 mailing lists that we could move to our account after our transfer limit increases.... so we will be absolutley rinsing what they are actually offering, so i guess what im asking is will we actually be allowed to use what your say we can or have you turned into another host like ******?


    I ask this publically because this thread will come in handy if this is bluff.

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    I know you actually have your own server and the performance will be a bit quicker.... but to be fair this site is run by a group of youth and all that geeky stuff isnt very interesting as long as our sites working. You get me?
    Performance will be more than a bit quicker, it will be A LOT quicker! Also, HostGator will provide you more space and bandwidth, but you will still hit a peak with resource usage and they'll end up suspending your site...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRadic
    Performance will be more than a bit quicker, it will be A LOT quicker! Also, HostGator will provide you more space and bandwidth, but you will still hit a peak with resource usage and they'll end up suspending your site...
    The reason why the performance will be a LOT quicker is because you will be the only person on the server as oposed to shared hosting.
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    If your only concern was that you were running out of space, then, you shouldn't upgrade to a dedicated server yet since the new plans will give you plenty of space (that's IMO).

    However, I suggest you to contact to HG about the mailing lists, that may be a source of problems on the future.
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    Some hosts have a # of emails you can send out per hour or day - this is a question HG could answer for you. They may also have restrictions on what you can use your space for (e.g. mp3 files, videos etc may incur a traffic limit).
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    The biggest difference with dedicated is that you won't get booted when you use up all promised resources
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRadic
    Performance will be more than a bit quicker, it will be A LOT quicker! Also, HostGator will provide you more space and bandwidth, but you will still hit a peak with resource usage and they'll end up suspending your site...
    Compared to being on server with scsi drives using RAID?

    I doubt there will be any performance increases on a dedicated -- high quality shared boxes compared to low quality dedicateds -- well, they just don't compare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodeba

    Hostgator have decided they are going to upgrade everyones storages by ten times what they have...
    So HG are joining the overselling club! i personally think this is a bad move if its true.
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    Almost everyone is in the overselling club, including our friendly local phone companies.

    Personally, I think the users do this to themselves. So many people ask for 100GB of space, but then they only use a few hundred MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    Compared to being on server with scsi drives using RAID?

    I doubt there will be any performance increases on a dedicated -- high quality shared boxes compared to low quality dedicateds -- well, they just don't compare.
    Agreed, but how many shared hosts today are actually using SCSI drives on a RAID? Most are P4s running on SATA-II drives without RAID that are affordable dedicated boxes. And mostly because everyone wants to hop into the hosting business without much cash to start up. I believe the best way to go would be to buy your own hardware, then you know you're getting good stuff, and not just numbers on a piece of paper.

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