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    Best Hosting Option for Startup Web Application?

    I'm just need a second opinion. I'm a few weeks away from wrapping up developer on my php/mysql web application. I have been thinking about this and I'm still unsure of what would be the best hosting option would best for a launching a web application. At the very least I should be looking at some kind of VPS right? or should I be looking to try to co-lo a server or a Dedicated/Managed Server? uptime, having backups of my web application is important to me, however I don't think I can do the $380+ a month for rackspace for an web app that not yet making any money(I would like to do something like a rackspace if I could afford it).

    so what kind of hosting would u guys choose for hosting a new web application? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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    A new application? I would just buy good shared hosting until it starts getting big and creating revenue. Unless you absolutely need root control I see no reason why you can't use a shared plan.

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    If this is a new launched application, I'd suggest you go with a shared plan (e.g. HostGator), it will cost you only around $10/month.

    As your site is new, you don't need that much resources VPS or dedicated plans provided.

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    Dedicated server is best if your traffic, Bandwidth, server resources is too much high otherwise you can start with shared hosting.
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    I have budgeted around $1500+ for the first year of hosting , so something at or around $125 - $150 per month would be doable.

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    It seems a managed VPS is what you are looking for. Make sure to ask what is included in managed package

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    $1500/year should be plenty of budget for a dedicated server unless you're planning 10+ Mbps of bandwidth. I'm sure any of the forum regulars here would be happy to recommend a place based on their own experiences.

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    I think you can choose a VPS. I dont think you have not the need of a dedicated server. you can easily get it without any restriction, when we use VPS for a web application.

    When i compare the budget you consider, it is enough for a VPS. If it is a VPS, you can manage it as your wish and also you have root access. It seems to be good for you.

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    If you just need standard features like PHP/MySQL/etc, go with shared hosting. Many times, a good shared host will outperform a VPS (and will be cheaper).

    $1500/year is really not enough for a quality dedicated server and management so I would steer clear of that route for now. Plus, if you are just starting out, you definitely will not need your own server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PE-Dave View Post
    If you just need standard features like PHP/MySQL/etc, go with shared hosting. Many times, a good shared host will outperform a VPS (and will be cheaper).

    $1500/year is really not enough for a quality dedicated server and management so I would steer clear of that route for now. Plus, if you are just starting out, you definitely will not need your own server.
    I agree 100% with this statement. As you are just starting, look for a good semi-dedicated package. The provider should be able to help you easily scale out as your application needs more resources.



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    Thank you for the feedback.

    So what about these two possible hosting options:

    Which if the two you guys think would be better.

    Load-Balanced Hosting at enginehosting.com
    Essential VPS servint at servint.net

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