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  1. #1
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    Wordpress hosting (DIGG / Slashdot)

    Hello,
    I am currently using a dedicated server for hosting my blog, but it is extremely low end. (Pentium 3)

    I am thinking of possibly moving this across to shared hosting -BUT- It must be able to cope with digg / slashdot if I make a popular blog post.

    I have seen that mediatemple do a plan that comes with assurances that digg will not cause the hosting to die, they are $20.

    What are my other options with shared hosting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanmaster View Post
    Hello,
    I am currently using a dedicated server for hosting my blog, but it is extremely low end. (Pentium 3)

    I am thinking of possibly moving this across to shared hosting -BUT- It must be able to cope with digg / slashdot if I make a popular blog post.

    I have seen that mediatemple do a plan that comes with assurances that digg will not cause the hosting to die, they are $20.

    What are my other options with shared hosting?
    how much now you paying for it,better go for vps

    also you need any control panel?
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    No i dont need a control panel.

    I'm paying $9.99 USD for the pentium 3 server.

    I can go higher of course, but for $29 I can get a dedicated atom 1.6ghz / 1GB ram / 160GB hdd 100mbit or unmetered 10mbit etc.

    For $25 I can get a Dedicated sempron with 1GB of ram etc.

    BUT this particular thread i am wondering about just plain shared webhosting budget of about $10-35 USD

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    If you know how much space and bandwidth you are using you should be able to look in the offers section to find something suitable. Also you should be able to see how much resource usage you use at different times. Long as you check the TOS of any possible host you should see if they have a restriction on % of CPU usage.
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    How low end is your server in terms of ram ?

    Also whats your traffic stats for a month ?

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    It would be really helpful to know what are your blog's stats normally and go from there. Digg effect will not happen often (if ever). But of course, we all hope, for your blog's benefit, that it will

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    what was the max connections you have ever gotten? as Fam said above, digg effect doesn't happen often but when it does, it can get hectic especially if it is causing high on the server.

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    With shared hosting, I think you'd have a lot better access to hardware. IE, you can get an atom server for $29, but you can get shared hosting on a quality beefier server for less than that. And, while it is shared, if it's a reputable provider, I'd bet that the majority of resources are going unused.
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    If you have the time and knowledge to manage your own server, it's hard to beat dedicated hardware with some well configured software. But the caveat as said, is that you have to have the time and knowledge to manage and configure your own server.
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    if you dont need much harddrive space, id give http://medialayer.com a try. they were amazing at handling digg/reddit traffic when i was with them

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    If your P3 is able to handle a digg, I'm sure any decent shared hosting server would be able to as well.
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    if p3 is able to keep your blog running then shared hosting will work.

    Also you could always get a unmanaged vps host.

    because a 700 mhz P3 =s a 100 mhz core 2 dou.

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    Get something that's reasonably within your budget. Wordpress can be hardened to withstand Diggs and /.'s very easily with things such as WP Cache and WP Super Cache. Due diligence on WP itself will save you money on server costs in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gplasky View Post
    Get something that's reasonably within your budget. Wordpress can be hardened to withstand Diggs and /.'s very easily with things such as WP Cache and WP Super Cache. Due diligence on WP itself will save you money on server costs in the long run.
    I was going to say something along these lines myself, but it seems I was beaten too it. In any case, ditto to gplasky.
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    A shared host will definitely be able to handle your blog if a P3 can.
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    I would recommend you searching for a provider providing grid (the one you mentioned) or cloud hosting. With a normal provider providing single shared server hosting, your site will be disabled the moment your site is featured on digg.

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    May I ask who your currently with?

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    hostMDS.
    I remembered that I had 6 months of godaddy hosting from a domain I bought 6months ago (or so), so I moved my blog there for now.

    I have installed WP-supercache / WP-widget cache and also hosted the images on the p3 box with lighttpd just serving as images.domain.

    I have not been dugg yet and I don't know if I will, but I got linked from a computer website last night and received about 3000 views of the site.

    It was all fine and the load of the p3 box stayed at 0.05 at max :-) Godaddy was fine. (I know this is a much smaller scale test than digg)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanmaster View Post
    Hello,
    I am currently using a dedicated server for hosting my blog, but it is extremely low end. (Pentium 3)

    I am thinking of possibly moving this across to shared hosting -BUT- It must be able to cope with digg / slashdot if I make a popular blog post.

    I have seen that mediatemple do a plan that comes with assurances that digg will not cause the hosting to die, they are $20.

    What are my other options with shared hosting?
    Don't worry just use wp-supercache plugin it can handle Digg traffic.

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