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Media temple vs Host Gator for ecommerce


I want to host an e-commerce site which will obviously have SSL Certs & Dedicated IP.

I have recently come across Host Gator & Media temple.

HostGator's Business Plan that includes Private SSL Cert & IP $12.95/mo
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Media Temple Grid Service $20/mo

Here's my current Site Statistic's /mo
Unique Visitor - 1081
Number Of Visits - 1611
Pages - 20144
Hits - 139474
Bandwith - 2.72 GB

The above staticts are the site without e-commerce, so when e-commerce is integrated they are bound to increase.
Using Joomla for the site.

Money Not an Issue. Looking for excellent quality host & high speed



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I would dig deeper if money is not an issue. Lately I have heard negative things about both of the aforementioned companies. Personally, I would get a virtual private server (VPS). With the resources your site is going to use chances are HostGator will give you a rough time. Search this site and Google for recent Media Temple reviews (recent) and you will see what I mean.

Have you checked into VPSLatch.net? Or HawkHost?

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IMO you go with managed VPS if money is not a problem and you are serious about online selling.

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Thanks for your replies. I'll take a look. What is the best solution you guys think is best for me?

Your replies are greatly appreciated

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I suppose both of them do support various web applications. In your situation I would chose something what is less expensive.

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vpslatch seems promising, any other suggestions? Do managed VPS provide a dedicated IP & SSL Certs.?

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Do you need a dedicated server? You should give MediaLayer.com a shout. They are super reliable and great for application hosting which you are using.

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With the resources your site is going to use chances are HostGator will give you a rough time.
I see nothing in what the OP posted that would make his site a danger to a well managed shared hosting environment, even lower priced ones.

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I would look in the a VPS Cloud solution because you will have the dedicated resources plus the flexibility of a Cloud. So as your web site grows your web hosting can grow with it.

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I would look in the a VPS Cloud solution because you will have the dedicated resources plus the flexibility of a Cloud. So as your web site grows your web hosting can grow with it.
Can you suggest a good & reliable VPS Cloud solution?

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I see nothing in what the OP posted that would make his site a danger to a well managed shared hosting environment, even lower priced ones.
According to you HostGator's Business Plan will be fine for me?

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What do you guys have to say about hostdime.com
i believe vpslatch is also buying its server from hostdime.com
Any suggestions?

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What do you guys have to say about hostdime.com
i believe vpslatch is also buying its server from hostdime.com
Any suggestions?
We rent and colocate our servers with HostDime.

However we manage our own systems and have full root access. We control our own staff, servers, and so on. Essentially we are just using HostDime for the main nodes to split it up into VPS's.

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What do you guys have to say about hostdime.com
i believe vpslatch is also buying its server from hostdime.com
Any suggestions?
What type of e-com site are you running? Any particular cart technology? X-Cart, OSC, Magento, etc?

Generally if you are using any specific cart and are doing purely e-com it may be best to go with a host that is specifically suited to that type of thing, example www.ewdhosting.com is the preferred xcart host.

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I am using Joomla as my base site & virtuemart for the e-commerce part

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