Shared Hosting Sucks Moved To Dedicated Virtual
My apologies since its been a while since I posted on this blog. My real life took over my online life, hence I was unable to dedicate anytime to this blog. A number of interesting events took place over the web while I was away. Notably Apple release the new and refreshed line of Mac Book Pros that I had been waiting for. I am currently waiting for them to appear on the Apple India Store before I can purchase one.
Shared Hosting Really Sucks
I while back I recommended bluehost, since their uptime and response time is comparably better than other shared web hosting providers even better than Media Temple overrated Grid Servers. I would like to withdraw my good opinion about them, after they banned my site without giving me a reason. I had to contact tech support to ask them the reason why they had banned me. The reason they gave me turned out to be a really dumb one, according to them I had violated there TOC by posting about a security flaw in myspace and mind you this offending article is more than a year old. I knew they were just looking for a reason to ban me since my site takes up a lot of bandwidth.
Shared hosting sucks for a number of reasons.
- There are too many Websites crammed onto a single server.
- You don’t have control over the server resources and application.
- You are rarely given root/SSH access.
- Most shared hosts are slow and put restriction on your CPU Usage. My site has show the CPU exceeded error a number of time.
Since my site has grown and deserves much better. The first thing that I did was to purchase a basic Dedicated Virtual Hosting package from Media Temple. I am totally loving the huge increase in performance and response time. My Pingdom account shows that the average response time for the site has dropped below 1 sec unlike the previous 1.5 – 3 sec.
Since MT Dedicated Virtual Hosting is too expensive for me. I did a lot of research into Dedicated Virtual Hosting and finally settled on Slicehost. While I am not a Linux guru I don’t mind getting my hands dirty so currently I am busy teaching myself how to setup a Linux Box from scratch. I plan to run this site on a combination of Lighttpd, MySql, and PHP called a LLMP setup. Expect this site to load 10 times faster than before.