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0as
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Please help me in choosing web hosting

Post by 0as » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:04 am

Hi everyone,
I am sorry for possible offtopic, but I need your help in find new web hosting provider as soon as possible, because my current host (bluehost.com) is kicking me off, they say 'your account is using a lot server resources', but my website gets only about 200 visitors per day and my disk usage is 1500 MB (maybe they do not like that?)

Anyway, what would be your recommendations for getting reliable web hosting? Where are you hosting your websites? Are you happy with your providers?

I am now checking http://www.hosting24.com/ - offer looks very nice, but is it real that they can provide unlimited disk space?
I have contacted them about this question and they say something that "These days 500GB disk drive costs only $30 per month, so if some day we will run out of disk space we will simply add new 500GB disk drive with almost zero costs and you can continue uploading without any problems".

What do you think about it? Maybe things have changed in last 4 years? With my current provider I get only 2GB of disk space for $10 per month..
Any ideas and suggestions are much appreciated.

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Re: Please help me in choosing web hosting

Post by phiber » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:29 pm

0as wrote:Hi everyone,
I am sorry for possible offtopic, but I need your help in find new web hosting provider as soon as possible, because my current host (bluehost.com) is kicking me off, they say 'your account is using a lot server resources', but my website gets only about 200 visitors per day and my disk usage is 1500 MB (maybe they do not like that?)
Hi and welcome to Xatrix Security forums.

1500 MB storage on users accounts shouldn't be a problem for most web hosting companies.
The part that seems most likely is the "server resources". Are you a dynamic or a static site? If it's a dynamic site (PHP/ASP, etc.) maybe the backend code is highly inefficient and eats a lot of CPU time.

Provide us with more details (a link to the site would also come in handy).
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Re: Please help me in choosing web hosting

Post by muto » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:01 pm

If you're a paying customer, contact their support, and find out exactly why they're kicking you off. Aside from Phiber's suggestions, you should also check if you've got a very big SQL database, or are queryin it a lot. Since you host also provides email, there could be something there.

They have no right to kick of a paying customer without explaining to them, and giving them a chance to change what they're doing. As a last resort, you could try threatening legal action, but you've got to think, do you really want a host that acts like that?

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