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Old 02-07-2001, 05:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy 207 GB site being kicked by webhost...

I run AnimeWallpapers.com, hosted by A+ Hosting (www.aplushosting.com). Today, they e-mailed me telling me that my site was taking up too much CPU time. It's all static files (HTML and JPG), but the sheer number of hits is bogging down their server. So, I have to move to another host, away from their unlimited bandwidth deal (basically I just have to show their button on my pages; see http://www.aplushosting.com/english/bandwidth.phtml ) that has sustained my 207 GB/month site these past few months...

What hosts would you suggest?

I'm thinking about superb.net, forsite.com and prontel.com. They all offer "unlimited" bandwidth; the first two are on ISPcheck Guaranteed, and my friend knows the CEO of the last one.
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Old 02-07-2001, 10:39 PM   #2
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have been with forsite for 10 months(20+GB/month) ... they are good in term of speed, reliable and support ... very happy with their service http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif however, i think 200GB/month is beyond the 'unlimited bandwidth' allow. just drop them a mail and see what they are saying.
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Old 02-07-2001, 11:09 PM   #3
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I don't know if I was just unlucky but Forsite booted me off for the same reasons that aplushosting.com booted you off (CPU usage) even though my sites are all static html & images. I wasn't using more than 15GB/month at the time.

Notibrian has had a completely different experience to me so I don't know what to tell you about that.
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Old 02-08-2001, 04:30 AM   #4
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"i think 200GB/month is beyond the 'unlimited bandwidth' allow"

And how is that possible? http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 02-08-2001, 06:53 AM   #5
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Well, I heard back from superb.net. They told me that a 200 GB bandwidth site would require a dedicated server. While their shared hosting plans provide "unlimited" bandwidth, their dedicated plans do not.

I got a similar response from forsite.com.

I'm currently trying to see if either of them will give me free bandwidth in exchange for 3 million ad views a month on an 88x31 button at the top of the page, as A+ Hosting has been giving.

No response from prontel.com yet.

I might end up having to actually pay for the bandwidth. That would eat up all my ad revenue given the current state of the market, though.
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Old 02-08-2001, 09:30 AM   #6
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demae,

200GB/month is just too much for any hosting plan ... but they might consider a top button deal ... good luck pal http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

by the way if i am not wrong sterlingbeck (a member of this bb) is going to start off a hosting company around march/april that offers $200 for 500GB/month ... just hang in there for another few months ... hahaha hopefully we can get something like $100 for 250GB/month deal http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif


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Old 02-08-2001, 11:33 AM   #7
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Interesting host:
http://www.usadomains.com/support/unlimited.html

They really offer unlimited bandwidth because they found that the customers who use little bandwidth pay for the ones who use a lot of bandwidth.

HOWEVER, the access logs count towards the disk space limit ($50 a month for 500 MB), AND they don't let you truncate the access logs. So, my 200 GB site wouldn't fit.

Pretty screwy, eh? (keeps looking for an unlimited host)
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Old 02-10-2001, 12:14 AM   #8
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What did you think of A+ Hosting while they were hosting you?
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Old 02-10-2001, 12:17 AM   #9
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What did you think of A+ Hosting while they were hosting you?
No major problems. Saved me hundreds of dollars in bandwidth fees. A few glitches when they switched web server software from Apache to Zeus. Cable modem users visiting a website hosted by A+ Hosting may notice that they cannot download at full speed.
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Old 02-11-2001, 09:35 PM   #10
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Cogent 'should light up' Los Angeles either this month or next. I'm calling my rep often to keep track of when I'll be able to get the speed we geeks all dream of. Until then I've got three very thick books on the topic of server administration that I'm slowly getting through.

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Old 02-11-2001, 09:49 PM   #11
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Originally posted by sterlingbeck:
Cogent 'should light up' Los Angeles either this month or next.
So why does it cost $3000 a month instead of $1000 a month to get a Cogent pipe?

Does that mean we should be seeing that 500 GB for $200 or whatever soon? http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
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Old 02-11-2001, 11:56 PM   #12
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You can "drool" at http://www.cogentco.com/home.html

San Diego should "light up" about the same time. Sterling will handle the hosting and not moi http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 02-12-2001, 01:43 PM   #13
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dem,

Considering you are using 200 gigs, each gig is usually priced at $5, if you were at a normal host, you would have been charged over $1000 per month just for hosting!

And this isn't an exageration either http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 02-14-2001, 01:23 PM   #14
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I'm hosting www.animewallpapers.com with www.tblc.com now. For $40 a month, they give 500 MB disk space, shell access, and unlimited bandwidth (they said 200 GB is ok).

For internet connectivity, they have a redundant T3 which is at 60% usage during peak times. Their server is a Pentium 600MHz Celeron with 128 MB RAM (load average is always below 0.30 AFAIK).

I think their connection is slow sometimes though. When doing a traceroute, I see the ping time at the second last hop at about 100ms, then the last hop is 900ms! What do you guys think?

Here's a large file on the site that you can use to test download speeds:
http://www.animewallpapers.com/wallp...rs_06_1024.jpg
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Old 02-14-2001, 02:28 PM   #15
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If you're getting 200GB for $40/month, I wouldn't worry about a slow connection.
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