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Old 12-31-2006, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default New Hosting Company Needed for phpBB Board

I'm using Solid-Hosting now and I so DO NOT want to go through the hassle of changing but I think that I absolutely must. Every single night my board gets rickety and slow. When I look at the uptime command I see that the server that my site is on is often running at more than 1.0, sometimes as much as 1.80. I have spoken to their techs on IM and the guy says that he doesn't know what I'm talking about, and that the server that my site is on is fine. Two days ago I sent them a short email complaining about this situation and I have yet to get a response. I just now experienced this phenomenon and sent off my second email.

What I need is a hosting company that can run my PHPBB board without being choked for memory. Users can tell when the server is overloaded and so can I. I'm not looking for a bargain (although that would be nice) I'm looking for a host that can support my business without my having to worry about it.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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It would likely help to know your user base/average traffic. What is the the most demading your site gets?
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:01 AM   #3
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I agree that it would be very helpful to see some more stats. Try typing "top" into the command shell and copy and paste the contents of the output. I've had 2 servers already that were dead slow because of a kernel that just didn't like the hardware it was running on (giving I/O waits of 98%), after switching servers my I/O wait dropped to 0.1%... or it could be a faulty drive, or too little memory...

Also, how many pageviews do you receive daily?
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:19 AM   #4
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Normally a phpBB forum shouldn't consume such resources, but then again it depends on activity, files and so on... If you decide to switch hosts afterwards it's not gonna be hard to transfer the account, that's the good thing. You need to see how much bandwidth your site is 'eating' and then you can see if there are some other hosts that can offer you plans for these needs
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If you have a very popular resource you'd better order a dedicated server or at least a VPS.
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:11 PM   #6
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Also maybe there is a temporary problems with your local IPS?
Try to check it by making a tracert from your PC or using winmtr program:
http://winmtr.sourceforge.net/
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:45 AM   #7
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Agree with Onix. I think that VPS first time suit your needs fully.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:30 AM   #8
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You may start from VPS and than when your forum will grow you may have a dedi.
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:11 PM   #9
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Most likely since the OP posted this in Dec., he's probably found a new host by now or fixed his problem. Doesn't look like hes been back since Dec.
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It's wise to use VPS and then when you'll have quite enough experience and your site grows change it for a dedi.
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