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krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
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[MENTION=32490]krishnandu.sarkar[/MENTION] - Do you know of a host who provides SSD based hosting under $4 with cPanel ? I searched a lot yesterday about different hosts yesterday and taking cost & feedback into account, I zeroed into SSD Hosting from AdroitSSD | $1.99 Cloud cPanel Hostin . They're giving a promo offer of $1.99/mo offer (annual billing, comes to ~1592 INR) - 25GB SSD + 512MB RAM + half core CPU + 5 domains + 10 sub domains + 10 MySQL DBs. Everywhere else I looked for good plan are asking to commit for 36 months.

No, I'm not aware of that. I'm only aware of DO and Vultr for SSD Hosting and that's $5 minimum per month. But I'm not sure whether moving my blog to that SSD Hosting would be good or not, as those are not managed hosting, I have to maintain everything from security to configurations myself. Though I do not fear doing that, as I'm knowledgeable enough to do that or can google it out, but I'm not knowledgeable / confident enough to do that in a live public facing server.

What do you think?

BTW adroitssd looks good for the offer!!
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
No, I'm not aware of that. I'm only aware of DO and Vultr for SSD Hosting and that's $5 minimum per month. But I'm not sure whether moving my blog to that SSD Hosting would be good or not, as those are not managed hosting, I have to maintain everything from security to configurations myself. Though I do not fear doing that, as I'm knowledgeable enough to do that or can google it out, but I'm not knowledgeable / confident enough to do that in a live public facing server.

What do you think?

BTW adroitssd looks good for the offer!!

I also won't suggest going a VPS route. It's just a hassle. Until your blog reaches to that stage where VPS is necessary, avoid it.

I googled extensively, then found adroitssd site. A couple of hosting review sites had positive feedback about it. The only comparable offer was from GoDaddy but that's just for 1 wordpress site. As a web dev, I would always require a server for my freelancing development so multiple hosting was necessary for me.

I think I'll go with this offer. Let me have a final look. They also have a 30 days no question asked money back guarantee.

Update: I purchased it. Will update as I experience it.
 

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
I also won't suggest going a VPS route. It's just a hassle. Until your blog reaches to that stage where VPS is necessary, avoid it.

I googled extensively, then found adroitssd this site. A couple of hosting review sites had positive feedback about it. The only comparable offer was from GoDaddy but that's just for 1 wordpress site. As a web dev, I would always require a server for my freelancing development so multiple hosting was necessary for me.

I think I'll go with this offer. Let me have a final look. They also have a 30 days no question asked money back guarantee.

Update: I purchased it. Will update as I experience it.

Sure. I'd love to hear your experience.

Is this one managed server?

Multiple hosting is not much necessary for me, I have number of servers from Rackspace, DO, Vultr, Azure for my clients.
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
Sure. I'd love to hear your experience.

Is this one managed server?

Multiple hosting is not much necessary for me, I have number of servers from Rackspace, DO, Vultr, Azure for my clients.

I suppose all shared hosting are managed or am I missing something ?

btw while searching I found that DO has been getting quite negative feedback for performance while Linode and Vultr the opposite.
 

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
I suppose all shared hosting are managed or am I missing something ?

btw while searching I found that DO has been getting quite negative feedback for performance while Linode and Vultr the opposite.

Yes all shared hosting are managed hosting. But isn't adroitssd a SSD Cloud Hosting? I believe cloud hosting are not managed like DO and Vultr. Because in case of these Cloud hosting you create a VM and install everything from LAMP stack to configuring firewall on your own.

Rackspace do provide managed Cloud SSD Hosting, but that's expensive.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
Yes all shared hosting are managed hosting. But isn't adroitssd a SSD Cloud Hosting? I believe cloud hosting are not managed like DO and Vultr. Because in case of these Cloud hosting you create a VM and install everything from LAMP stack to configuring firewall on your own.

Rackspace do provide managed Cloud SSD Hosting, but that's expensive.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Yep, you're right. And yes, adroitssd is indeed a SSD cloud hosting provider but fully managed as you get it in other managed hosting. You have everything you can find in managed hosting, cPanel, one click scripts/apps/CMS, etc.

Currently in the process of transferring site.
 

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
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Yep, you're right. And yes, adroitssd is indeed a SSD cloud hosting provider but fully managed as you get it in other managed hosting. You have everything you can find in managed hosting, cPanel, one click scripts/apps/CMS, etc.

Currently in the process of transferring site.

Great!! In that case adroitssd looks good. And if it can keep up without the latency and downtime, then it'd be great. But I really doubt of 25GB space, as mine being a travel blogging site, there are lots of images.

I'll try to make a shift then. BTW any tips on moving my word-press site? What all needs to be moved and all? Yes I'm following the resources available in internet.
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
Great!! In that case adroitssd looks good. And if it can keep up without the latency and downtime, then it'd be great. But I really doubt of 25GB space, as mine being a travel blogging site, there are lots of images.

I'll try to make a shift then. BTW any tips on moving my word-press site? What all needs to be moved and all? Yes I'm following the resources available in internet.

Even if you have 5000 images, that'd be still sufficient. Unlike VPS, the 25GB is completely available to us sans OS.

I just followed basic procedure in moving the site- exporting DB, importing DB in new server, uploading site files, changing wp-config info, updating DNS, that's it. Nothing more is required. But in my case, it seems I have messed up with .htaccess which I'm trying to figure out what went wrong.
 

kunalgujarathi

Cyborg Agent
[MENTION=32490]krishnandu.sarkar[/MENTION] - Do you know of a host who provides SSD based hosting under $4 with cPanel ? I searched a lot yesterday about different hosts yesterday and taking cost & feedback into account, I zeroed into SSD Hosting from AdroitSSD | $1.99 Cloud cPanel Hostin . They're giving a promo offer of $1.99/mo offer (annual billing, comes to ~1592 INR) - 25GB SSD + 512MB RAM + half core CPU + 5 domains + 10 sub domains + 10 MySQL DBs. Everywhere else I looked for good plan are asking to commit for 36 months.

I got name cheap hosting for 550/- for a year
20 GB ssd
Unlimited bandwidth
3 domain



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krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
Even if you have 5000 images, that'd be still sufficient. Unlike VPS, the 25GB is completely available to us sans OS.

I just followed basic procedure in moving the site- exporting DB, importing DB in new server, uploading site files, changing wp-config info, updating DNS, that's it. Nothing more is required. But in my case, it seems I have messed up with .htaccess which I'm trying to figure out what went wrong.

Okay!! I'll do it after you provide some pingdom and latency test results!! :)
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
Okay!! I'll do it after you provide some pingdom and latency test results!! :)

Sure. I was not able to resolve the error, whatever was causing it. Maybe I messed up with .htaccess (most probably). Have submitted a ticket. Even though they do provide a free WP migration but I thought I won't need it.

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Ping is quite high as compared to GoDaddy. When I ping my server IP, ping is ranging around ~280-90 ms but with GoDaddy, it was ~90ms. Maybe the GoDaddy server was near (location don't know).

But let's see once the final site goes live. I just want the site to be responsive enough. Fingers crossed.
 

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
Sure. I was not able to resolve the error, whatever was causing it. Maybe I messed up with .htaccess (most probably). Have submitted a ticket. Even though they do provide a free WP migration but I thought I won't need it.

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Ping is quite high as compared to GoDaddy. When I ping my server IP, ping is ranging around ~280-90 ms but with GoDaddy, it was ~90ms. Maybe the GoDaddy server was near (location don't know).

But let's see once the final site goes live. I just want the site to be responsive enough. Fingers crossed.

Okay!! Ping depends on region of the server. In my case most of the visitors would be from India. So lower ping time from India would be of great help.

Yeah once you go live you'd know the other things like latency and all.
 

arijitsinha

﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ O'RLY?
Hey Guys,

Dont use BIGROCK as webhosting/domain buying solution. They are just pathetic, and your information will be sold to several third parties. As soon as I registered there, I started getting spam messages from random web developers, web hosting providers etc.
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
Okay!! Ping depends on region of the server. In my case most of the visitors would be from India. So lower ping time from India would be of great help.

Yeah once you go live you'd know the other things like latency and all.

So here's my small feedback after testing the website after it went live:

> The loading time in the browser seems to be well. But PageSpeed insight is always saying that the server response time is slow, typically >1 sec. Even though GTmetrix is saying everything is ok but it also doesn't explicitly says about server response time.

> I also tested after deactivating all plugins and with 2 essentials plugins. It did improve a lot but still not satisfactory.

Normal testing:

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No plugins testing reduced loading time by 1 sec in all the benchmarks.

I did reduce HTTP requests ffrom 63 to 30 still server response time is hardly reduced.

I can't understand that a WP site which I have hosted on my old GoDaddy server, which is 2x the size of my blog, is loading 3.5x faster (as per GTmetrix). :| Even though, in browser, they appear to load almost in same time.

Support as of now has been good. I raised a ticket under WP Migration (predefined section) regarding 500 error which I was getting. The guy first asked my old cPanel details, then after sometime, automatically replied that he had found the error to be in my WP-config.php which he corrected. However, internal pages were rendering 404 for which he suggested a solution, which when I tried, worked.

I have again submitted ticket regarding performance queries. Even though they do say that their TAT is 30 mins, which is good, and they did reply within that time to my first problem. But 2nd one seems to make me wait a bit longer.

Bottom line is that even if it turns out to be same as speed of GoDaddy, I'll probably stick to as long it keeps up to its uptime and support because I just can't get a multi site hosting within 150/month. If yes, I'd surely look into them.

PS: I'm also not ruling out some issues in my site, so will be trying out when I upload a new site.

PPS: Why is Rackspace soo costly ? I just had a chat with their sales team for tp and they quoted me $80/mo as their minimum plan. :sleepy2_NF:
 

Sarvesh

Journeyman
Hey Guys,

Dont use BIGROCK as webhosting/domain buying solution. They are just pathetic, and your information will be sold to several third parties. As soon as I registered there, I started getting spam messages from random web developers, web hosting providers etc.

This is very common with everyone - spammers gather information from who is records - which is not hidden by default. Godaddy and some other domain registrants have an additional paid facility to hide your original information from the who is record search.
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
My server is working fine now. Loading time seems to be reduced by half. Quite satisfied. [MENTION=32490]krishnandu.sarkar[/MENTION] , if you want to have a look into it, you may try my account.
 

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
Thanks for your report [MENTION=86068]dashing.sujay[/MENTION]. Well your testing benchmarks looks really good atleast for not-much-traffic blog like ours and yes, given the price you are paying for multi-site hosting, it's really VFM.

I'm not sure, but does the testing score and the VM Deploy location matters much here? As our visitors will be from India?

And yes, Rackspace is highly costly. I have 3 of them, but not mine. I mean I do not pay for it, my clients pay for it. I still don't know why people choose Rackspace over DO / Vultr as service wise I never faced any difference within them.

May be there's some difference in service quality or uptime or high traffic on load time.
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
Thanks for your report [MENTION=86068]dashing.sujay[/MENTION]. Well your testing benchmarks looks really good atleast for not-much-traffic blog like ours and yes, given the price you are paying for multi-site hosting, it's really VFM.

I'm not sure, but does the testing score and the VM Deploy location matters much here? As our visitors will be from India?

Yes, testing scores do matter depending upon VM deploy location. The nearer, the better. For instance, my website's loading time as per GTmetrix from US is around 2-3 sec, while from Mumbai is 3-5 sec. But in real life scenario, you won't feel them if you have a sufficiently good connection, say > 2 mbps.

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The best part about my deal is that the price won't change forever, which is very hard to find as most of the offers are valid only for first year.
 

abhig

Broken In
Hi,

Looking for suggestions for webhosting. Should be cheap and able to host a couple of web sites. I have abhishekg.com (WP blog) and GrocersKart.com (E-commerce) and another dumb site.

Have tried a couple of hostings but they are too costly after the first year. Need a service with same pricing structure.

P.S. I keep my domains on Godaddy.
 
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