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#16 wrack

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 21:26

A $10/month good quality hosting like Arvixe.com can do the job just fine at the load. If you have to have a virtual hosting that is still ripping you off.

 

Can you tell the virtual machine specs?




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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:32

A $10/month good quality hosting like Arvixe.com can do the job just fine at the load. If you have to have a virtual hosting that is still ripping you off.

 

Can you tell the virtual machine specs?

 

Not quite, but nice try.



#18 ashpowell

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 14:37

Put it this way.. I run about 150 websites on a server that costs me £120 a month, and is barely under load.



#19 wrack

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 22:07

Not quite, but nice try.

Wasn't trying to sell. Just stating the facts the way OP explained.

 

Please tell me why "not quite"? No need to kill a mosquito with a bazooka.



#20 Kami-

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:30

Wasn't trying to sell. Just stating the facts the way OP explained.

 

Please tell me why "not quite"? No need to kill a mosquito with a bazooka.

You'd want dedicated/VPS server for a business site of scale he has, not 'shared hosting'.



#21 wrack

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 21:38

You'd want dedicated/VPS server for a business site of scale he has, not 'shared hosting'.

Yeah I understand the reasons but the amount of traffic that was mentioned didn't warrant a dedicated/VPS hosting?



#22 Kami-

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:01

Yeah I understand the reasons but the amount of traffic that was mentioned didn't warrant a dedicated/VPS hosting?

Not just traffic to consider, there are a multitude of other considerations.



#23 wrack

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 21:38

Not just traffic to consider, there are a multitude of other considerations.

Again true but the OP hasn't given any specific information on the other factors so I gave that answer based on the initial information. I am sure with a better requirements we all can suggest him/her something better suited to the needs.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:30

Again true but the OP hasn't given any specific information on the other factors so I gave that answer based on the initial information. I am sure with a better requirements we all can suggest him/her something better suited to the needs.

Well on that basis, why are you stating outright that a cheap $10/month service will suit his needs if you don't know the requirements?

 

Besides, anything remotely business transaction related shouldn't live on shared hosting, at all, ever.



#25 Reb0ot

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 18:58

Hi all,

 

this is not really my area so I wanted to ask some for some advice about whether or not these costs are about right because I have been asked to research if we can get a better deal.

 

As it stands the client has 3 commercial websites which combined make about 30-50 transactions a month (steadily growing), product catalogue of about 160 items across the 3 sites

 

Cost breakdown is as follows

 

Web/application server - £350 a month

Database server - £350 a month

Image server - £350 a month

Bandwidth Provision - £180 per month for 10mb/s

Firewall and Snapshot Back Ups - inclusive

 

total - £1230 per month

 

3 virtual machines implemended to support all the sites

 

 

Basically I have been tasked at trying to find a better deal and wondered if we are being 'rinsed' at the moment or if that figure looks reasonable?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

It depends on the amount of traffic going through.

If its low traffic then have both the DB and the web server on the same server. You would save £350/month on this.

 

If it was me though I would just have it on a VPS platform that would include automatic backups/images, pay max £100/month for each VPS you need and have more RAM on the DB server than the web server.

 

Contact me directly if you need more help.



#26 OP CoolerUK

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 18:38

Thanks everyone, seems the costs from when a previous brand was at its peak has carried over, in the process of cutting this back considerably now, so  thanks again for all your input.





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