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Is VPS enough for running a b2c eCommerce site

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by allen f, Nov 12, 2015.

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    prepare to build a site and start a eCommerce business, I find many people say VPS hosting is good and economical, but I'm wonder if it is enough for a b2c site
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    allen f, Nov 12, 2015 IP
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  2. abdmjz

    abdmjz Active Member

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    What kind of traffic are you talking about ? Start with a VPS and then upgrade as you grow. Don't waste your money with idling resources. :)
     
    abdmjz, Nov 16, 2015 IP
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    web-world Well-Known Member

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    If geting loads traffic make sure got enough bandwidth handle all the visitors
     
    web-world, Nov 18, 2015 IP
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    Depends on how busy your eCommerce site is.
    If you have active site now, you should know your server requirements.
    Definitely VPS is one of the options, and most of the time sufficient to handle eCommerce site.
     
    jeff-ay, Nov 20, 2015 IP
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    postcd Well-Known Member

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    b2c (business to customer / business site) can be hosted on any hosting that has decent uptime.
    just start with one webhosting and if they have downtimes, restore backup of your website to another hosting.

    i think there are alot of quality shared hostings where you can host b2c site for less than $2 month
     
    postcd, Nov 25, 2015 IP
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    m.sivarajan Banned

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    Good luck. In obvious it depends upon your site's traffic. Choose some appropriate plan according to your site's traffic. Or trail for it initially. VPS is also fine but its all about your sites activeness.
     
    m.sivarajan, Nov 26, 2015 IP
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    Start with mid range VPS, that offers at least 1GB RAM. Don't choose anything that offers less than that. And make sure its fully manages, as you are beginner in this and you are getting your first VPS. The control panel wise, you will need WHM and cPanel and this will be the widely supported one. Any issues with it, it can be resolve quickly and you can easily find solution/answer online.
    Take note that running a VPS hosting is unlike shared hosting, you will need some good understanding on the configuration, technical, and server side. Lack of basic knowledge will causes lots of configuration issues that will takes days to resolve.
     
    charlesgan, Dec 24, 2015 IP
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    CenTex Hosting Member

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    Yes a VPS server would be fine for your two sites. I would recommend starting with a 1 GB of Ram. You can always upgrade as your site grows. Thats the nice thing about VPS is its easy to upgrade when you need more resources.

    Now if this is your first VPS server I would recommend getting a managed VPS account that way you have support with it.
     
    CenTex Hosting, Feb 9, 2016 IP
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    Its depend what script you use and how many traffic you're expecting.
     
    mentos, Feb 18, 2016 IP
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    LittleCreek Greenhorn

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    I think you should start with shared hosting. Ask your provider if they can tell you how much resources you are currently using. Then they can make a recommendation and probably move your account to a VPS if necessary.
     
    LittleCreek, Mar 1, 2016 IP