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Question regarding hosting

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by BioSpherical, Apr 13, 2012.

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    Hi,

    I have a question regarding hosting. Basically, I have a search-based website and on my current hosting the minimum allowed length of a search query is 4 characters. I'd like to be able to change this (perhaps allow 3 characters searches for example).

    What would be the best way to do this? I've asked my current host about it but I assume if they won't change the setting I'll have to get a dedicated server or something? If this is the case, what are my options and which would be the most cost effective? Additionally, if I were to do this I'd like something easy to manage for beginners so again, what are the options?

    Thanks!
     
    BioSpherical, Apr 13, 2012 IP
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    lepud Banned

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    When it comes to hosting, be sure that contact their customer support and get all the things cleared in order to avoid future misunderstanding.
    As I know hostdone.com has nice customer support team that is helpful and responsive. They offer really cheap hosting plans and I am fully-satisfied customer.
     
    lepud, Apr 13, 2012 IP
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    WSWD Well-Known Member

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    The minimum search query in what? What exactly are you using to conduct the search. What exactly is the setting that is limiting you to 3 characters?
     
    WSWD, Apr 13, 2012 IP
  4. BioSpherical

    BioSpherical Active Member

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    The site runs on a MySQL database. So I believe it is a global MySQL setting which right now only allows search queries on MySQL databases to be 4 characters or more.
     
    BioSpherical, Apr 13, 2012 IP
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    Hello there,

    This sounds like it has to do with the script you are using for your site, not the host. Are you using a commercial script, or something custom?

    Regards,
    Chris
     
    RHS-Chris, Apr 13, 2012 IP
  6. BioSpherical

    BioSpherical Active Member

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    It's a custom script. However apparently it is not the script, but rather a global MySQL setting or something (this is what my developer told me). But if you know something different let me know!
     
    BioSpherical, Apr 13, 2012 IP
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    You may use cheap dedicated server just for DB to run out of limits.
     
    dlinchevskiy, Apr 23, 2012 IP