1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.
  2. Better Analytics for WordPress Get It Free

Shared Hosting question

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by watty005, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hi I own a forum and currently have shared hosting as a package. How many users do you think my shared hosting package (I have unlimited everything) would cope with being online at once???
     
    watty005, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  2. WSWD

    WSWD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,433
    Likes Received:
    67
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    150
    #2
    Well since there's no such thing as "unlimited everything" who knows. There are probably something in the host's Terms of Service that are going to limit your CPU usage, RAM usage, number of processes you can run, etc.

    There is just no way of knowing.
     
    WSWD, Feb 25, 2012 IP
  3. dumindushalika

    dumindushalika Notable Member

    Messages:
    1,824
    Likes Received:
    31
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    215
    #3
    Most probably few hundreds of members. I suggest you to go for a good VPS plan, if your forum has more than 100 active members to avoid from getting suspended.
     
    dumindushalika, Feb 25, 2012 IP
  4. freelance deziner

    freelance deziner Member

    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    40
    #4
    If your forum is new you can run it easily with shared hosting account but as the members and daily traffic increase your forum will start using more server resources.

    This is the stage where your host can ask you to upgrade to VPS because with VPS you will be getting higher server resources.

    Just having "unlimited everything" doesn't mean you can run any kind of site, but it just mean you can host a lot of stuff only if it is not using more than allocated server resources.

    Hope you understand it now?
     
    freelance deziner, Feb 25, 2012 IP
  5. SolidShellSecurity

    SolidShellSecurity Banned

    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    45
    #5
    We are currently hosting a forum that has a pretty big user base and do not have too much overhead with it. You should not have problems on a shared host unless you are breaking a 20 process limit.
     
    SolidShellSecurity, Feb 25, 2012 IP
  6. mentos

    mentos Notable Member

    Messages:
    15,208
    Likes Received:
    471
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    280
    #6
    Depend on what server your plan is located at.

    Normally shared hosting will only allocate around 5% of the total CPU/memory resources.

    Anything above that you'll get warning from them.
     
    mentos, Feb 26, 2012 IP
  7. hranitel

    hranitel Active Member

    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #7
    I do believe marblehost.com will be fine for you.
    Use their shared hosting to meet all your needs.
     
    hranitel, Feb 27, 2012 IP
  8. yester123

    yester123 Peon

    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    it will be fine if you have traffic less than 500 but if it increases then your site will load slow
     
    yester123, Feb 27, 2012 IP
  9. 13131jonny

    13131jonny Active Member

    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    53
    #9
    You are definitely going to need a better hosting plan once your forum starts to develop but shared hosting is fine while you get it started.
     
    13131jonny, Feb 28, 2012 IP
  10. JPC-Sabrina

    JPC-Sabrina Member

    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    8
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    #10
    If you are just starting then you most likely you will be OK with a shared plan. But, if you start to get many visitors and traffic then you will want to move up to a VPS rapidly. When you have success move from shared or your forum could suffer with issues.
     
    JPC-Sabrina, Feb 28, 2012 IP
  11. yester123

    yester123 Peon

    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #11
    No need to take VPS Hosting you could even go with the cloud hosting services with your shared hosting.

    Your data will be available on many servers and it will reach to the visitor from nearest server located.

    So by this you could host it without any problem and your traffic could be even in thousands.
     
    yester123, Mar 12, 2012 IP
  12. fwalker

    fwalker Peon

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    Definitely upgrade to VPS if you have a lot of concurrent users.
     
    fwalker, Mar 15, 2012 IP
  13. bobbydeo

    bobbydeo Peon

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #13
    You can continue with your shared hosting and once you feel that usage is becoming high you can opt for better shared hosting or vps.
     
    bobbydeo, Mar 15, 2012 IP
  14. libertyreservehosting

    libertyreservehosting Peon

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #14
    It all depends upon the configuration of server, the more powerful the server will be the more users you will be able to compensate at a time
    Ask your hosting provider about the configuration of the server, it would give you rough idea about how much user you can compensate at a time
     
    libertyreservehosting, Mar 16, 2012 IP