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celticpride678
May 15, 2011, 12:50 AM
I'm looking into switching from a shared hosting plan from JustHost to Cloud hosting from Site5. I've read some good reviews on Site5, but have you had any experiences with them? I'm looking at the basic, $25/month plan for cloud hosting.

Thanks!



Cromulent
May 15, 2011, 07:38 AM
I'm looking into switching from a shared hosting plan from JustHost to Cloud hosting from Site5. I've read some good reviews on Site5, but have you had any experiences with them? I'm looking at the basic, $25/month plan for cloud hosting.

Thanks!

I used to be on Site5 (just their normal shared hosting) but have since moved to Linode. There $19.95 VPS is extremely good value and fast enough to handle pretty active sites. Plus you get the advantage of being able to run ANYTHING on it :).

The only down side is that it is unmanaged hosting which means you need to do all the sys admin stuff yourself. I'm not convinced that cloud hosting providers offer that much advantage. Linode beats the crap out of the Amazon cloud in terms of speed.

In fact most cloud providers have poor IO performance which is generally bad for websites and cost significantly more than a decent VPS setup. You have to pay a lot for the premium cloud disk solutions (and I really mean a lot).

celticpride678
May 15, 2011, 10:12 AM
I used to be on Site5 (just their normal shared hosting) but have since moved to Linode. There $19.95 VPS is extremely good value and fast enough to handle pretty active sites. Plus you get the advantage of being able to run ANYTHING on it :).

The only down side is that it is unmanaged hosting which means you need to do all the sys admin stuff yourself. I'm not convinced that cloud hosting providers offer that much advantage. Linode beats the crap out of the Amazon cloud in terms of speed.

In fact most cloud providers have poor IO performance which is generally bad for websites and cost significantly more than a decent VPS setup. You have to pay a lot for the premium cloud disk solutions (and I really mean a lot).

How fast is that $19.95 plan (in terms of server speed)? Would you recommend VPS over cloud for a website with high traffic?

Cromulent
May 15, 2011, 01:23 PM
How fast is that $19.95 plan (in terms of server speed)? Would you recommend VPS over cloud for a website with high traffic?

How much is high traffic? How many hits a minute do you get?

celticpride678
May 15, 2011, 01:31 PM
How much is high traffic? How many hits a minute do you get?

Right now, we're getting a good couple hundred a minute. Really depends on the day.

Cromulent
May 15, 2011, 04:47 PM
Right now, we're getting a good couple hundred a minute. Really depends on the day.

Hard to say really in that case. It entirely depends on how well written your web app is. You maybe fine or you might have a couple of queries that kill your site no matter how powerful the machine you run your site on is.

The only real way to find out is to test. From looking at the Site5 page though I wouldn't be too confident in them though. They offer far fewer upgrade routes. Once you outgrow the $36 a month plan the next one up is $100 which is a bit of a jump.