[thelist] is hosting adequate?

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Tue Jan 22 09:21:01 CST 2008

> On Jan 22, 2008 1:55 AM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz 
> <mailto:bobm at dottedi.biz>> wrote:
>     I have a project that is about to start and will involve Joomla
>     CMS.  My
>     experience is that Joomla commonly carries a little extra bandwidth
>     baggage than simple HTML or PHP sites.  
> imho, bandwitdth  should not  be  a big issue unless you expect to 
> have  10.000+ unique visitors per day.
> With proper optimization and caching, you can happily live with shared 
> hosting.
> Actually, it is a matter of preference (and budget).
> If the project succeeds, sooner or later you find yourself in need of 
> a dedicated server.
> (As a side not playing with a dedicated server is really fun, you 
> install whatever you like, no limits on CPU, you can modify your 
> php.ini as you like -- at a cost of course ;)
> These are the "pro" sides.
> As per the "con" sides:
> You are fully responsible for your server's security and maintainance.
> - you manage your own firewall
> - you set up your own backup cron jobs etc.)
> You can start with a shared hosting initially. It is always possible 
> to have a VPS or a dedicated server later on.
> From my experience, migration (configurational changes,DNS 
> propagation, murphy rules, etc. etc.) will be a pain in the rear for 
> about 2 days to 1 week.
> To sum up, if you are starting a brand new project, being on budget is 
> more important, I believe.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Volkan
Perhaps when I used the term bandwidth I was really thinking response 
time.  I did some work mid last year for a couple sites hosted on 
1and1.com.  Response time with a simple php submit form was commonly 
6-10 seconds; same form processed almost instantaneously elsewhere 
including hostgator.

Anyway, after I sent out the original email I got some clarification 
from my customer.  They want to use cbeyond for hosting because they are 
already using them for their network/other.  I just passed along a 
miscommunication flaw...

Regardless, I appreciate the advice but for the wrong reasons.  
Honestly, I have no interest in dedicated hosting if it means I need to 
do all the management aspects.  Just not my cup of Java.


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