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    Webmaster When hosting gets too expensive

    Marc Nov 6, 2011

    1. Marc

      Marc Crazy Dave FTW!

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      What do you do when hosting gets too expensive?

      Say, your website crossed the daily traffic it should get daily and your web host contacts you, saying that you need to upgrade your hosting package or take the boot.

      But, I know what you're going to say already, so let's make things more interesting and imagine that you HAVE to pay for a dedicated server that costs around $200+ monthly.

      What are you going to do?
       
    2. Ikram45

      Ikram45 Getting There

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      The best thing to do would be if you could give some from your pocket or just start donations on your site. That might help a bit.
       
    3. BluAzn

      BluAzn New Chatter

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      If my host starts to increase their price plan I'll just move to another host. Ain't paying a high price for the same plan.
       
    4. Smokey

      Smokey Shortie's Teddy Bear <3 Staff Member

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      Put up donations on your site, if you have a big active full of traffic website, and people want it to remain online, they'll gladly donate to help support the hosting costs. :) If they don't, well there's always free alternatives although those aren't nearly as good :)
       
    5. Naiwen

      Naiwen Chat Addict

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      I always use free hosts, never paid. I'm a bit cheap as I'm not very rich.
       
    6. JBailey

      JBailey New Chatter

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      If your site is garnering that much traffic that is breaking the TOS of the shared hosting, might try to look for either VPS or even a lower priced Dedicated server.
       
    7. Kiefer

      Kiefer Quiet Chatter

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      I'm using a shared hosting and the prices are not high at all.
       
    8. forumhookers

      forumhookers New Chatter

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      Now you can have a good VPS from 5$ but you have to know some basics about linux. because as they are cheap they are unmanaged, anyway i can provide free management.
       
    9. RJH

      RJH Getting There

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      Simple you move to a cheaper one or if their service is good enough you pay up.
       
    10. Kiefer

      Kiefer Quiet Chatter

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      Which companies offer VPS for 5$? They all start from 15-20$
       
    11. AreYaSerious?

      AreYaSerious? New Chatter

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      Great question, I want to know this as well.