When I started this blog and podcast, almost 2 years ago, I set-up on a super cheap hosting account thinking I’d only have a few hundred hits. That was a bad assumption and I ran out of bandwidth within my first two weeks. In January of 2005 I moved to a larger account at Bluehost and it has served me well until the past couple of weeks when the amount of traffic has been too much for my shared hosting account. Therefore, I will have to move to a dedicated server plan in the next few days to avoid the CPU quota errors you might have noticed from time to time.
It’s not a problem at all; I knew it would come to this someday. If you know of any hosts for me to check out with dedicated plans, post them to the comments.
I think rackspace.com has good dedicated hosting products. However, you should check out an industrial strength VPS solution first before investing in your own box. It may not be that you are not the cause of the slowdown but you in combination with other activity on the server.VPS servers are more flexible and better manage the resource allocation than a traditional “shared” server environment.
Thanks for the suggests, Jeff. I’m checking out VPS options right now that look to be the best fit for my needs.
Kevin Finn says
A friend recommended this VPS provider to me in the past http://www.tektonic.net
I hope this is helpful.