How to transfer accounts from DirectAdmin from cPanel manually

I am in the process of shutting down one of my old dedicated servers to a series of VPS accounts and was having some difficulty in getting this completed. The old server has DirectAdmin while the new virtual private servers are powered by cPanel. Due to the fact that these sites are rather large, I kept getting an SSH timeout error when trying to use cPanel’s built in account transfer tools. This could also have been caused by a legitimate SSH connection error. Continue reading “How to transfer accounts from DirectAdmin from cPanel manually”

What is the best hosting solution for a network of feeder sites?

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I recently had a customer ask me for some advice on aquiring hosting for his new network of feeder sites. For those of you who are not familiar with feeder sites, they are a number of smaller sites, blogs or online resource that allows you to feed traffic and backlinks to your main website. Squidoo and HubPages are examples of free resources you can use as feeders to create links and organic traffic to your money site. While free resources are great, finding niche long tail domains and setting up your own network of feeder sites can improve your SEO rankings as well as generating properties with potential for higher amounts of organic traffic.
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Do I need vps hosting to start a social media site?

I recently had a customer ask the following question… “Do I need vps hosting to start a social media site?”. The answer is definitely a yes on this one.

If you attempt to start your social media site on cheap virtual shared hosting you are most likely going to have to upgrade sooner rather then later, especially if you have some success. The scripts out there that run sites similar to Twitter, Facebook or Digg are not resource heavy in themselves (although some are) but once you have several users accessing the site and its features at the same time, you’re going to suck up a lot of the shared server’s resources. Continue reading “Do I need vps hosting to start a social media site?”

Finally found a new VPS hosting company

Well, it’s finally official. I have a new host to replace my dedicated server and am in the process of moving things over. Once I get it transferred and live, I will let you know who I decided to go with and why.

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In search of reliable and affordable VPS hosting

I have been searching for a new VPS hosting account to replace the dedicated server that I am taking offline at PacificRack. While I am relatively happy with this lower end server, business has been much slower for design and hosting as I switched my business more to freelance writing. I still have some of my own mainstream sites and host a few others so I am still in need of a hosting package for my own properties and those of clients. Continue reading “In search of reliable and affordable VPS hosting”