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Old 09-19-2008, 05:00 PM
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Take a look at your traffic a few times daily. Last night I checked my stats and saw that I wasn't registering any clicks, so I went into my networks and I was receiving impressions. Uh oh, that's not good - paying for clicks I wasn't receiving. So, I tested a link and though my domain was up, mysql had decided to go on vacation and was down. I called Serverprovider, my host up, and Sami answered and said the database had a problem and that he'd reset it. I tested everything and all was well, the links resolved now. This morning when I woke up, I had the same problem. If I wouldn't of noticed that, it could of been an issue. Sami researched the issue and said that he found the underlying problem and thinks it's resolved. I'm hoping so. Anyways, I'm still a small fish so it didn't exactly break my bank, but I could imagine it doing so as you expanded. Sami mentioned that I should make to the move to dedicated hosting asap to avoid the database being strained by the multiple accounts on the shared hosting plan I'm on now, which makes sense. First, I gotta get some more of these campaigns going positive to pay for it.

Anyways, long story short, be sure to monitor your traffic carefully at all levels. In my case, I could log onto my tracking domain just fine, it was the database that was down and that was stopping my business.

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Old 09-20-2008, 02:44 AM
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No, you need to make the move now. You an't afford not too.

These traffic sources will blow up shared hosting servers. If you have something like a shared account (any thing that is not dedicated) with host gator they will ban you if you push the server too hard. At that point you will be dead in the water.

You can get a semi-dedicated or better from about $30/month from many places.

OfferMonitor.com - this site will "watch" the offer page and if any changes occur it will email you. Changes can be server issues or offer landing page changes or expire offers. You enter in your cpa url not your splitter. And if you give the url in the watcher a subid of something like "test" you can see the impressions of it checking the offer serveral times a day (on networks that show impression ID tracking).

I only use it once I find a working offer so you dont need to do it too often.

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:13 AM
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I've been looking at upgrading myself ...

A VPS is about $30/mnth and a managed server is about $100 ... but other than costs, anyone have any feedback on which is better and why?
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:47 PM
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Heya Charles,

That sounds like good information. Who offers semi dedicated hosting around those prices? I'm paying 20/month now for shared vps with Serverprovider. I wonder if they have a package somewhere in between virtual and full on dedicated which is 189 a month with them.

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I have my semi with jaguarpc.com. I have had no issues so I dont know how good their support is when there is an issue.
They did do my initial transfer from another host too, full databases and web pages, with no issues.

http://www.jaguarpc.com/semi-dedicated/ its $29.97/month.
standard c-panel.

I have sent 10K people a day through my splitter that is on that server with no issues.

There are other companies that offer silimiar things too.
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I wouldn't run too much traffic through a shared account either.

I know it's more money in hosting, but it's worth it in the long run.

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