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Old 02-26-2011, 09:32 PM
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Ok.. so Im just about reading to launch my first campaign...

Im going to split test direct linking vs. landing page 1 vs. landing page 2 for this....

I want to page loads speads to be fast for my landing pages for obvious reasons.. but one of them is an image (61kb - 740 x 580) that i put together. Now im thinking its probably best to host the image somewhere else other than my shared host gator server for speed purposes and then i can just link to it. Any ideas where it would be safe to do this and is within the TOS? I don't wanna upload to image shack and after a few days the image gets pulled and im still wasting money on the campaign.. that would suck!

Im thinking image shack or maybe wordpress?

I've also got my prosper tracking and landing pages on this shared host, is that gonna cause load delays?

Has anyone else experienced any similar issues and if so, what dedicated host are you now using to resolve it? What do you guys do for this?
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:58 PM
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First let me say I'm far from experienced. But my recommendation would never use shared hosting for PPV. It's hard enough without handicapping yourself before you even launch. Read this. It's direct from the horses mouth (prosper202).

I'm currently using a VPS from Knownhost. It works great so far with the amount of traffic I'm sending. Their support is great too!

I'd spend some time at webhostingtalk.com researching some hosts, there are also some good deals posted there as well.

You'll probably get plenty of recommendations from folks here too.

Good luck
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Scott, why do not recommend shared host for ppv?
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Scott, why do not recommend shared host for ppv?
Because of page load speeds qasy.. people aren't going to sit around and wait for your advert to load. Need to be quick as you are interupting there normal browsing session.
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Thanks Scott.. that was a really useful article from the prosper guys. I'll go away and do some research on hosts... but that Beyond Hosting that the Prosper guys recommend looks ok.

I've been doing seo aff marketing for 2 years, but never had to deal with massive amounts of traffic before... time for a change of host I guess.
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Level 2 on host gator should be good right? (VPS Hosting | Linux VPS Servers with cPanel from HostGator)

If I can stay with them and just upgrade my account that would save me so much hassel and a bit of money. The cost seems reasonable, but is the service adequate for what I need? Anyone been here and worked this out already?

Or I suppose I could keep my old hosting account live and set up a VPS just for my PPV adventures.. if I must.
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Quasy. yeah like changed said, the page load speeds. Remember with shared hosting you are sharing resources (cpu, ram etc.) with hundreds of other websites.

And you have no idea, or control over what kind of loads those other sites collectively are putting on the server, and that's before you drop a few hundred plus views (or more) on that server in the span of a few minutes which is what cpv traffic can do.

So what happens? Potentially, and more than likely, 50% or more of the traffic you are paying for doesn't even see your page. So before you even start your campaign it is likely to fail.

Believe me, this is hard enough (I'm an expert at failed campaigns ) without handicapping yourself before you start.

Changed, yeah Beyondhosting does look pretty good. Hostgator's VPS should work well too. I used Hostgator shared hosting before getting into CPV and it was fine for the seo'ed sites I had on there.

My first cpv campaign I set up was an auto insurance short form offer that failed miserably. At the time I was on Hostgator shared hosting with prosper for tracking. Best I could tell at least 50% of the pops I paid for were never seen. There is no way I'd ever be able to make that campaign profitable under those conditions.

That's just my 2 cents and experience.

Good Luck guys, now lets all go kick some fucking CPV ass!
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Thank you guys for pointing out the speed fact.
Now I am on a Bluehost's shared IP. I think I will change this...

Thanks again
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