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Virtual Private Server for Vagabond Journey.com

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Vagabond Journey.com will be moving to a new host today. If there are any delays or problems with accessing the site, it will probably be due to this.

The changeover is suppose to be seamless, there should not be any downtime.

I will be working on this today.

We will be moving to a virtual private server today. This site is too big and receives too much traffic for shared hosting. The main database on the site crashed last night. I stayed up until 3 AM talking to techies and repairing it.

My host gave me the final word last night. I had to ask around five service reps before I received a straight answer:

“At what point do you turn off a webpage for being too large?”

“50,000 files.”

“How many do I have?”

“56,000.”

It is time to move. Shared hosting is a good option for starting a site — it is cheap, the service is often good for new webmasters. But once your site becomes established, once you start getting around 3,000 daily visitor and 50,000 files, you need to book to a virtual private or dedicated server.

We chose a virtual private server

“A virtual private server (VPS, also referred to as Virtual Dedicated Server or VDS) is a method of splitting a server. Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system, and each server can be independently rebooted.

The practice of partitioning a single server so that it appears as multiple servers.” -Wiki

I pay $50 a month for this.

The next step is full dedicated. The next step is $200 a month.

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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