Hosting And Cost Of Doing Business

If you see the image above, you’ll notice the dip in traffic. The server being down was the reason for the dip. If you run a small website, then the dip is insignificant. But just imagine the damage/loss you’ll incur because of the dip. The traffic on my site was down for almost a day. this is the problem if you host with small time web hosting companies.

I’m looking to change my web hosting company. I’m not sure if I should opt for dedicated server. The traffic on this site is not that high that I should opt for one, but I’m sure, with dedication and hard work, it’ll grow up to that level in coming months. Sooner or later I will have to switch on to dedicated server. I was checking out some web sites which review web hosting services, as it is very important for any webmaster to do a complete analysis of which web hosting services before they’dopt for one. I checked out the dedicated server section at WebHostingGeeks and they have a detailed list of the top services in the market.

They also have a section called green hosting, where they review the industries top green hosting services. For those who do not know what green hosting is :

Green web hosting is great for obvious reasons – with the backing of a respectable green web host, you can feel good about your role in saving the earth, since green web hosts use alternative / renewable energy, plant trees, recycling waste and purchase RECs to power their datacenters.

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How Can I Check Which Other Sites Are Hosted On The Same IP / Server On Which My Site Is Hosted

I always wondered which other sites were hosted on the same IP on which my site was hosted. And the reason to hunt various sites hosted on my server are many.

Firstly, my site is hosted on a reseller account, as at this point I have no reason why I have to shift my site to dedicated server (cost cutting).

I constantly watch who my neighbors are. They share the same IP as my site, which means SE’s see some similarities among us. So I need to ensure I do not have too many ‘Bad Guys’ around me. Universal fact is that if you are often seen with a group of ‘Bad People’, inadvertantly you too are ONE.

Sometimes I get just too curous and can’t resist myself from peeking on my neighbors 😀 .. Bad habbits dun die soon … do they 😛

I use YouGetSignal’s reverse IP domain check service to Find Other Websites Hosted On A Web Server.