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#1 snodart

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:28 PM

Hello, 

 

I am thinking of moving to MDD, but just had a few questions: 

 

Are the domains actually hosted with MDDhosting?

 

Can I easily change (or have changed) A-name records - to point to a portfolio hosted with another service (such as viewbook) for example? 

 

How easy is it to upgrade later to semi-dedicate/VPS/dedicated servers? Are there any charges to upgrade?

 

Is there a specific reason that the storage space is the same for shared and semi-dedicated servers (5, 10, and 15 GB)?  

 

I have 4 domains that I would like to transfer along with signing up for a host package. What is the best way to determine which of the domains I should use as the "main" domain?

 

Any info is much appreciated.  

 

Many Thanks,

 

Justin

 

 

 

 


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#2 MikeDVB

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:10 PM

Are the domains actually hosted with MDDhosting?

We are a hosting provider - if you don't need hosting then you wouldn't need a hosting product so I'm not sure I follow your question.
 

Can I easily change (or have changed) A-name records - to point to a portfolio hosted with another service (such as viewbook) for example?

You can if you wish cPanel -> Advanced DNS Zone Editor with your hosting account.
 

How easy is it to upgrade later to semi-dedicate/VPS/dedicated servers? Are there any charges to upgrade?

Only the difference in price. Going from shared to semi-dedicated or VPS would require a server transfer as the hardware for each service is distinct.
 

Is there a specific reason that the storage space is the same for shared and semi-dedicated servers (5, 10, and 15 GB)?

The difference between shared and semi-dedicated isn't the quantity or speed of the storage, but the number of accounts placed on the server and how much CPU is available to each account.

Beyond that - if you need more than 15gb of space - you're probably needing media storage and not storage for a web site. The average site uses only 100~200 megabytes of data - many of them much less than this. If you really do need more than 15 GB I'd probably suggest looking at a decent VPS or a lower end dedicated server if not a content delivery network or storage similar to Amazon S3. Last I looked I believe roughly 99% of our customers are on the 'basic' level plans.
 

I have 4 domains that I would like to transfer along with signing up for a host package. What is the best way to determine which of the domains I should use as the "main" domain?

The determination is up to you - you're the webmaster and it's up to you to figure out which you want to be main, secondary, etc. With more information about your 4 sites we could possibly give more/better advice but ultimately at the end of the day it's a decision for you to make.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:27 PM

We are a hosting provider - if you don't need hosting then you wouldn't need a hosting product so I'm not sure I follow your question.

 

Sorry. I did not state that very well. Do you outsource the domain registration?

 

The difference between shared and semi-dedicated isn't the quantity or speed of the storage, but the number of accounts placed on the server and how much CPU is available to each account.

Beyond that - if you need more than 15gb of space - you're probably needing media storage and not storage for a web site. The average site uses only 100~200 megabytes of data - many of them much less than this. If you really do need more than 15 GB I'd probably suggest looking at a decent VPS or a lower end dedicated server if not a content delivery network or storage similar to Amazon S3. Last I looked I believe roughly 99% of our customers are on the 'basic' level plans.

 

I see. I just assumed that fewer accounts on a server would also allow for more storage space for each account. I know very little about it though, and was just curious as to the reasoning. I definitely don't need more than 15 GB of room, and would likely be fine with 5 or 10. 

 

Is there any problem with storing media and providing download links so long as I stay within the storage and bandwidth limits? All of the media fits within the terms of service and is of my own creation.  

 

To clarify, I currently have a public folder in the public_html directory that I use to keep images, videos, audio files, etc. I primarily use it to provide download links within my blogs and sites. For example, in this post of my blog (near the bottom of the page) is a list of audio files that I created for people to download. Another example is this section of one of my other sites in which a handful of tutorial videos are available for download. Other than those examples, I mostly use the folder to share files and images for various art related projects. I also use the folder as a way to post illustrations and images in forums that don't have an image upload option. 

 

If it helps, below are the stats that include my main sight and the public folder mentioned above. 

 

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Thanks for the info and input. 


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:18 PM

Sorry. I did not state that very well. Do you outsource the domain registration?

We are not an accredited registrar ourselves so we do use the services of an accredited registrar to register domain names in your name [we don't register them in ours]. Currently we're using DirectI but looking at moving to Enom as their WOIS Privacy is much better.

Is there any problem with storing media and providing download links so long as I stay within the storage and bandwidth limits? All of the media fits within the terms of service and is of my own creation.

So long as you aren't violating the Terms of Service you should be ok. That said we don't go around looking for reasons to suspend people and we do our best to work out any issues with a customer before having to suspend whenever possible.

To clarify, I currently have a public folder in the public_html directory that I use to keep images, videos, audio files, etc. I primarily use it to provide download links within my blogs and sites. For example, in this post of my blog (near the bottom of the page) is a list of audio files that I created for people to download. Another example is this section of one of my other sites in which a handful of tutorial videos are available for download. Other than those examples, I mostly use the folder to share files and images for various art related projects. I also use the folder as a way to post illustrations and images in forums that don't have an image upload option.

That sounds perfectly fine to me - you're welcome to store as much data as you wish so long as you're within the limits of your plan.
 

If it helps, below are the stats that include my main sight and the public folder mentioned above.

Looks fine to me, I don't foresee any issues based upon what you've provided.

Thanks for the info and input.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:17 PM

Many thanks Mike. That was helpful. 


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