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[resolved] Moving the blog, have questions about recomended hosts ... (4 posts)

  1. billdennis5
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I currently host my site with A Small Orange. I'm not necessarily knocking them, because they have to do what they have to do.

    They use eAccellerator, which they say is the cause for my site not opening in FireFox (sometimes) and for it not working well with IE (And no, it's not the pinging issue. Already tried that).

    They at one time said they would move my site to a server that doesn't use eA, but they now say this program is used on ALL their servers and there is no more support they can give me for this problem.

    Naturally, I'm moving my blog.

    I just need to know several things before I move my blog to one of the recommended hosts:

    1. Do any of them use eAccellerator and would my rather ordinary WordPress 2.0 blog have difficulty on their servers?

    2. Do they also also support WordPressMu, which I use on a second blog?

  2. stewdio
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache. It increases the performance of PHP scripts by caching them in their compiled state, so that the overhead of compiling is almost completely eliminated. It also optimizes scripts to speed up their execution. eAccelerator typically reduces server load and increases the speed of your PHP code by 1-10 times.

    I don't see how this will affect Firefox and I don't understand why your host would think so. I would move if they can't answer a simple thing like this with any degree of acuracy.

    For your first question, it's shouldn't matter. Your site looked fine to me FF 2.x as well btw. So long as they meet the minimum php and mysql requirements, you won't encounter any difficulties.

    For your second question regarding WPMU, make sure they offer Vhost if you are going to use the sub-domain option which is highly prefered and seriously recommended to avoid hassle. Certain hosts like godaddy.com will not give you vhost even if you ask, so you need to ask questions before you sign up for a new hosting accont.

    Vhost is generaly not enabled by default, but a good webhost will enable it on your domain when you ask. This is a simple Apache configuration that can be enabled within minutes of recieving your request.

    A typical vhost directive looks like this:

    <VirtualHost 10.1.2.3>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@host.foo.com
    DocumentRoot /www/docs/host.foo.com
    ServerName host.foo.com
    ErrorLog logs/host.foo.com-error_log
    TransferLog logs/host.foo.com-access_log
    </VirtualHost>

    Hope this helps and good luck on your search for a more reliable host. I use Surpasshosting (www.surpasshosting.com) myself and they have been very accomodating for me. Reall good deals on the packages, you should at least check them out.

  3. timdorr
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey Bill, was this post before or after we upgraded eA to 0.9.5?

    For those viewing on the outside, Bill is a customer of mine who was getting some wacky errors that we narrowed down to being the fault of eAaccellerator. I had noticed that we had an out of date version (0.9.3, versus 0.9.5), so I'm hoping this new version includes a fix on the issue. Unfortunately, the error messages in the logs are useless and the code requires some *heavy* understanding of the ZE2, which I've not yet achieved my Zen-like state with.

  4. billdennis5
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It was BEFORE the upgrade.

    My blog was, essentially, down for two days.

    I have had no problems since the upgrade. And I'm putting off any hosting switch.

    We'll see.

    ;-)

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