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How to get best from your Shared Hosting

Get the best from your shared hosting services. Tip's to increase website performance even in shared hosting environments.
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Brings the beast out from your shared hosting service by applying these tweaks configuration to your website.

Shared Hosting is the best solution for kickstarting your new website. Let it be a Linux Shared Hosting or .Net based Windows Shared Hosting but once your website is grown up to the next level and people started loving you and your website the next challenge is to handle so much love (Traffic).

Well, this is the time most of the Hosting Providers will ask you to upgrade your hosting service to either VPS hosting or a dedicated server but in most cases the budget is tight and customers may not want to spend on new high-end resources. You may not need to upgrade in all cases apply these steps one by one and see if you can serve your website in shared hosting as these tweaks will give you that extra edge without increasing your budget drastically.

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Apply CDN

There are several free CDN hosting Providers one of them is www.cloudflare.com, Just by applying CDN to your website, You will bring down your server load by 60% There is a free CDN provider to take care of all basics. The next level of CDN hosting will be your next benchmark.

Optimizing your OpenSorce

If you are using open source applications like WordPress or Magento try optimizing them to the best. These articles will guide you in detail “How to optimize WordPress website” and “How to Optimize Magento“.

Use different services for different functions

You don’t need to use all the functions of shared hosting like email service, mysql  “as all in one package”.

  • If you are using any database like Mysql or MSSql try to host it on a different server, You can get a Dedicated MYSQL server or MSSQL server at a much lower cost than VPS or a dedicated server.
  • Do you send Mass Mail to your follower or transaction emails from your website using the traditional local mail server of your shared hosting? If your answer is Yes, Then you should consider sending mail using third-party tools like Mandrill this will bring down your server load and at the same time take care of your bounce emails.
  • Use Business Email Solution for sending personal mail (Communication Emails). Use external mail servers for your mail exchange this will make sure that all your critical mail services are always in ON Mode even in high traffic time.
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