09 Jul 06
07 Mar 10 10:06 pm
I have to disagree with Michelle. And Mark for that matter.
The point Mark was trying to make is that when you're expecting a WHOLE LOT of really resource-intense traffic to your site (for instance when you're doing a launch or a promotion and you have 10,000 people on your list, etc) then you might want to be a little wary.
Happily for most regular-joe affiliates (or sadly, depending on your perspective) it is very, very rare that you're going to be in this situation.
Mark's point was that once you get to the stage where you're expecting this kind of activity... (And you'll KNOW when you're at this level. It's not just going to creep up on you.) then you should be looking at getting some more sturdy hosting. But you'll be making buttloads of cash by this stage so it won't matter.
We're not saying that we don't recommend HostGator shared hosting. We're saying don't get complacent once your site gets very big.
Mark should have known better :)