Skip to main content

HostMonster Web Hosting Help

Overwhelming Traffic

Summary

HostMonsters' high powered servers can support several hundred websites easily. HostMonster has taken many steps to allow your site to become very popular without a degradation of service. However as users share the certain resources, including disk space, processor (CPU), and bandwidth limits (the speed and capacity of the Internet connection). If one website becomes extraordinarily popular it can threaten the normal speed of access you have been accustomed to.


CPU Protection

Shared servers from HostMonster are monitored to make sure each customer gets their fair share of resources on the server. This software is in place so that you have a low chance of being affected by abusive users on the server. When a servers performance is being affected by an abusive user we can identify the user and take corrective action.

CloudFlare

CloudFlare is a very powerful Content Delivery Network (CDN) that we offer to all of our customers for free. If you are worried about a sudden spike in traffic CloudFlare is a great way to handle this increased traffic.

To enable CloudFlare you will need to:
  1. Login to your HostMonster Control Panel
  2. Click the CloudFlare icon, located in the Domains section of the cPanel.
  3. Click the Activate link, located to the right of your Domain Name.

Dedicated Hosting

However if your website becomes very popular (such as having tens of thousands of simultaneous users) please consider looking into a dedicated hosting solution.

Due to our shared server model, HostMonster is able to offer unsurpassed prices and the best customer support, that will not be found easily and cheaply elsewhere. Many customers that left come back and choose to stay with us and just move portions of their site to the dedicated solution.

Customers that need Flash Servers, or game server commonly leave their Web sites and email with us and move the content that demands a dedicated solution. This is the most economical solution for most customers.

Knowledgebase Article 165,345 views bookmark tags: dedicated hosting popular resources shared


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

WordPress Pro provides users with elevated server resources and customer support beyond what is expected in traditional shared hosting platforms.
Knowledgebase Article 3,631 views tags: details features hosting pricing pro shared wordpress wp

With the purchase of a hostmonster shared hosting account, you will also have the ability to use several tools, as well as marketing credits. This article explains the credits provided and how to redeem them.
Knowledgebase Article 3,010 views tags: ad advertising bing credit google hosting marketing offer shared

Clients in China are unable to view my website. My website's content doesn't contain any objectionable material.

Related Help Content

The website is taking a long time to load. It just seems slower today than normal.
Knowledgebase Article 340,371 views tags: site slow web website

HostMonster offers a number of great shared web hosting products and plans that fit all different types of budgets. View our price comparison chart today!
Knowledgebase Article 3,812,343 views tags: faq price pricing shared

How do I upload my web site?
Knowledgebase Article 1,588,901 views tags: ftp site upload uploading web website

Prices for Dedicated Hosting and Dedicated related addons
Knowledgebase Article 220,563 views tags: dedicated faq price

Why don't my images display on my site?
Knowledgebase Article 143,721 views tags: display image images link site website

How to assign a dedicated IP to a domain on a dedicated server.
Knowledgebase Article 121,080 views tags: dedicated ip

This Article discusses alternative options to Microsoft Front Page.
Knowledgebase Article 43,535 views tags: alternatives frontpage microsoft

How to prevent your server from freezing up or fix site performance problems on a VPS or Dedicated
Knowledgebase Article 36,182 views tags: dedicated optimize vps whm

This site utilizes JavaScript to function correctly. Looks like it's disabled on your browser. Please enable it for your best experience.

For instructions on enabling JavaScript, click here