where can i find a good shared hosting plan that allows ajax based application like shoutbox/chatbox ??
i am planing to host a multiplayer flash games which make a http request around every 10-second, and then perform file I.O. on the server.:x
the game server mechanism works like a typical ajax based apps instead of using conventional flash server like SmartFox, Red5…etc.
many hosts will not allow ajax apps that make http requests at every specific time interval.
but i think it shouldn’t be too hard to find consider my domain is completely new with zero visitor yet, and should be ok with few players connected.
of course i will have to move to dedicated server once i have many players connected at the same time.
but for now, i need a shared hosting plan to start with.
Most of the hosting providers do not allow Ajax application on Shared hosting plans as it requires a good amount of resources. If you do not wish to choose a Dedicated server for now, I guess, VPS would be fine for you.
I’m sure an ajax will be fine on any solid provider, you just need to make sure they have a reliable and fast network or else your applications will be slow. A VPS will be a good investment if you plan to build a very fast and busy jquery/ajax application.
I can personally vouch for Beyond Hosting I have a VPS with them and get an average ping of 22ms. You can ping my domain at kelchm.com if you want to see. Best of luck
I think that better get VPS (of course that is much more expensive) and be patient about your account suspension.
In this case you need vps.
Yes, you can choose a VPS for now and upgrade if yor requirements increase in future. Also, make sure that you choose a hosting provider that informs you (via notifications etc.) when you use more resources and need an upgrade
Of course that is possible to find shared web hosting which will support you. But there are not too many web hosting companies which can offer that.
I agree with other guys in here: VPS is the best option for you now.