Penny Auction FAQ
02 March 2012
Nothing is more important to the proper operations of a penny auction script than its hosting provider.
Penny auction programs require a great deal of server resources to function accurately and correctly. With the amount of connections to databases and continual updating of tables, these programs can exhaust a large amount of server capacity with only a small user base. Many hosting solutions that would normally suite a standard website application will fail when faced with a penny auction script.
Standard penny auction scripts are also unique in that each user may be continually making numerous connections to your database while browsing your site. Each of these connections will expend bandwidth transfer and each user will multiply that transfer.
Cheap hosting solutions with low monthly bandwith allowances, or "cloud" hosting solutions are generally not acceptable for penny auction script operations.
Because the accurate function of your site is so important, we suggest that you budget to provide your site with hosting that will ensure correct operation of your scripting.
Ask your scripting provider for a list of minimum specifications for the program and listen to them! They know the program, and know what it will take to function correctly.
There are literaly hundreds of choices for hosting available to aspiring penny auction owners. In our opinion, the best choice for a new start-up is a managed solution. Among these, we are aware of penny auction sites, including our own, that have operated with sucess using;
Another solution that is effective, especially for start-up penny auction sites, is a shared hosting environment with other penny auctions. Rabideagle Enterprises has offered shared hosting services to more than 15 penny auction start-ups during our two years in the industry.