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Mirror sites: yes or no?

Discussion in 'Newbie Helpdesk' started by greatdays, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. greatdays

    greatdays Affiliate affiliate

    :) Hi!

    What do you think of mirror sites? How are they best used?
    Ever heard of Warp Speed Hosting? I was advised to
    consider it.

    Thanks for responding,

  2. terraleads
  3. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

    Hi greatdays,

    Welcome to 5 Star.

    Mirror sites are a bad idea.

    Warp Speed Hosting does not look like a good option at all.
    Prices are way off compared to some of the top rated hosts out there.
  4. Larwee

    Larwee <b><font size=2>In Memoriam - Loyal Administrator< affiliate

    greatdays, here are 2 threads that could be a big help to you in relation to hosts.

    The first will make it possible for you to be able to find out just about anything you could ever want to know about hosting. Well over 400 very detailed articles are available that should answer almost everything you could think of connected with hosts.

    The second thread contains the favorite hosts of several 5 Star members.


  5. Jean59

    Jean59 New Member

    What exactly are mirror sites? Basically the same site under two different domains?
  6. Larwee

    Larwee <b><font size=2>In Memoriam - Loyal Administrator< affiliate

    Jean, a mirror site is an exact copy of another site.

    While they are a bad idea for what most people might have in mind, they also have a good purpose and are used for a good purpose. The most common good purpose is access to downloads that are in big demand. One site might not be able to reliably handle it.

    Mirror sites would provide many sources of the same. Many have live mirrors which update at the same time as the original source.

    These mirror sites are usually all around the world and people usually will select the one that is closest to them.

    There are other good uses for mirror sites for specific uses. But generally speaking a person shouldn't have them is because most want to use them to try to rank better in search engines, and search engines know what is going on. They have hyperlinks from ever mirror site to every other mirror site. That is link farming. Google doesn't like it at all.

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