We have already shared about what is VPS hosting and best managed VPS webhosting and it’s time to come with an article on unmanaged VPS hosting. ShoutMeLoud started it’s blogging journey with Dreamhost Shared Hosting and after a year due to traffic we moved to managed VPS at Knownhost. We have been happily hosted at Knownhost but from last 3-4 days ShoutMeLoud is facing lots of downtime and Internal server error, I understand issue is because of lots of php calls and database queries. Since we use 30+ WordPress plugins, such issues are common and has to happen. But before I would have upgraded my hosting plan to one more step, I thought of moving everything to unmanaged VPS hosting at linode. I have been hearing some great words about Linode server and how good they are. I have already bought their level 3 plan with 1024 MB RAM, 32 GB storage and 400Gigs of data transfer. This server is costing me $40 every month and it’s more powerful and cheaper than Knownhost, … [Read more...] about ShoutMeLoud Moving to Linode Unmanaged VPS from Knownhost Managed VPS
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June 2017 Note: This article was originally published on November 2nd, 2009. ShoutMeLoud is currently hosted on Kinsta WordPress hosting. I have been waiting from last 2 days when I bought VPS server from Knownhost and now I’m feeling good to make it official that ShoutMeLoud is migrated to Knownhost VPS. I know many of you will have question why VPS? I will answer that later but I will suggest you should read my previous post on What is VPS hosting and best manages VPS hosting? I know many of you will have this question, from last 2 weeks ShoutMeLoud traffic has increased almost 2X and we have started getting lots of connection timeout errors at the same time. Dreamhost shared hosting was unable to handle the site & creating lot of issues. ShoutMeLoud keep getting internal server error for a minute or two & for a growing blog, such downtime is unacceptable. The visitors that you lose because of that would never know how awesome your site is. So I started hunting for … [Read more...] about ShoutMeLoud Migrated to KnownHost VPS from Shared hosting
I recently shifted ShoutMeLoud to KnownHost from Hostgator, and in today’s post, I am going to share with you my personal KnownHost review after having used it for nearly a year. There are many pros and cons of KnownHost’s VPS (Virtual Private Server) which will be discussed later in this article. A VPS hosting environment is like a dedicated server within a shared hosting environment. In short, KnownHost is one of the top fully managed VPS services I have encountered. While shopping for a VPS for my site, I came across many new hosting companies like Wiredtree, VPS.net, Media Temple, Linode, and KnownHost. After seeing lots of feedback and suggestions from WebHostingtalk forum and fellow bloggers, I decided to make a move to KnownHost VS3 managed VPS package. Before moving, my site was on Hostgator’s shared hosting, where I was paying less than $10/month. With KnownHost, I’m paying around $50/month, nearly five times what I was paying, but quality always comes … [Read more...] about Fully Managed VPS for WordPress
We have talked a lot about shared hosting in the past, but after your blog starts getting decent traffic, shared hosting is not ideal. You need to increase your blog's hosting infrastructure, and the next step is to go for managed VPS web hosting. Note: There are unmanaged VPS hosts too, which are cheaper, but if you are one of those people who doesn't like getting their hands dirty with shell commands, managed hosting is what you want. I work on the WordPress platform, and a managed VPS is specifically geared towards WordPress blogs. You've probably heard me talk a lot about HostGator and Bluehost. Though I don't have any issue with my shared hosting accounts, if my traffic starts increasing, I'll need to move to a dedicated server or a VPS. For some of my smaller sites, shared hosting is ideal, but for a big site like ShoutMeLoud, shared hosting is not practical. Dedicated web hosting is expensive, so a VPS is really the best option. From Wikipedia: A virtual private … [Read more...] about What is VPS Web Hosting & What is the Best Managed VPS Host?
Virtual Private Server, more commonly known as VPS, can be considered as a virtual machine or a reseller hosting on steroids. It basically means that the web hosting company is sharing a dedicated server (that is, the processing power of the server) with multiple users. However, it gives you better control as if you own a dedicated server because unlike a shared hosting or reseller hosting, VPS comes with dedicated memory plus gives you root access (to install advanced software or to customize your virtual machine). So it works like a dedicated server though it doesn’t exist physically. You can manage a VPS hosting just like a shared hosting plan. And it gives the comfort of all the hosting plans (shared, reseller, and dedicated) to some extent without costing a lot of money. And it’s the next best option once you started overusing the resources of a shared hosting plan. VPS Hosting Plans are best suited for websites that are getting more than 100,000 visits a month. It can … [Read more...] about Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans (Comparison)