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
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
When shopping for a web host it is best to know just what you should be looking for in your website hosting company. Most companies will have similar claims, such as unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, and email. You also want to be sure that the company also has a high percentage of being up and available (99% or higher), 24-7 support, both site and store builders, and more. Therefore, it is up to you to do your homework before selecting your next website hosting company. Unlimited hosting (Bandwidth + Storage) North American phone support Bonus features Enhanced malware protection Secure site certification Malware and spam protection Free domain Easy site builder Online store and selling tools Money back guarantee Google tools for websites – including AdWords, sitemap, site search, etc. Scalability – so you can customize your site Dependability – your company should have a reputation built over several years for consistent service and staying power … [Read more...] about 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Web-host Company
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?
One of the most difficult tasks faced by anyone starting a new blog or internet marketing career is the process of selecting the web-hosting for their site. We have already specifically advised you to stay away from free hosting, as they have significant limitations and issues, and at the end of day you will face lots of technical hassles. If you are a new blogger just getting started with the process of choosing your web-hosting service, I highly recommend that you opt for reliable, reputable and cheap shared hosting. There are several web hosting packages available, such as shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated hosting, and for new bloggers it’s always confusing to determine which is the best choice. In this post I will be writing specifically about which hosting package a new blogger should choose, and I will reveal some of the top web hosting services for beginners which are cheap and reliable. We have already discussed the things to consider when shopping for a webhosting … [Read more...] about Why Shared WordPress Hosting is The Best Option For New Blog