Need Wordpress Hosting Server Rec Plz

almost 5 years ago from , UX/UI Developer

Hey Everyone,

Last week I move my site over to a DV server on Media Temple from Shared Hosting on Godaddy - only to find out my site actually runs slower on the dv server. Poop. It's also because I'm not a server admin and I don't really know how to optimize the server. I'm wondering if anyone out there could make me any good recommendations on an out of the box solution for hosting a wordpress site. I also would like to take advantage of the new json wp-api to take that into consideration as well.

Thanks, Spencer


  • James StiffJames Stiff, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Here are a few that I've used:

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    • Spencer Bigum, almost 5 years ago

      Which are you currently using? Any favorites for any reasons? Thanks for these links!

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      • James StiffJames Stiff, almost 5 years ago

        Hi Spencer

        Sorry for the delayed response!

        I'm currently using Tap for my personal site as it's only $5/month and I don't need much in the way of whistles and bells. It's early days but so far I'm liking what I see.

        Prior to that I was on Flywheel which I would highly recommend for client projects. Great customer service, well thought out control panel and free migrations! I moved there from WPEngine and it was surprisingly painless.

        I've not personally used WPEngine for a couple of years so can't really comment apart from to say that I heard from a client who had suffered some pretty severe outages at business critical times.

        Out of the three, I'd probably choose Flywheel.

        Hope that helps?

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  • Ozan Caglargil, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Try DigitalOcean ...

    You have to select $10/month droplet for one-click install wordpress, however if you have some experience with server stuff, go with $5/month droplet. It should be enough.

    ps: I've added my referral code to link, which will give you $10 credits = 2 months free hosting .

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    • , almost 5 years ago

      Thanks Ozan, I am looking for something that has the server optimized for decent wordpress site usage on the server end. Much appreciated though - digital ocean is still really cool.

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      • Ozan Caglargil, almost 5 years ago

        May I ask, how much traffic do you get? I survived 120.000 unique visitor / day on MediaTemple Grid server back in the days (paid some extra bucks at the end of the month though)

        We're using DO for bunch of works and they began to offer "floated IP" option, which will help you to create a basic load-balancer.

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        • , almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

          Im getting about 38k sessions a month right now - but increases month over month. Not at 120 yet ;) Problem is with Media Temple that I am not a server expert and the DV server doesn't come optimized for wordpress. So its a bit my fault for not knowing what to do to get it running to take advantage of it. Which would explain why I got better page load times on a shared hosting plan with goaddy:( MY site just takes forever to load on the DV server - I dunno why.

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          • Ozan Caglargil, almost 5 years ago

            DO = DigitalOcean :)

            You shouldn't pay more than $10/month for that kind of traffic (and keep A class performance). If you need, I can help you with server stuff. Just ping @cemshid at twitter.

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            • , almost 5 years ago

              Appreciate the offer - I think I got it for now, but if I run into a problem I wouldn't mind picking your brain a bit. Thanks again! Def gonna use DO as a quick WP live environment to test with - I mean for 5 bucks how can you not.

              Cheers, S

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      • Morin Mote, over 1 year ago

        Nice and thanks to share it with us.

        -- http://www.webhostingreviewsx.co.uk/godaddy-uk-hosting-reviews/

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