[wp-hackers] WP Hosting
Gregg F. Tomlinson
gregg at fatheaddesign.com
Fri Aug 27 18:24:04 UTC 2010
I personally host WP sites on both a dv server at Media Temple and on
a dedicated RHEL box at Rackspace. Obviously the RHEL box is
fantastic, but not very good on the budget (I am hosting a bunch of
Magento ecomm sites on this box as well so that's how I justify the
cost). The dv at Media Temple does a great job for hosting multiple WP
sites, and they do offer SSH access so that's a big plus.
I'm hearing lots of good stuff about WP Engine hosting on Twitter but
don't know of anyone personally who has used them yet - http://wpengine.com/
On Aug 27, 2010, at 12:48 PM, Andrew Gray wrote:
> I am huge fan of both Media Temple Grid and Rack Space Cloud Sites
> for hosting wordpress.
> Both sell CPU cycles on their grids and do not make you deal with
> the LAMP stack.
> We host 40 WP sites on one Media Temple Grid account for $20 per
> month, + $20 for the upgraded DB. I use w3 cache for most of them.
> Media Temple grid gives you SSH access, php.ini etc.
> We also host our bigger sites on Rack Space Cloud Sites. It is not
> a VPS , but a LAMP stack that you load your stuff into via SFTP.
> You do not get much control over the server, but you also do not
> have to deal with DOS attacks, software upgrades, etc. It is crazy
> fast. The DB allows 500 connections and is a massive cluster. It
> also has automatic daily and weekly snapshot backups.
> We have one client doing 5M+ page views on there an using around
> 100% of one account. They charge for overages, and never throttle.
> It cost a min $150 per month + Bandwidth overages ( about 2.5Tb per
> month via Max CDN)
> Rack Space cloud Sites is spendy, but well worth it if you do not
> want to monkey with a server and you want your site to be very fast
> without caching.
> I love the grid stuff, exactly because I do not have to have access
> to the server, I just runs.
> For your size, I would give Media Temple a try. Sometime they have
> weird problems, but I have found them to be a good host. Hold times
> are long at times though, if that is a pet peeve, I would skip them.
>> I need a new host and I'm hoping somebody here has a serious
>> By serious, I mean something that isn't just an affiliate link but
>> is a really great WP hosting environment. My sites have hit ~150k a
>> month in traffic, they're also being throttled at my hosting
>> company an average of 4 hours a day with extensive optimization and
>> caching in place.
>> What I'm looking for is somewhere with great WP support, full
>> access to the servers and a stable history of offering quality
>> Anybody care to vouch for a company?
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