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Hosting recommendation for rapidly growing community site (wordpress): cloud / vps / dedi?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by gettinthere, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. gettinthere

    gettinthere Regular Member

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    Hello,

    hosting, servers, ip addresses...I find it all rather confusing (& often conflicting info out there!).

    I guess my primary concern is that the site grows rapidly & outgrows its resources resulting in downtime for upgrades.

    My understanding is that I need "cloud" hosting & I've been looking at these guys: http://www.tmdhosting.com/cloud-hosting.html (also because they market themselves as "buddypress specialists").

    Would appreciate any advice in this area; general advice or specific providers (must be quality....ideally UK based as 99% traffic is UK).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Vyndariel

    Vyndariel Registered Member

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    Depends,

    if you want fast access all over the world you maybe should check out the CDN offer of VPS.net (Akamai) which is one of the biggest networks
     
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  3. gettinthere

    gettinthere Regular Member

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    Thanks Vyndariel - will check it out. My main area is UK (99% users) but fast access everywhere is always good ;)
     
  4. ronywilliam

    ronywilliam Senior Member

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    we are on the rackspace cloud.. and we love it! check it out!

    We used AWS before but there support is non existant so I wont recommend it if you are not really really good with servers.... rackspace is a lot easier to setup and the support is pretty decent for the price!
     
  5. gettinthere

    gettinthere Regular Member

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    cheers Rony; yep...dealing with servers does not appeal to me lol so will need something fairly simple and/or managed; will check it out!
     
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