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How much should I be paying a month for my Wordpress? (alot of traffic)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by TheOpSec, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. TheOpSec

    TheOpSec Newbie

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    So I pay $27/month for 2GB RAM and a 2CPU Core at iWFHost.

    Today I woke up and I had like 700+ active visitors on my site, and I noticed I was getting Database Connection errors, etc. I went into Tech support and they told me this:

    "The site is currently overloading and getting way more traffic than a 2CPU core, 2GB RAM VPS can handle. Especially when there are a million wordpress plug-ins. I am not sure this account is a good fit for your site."

    I have 18 active Wordpress plugins, btw. Then I asked if we could increase resources, his response was this:

    "It needs to reboot quick. I am increasing it to 4CPUs and 8GB RAM, which still may not be enough. It seems someone already had given you an extra GB of RAM.
    In this configuration, the price would be $79 / mo WITH a large discount. Let's see how it performs but we cannot give you these resources for free."

    Am I getting jerked around here? How much should I be spending? I am expecting more traffic like this, but lately my AdSense RPM is only (small), so Im not prepared to spend hundreds each month just to keep the site online.

    Suggestions on what to do?
     
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  2. seosky

    seosky Power Member

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    Go for a VPS. That is your Best Option which can Handle GOod amount of Traffic.
     
  3. SkyrocketSEO

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    Do you have WP Cache plugin? I guess you have, since you already have 17 (?) plugins
     
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  4. TheOpSec

    TheOpSec Newbie

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    Currently on a VPS

    Im running W3 Total Cache
     
  5. SkyrocketSEO

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    I had absolutely no problems with similar traffic while I was having that plugin. Maybe those 15+ plugins are causing problems
     
  6. brightmedia

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    Vps are cheap get one it will cut your cost's.
     
  7. d3athbang3r

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    Basically what everyone says and just find a good quality VPS. Same thing happened to me when one of my posts got front page on reddit.
     
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    Inmotion vps servers are good!
     
  9. This Web Guy

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    If you have 700 active visitors on your site at any one time the VPS you are on simply isn't powerful enough - get a dedicated from volume drive or somewhere it's not that much more than you're paying now $50 can get you 8GB ram and 8 cores with thier dedicated 3 package.
     
  10. bigrick

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    I would go with a good VPS (I use Site 5) and try to reduce the number of plugins as much a possible without sacrificing usability.