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Noob Seeks Hosting Advice

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by MagnusNorman, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. MagnusNorman

    MagnusNorman Newbie

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    Currently we're on a shared a managed wordpress shared hosting plan (Developer) from GoDaddy. It's the most expensive version in their managed wordpress range.

    However, I feel our traffic has outgrown their plan. We often notice connectivity issues with the site, and a declining trend when it comes to our traffic. It doesn't seem to be able to handle our large traffic very well.

    We need a better solution than what we have right now. Our site receives more than 1.5 million unique visitors a month, and more than 3 million page views a month.

    We would guess the site to have more than 1500 images stored on 500+ published webpages. Those web pages consist of content and images.

    We need something that offers the same features, ddos protection, malware protection, back-ups, auto wordpress upgrades, 100% uptime, etc.

    The site needs to be able to handle 300 visitors online at any given time.

    The problem is that we have no experience with any other forms of hosting (VPS, Dedicated), let alone the knowledge to handle it efficiently. Nor with migrating to another host. We would prefer to stay at GoDaddy for this reason.

    We looked into VPS options, and it looks like it's do-able to learn. We would probably test it with another low traffic site first.

    We need something that's easy to manage and learn.

    It looks like if we want to have GoDaddy take this out of our hands with "Fully-Managed" it would cost another $1,500 on a yearly basis, which is too much for us.

    From above data, what would the "experts" who read this, say we would need in terms of bandwidth, storage, and memory? In order to handle the site's traffic at any given time.
     
  2. HudsonWebServices

    HudsonWebServices Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Checking out the marketplace in this situation can help! You definately need a VPS higher end for this. Also look for managed solutions as well. "Managed VPS's" I wish you the best of luck :D
     
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  3. CenTex Hosting

    CenTex Hosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If its your first time to go with VPS option I would recommend going with a Managed VPS plan to start then you can always switch to self manage but this way it can help get your account set up and running
     
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  4. MagnusNorman

    MagnusNorman Newbie

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    Thanks guys! Based on the available plans on GoDaddy https://www.godaddy.com/hosting/vps-hosting, what would I need in terms of memory and storage to play it safe, and leave room for increase in traffic?

    I think I'm going to purchase a 1-month managed vps plan for a low traffic site first to see if i can get used to it, and train myself to manage it efficiently.
     
  5. Inlisted

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    If you need real 100% uptime and ddos protection I believe you should check real cloud hosting solutions than.