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Shared Hosting can't Handle 11k/day traffic - Should I upgrade to a VPS ??

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by dreamcoder28, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. dreamcoder28

    dreamcoder28 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    One of my sites is getting around 10-11k visitors/day with some 30k pageviews/day, I've hosted this site on shared hosting and this has caused a serious problem. On peak hours, when the traffic is maximum, the website becomes ridiculously SLOW and frequently spits out '503 Service Temporarily Unavailable Error'
    My site is a wordpress blog with tweaked twenty eleven theme and some plugins
    I inquired my hosting provider, they told me that they allocate '3 php worker processes/account' so may be during peak hours the site extinguishes all the 3 worker processes causing it to give 503 error and making it slow, following this I removed some of the unnecessary plugins, images but to no use.

    I've installed wp super cache plugin but even caching is not solving my problem. Also, I've installed G Analytics on my site and since G knows that my site takes hell lot of time to load with frequent 503 error, may be due to this my site is dancing between #2 - #5 for a targeted keyword

    Guys, is there anything I can do to handle the traffic OR do I need to upgrade to VPS (keeping in mind that I'm expecting 50k visitors/day before the end of july)

    If VPS is the only solution then please suggest me some good Linux VPS, I'll be grateful to you

    Thanks a lot :)
     
  2. skripel

    skripel BANNED BANNED

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    donno whats wrong with your hosting, but yea if your traffic kills it than switch to VPS, you have big potential with that traffic and you dont wanna lose it due to connection
     
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  3. dreamcoder28

    dreamcoder28 Regular Member

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    bump...
     
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    papa_ji Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    pm me I will suggest you a nice and fast VPS
     
  5. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    I would just jump right to a dedi but contact me and I'll get you some pricing on various hosting we offer.