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What VPS to get for wordpress website with huge traffic?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Fifth, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Fifth

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    Hi,

    I am building a website for a client.

    He is expecting to get traffic spikes of up to 10k page views per hour.

    He might get some articles of his featured in websites like huffington post and etc. And that would result in him getting huge numbers of visits within in an hour or two.
    Besides he has very big reddit accounts and had already managed to drive a lot of traffic to some websites of his friends and crashing their regular cheap shared hosting.

    So I decided that he will need VPS hosting.

    Now since I have never created a website for a client with such big demands I am not sure what specifiaction is the most important for his VPS

    Does he need a lot of RAM? A lot of CPU cores or will just unlimited bandwith be enough??


    It will be basic WP website running on average magazine theme with a lot of images and text.


    So how much RAM and CPU cores would you recommend? :)


    Thank you! :)
     
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    If you get 10k views per hour you might want to consider dedicated hosting.
     
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  3. Fifth

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    Thank you for your replly but the thing is that this will happen just sometimes and he doesnt want his site crashing. Othertimes it will be about 15029k page views a day but not an hour. This will be a rare thing but he wants to be safe in order for his not to crash..
     
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    In that case you can just use a CDN like cloudflare for "Never Offline"
     
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  5. Fifth

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    But that will not be a real website. It is cached version and he doesnt want that :(
     
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    That would be the best way to go because it will save money overall.

     
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  7. HatIsBlacked

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    The answer is, you don't use a VPS for high traffic websites. Why should you share your website resources with other people on the same server.

    The guy sounds like a cheapskate. Brags about the page views but too scared to go out and pay up.
    Page views mean nothing if he can't convert. If he converted on 2% of 10,000 page views, that is 200 sales.
    Depending on what he is selling, 200 x $X = $200X

    If $X = $1, that is $200/day
    If $X = $5, that is $1,000/day
    If $X = $10, that is $2,000/day

    If this guy can't afford a $200/month dedicated server, when he is generating $200/day minimum, he is full of hot air.
     
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  8. AleeGS

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    I'm using a Linux VPS with 4 cores and 4gb ram from Serverhosh.com

    My wordpress site receives around 25.000 unique daily visits.
     
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    If you want the right solution then it would be a dedicated server.

    You could go vps to start and upgrade. But you will get to a level where you cant upgrade any more on the VPS and then will have to migrate again to a dedicated server.

    Best to just got that direction to start.
     
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    Check the Hetzner dedicated servers or VPS\s
     
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    A VPS or a Cloud would be a good option for your requirements.
    Cloud is highly scalable hence you may add more resources anytime as needed. Is there's any budget for this?
     
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    If you expect some big traffic spikes you'll probably save a lot of money with an automated scaling system like AWS is doing with Beanstalk, instead of having a big dedicated server running at 2% of it's capacity most of the time
     
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    I just got set up with Hudson Web Services and I can say that they really kick ass. Great customer service. I'm going to migrate all my stuff to a VPS with them.
     
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    I'm using Namecheap Dedi server to handle that kind of traffic. Great support and a happy customer here.
     
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    Use digitalocean 4 GB Ram Vserver and a CDN for the images and you can handle 30k pageviews per hour with this setup.
     
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    Thank you everyone for your replies :D:D:D You guys are golden, I gave thanks to each and everyone of you :)

    In the end he decided that cloudfare is not such a bad idea as it will save him the money :)
     
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    That's great...
    cloudfare will help you in rendering your website faster based on current location of webusers (cache version) however when it comes to actual processing of incomming request like database updates or anything like that then the specification of your server would play a vital role.
     
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    It seems to me services from a2hosting.com and netdedi.com are worth your attention due to their top-notch services.
    The combination of low prices, resourceful plans and high uptime makes them attractive for many webmasters.
     
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    We can provide dedicated server for your project. Please contact.
     
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    Taking into account your needs, I can recommend HostingSource.com, their vps, cloud or dedicated server hosting services.
    Extremely fast response time to issues as well as problem resolution. Very impressed about the in depth of knowledge of the support team as well as website uptime!