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WpEngine + 50.000 UV per day?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Battleaxewarriors, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Battleaxewarriors

    Battleaxewarriors BANNED BANNED

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    I have been googling for quite some time and i /have/ to agree that web hosting is defiantly not my thing..
    Eitherway i have heard that WpEngine is the thing when it comes to high traffic + Wordpress website.

    I am expecting to have 50.000 UV per day, would WpEngine be a good host?
    Due to my bad skills in web hosting i paid Arvixe for a 6 month host and the loading time is between 4-6 seconds which is ruining my website smh.
     
  2. wizard04

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    Why don't you take a dedicated server and host your site?
    You will have all the power and a dedicated nod.
     
  3. boostsalesorg

    boostsalesorg Newbie

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    WP engine is way too expensive ... and too confusing.

    I would prefer a high end dedicated server depending on the amount of traffic + size of your website.

    If you are sending people to a 100 kb page, then you wouldn't need as much as you were to send people to a 1mb page.
     
  4. maxok

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    go for a VPS and hire someone to optimise it, we have a site on a VPS that has +200k UV per day with moments of 10k at the same time
     
  5. wizard04

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    What is your VPS spec?
    It must be a fucking strong VPS to handle a 10K spikes!
     
  6. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    I wanna' know this as well.
     
  7. kacsa1337

    kacsa1337 Junior Member

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    You definitely a wizard.
     
  8. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    thats a complaint article about wpengine http://www.jacobking.com/wp-engine-seo-failboat

     
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  9. nikita12

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    I am running a wordpress website on a DigitalOcean $5/mo VPS that serves 30K visitors/day without breaking a sweat. I have not load-tested it, but I believe it can easily go much higher.

    There are three things that helped getting this efficiency.

    1. Use Nginx instead of Apache (Apache is a memory hog)
    2. Use a caching plugin like WP-SuperCache, so that nginx webserver directly serves the cached html pages to the vistors (without executing the php code)
    3. Use php-apc to cache the php code in memory, so that when php needs to be executed, it is fast


    I don't mean to highjack the thread, but if anyone has any more questions on how to speed up a wordpress site on a low end VPS, you can PM me.
     
  10. ugjunk

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    Wpengine is one of the most over-rated hosting company in the industry, I would never recommend them. If you are looking for cloud and self-managed services then checkout DigitalOcean. If you are looking something managed then we have Wordpress Plans which we have a thread on the forum in the BST hosting section.
     
  11. lord1027

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    I haven't been using Digital Ocean in quite a while, but last time I used it I remember that going from Apache to Nginx got me to about 15k uniques per day. I guess with other customizations it should do this well, thanks!
     
  12. maxok

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    for above questions, I don't have the specs in mind, my IT guy manage that, but is a 45-50$ vps... Now the wizard, as one call me on the thread, is the guy that optimise the server. I don't know what he do really but he has to know how to optimise it for your type of website (in my case WP)
     
  13. KamikaziTurtlezz

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    I recommend not using WP total cache and using WP fastest cache.... WP total cache was adding 2-3s to my load time fully optimised.. I was able to get my website down to 700ms - 1.3s using WP fastest cache
     
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  14. puneetas3

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    I myself use 1gb and 2gb (way more than required) vps with nginx, php apc, varnish, correctly configured mysql DB (for low memory footprint). Then use cloudflare and a caching plugin in WP. This is more than a killer even if you are going to get 100K visitors/day.

    My advice is to get someone paid once to set it up for you on say digital ocean or ramnode. Once you see it working and don't find it enough, don't get more ram or cpu, just scale horizontally by replicating your droplet or vps into another one (rsync for replicating files from master to slave server and mysql replication too). Now you get 2 similar vps, add them in cloudflare for round robin user distribution or use a load balancer (like haproxy) to do it more efficiently. When you get bigger traffic servers are to be scaled horizontally and not vertically.
     
  15. waitier

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    If you're not a technical person and rather spend your time elsewhere, i suggest you hire a dev. All these technical jargon that some members spew out can't be learn in a short time. Unless of course you're dedicated to learn it, take 3 months for most basic tweaking.

    Things like testing which caching plugin to use like one mentioned above is enough of a headache. Everyone's setup is different, I for one chose w3tc, but wouldn't blindly recommend it to you without knowing what's your setup like.

    If you look closely at wpengine, at 50k uv per day = 1.5m per month, you're expecting to pay more than 249 bucks per month. It's more cost efficient for you to hire a dev and setup a vps/dedi that can take the pounding.
     
  16. tajmahal

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    According to my knowledge most of the small hosting companies will do the stuff you want from them without any extra cost. But the biggest question is what to ask from them. I have spoken to linux admin and he told told me that it is a regular work to optimize vps if client knows what he/she wants. So nikita2 and puneetas3 explained very well go and ask first hosting company that comes to your mind about buying vps (in this case high-end without panels because they spend unnecessary memory) or low end dedicated server and see they reply about optimizing the server. Hosting game is very professional you can use this in order to get beast of a server with only paying the price for it nothing more..
     
  17. purpleon

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    I used trafficplanethosting, getflywheel and websynthesis. All of them good hosts. Now I only use trafficplanet because Getfly and Websynthesis price a bit higher than trafficplanet. I was happy all of them in the past but I have not used wpengine yet .
     
  18. Resz7

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    I agree with Ugjunk. Check out matthew woodward Wpengine review on his blog. I would say that was a pretty bad experience. If you dnt mind to be a bit technical to save some money consider cloudways+digitalocean.