I'm Too Big and Dumb for My VPS.
May 16, 2011 10:03 AM Subscribe
I'm with a managed VPS webhost and apparently I've outgrown my current plan. Please help me figure out if it will be worth the added expense to move up a tier, or if there are things I can do to minimize my consumption of resources.
posted by kmel to computers & internet (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I run a moderately busy (83K pageviews in the last month), image-heavy, ad-supported Wordpress blog. About a year ago I moved from a shared hosting plan to a managed VPS (I need the hand-holding of a managed plan, as I have no server admin experience). My site has never been exactly zippy, and now it's experiencing lots of slowdowns and timeouts that made me switch in the first place. The host tells me I just have a resource-intensive site and recommended moving up a tier to a more expensive plan.
I'm not dead set against spending the money ... maybe I am just spoiled by all those $5/month shared hosting plans of my youth. But it doesn't make sense to me that a blog would be too much for a basic VPS hosting package when these packages are typically marketed to be used for game servers, host reselling, VOIP, etc.
I also wonder if I should maybe look for an extra-robust shared hosting plan, since I don't have the experience to deal with a VPS.
Any guidance on what to do would be appreciated! Let me know if you need any specific site statistics.