[Web Hosting] managed VPS vs Linode
January 14, 2013 2:58 PM Subscribe
I have a medium-big sized website running on Wordpress. I was on the VPS-2
plan of Knownhost.
Recently my traffic went up (10-15k visits a day) and started to get many server load too high messages. I upgraded to their VPS-4
(same link) but still the server can't cope.
posted by madeinitaly to computers & internet (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I hired a known, respected wordpress/server developer to help me fix the issues with the cache plugin that seemed to be the cause.
Now it's working, but I still occasionally receive the alerts.
The developer said that with 80$/month vs my current 60 I could get similarly powered node at Linode
with the advantage that for a fee (500$) he would set the server and the website up for me from ground up, only using state-of-the-art techniques he would optimize it exactly for my needs.
I trust the guy and that he would do a good job. What scares me is that I would then need to rely just on him for all my needs/problems. His fee is not cheap and although he's always very prompt in helping, there might be times when he will be not available.
What would you do, considering I wouldn't be able to fix anything myself ?