VPS For WordPress as a Hosting serves the purpose of a dedicated server at a fraction of a cost.VPS Hosting has lot of tricks and traps which should be avoided. Any good thing when can be produced and markated at a lesser technical complexity, increases the risk of loss of quality control, tricks and traps from the “today on, tomorrow gone” brands. In this article we will discuss how the hosting companies makes the newbies fool with VPS for WordPress Hosting offers.
Is VPS for WordPress is as good as a Dedicated server?
If you are going to run WordPress blogs, VPS for WordPress is the perfect solution when it is chosen from a good brand. We, however suggest to go for Cloud VPS instead of traditional VPS for WordPress.
VPS For WordPress – background
Many new users has the false perception that VPS for WordPress is technically something different from other VPS, it is obviously wrong. The basic requirements for VPS for WordPress is LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP), PHP version 5.0+ is required – most web hosts actually have these as Joomla and most forum softwares has almost the same criteria. Most blogs and forums touts Hostgator as the affiliate payout is probably the highest. This is the condition for the review blogs and forums for VPS for WordPres.
We understand the problem and this the reason to write this article – VPS for WordPress : Tricks and Traps to Avoid, so that any one can easily find out the problems just from the adverts or promotions for any VPS for WordPress.
Misleading and Wrong informations in the promo or sales pages
Root access : Access to the root is very important, there are any VPS for WordPress hosting services who shares one vps with 3-4 users without the root access. Mention of this thing can be absent or written with asterisks.
Unlimited Bandwidth : Though Unlimited Bandwidth scam is typical for shared hosts, some brands offers Unlimited Bandwidth for VPS for WordPress “schemes” too. There will be an asterisk with mention of “fair usage policy”. You must know that, fair usage policy can mean a very little bandwidth.
Falsifying OS : Some dishonest web hosts says this VPS for WordPress plan runs Red Hat Linux (Paid OS), which in fact runs CentOS (Open Source). Technically there is almost no problem but this is a trap to fetch money.
Uptime : Most VPS for WordPress assures 99.99% uptime – honestly no website can have 99.99% uptime. The reason is not on the server but other factors. As they are saying about the server, legally they are right, but take that, your website will never get 99.99% uptime. The uptime is not important whether it is a VPS for WordPress or a dedicated, but the length of downtime. I know one web host who has “VPS for WordPress Plan” where the duration of a usual downtime is about 30 minutes.
Dedicated support : “Our VPS for WordPress comes with bundled support from the Engineers“. Most “Engineers” however, might not know what is “keep-alive”, someone’s whole website was “mistakenly” deleted when the user asked for enabling keep-alive. There are worsts – can not understand specific country’s English pronunciations.
cPanel or Plesk : There are many VPS for WordPress plans where cPanel or Plesk is not included within the price. Pay extra to get the cPanel.
VPS For WordPress Starts at $ 10.00 : Think what can you buy with $10 in this market at the end of 2011 – few kgs of sugars.
Server Management Levels Basic/Full : It means no support in the bundled cost for your VPS for WordPress plan. Pay extra for the managed level.
Swap Memory or burst memory : Technically it is not possible to give 100% Physical RAM as burstable RAM. But, many VPS for WordPress has such plans…
Conclusion on VPS for WordPress
Basically only few web host actually has good VPS for WordPress. Do not go for the VPS for WordPress branding, instead look for a good hosting company. The list of traps for VPS For WordPresshas no end. If you have some story on VPS for WordPress scam, share with us.