Cloud VPS Hosting for WordPress is not that easy to find for a live running website or blog. Here is our small review of the reviews which might help others. If one wants to change the hosting provider, for one reason or another certainly it is worthy to think and compare Cloud VPS Hosting Plans with our usual VPS Hosting Plans.
Though more we will try to find, more we will get confused. Still, as we are taking one or multiple blogs are going to be moved, it is worthy compare some Cloud VPS Hosting offers. If you are not sure about what is VPS and Cloud Hosting, you can read the linked articles. Definitely, you might be on budget, in that case a Shared Hosting can be suitable for you.
Why Cloud VPS Hosting for WordPress ?
‘Why Cloud VPS Hosting‘ has various meanings and implications.
Firstly, if you carefully notice the price tags, Cloud VPS Hosting are very closer right now to usual hosting plans, a mere $ 10 – $ 15 / month difference is not of much thought than what a Cloud VPS Hosting can actually offer over and above an usual hosting solution. Main advantage is, if one server fails, other will support to run the website – so almost 100% uptime. Though probably 100% is theoretical, you can take it as 99.999% uptime. A normal good VPS gives 99.7% to 99.9% practical uptime. So, definitely Cloud VPS Hosting offers an advantage over a traditional server.
Secondly, why not dedicated but a Cloud VPS Hosting ? The reason is, with Cloud VPS Hosting, you can scale, that means you can increase or decrease your Server’s RAM and other essentials very easily.
Third and most important point, Cloud VPS Hosting for WordPress is not like the same like a small product selling website with few static pages. For a busy blog, suddenly a rush comes after a post and as cron jobs are running in the background for various post-post processes like building the sitemap, a bigger portion of RAM is already occupied. So, the Cloud VPS Hosting provider need to understand the requirements of WordPress.
After crossing 15K /day visitors with 2000+ posts, clearing and regenerating the WordPress cache can be very stressful for the server.
Forget those unlimited fuss plans offered by Hosting Companies. Simply think, is it possible to create an hard disk with unlimited disk space and just think about unlimited RAM. There is kind of ‘premium shared’ with various brand names which offers these unlimited plans. also look for the word ‘fair usage policy’ below the fold in smallest fonts.
So Cloud VPS Hosting ?
Cloud VPS Hosting is definitely better for busy blogs, growing blogs. But, yes as Cloud VPS itself newer, there are some risks too.
What reviews are saying about Cloud VPS Hosting?
Unlike other websites or blogs, you can see there is no outgoing affiliate link towards any Cloud VPS Hosting brands. Keep in mind, most reviews on Cloud VPS Hosting are biased due to this affiliate things. We will mention only three brands – Rackspace, VPS NET and WestHosts. Other Cloud VPS Hosting providers are frankly far away due to the high cost benefit ratio.
Rackspace provides almost the standard Cloud VPS Hosting and other Cloud Hosting for any CMS. It is for business, not targeted for medium sized blogs. For business and bigger projects, I personally will suggest Rackspace but for blogs, you might have to be prepared for a fanatical bill for a help.
Next choice is VPS.NET. Thesis and WooThemes are running on VPS.NET. Joost (of yoast.com) is suggesting VPS.NET as a good Cloud VPS Hosting for WordPress too.
The cost is less than 2/3 of Rackspace. Third is WestHost, this is also a suggested alternative by Joost. I looked here and there and it seems WestHost is a good choice. The price is a bit higher for Cloud VPS Hosting than VPS.NET. I am saying about WestHost’s Cloud VPS Hosting. Their other plans are quite nice.
Tuning up Cloud VPS Hosting
Definitely a CDN will be a better choice to add with your Cloud VPS Hosting plan. I personally like NetDNA. You can seek for Amazon or others. VPS.NET has CDN as well.
Most important thing with Cloud VPS Hosting is, have a time at hand, say one month to test how it is, then change the name-server to point to your new zone. Do not run 20-30 blogs, 2 blogs with 15k- 20K load /day should work fine with 3 nodes or 1.5 MB RAM on one VPS.