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    Advice on a VPS or Cloud VPS for a single wordpress website

    Hi

    Please can you guys advise us on a suitable hosting company for hosting our wordpress website.

    We get over 300 000 page views and offer podcasting, but the audio will be served from a separate server.

    So, this is 1x mysql.

    We prefer Windows as we not too technical.

    We do not know exactly how much bandwidth we use but I doubt anything more than 100GB although we have alot of images but we use CloudFlare so that should be fine.

    1) Would IIS 8.5 be better or WAMP? We never used WAMP before.

    2) Which hosting companies in Europe would you recommend?

    We use to be with dreampress which averaged around 1GB RAM+
    CPU use to go crazy when we uploaded a very popular podcast

    Memory: 2GB (guessing)
    CPU: 1-2 cores (guessing)
    HDD: 5GB - currently only using 500MB


    Companies we have considered, thus far
    A. CloudVPS.com - we like that they offer Windows and flexible with config

    B. Digital Ocean - we they dont offer windows

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    Don't go for windows.

    Get a managed Linux host for wordpress, running NginX, Varnish Cache and mySQL.

    For Windows, you'll need 2-4GB RAM just for the OS.
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    Thanks, which hosting companies would you recommend?

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    I've heard good things about wpengine.com if you want totally hands off / pay a premium for it. I understand they limit what you can do and what plugins you can run however.
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    Yes, we considered them and we use YARPP which we use on our custom posts and also it forces one to watch page views and stuff.

    I think them and web synthesis need to re-think the pricing models in my view.

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    Doing it on your own / cloud kit will always be cheaper than a platform
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    We going to give Digital Ocean a shot and see how it goes

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    Good luck with them - I'd recommend taking regular backups, or having two servers on the off chance they have a drive or hypervisor issue so you're not entirely stuffed.
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    Digital Ocean cloud, is only for the billing term, not for the high availability, so don't forget to always prepare another server for backup, or make a daily backup

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    Get a linux with minim 4 cpu,
    1 , 2 cpu will caused the slow speed and over load on server,

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    For the podcast itself I should suggest to let it host on SoundCloud.
    And the website could be hosted on several european companies like 123Cloud, CityCloud, PcExtreme, CloudProvider.nl they provide turnkey wordpress solutions and if you need some hands on they are easy going with support.

    For Armin van Buuren his A State of Trance we use Node.JS on CentOS. The transcoding itself is done by window servers.

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