If you have the budget, go for a managed medium end vps, and then do research with a company that will allow for scalability later on. Otherwise, stick to a reliable shared hosting company
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if you are just starting out then a small shared would be more than enough, but if you do have a good budget for it then go with what cirtex said and get a VPS - they tend to be more reliable and you have a lot more control.
if you don't have a good budget for it, start up with a small shared and slowly upgrade to a vps then eventually a dedicated - this way you'll save more money in the long run
If budget is not an issue I strongly suggest going with a VPS. Having a VPS now will allow for your Blogs to grow and increase unique hits without you having to worry about upgrading.
There is nothing wrong with shared hosting. If your going to have two websites perhaps having a reseller would be more ideal for you. Depending on which company you decide to go with will determine the overall price. Could be cheaper to obtain a reseller with more bandwidth and diskspace then shared hosting. Best of luck!
Will start out with 2 wordpress installations - both of them will get traffic/users fast. After 2~4 months, I'll open up a forum and host a digital magazine.
I'm considering going with a VPS right off the bat - big mistake? totally right?
Feel free to help a newb
I'd say go with good shared hosting. I don't mean this sarcastically at all, but many a hosting customer starting out figures that traffic will explode right away, and it just doesn't always work out that way. With a good shared host, you can keep expenses down, and if growth happens the way you are hoping, you can always upgrade later.
You do not need to necessarily start out with a VPS. There are hosting providers out there who can offer a Wordpress application for you, but then you will need to provide your own second Wordpress application in most cases - but it depends on the provider, so it'd be good to ask.
If budget is not an issue I strongly suggest going with a VPS.
That sounds like "if budget is not an issue, just get yourself a really big SUV".
I agree that is probably makes sense to go for shared hosting with a well defined upgrade path to bigger and better things, unless you are a marketing genius and popularity will really grow over night.
There is shared hosting and shared hosting. At $50, with the right host, you may be getting better performance than with a similarly priced VPS.
An advantage of a VPS would be that the risk of account suspension as a result of excessive traffic is reduced. Performance will diminish though and if the VPS gets severely overloaded, it may even become unresponsive.
Wordpress has a Supercache plugin. Make sure you use it.