To VPS or Not to VPS?

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Introduction

The above image I compiled from ad banners that started showing on Google advertizing on Chair Blog as soon as I started searching the web for vps hosting alternatives to VPS.net.

I’m forced to spend too much time dipping into hosting details. In addition I’ve a feeling hosting country is a Wild West and cutthroat business. As a single person it is far from easy to find your way.

In writing about my own experience I Try to keep focus on reasonably non tech and afordable

Hosting overviews

Can be helpful in finding your way.

Dutch hosting Companies

Given the fact that I’m located in The Netherlands and preferably want to be hosted in The Netherlands Webhosters.nl gives a handy overview of Dutch Hosting companies. From their listing come the following VPS hosting candidates with reasonable reviews and support outside business hours:

Lowend Box gives an idea how to configure a WordPress dedicated low end VPS server solution.

Disabling all DNS daemons (use vps.net dns) , disabling mail daemons (use gmail), turning off local log processing (use getclicky/google analytics/etc), turning off spamassassin, etc – it might be a worthwhile post since everyone seems to have the idea that cPanel is simply a resource hog.

LiteSpeed is a server that is lighter than an Apache server.
Admin panels for your VPS
Solus VM is a VPS management panel

Nginx is another lighter than Apache server.

ISPmanager

Gabriel Koen gave some interesting pointers for High traffic sites they put on Amazon S3.

  1. Speed Up WordPress – Ultimate Guide to make Sites Super Fast
  2. 38 Ways to optimize and speed your WordPress Blog
  3. It would have saved me tons of time if I had known this little trick on beforehand: Host Images in Subdomain

https://hub.turnkeylinux.org/pricing/

cPanel can be tweaked to the point of using very little resources. Afterall, unless someone is using the cPanel interface, or processing logs, etc, what is cPanel doing? There’s a lot of myths about cPanel uising a lot of resources, with some simple tweakage.

Disabling all DNS daemons (use vps.net dns) , disabling mail daemons (use gmail), turning off local log processing (use getclicky/google analytics/etc), turning off spamassassin, etc – it might be a worthwhile post since everyone seems to have the idea that cPanel is simply a resource hog.

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