This is going to be a quick and dirty part 4 for my VPS Series… It’s been 7 months now since VMinstall has been running on CloudWays with a DigitalOcean VPS. And at this time (knock on wood), I’m comfortable saying my WordPress is optimized. But a lot has happen since the VPS case study I posted in November and I want my readers to know about my experiences (good or bad). You see, it just wasn’t the dream I thought it was going to be after moving VMinstall off shared hosting to a VPS, I admit, I was very frustrated with… [Read More]
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Why I moved my WordPress blog off slow shared hosting… Let’s start with a peak under the hood of my new VPS (all this for $5 per month): 1 CPU 512 Memory 20 GB SSD Storage Tier-1 Bandwidth KVM Virtualization Memcache Varnish Nginx LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Php) Sweet, right? Now let’s get going with this case study. VPS Case Study What you are about to see may be alarming so let me begin by saying my intentions are not to bash my former hosting provider (iPage). However, the data will show for itself it was getting pretty bad and… [Read More]
Which is a better cPanel alternative of a VPS – Cloudways or ServerPilot? I’ve been looking for a new hosting solution for VMinstall.com and I thought I would share my research in a series of 3 posts. This is part 2 and covers Cloudways. Enjoy! Cloudways Review: Before we dig into this review let me quickly give you a recap how my other test (Part 1) is going with ServerPilot + DigitalOcean + WordPress. Here’s what I tested and reviewed: Creating a DigitalOcean account and server droplet. Creating a ServerPilot account and linking it to a DigitalOcean droplet. Creating an App,… [Read More]
How to install WordPress on a cloud server like a Pro and cut seconds off Page Load time in the process. My shared WordPress hosting has really been a problem lately so I’ve decided to replace it with a dedicated virtual private server (VPS). This is part 1 of a 3 part series of posts I’ve written to share my experience choosing a VPS for VMinstall.com. Let’s go… ServerPilot Review: Before we dive-in let’s review who should use this guide: Are you tired of playing the hosting discount price game where ‘ONLY’ new or introductory purchases get a discount? Are… [Read More]
If you are planning to start moving your organization’s applications to the cloud I suggest you take a moment and consider this important question. What is your cloud readiness? Let me explain what I am asking. To start, you just don’t go to the cloud. This phrase may sound good for cloud advertisements but it is far from the reality. In fact, if you haven’t started analyzing your cloud readiness and flattening out your application stacks months or even years ago you may not be going to the cloud any time soon. Low Hanging Fruit Let’s take for example applications… [Read More]