I have been waiting from last 2 days when I bought VPS server from knownhost and now I’m feeling good to make it official that Shoutmeloud is migrated to Knownhost VPS.
I know many of you will have question why VPS? I will answer that later but I will suggest you should read my previous post on What is VPS hosting and best manages VPS hosting?
Why ShoutMeLoud migrated to VPS?
I know many of you will have this question, from last 2 weeks shoutmeloud traffic has increased almost 2X and we have been getting lots of connection at same time. Though Dreamhost shared hosting account was handling the load without any issue but I know if I will get another traffic boost, my shared hosting account will not like it. I was getting internal server error for a minute or two maximum, but still a downtime is always a downtime. The problem was the load on my server and I have no complaint against dreamhost because they have been working great till now. Even I migrated to VPS, My dreamhost account is still there. I will use it for testing purposes now. More over I have now 3+ blogs and instead of operating them on different server its best to have them on single server.
So I started hunting for VPS, I was undecided between managed and unmanaged VPS and finally I decided to get Knownhost VPS. I got some strong recommendation for Knownhost VPS from webhosting forum and Raju from techpp.
So I finally bought knownhost VS2 plan and used coupon code KH4LIFE to get 50% off on first month and also 15% off life time. Probably the best deal I can get.
Till now I’m extremely pleased with Knownhost customer service and I will rate them A+ for the prompt reply and detailed reply.
Special thanks to Sandeep of Blogsdna.com and Dav of tothepc.com for helping me fixed the various issues I faced in between.
Migration was easy and within 3 hours I was on Knownhost server. Though Name server replication took some time and many users reported 404 error in between. I suggested those users who reported my 404 error to use Open DNS so that you can see the site without any issue. Though after wordpress migration I faced lots of issues like
- Google apps
- WordPress Weird Character
- WordPress Image upload problem
- Super cache plugin problem and more.
but all together it was a great learning experience for me and managing WHM over cpanel is real fun. I’m still learning the other side of cpanel and WHM. Though one thing which I learned from here is, either be it, WordPress , shared hosting, Computer or VPS, every thing is just a raw machine and you need to optimize it to make most out of it.
I will be sharing lots of tutorials in coming days regarding my migration and problem which I faced. This will ensure you that you will not face any such problem in future.
Update: We have moved to Linode unmanaged VPS. (Complete announcement)