We have already shared about what is VPS hosting and best managed VPS webhosting and it’s time to come with an article on unmanaged VPS hosting. ShoutMeLoud started it’s blogging journey with Dreamhost Shared Hosting and after a year due to traffic we moved to managed VPS at Knownhost. We have been happily hosted at Knownhost but from last 3-4 days ShoutMeLoud is facing lots of downtime and Internal server error, I understand issue is because of lots of php calls and database queries. Since we use 30+ WordPress plugins, such issues are common and has to happen.
But before I would have upgraded my hosting plan to one more step, I thought of moving everything to unmanaged VPS hosting at linode. I have been hearing some great words about Linode server and how good they are.
I have already bought their level 3 plan with 1024 MB RAM, 32 GB storage and 400Gigs of data transfer. This server is costing me $40 every month and it’s more powerful and cheaper than Knownhost, but major difference is managed and unmanaged VPS. Unmanaged VPS is not for everyone and it’s better to stay away from them, if you don’t know about networking and not used to Linux and shell command.
How it will change your experience?
We are expecting that ShoutMeLoud will be 2X faster and with almost 0% downtime once we will move to Linode server. You might face little difficulty accessing ShoutMeLoud for next 1 day as we will be playing with DNS, and more over we might lose few comments in between.
If you are a guest author at ShoutMeLoud, please don’t submit any post till 30th and once we are back with announcement post on ShoutMeLoud hosted on Linode, everything will be resume into normal state but with faster speed.
If you are looking for Server recommendations for your hosting here are few recommendations which I have for you:
- Shared Hosting: See comparison) , Dreamhost , (
- Managed VPS hosting: Knownhost, VPS.net ,
- Unmanaged VPS: Linode
Lets hope that our migration process will be done as smoothly as we are anticipating and like always I will be sharing my experience of migration once we are on linode. Don’t forget to wish good luck for smooth transition from Knownhost to Linode.