June 2017 Note: This article was originally published on November 2nd, 2009. ShoutMeLoud is currently hosted on Kinsta WordPress hosting.
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 started getting lots of connection timeout errors at the same time. Dreamhost shared hosting was unable to handle the site & creating lot of issues. ShoutMeLoud keep getting internal server error for a minute or two & for a growing blog, such downtime is unacceptable. The visitors that you lose because of that would never know how awesome your site is.
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 from another blogger.
So I finally bought Knownhost VS2 plan and used coupon code KHNEWYEAR to get 15% off life time. Probably the best deal I could ever 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 fix 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.
It took me sometime to fix all these issues one by one. I believe such issues are common for anyone at my place who is doing the migration himself & learning things by breaking them.
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.