How to Choose a WordPress
Hosting Provider
  • Select the hosting plan with the LiteSpeed Web server and NVMe SSD storage
  • Choose a shared dedicated server geographically close to your visitors
  • Don’t go for the Cloud-based hosting services – it is the worst value for money
  • Study the list of standard software suite which is provided in this report
  • Recognise that in the current market, the hosting provider size is its liability
  • Consider specific recommendations for the hosting providers in the UK provided in our separate report
  • In the US, host your website with NameHero – the best value provider for services described in this article
Servers hardware features
NVMe SSD looks like a RAM, not a disk
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Introduction

In May 2021, Google is updating its algorithms to include Page Experience metrics based on Google’s Web Vitals. It is going to be a significant change that will have an impact on ranking. Things like First Contentful Paint (FCP), Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), Flashes of Unstyled Content (FOUC), Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) are going to create a nightmare of optimisation concerns for web designers. This new ranking signal will result in a sudden and urgent shift towards page load speed optimisation, lightweight HTML, CSS, and reduced JS payloads.
But the actual picture is more complicated – the page loading speed of many websites is pushed further down because of the wrong choice of the hosting providers. The classical cycle of blame, the Hosting provider – Caching plugins – Web page building tool – Web designer – Hosting provider, requires optimisation of each part of the chain.
This post provides some ideas for optimising your website’s performance by correctly choosing your hosting provider and associated infrastructure.

Hardware/Software requirements

A modern web hosting provider must offer at least the following:

  • LiteSpeed Web Server – should be a Web Host Professional version; Web Host Essential is appropriate for the Xeon server with a smaller number of users
  • NVMe Storage – from 5 GB per domain
  • Disk I/O speed quota of more than 20 Mb/s; the best value is 50 Mb/s. Do not compromise on the disk speed. Ignore offers below 50 MB/s if you can.
  • 1 GB RAM or more; DDR4-2400 ECC or higher; the best value is DDR4-3200
  • 1 GB RAM per 1 CPU core is the sweet spot. You might want even more RAM for a very busy eCommerce website as each PHP request will use some RAM resources
  • 1 CPU core at 3.2GHz+ frequency; the best value is 5.3 GHz; 1 CPU core per 20 entry processes is a golden standard
  • The recent AMD EPYC CPUs provide better value for money compared to Intel’s Xeon
  • Don’t take the hosting plan if the company cannot list the specific version of the microprocessor and the hosting server’s memory speed. Don’t trust generic words about fast servers; it means eight years old server with DDR3 1600 MHz RAM at best
  • Don’t use a fancy server with the newest AMD EPYC cores with 64 threads per core. Large thread numbers is not a usable resource; it means slower and more expensive hardware. The number of threads from 16 to 32 per core is more than enough
  • Simultaneous entry processes – aim for 16 per busy website or 4 for a simple website
  • CloudLinux with CageFS – to uniquely encapsulate each customer on the shared server
  • cPanel access
  • Automatic daily remote off-site backups using JetBackup
  • Lets Encrypt – free SSL
  • Softaculous WordPress installer/staging environment
  • Capability to run Cron Jobs using a command-line program such as curl
  • Persistent object cache like Redis for the eCommerce website
  • Malware scan and web application firewall (WAF) – immunify360/ ModSecurity is the industry norm for cPanel accounts
  • MailChannels SMTP relay service with IP blacklist protection – for improved email deliverability
  • HTTP/3 service enablement (to give you a boost when using QUIC.cloud CDN)
  • Free migration support from another provider
  • Internet network uplink connection of at least 1 Gbps via leasing server from a reputable Data Center integrated with a global Internet exchange point
  • Cloudflare Railgun integration (to give you a boost when using Cloudflare CDN) – required only for international websites*
* Update. We have discussed our post about choosing a CDN provider with the LiteSpeed development team. We plead for increasing the cache keeping time from the current value of few hours to at least one day. The firm assurance was given to us that QUIC.cloud CDN will implement such a step shortly. This makes QUIC.cloud the best choice as a CDN provider for HTML delivery at the Edge. As a result, our suggestion for assuring Cloudflare Railgun integration becomes redundant. You should better check that your hosting provider does offer HTTP/3 services for a faster and more reliable connection with the QUIC.cloud edge servers.
You have to consider hosting configuration based on LiteSpeed WebServer software and SSD disk with a high-speed PCIe socket for Non-Volatile Memory Express interface protocol (NVMe).  Such a winning formula boosts about four times the speed of specific internal processes on a server, removing the bottleneck in its performance. Servers with such improved technical specifications will carry heavy traffic with more internal resources and degrade their response time more gracefully. It is not just empty words – it is common to find that shared hosting providers increase fourfold the number of simultaneous entry processes and the disk I/O speed quota when introducing this improved configuration to their offerings.
Please be aware that any request in WordPress is single-threaded and uses only a single CPU core. The faster the thread, the quicker the PHP request or MySQL query to the database will run. High-frequency CPUs provide the highest single-threaded performance. Thus a single PHP and MySQL request will run faster on a single CPU core of 5.3 GHz Intel Xeon server than on multiple CPU cores of a 3.3 GHz AMD EPYC server. If your website requires a high amount of server resources and CPU processing power, you first have to check the number of allocated simultaneous entry processes on your plan. It is as critical as the number of available CPU cores. Of course, it is useful to have more than one CPU core for the busy website with simultaneous concurrent requests coming from different visitors. It is unlikely your case unless you have more than 50,000 clicks per month. Even then, the higher the clock speed of the CPU, the faster your page will be generated. You will also see increased RAM allocation with the increased number of available CPU cores on a good hosting plan. It is common to have a similar number of GBs of RAM and the number of allocated CPU cores (such as 2GB of RAM and 2 CPU cores). There is a particular benefit of having even more RAM if you keep many domains under your account. In this case, it will be great to have more memory to fit in the RAM all databases of different websites.
The number of allowed simultaneous entry processes is the crucial parameter determining the speed of processing the uncashed requests.  An entry process allowance is the number of PHP scripts you can run at the same time when someone is accessing your website. If a user accesses a page of your website, that is a single-entry process. When this exceeds the maximum number of the entry process, you will likely receive an Error 503 when a page is accessed. It usually happens if a long queue is created when many users start accessing your website’s pages simultaneously. It would be best to have about 16 entry processes per crowded eCommerce website. Your server will cope perfectly fine with delivering cached webpages using just four entry processes. The rule of thumb is to have about 1 CPU core per 20 entry processes, roughly matching the number of threads per core in most server processors. As a result, you have to watch that the number of CPU cores is scaled up sufficiently to reflect the entry processes’ allowance. A modern single CPU core on the LiteSpeed Web server should be capable of enduring a continuous load of up to twenty HTTP requests per second.
Kinsta hosting corporation, the darling of so many WordPress bloggers, provides four entry processes per website (they call them PHP workers) on their Business 1 plan, which cost $100 per month and is restricted to 5 domains. As you will see in our separate study, $20 per month will buy you a service with 100 entry processes. To have 16 entry processes per website, you should upgrade to the $1,500 per month Enterprise 4 plan on Kinsta.
For eCommerce WordPress sites with many requests for dynamic HTML pages, adding a persistent object cache like Redis in front of your MySQL database can boost performance and reduce entry processes load. Without a persistent object cache, MySQL database queries will be executed for each request even if the result is identical to a previous query. Redis stores the results of database queries in the RAM, which allows PHP to grab the results of queries that have already been executed. This object caching method allows PHP workers to conserve CPU resources and spend less time fulfilling a request because it removes the need for repetitive database queries. Most providers listed in our report allow to use the Redis for free but heroic Kinsta charges $100 per month per website for such a privilege. It is not straightforward to offer Redis services on the cloud platforms in which RAM is allocated only when requested by the new process.
If you still have a high load on a server, you have to implement a simple mitigation step described in our separate post. Turn on the QUIC.cloud CDN to serve your website. After that, your server will be hit only by requests for serving dynamic HTML files.
Even if this is not enough, don’t rush yet to use the dedicated web server. Choose Ecwid or WP Shopify plugin instead of WooCommerce – and your Shopping Carts pages will be served by their dedicated fast servers, making your website free to deal with the rest of the load.
Another issue to check is your Disk I/O speed allowance on the plan. It determines how fast your website and scripts are allowed to perform input/output (I/O) operations per second on your hosting server’s disk when a visitor hits your website. If you are throttled to a low disk I/O speed, your website and scripts will always perform slower. It will not matter how much storage, CPU or RAM you have. Avoid values below 20 MB/s. Even 20 MB/s is too low and you should push a hosting provider to increase it before signing for their plan – or just walk away. The current golden standard in our study is 50 MB/s. About 100 MB/s is the most appropriate value for NVMe SSD storage speed, but hosting providers are too conservative, sometimes incompetent, or just unemphatic to pass the increased speed to their users. CloudLinux recommends using a speed restriction of 4 MB/s for the I/O speed for the HDD drives. It is shocking to find that another darling of so many WordPress bloggers, A2Hosting, is applying such ancient limits of 4Mb/s on their NVMe servers which are two generations apart from HDD technology and are 50 times faster. The company is followed by the Hostinger, who offers an ancient 1 MB/s speed on their Business WordPress plan.
In your hosting provider selection, don’t force yourself to be restricted to using massive hosting corporations aiming to maximise servers for money. Enthusiasts have created many small hosting companies in the UK and USA with the whole idea to be affordable and fast. They aim to monitor the usage and utilise servers below 60% for the peak traffic to provide breathing space for the growing websites. Their technical support team does not treat clients as just records in the Excel spreadsheet. So, if you behave professionally and politely, they will do everything to keep you as a happy customer.

Traumatised Industry

The end of the customised software era

Please be aware of a strategic problem facing the hosting industry. For the last 16 years, it was dominated by the Nginx (pronounced “engine X”), a specialised web server software developed in 2002 by the Russian software developer Igor Sysoev. It is used by about 50,000,000 websites and is very hard to install and configure on the webserver. All important names in the hosting industry became software developers powerhouses tasked to customise and tune the Nginx. They employed many people and were involved in the acquisition spree to develop and customise, develop, and customise. Now all these efforts are waisted – LiteSpeed Web Server has vastly outperformed Nginx. About 5,000,000 recent websites use LiteSpeed now, with the tipping point reached somewhere in 2020.
LiteSpeed Web Server does not require much customisation from the hosting provider, with all development efforts undertaken by the privately-owned LiteSpeed Technologies https://www.litespeedtech.com/. The software uses the same configuration format as Apache HTTP Server and is compatible with most Apache features. LiteSpeed is already an industry-standard supported by most small hosting providers. Larger corporations have a hard time to accept the defeat. They still try to put a lot of marketing effort and directly bribe numerous WordPress bloggers to promote their outdated bespoke tuned Nginx hosting services.
WordPress HTTP/2 Performance by Server
LiteSpeed Web Server boost to the PHP requests processing
In the last decade, it was indeed tricky to select the best server hosting provider. They all ran the home-tuned customised caching and web server software, and some were indeed better than others. Nowadays, everything is much simpler. If the hosting provider offers standard third-party software on their server, it will be your best choice. We have listed all the essential features in the section above, but let’s summarise them again: CloudLinux CageFS, cPanel, Redis, daily off-site backup using JetBackup, Softaculous, immunify360/ ModSecurity, MailChannels, LiteSpeed, MariaDB, Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate, HTTP/3. This list became an industry standard and significantly simplified setting up and maintaining the hosting server. Unless you are in a charity business, you should run away from any hosting provider who cannot accept a defeat and is still mourning about a decade of development invested in optimising the Nginx server.
The servers’ hardware features are the main difference between modern hosting providers embracing a new standard software suite. Aim for the best speed for CPU, RAM, and disk I/O speed. Professional third-party software and modern hardware – is all you need to have a speedy web server. It has nothing to do with the name or the size of your hosting provider. It is all about Intel, AMD, and all other large hardware and software developers who provide your server with highly standardised parts and programmes.
However, as a user, you have to be aware of a reduced barrier to setting up a hosting provider business, which is encouraging less experienced providers to enter the market. The best modern server can be easily rented from a reputable Data Center. For instance, the best offers from the USA companies listed in our separate study can be replicated in the UK by using the OVH Data Center in London, with a total capacity of 40,000 servers, opened 2017. They offer Intel Xeon-E 2288G and AMD Epyc 7371. The same dedicate bare-metal servers are also available in the OVH Data Center in the USA, Hillsboro.
Any person capable of installing third-party software on a server will be qualified to set up a web hosting business. He will provide a good uptime as the server health will be monitored by the Data Center.  The server will have a professional-grade 1 GBps uplink to the network, and you will measure a very fast time-to-the-first byte (TTFB). Everything will work reasonably well as is expected from the commercial-grade third-party software. The quality of the technical support team is the most difficult issue to evaluate. Try to find reviews of the company. If all reviews are positive, it can be a bad sign. You want to have some real-life reviews rather than the one engineered by the hosting provider himself. The low threshold of setting up the web hosting business implies a low threshold to winding it down. So, hosting with a new company might be riskier than staying with the established micro-business with about five years of serving clients under their belt.

McCloud Services

Most Data Centers, including Google, are facing a problem to recycle the vast number of old servers.
The Cloud Compute Engine service from Google runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products. Until recently, it would be more appropriate to emphasise the Past Tense in the previous statement. According to Google documentation, most customers on their N1 plan use a pool of outdated servers with DDR3 RAM, sometimes eight years old. At the end of 2020, Google has moved most corporate users to N2 or C2 plan machines, which have modern Cascade Lake processors from late 2019, and 2020.
It is ironic to see that Kinsta, who done extensive marketing in 2019 to advertise their ultra-fast Google Cloud N1 servers, is now reporting about 2.5 times improvement in the PHP processing speed on the modern C2 hardware.
PHP processing speed
Kinsta is now reporting about 2.5 times improvement in the PHP processing speed on the modern C2 hardware if compared to N1 servers. https://kinsta.com/blog/boosting-wordpress-performance/
Use this benchmark to think twice about what you read about yet another major darling of the numerous WordPress bloggers, Cloudways. Most of the plans on Cloudways will use outdated hardware similar to those used on N1 servers at Google. According to the sustained CPU endurance test, VultrHF is about two times slower than newer C2 servers of the Google Compute Engine; Amazon EC2, DigitalOcean, Linode, and OVH are nearly four times slower. Be aware that you are locking yourself into a double trap with Cloudways: using heavily outdated hardware and obsolete bespoke Nginx software for your WordPress installation.
Suppose the website is hosted on a dedicated shared server, under CloudLinux CageFS. Your hosting account has some pre-configured resource allocation in the form of a number of logical cores which can be utilised for your processes. Your processes have access to all threads of the logical core dynamically allocated (as-needed) by Linux. You usually have 100% of this logical core resource. Your hosting server provider assures this via monitoring that overall CPU utilisation on the server is below 50%. Suppose you have heavy web traffic, receiving multiple visors’ clicks requesting dynamic HTML pages, and need to run more than one entry process simultaneously on the same logical core. In that case, it will be done via hardware hyperthreading, and this particular logical core will become utilised to 100%. Multiple threads will slow down each other, but computations will progress for each entry processes via efficient hyperthreading.
Now, lets us understand how a similar scenario is implemented on Cloud services. Cloud services often give access to the single vCPU, which represents a single thread of the physical core. These are virtual CPU cores (vCPUs), each of which is single-threaded and mapped to a hardware processor dynamically (as-needed). Any hyperthreading of the physical CPU is not exposed to the virtual machine. How many threads are running concurrently on the logical core depends on the host node utilisation at any given time. When neighbouring instances consume maximum resources for extended periods of time, it may interfere with your instance’s performance, but the hosting provider does limit such abusive instances to ensure performance for all customers on the host node.

Implications are not good:

  1. If you work on the Cloud server, the overall CPU utilisation is kept close to 100% by selling cheap vCPUs resources for non-time-critical execution, which can be terminated and restarted, balancing the overall CPU load. Your single dedicated thread (vCPU) will be executed on a relatively busy logical core with a good chance of running concurrently with another thread. So occasionally, you will be lucky to have 100% of the logical core for your processes. But frequently, you will get only a 50% share of the logical core resources.
  2. Suppose that on top of all that, you also need to start running several entry processes in your VM instance simultaneously. In that case, they will be co-sharing the same vCPU single-thread resource for all processing. The multiplexing of the calculation resources for simultaneous concurrent entry processes will be performed now via the less efficient Linux kernel implementation. Your virtual machine cannot utilise a much more efficient hyperthreading technology (up to 16 threads per logical core) and is working in a deprived hardware configuration.
As a result, you should expect a substantially reduced performance in the sustained CPU endurance test on the same hardware configured on the Cloud.
We judge that the Cloud servers offered via Cloudways is the slowest possible computational resource available to you in the current market. It can still provide reasonably good results if you are testing the fully cached website’s loading speed. An outcome depends on the disk I/O speed to read your files. In this case, please favour VultrFH (80 MB/s disk speed), DigitalOcean (70 MB/s) and Linode (40 MB/s) plans. Stay away from the most expensive Google Compute Engine and Amazon EC2 with their dismal 12 MB/s disk speed performance.
We can now appreciate that Kinsta and SiteGround Cloud plans provide a joint pool of vCPU core resources, which are shared between containers of the accounts hosted on the server. You might sometimes receive more than one vCPU for your processes, but this is not guaranteed. Both companies monitor and restrict the CPU usage of their users. SiteGround has a policy for limiting an overall number of CPU executions to 600,000 per month – enough for 20,000 clicks on your website or one visitor per minute during the prime time.
Hardware resource price on Cloud Hosting is significantly higher than hardware prices for the bare-metal servers at the same Data Center. A higher cost comes from complete virtualisation services with live migrations of Virtual Machines controlled by the engineers at the Data Center. It allows them to better address patching, repairing, and updating the software and hardware without the need for you to worry about machine reboots.
There is no doubt that the Cloud Server is the best concept for rarely visited websites with computing resources allocated only when used. However, it is far better to host your website on a much faster entry-level dedicated shared server plan than choose costly and slow Cloud server plans.

Hosting company size is its liability

Most large hosting corporations are fallen into the double trap. They are the primary Cloud services providers with the most expensive hardware resources, offering outdated bespoke software for their users.
Why are the customers still staying with them? They probably have a more urgent need to hire a knowledgeable web designer to refresh their WordPress website full of bloated code  – but they ignore both issues because they don’t care enough.  Ironically, Google wants them to start caring more about the ultimate page loading speed. In May 2021, many users found their Google ranking crashed due to low Page Experience signals for their web pages. It is a painful way to force people to look around and find the ugly truth about large hosting corporations – they just lost track.
Now is the critical time for smaller hosting companies to offer better service to the customers. It is easier for smaller companies to understand their clients better. And decide to throw away all bespoke software development performed to optimise the Nginx servers. As they are a small team, they can make such a decision with less hesitation. They have a smaller number of clients compared to larger companies. The same people provide support to the same clients. In time the support team gains a better understanding of client requirements and show more empathy for resolving their problems.
Don’t be over-enthusiastic to choose a large company. It would help if you appreciated the scale of the problem facing large hosting corporations:
  • RackSpace and GoDaddy employs more than 8,000 people each
  • Newfold Digital (parent of Hostgator and Bluehost) employs more than 3,000 people
  • Endurance International Group (EIG) and OVH employ more than 2,000 people each
  • Ionos employs more than 2,000 people
  • WPEngine, Fastly, Digital Ocean, and NameCheap employs more than 900 people each
  • SiteGround and Hostinger employs more than 600 people each
  • LiquidWeb employs more than 400 people
  • Iomart, InMotion, and WebFlow employs more than 300 people each
  • DreamHost, Flywheel, Kinsta, Cloudways, HostPapa, Fasthosts, Media Temple, and A2Hosting employs more than 150 people each
  • Namesco, HiVelocity, 10Web.io, Hetzner, and Pantheon employes just under 100 people each
Making a brave change to their outdated business model is painful. It is a big personal drama for many managers and software developers. Its something you never want to experience yourself. It is a coming bloodbath. Not all hosting companies can survive for the next few years.
Choose a smaller lean company offering you a combination of modern hardware hosted in a large Data Center and a fully standardised software package – and you can be sure that you will be among happy customers. Chose a large hosting corporation – and you will face what will happen to their technical support team’s moral once the axe starts swinging inside the headquarters.

Moving towards VPS

Congratulations! Your website just became a huge success, as it managed to attract thousands of visitors per day. The first thing you need to do is unload all your static files onto an inexpensive QUIC.cloud CDN. This way, the traffic for the static assets will no longer be directed towards your origin server. This will cost you about $10 per month for 1TB of CDN traffic, but a Pay-As-You-Go version won’t likely exceed more than a $1 monthly fee. The origin server’s response time will be reduced as it left to respond only to requests by visitors who are viewing dynamic HTML pages in their browsers while scrolling through your online shop, reading comments on blog pages, or visiting the membership-only pages.
Transforming your WooCommerce store into a standalone back-end office and an independent front end is the best way to deal with exponentially increasing traffic. You can do this using the Ecwid or WP Shopify plugin instead of WooCommerce, as we have written about extensively in the dedicated post. This approach will take over the task of serving checkout requests for you while reducing the load on your origin server so that it doesn’t get bogged down under increased demand from dynamic HTML pages generated by online shoppers visiting your website. Using either Ecwid or Shopify back-end, you are protecting your site’s sensitive data from any potential future hacking. If hackers were to destroy your website in a cyberattack, then all of your customers’ information would be safe on an independent back-end server maintained by either company.
ecommerce security
eCommerce in WordPress. WooCommerce vs Ecwid.
If you’re still struggling with the remaining high traffic volume, upgrading your shared hosting account is a good idea. Our separate paper describes the best-hosting companies in both UK and the US. For UK-based traffic, we recommend considering an offer from Serwer.io, priced at $29 per month. It provides 10 GB of RAM, 6 CPU cores, 100 simultaneous entry processes, 60 GB NVMe storage space with a disk I/O speed of 64 MB/s, 3Gbps network uplink, enabled Redis, and support for HTTP/3 protocol. Their best server is built using AMD EPYC 7502P with 3.4 GHz CPU turbo speed and DDR4-3200 ECC. This configuration will outperform any entry-level VPS offerings, and you would not need to maintain any software yourself. By using QUIC.cloud CDN to unload the origin server in combination with Redis object cache to accelerate repeat requests to the database, you should be able to serve up to 100k visitors per day without a problem!
NameHero is a top provider of LiteSpeed hosting services. If you are looking to host your server in the US, we highly recommend their Business Cloud plan. It provides 4 GB of RAM, 4 CPU cores, 100 simultaneous entry processes, unlimited NVMe storage (disk speed 50 MB/s), 1 Gbps network uplink, enabled Redis, support for HTTP/3 protocol, and MailChannels. Their server is based on AMD EPYC 7302 with 3.3 GHz CPU turbo speed and DDR4-3200 memory. Which is an excellent deal considering it costs only $13.5 per month if you pay for three years upfront!
A hosting provider will monitor that his servers are underutilised to avoid slowing down your neighbours hosted on the same server. Different providers use various metrics for establishing an Unacceptable Resource Usage policy. For instance, at NameHero, the red flag will be shown to your account if any allocation limit is reached for longer than five minutes. In that case, the CloudLinux LVE will generate a snapshot of the running processes and other information to identify what’s using up resources. It helps the support team to troubleshoot resource issues and discuss them with you. NameHero further states: “We usually recommend moving to a VPS from a shared hosting account if the resource consumption on your account is negatively affecting your customers and you’re looking for faster speeds overall.”
If you are asked to move your site on a virtual private server (VPS), be aware that the monthly fee will substantially increase. You can expect to pay $100 per month for this service, including the fee for the LiteSpeed Web Server Enterprise Site Owner plan  (limited to 8GB RAM on the virtual machine) and a bunch of software you get for granted at the shared hosting. Instead of MailChannels, we recommend upgrading with SendGrid services as they offer better value for money. For those looking for an affordable upgrade after outgrowing their Business Cloud package, NameHero offers excellent performance with a fully managed Hero 6 GB Cloud plan. And it also comes very reasonably priced at $45 per month.
You can keep upgrading the hardware to cover for a massive spike in the traffic during the festive season, ultimately renting a dedicated managed Intel Xeon W-1290P (4.9 GHz turbo all cores) server from Mechanic Web.  It will provide about five times more processing power than Hero 6GB Cloud plan and will command an overall monthly bill approaching $300, including software licenses. For enormous traffic volume, it might be best to unload static HTML files to QUIC.cloud CDN while serving all other static content through the Perma-Cache of the BunnyCDN as described in our separate paper.
You have two more steps to take in order to increase the computational power of your server. The first step is using either AMD EPYC 7543p (3.3 GHz turbo all cores) or EPYC 7502p (3.0 GHz turbo all cores). For a quote, please contact Tom Robak from Serwer.io, and they can arrange for you a managed dedicated server that will have twice the power as the one from MechanicWeb! There are 3rd generation AMD servers, such as AMD EPYC 7713p (3.0 GHz turbo all cores), with two times higher performance power if you want even greater capacity.
When selecting your VPS configuration, it is important to consider that now you are responsible for controlling the load of your server. You should monitor that maximum utilisation does not exceed 50% capacity to serve a sudden spike in traffic. You also need be ahead of the game and plan for extra visitors when running ads. Terrible things can happen if your website suddenly crashes during an advertising campaign – especially since successful promotions often lead to persistent increases in visitor volume. Which could overload servers with less than adequate resources available. Plan with your hosting provider ahead of time so that they’re ready when you need them.
If you need to scale your website, but even a dedicated server doesn’t seem like enough for the task at hand, then it’s time to start looking into using rather expensive cloud services. You might want to talk to providers like GridPane, UKHost4u, or App Platform of Digital Ocean. They offer node scalings that will allow you to spread your website over multiple servers. With such service, they provide an easy UI driven control panel so that customers don’t have any worries about scaling out or adding more resources. This way, you won’t be paying for what isn’t in use by your site at any given time! However, this is a theoretical scenario; 99.99% of web owners never have to worry about knowing such service because they don’t belong in the said highest league.

Next steps

Many hosting providers are available for businesses of all sizes, but it can be hard to tell which company is the best one. We have researched the most appropriate hosting providers who offer all of the services discussed in this article’s first section. You can read about each short-listed provider at length on our further report page, and you’ll find that NameHero offers some of the best value for money available amongst these companies. The company has also been named a 2020 Best Web Hosting Company winner. They provide excellent service at an affordable price – so why not study their Turbo Cloud offering and secure the best hosting for less than $8 per month? They keep their hardware in a first-class DataCenter that’s managed by Liquid Web. NameHero is hosting about 500,000 websites and its success to receive an award shows a large user base willing to vote for its champion. NameHero also offers excellent online instructions, including an extensive library of video tutorials created by CEO Ryan Gray himself!