It’s been a while since I’ve shopped hosting plans, but after years of just being too lazy to move…
Right now I have a number of small static sites with very low traffic, all on one account, in a shared-server plan. I think my provider offers the bare minimum efficacy in that the sites are slow to load (even tho’ there’s very little dynamic code). When I started trying to build a couple of WordPress sites that would run under my plan, I thought I was going to tear my hair out using the WordPress dashboard– the reload/refresh was so slow– so I took to customizing (simple) themes using WAMP, then uploading the theme folder as I made changes.
But I’m in the process of designing a couple of sites that I hope will grow and scale, and I can’t even imagine how awful my current provider’s service would be unless I upgraded to a private server.
Isn’t there anything in between?? Is there a reliable hosting service out there who offers shared-server plans that perhaps don’t have 3,000 sites on one server? Like a “semi-shared” server plan? Or “shared”, but with dynamic RAM or space so that even small spikes wouldn’t crash your sites? Something with ability to scale as you grow– without having to jump up to a Huffington Post level of service before you get there?
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