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Good UK VPS anyone

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  1. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi All

    I am looking into a good VPS for a few big websites i am working on.

    If anyone can recommend anything please let me know.
    Thanks
    Paul
     
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  3. Aaron Clifford

    Aaron Clifford Well-Known Member

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    Depends what you're looking for, anything "managed" you could look at Krystal, unmanaged you've got Digital Ocean or the likes that offer VPS at reasonable prices.

    Anything "big" I'd look at learning about the Amazon AWS, although you may end up paying a little more the services they offer would suit bigger websites, especially with scalability/redundancy and load balancing which are all very important for bigger sites/services.
     
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    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Aaron

    Thank you for the above, i have looked and signed up with aws just wasn't sure if people recommend this. Have you (or anyone) use aws to host websites(wordress), are they easy to setup and learn.

    I am currently using 20i but as i have now 3 big websites they are getting slower by the day, i have looked at 20i vps but if aws is the way to go then i will if others can advise.

    thanks

    Paul
     
  5. ChrisMM United Kingdom

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    Cloudways.com for managed VPS - perfect environment for Wordpress. Scale up as needed.
     
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  6. Ben Thomas

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    Cloudways is not worth the cost. Look at their top pricing tier for Digital Ocean. An 8GB 4 core VPS for $80 a month?! I pay that for a 16GB 6 core VPS directly with DO. All of these things they list as features:

    • Free SSL - You can do this yourself with Let'sEncrypt/certbot, really simple CLI.
    • CDN Add-on - Add-on? By the grey language I'm assuming they mean you pay for this separately? So you may as well buy a Litespeed license for $30 a month and have instant access to QUIC.cloud FREE CDN. But bonus round - you also get to integrate Wordpress Litespeed Cache plugin for free. Server level caching designed for Wordpress, at no extra cost.
    • Free Migration - From where? To where? Not difficult, most panels have access to migration tools these days, if you're not managing your VPS with a panel, why not?
    • Unlimited Application Installation - No limits on your own VPS, this is obvious.
    • Team Management - ???? Add people to you panel? Easily done on Plesk/cPanel/Webmin, etc
    • Dedicated Firewalls - ConfigServer, ufw, selinux, IPtables whatever you want to use, you aren't limited on your own VPS.
    • 24/7 Real-time Monitoring - Easily integrated, there's some great open-source software out there that will let you do this. But most panels have this built in.
    • Automated Backups - Again, using something like cPanel you can automate your own backups, Plesk auto backup to external storage, it's all good baby.
    • Staging Environment - Install Softaculous for like $12 A YEAR, comes with staging environments for any of their supported software. Wordpress 100%
    • Optimized With Advanced Caches - Not sure what this is supposed to mean, but we have already covered "advanced caches" but you can also install stuff like Redis and Memcached for free.
    • Auto Healing - If you really need this, most people won't, then you can integrate it with something like https://autoscaler.cloud/ but natively Digital Ocean doesn't support this, so this must be a Cloudways feature. They're probably using autoscaler lol.
    • Regular Security Patching - Easily achieved with KernelCare or something like Ubuntu Livepatch.
    • HTTP/2 Enabled Servers - Fairly easy to set up on your own. Plus, LiteSpeed Web Server supports HTTP/2 out of the box. It also supports HTTP/3 ;)
    • SSH and SFTP Access - Not sure how this is a feature, it's practically a necessity on a VPS.
    Just put some effort into setting up your own VPS and you won't look back, plus you get to learn something new! I'm not sure @Admin will allow this, but if it isn't allowed please remove the following link and @SecNam PM me instead.

    If you want to try Digital Ocean free for 60 days, here's $100 credit.

    EDIT: Also WOW, just looked at Cloudways AWS pricing and it's EXTORTIONATE in comparison to running stuff yourself. Unbelievable.
     
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  7. Adam H

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    Hard to say without the definition of "big websites". Persistant traffic, Spiked traffic, resource usage, CPU/RAM heavy, load average heavy, DNS related slowness or the websites them selves responding slow because of the bloat and assets being loaded and not cached properly ?

    Price difference between cloudways and barebones is the difference between a managed and unmanaged servers. If your going unmanaged Linode, Ramnode, Vultr, Hetzner and Digital Ocean are all worth a look, best to check the latest benchmarks before taking the plunge, I generally prefer Linode and hetzner over Digital ocean depending on region its required for.

    You also have OVH for a dedicted servers with built in DDOS protection up to layer 7 and internal Vracks for expansion on some of their setups, although its more of a hit and hope you dont get issued a machine which hasnt been abused by a gaming script kiddy and its been run ragged. Just bear in mind with unmanaged you wont get anything other than hardware fault support, so you will need to know how to run/diagnose and fix a server or have a sys-admin on retainer to look after it for you ( which is likely going to cost more than most managed VPS plans or very similar ).

    Nothing wrong with cloudways, I know a lot of people using them and most of them rave about them, although ive never used them myself.
     
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  8. Ben Thomas

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    Linode is decent, I agree.
     
  9. ChrisMM United Kingdom

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    Ofcourse it costs more, it's a managed service lol. Nice affiliate link though :D
     
  10. Ben Thomas

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    Of course, but who wants to leave control of their server in the hands of someone else. I'm just saying, there's nothing stopping you from managing your own server at less cost. If you want to pay for the convenience that's your choice and that's perfectly ok too :)