I need a hosting solution that will provide me with instant scalability if we have traffic spikes, that's managed. I am not techie so the technical side of this needs to be handled by the host.
I'm pretty much between 3 hosts right now...
LiquidWeb (probably their Storm dedicated server)
WiredTree (dedicated server)
Rackspace (probably their public cloud)
I'm currently on a good VPS that can easily handle traffic 95% of the time but when large traffic spikes happen (from legit traffic sources), it really suffers.
The thing is, I don't know when these large traffic spikes will always happen so I need something that is either really powerful and is more than I need (LiquidWeb Storm Dedicated or WiredTree Dedicated) ...or something that can instantly scale like Rackspace.
LiquidWeb has great customer service, good plans, a little pricey ...but the ability to scale has to be manually done. You have to notice or know your traffic is going up and then choose to scale up on their storm servers.
WiredTree has good customer service, good plans, and decent plans. My only option with them is to get a dedicated server that is more than I need (b/c you're kind of stuck with the dedicated server you choose and it's specs. Updates take a day or two generally).
And RackSpace seems like a great scaling options but I've heard their pricey if you start using a lot of bandwidth and I don't have any experience with their support/help (and like I mentioned, I'm not techie so I need this).
What do you think?
What's the best option?
Our blog is wordpress based.
Also, I want to make sure the solution also make our site fast. No outdated technology or slow landing pages.