What shared hosting offers the ability to pay for more system resources

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I am running a WP site (about 150 pages) on shared hosting. I am constantly at the upper limit of my resource allotment. So, my site gets limited but does not get shut off.

Is there a shared host that allows users to buy more system resources. I get 500mb of RAM and 1024 I/O and I am always maxed out on these two metrics. All the other metrics are fine.

At my hosting a VPS is about 3 times as expensive as what I have now.

Do I need a VPS? Or can someone recommend a different host that allows for higher system resource limits. If I need a VPS can someone make a recommendation. I have no server experience so I would need them to manage it.

Thank you for considering this question
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Originally Posted by schleprock View Post

    I am running a WP site (about 150 pages) on shared hosting. I am constantly at the upper limit of my resource allotment. So, my site gets limited but does not get shut off.

    Is there a shared host that allows users to buy more system resources. I get 500mb of RAM and 1024 I/O and I am always maxed out on these two metrics. All the other metrics are fine.

    At my hosting a VPS is about 3 times as expensive as what I have now.

    Do I need a VPS? Or can someone recommend a different host that allows for higher system resource limits. If I need a VPS can someone make a recommendation. I have no server experience so I would need them to manage it.

    Thank you for considering this question

    500MB is a little on the lower side, most are providing at least 768-2048MB of memory and higher I/O.


    I would suggest tracking down what's causing the high usage, you shouldn't really be constantly hitting those limits, but poorly coded plugins, themes and non-optimized sites will.


    It sounds like you need a higher memory allocation however, without knowing specifics about the site, can't really recommend a VPS - though, everyone that replies to the thread will most likely blindly tell you that you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cubomedusae
    You surely need a SSD VPS. Might boost your traffic as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author hostseller
    Yes you need a VPS server, KVM is recommended
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  • If you want to keep your site running with its current configuration, plugins, etc., then you need VPS. You have to remember that with shared hosting, you are SHARING the resources of one server with many other people, so you are always going to be limited. It sounds like you need more resources than your shared server can handle and that means bumping up to the VPS, where you can then select how much resources your site needs.

    Also, think about your future needs. As your traffic grows and you add more pages to your website, you do not want to be limited by your shared hosting! When I was getting a lot of traffic to many domains, the best thing I ever did was move off of shared hosting - but I did not know that at first. I found out later on when I had problems and my hosting company shut down my domains because I was "using too much server resources which was impacting other users." I ended up having to get my own dedicated server which is A LOT more expensive.

    But you have to invest in your business to keep it growing. You will be paying more but it is a necessary expense that will help you avoid headaches down the road. There are a lot of providers that have good VPS hosting. I've used HostGator with VPS and Dedicated Server in the past. These days, I like Hostnine.com.
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