I accidentally deleted my entire website (my fault), and my backups weren't working properly, but they managed to provide a b...展开
ackup and support within record time. Saved me from a panic attack. Truly appreciate that! Some cons: a bit slower than my previous BlueHost, but definitely far less expensive. Also uses the latest MySQL on VPS only, not shared hosting.
If you are tired with shared environment and their limitations may be you are ready to make the big move.
Last year, I felt I...展开
had enough with the many limitations of shared web hosting and decided to upgrade to a fully managed VPS environment but realised very quickly that the cost was prohibitive for anything decent.
Vultr offers unmanaged VPS hosting for a fraction of the price ( $5.00 per month and even $2.50 per month for a limited time). You can even try it for free for one month. I then decided to dive in using the 1 month free offer to see if I could manage while keeping my site with the older shared web hosting.
What convinced me to go with them:
Major benefits are:
* Speed: (You need to try their High Frequency Compute)
* Flexible pricing: Unbeatable VPS starting at 5$ per month charged by the minute ( you can start at 2.50$ for a limited time)
* You only pay for what you use per the minute. This is quite amazing. You can deploy a server for 1 hour or 2 to try something and then Destry it. You will only pay few cents.
* 1 month Free trial using a 100$ coupon (limited time).
* Possibility to take snapshots (free for the moment) so you can restore your whole server any time. I use this very often. Before doing an upgrade, I take a snapshot and label it. If anything goes wrong, I can redeploy the server and everything is back to normal.
* Possibility of regular back up. I never used this option as it is an extra charge!
* Easy to follow documentation. I constantly using this. It is very easy to use and many articles are step by step guidelines.
* Automated WordPress installation via "One-Click-Apps" that deploy a Server with Wordpress already installed
You need to have some knowledge or willing to learn your way around (which is possible using the free 1 month trial).
Do not use for a production server right away before checking that you are comfortable. Vultr support do not extend to help you in your project.
This is compensated by their relevant and extensive documentation.
Using their documentation I was able to install servers with different control panels (Free version of Plesk and open source control panel) and then install Wordpress sites. After feeling comfortable with the environment and understanding how to use Snapshots and backups, I was able to install and maintain production e-commerce sites.
I am using Vultr since August 2020 and I never had better experience and never learned so much.
I had experienced tough situations like the site is down for 3 days chasing their support for resolution. They removed phone ...展开
support, chat support as well. Now chat support is coming back but I can bet they can not understand anything you say. Now the pricing is increased showing the greatest support they are offering :) Joke of the day...
I definitely do not recommend Arvixe hosting... I have to take a shot in migrating to a better service.