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WordCamp Boston - 2013

WordCamp Boston - 2013

Do I Need Managed WordPress Hosting? A Tale of Two Servers

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Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

October 27, 2013
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  1. Do I Need Managed Hosting? http://halfelf.org | http://helf.us/wcbos-2013

  2. Mika “Ipstenu” Epstein WordPress.Org !   Support Forum Moderator !

      Plugin Reviewer !   Core Contributor !   Beta Tester !   Trainer !   …. Half Elf DreamHost ! WordPress Specialist !   … and Manager ! WordPress Trainer !   De-Hacker !   Dedicated WP Resource !   … Half Unicorn
  3. What Is Hosting? Shared Hosting !   Shared with lots

    of people !   Limited resources !   Hard to add features (PHP upgrades etc) VPS Hosting !   Just you! !   As many resources as you can afford !   You can add on any feature you want
  4. Managed Hosting !   Tuned for WordPress !   No

    ‘root’ (we manage the features) !   Not shared !   Faster than Shared, as fast as VPS
  5. A Tale of Two Servers From Shared to Managed From

    VPS to Managed
  6. Charles Darnay DickensLit – Literary resource and reference for all

    things Charles Dickens
  7. Sydney Carlton The Devil In Dickens - Social Injustice In

    Dickens’ London Community
  8. It Was The Best Of Times High Traffic High Visibility

    Great SEO
  9. It Was The Worst Of Times Server Crashes Downtime Loss

    of visitors
  10. DickensLit Trade the VPS for managed

  11. It Was The Age Of Wisdom Surge in traffic Change

    in traffic type Server getting old
  12. It Was The Age of Foolishness Slow Performance Server Costs

    Increase Server Admin Busy Admin Skills Limited Poor social media choices…
  13. It Was The Epoch of Belief True Managed Servers

  14. It Was The Epoch of Incredulity Caching on the server?

    Why not!
  15. It Was The Season Of Light Amazing Support from WordPress

    Experts!
  16. It Was The Season of Darkness They’re not your consultants

  17. The Devil in Dickens Upgrade from Shared to Managed

  18. It Was The Spring of Hope Customized Servers Memory managed

    for you
  19. It Was The Winter of Despair Only WordPress No Root

    Access
  20. We Had Everything Before Us Easily upgrade everything? Why not!

  21. We Had Nothing Before Us Some plugins and themes aren’t

    welcome.
  22. We Were All Going Direct To Heaven More security, more

    memory, more stability.
  23. We Were All Going Direct The Other Way Proxy +

    Proxy + Proxy + Cache? It can work….
  24. -- in short…. They came to the same conclusion

  25. It Was Time For Managed Hosting

  26. … the period was so far like the present period,

    that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
  27. The End (Questions?) It is a far, far better thing

    that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.