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WordCamp Boston - 2013

WordCamp Boston - 2013

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

Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

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

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  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

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  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

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  4. Managed Hosting
    !   Tuned for WordPress
    !   No ‘root’ (we manage the features)
    !   Not shared
    !   Faster than Shared, as fast as VPS

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  5. A Tale of
    Two Servers
    From Shared to Managed
    From VPS to Managed

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  6. Charles Darnay
    DickensLit – Literary resource and
    reference for all things Charles Dickens

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  7. Sydney Carlton
    The Devil In Dickens - Social Injustice In
    Dickens’ London Community

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  8. It Was The Best
    Of Times
    High Traffic
    High Visibility
    Great SEO

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  9. It Was The
    Worst Of Times
    Server Crashes
    Downtime
    Loss of visitors

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  10. DickensLit
    Trade the VPS for managed

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  11. It Was The Age
    Of Wisdom
    Surge in traffic
    Change in traffic type
    Server getting old

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  12. It Was The Age
    of Foolishness
    Slow Performance
    Server Costs Increase
    Server Admin Busy
    Admin Skills Limited
    Poor social media choices…

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  13. It Was The Epoch of Belief
    True Managed Servers

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  14. It Was The Epoch of Incredulity
    Caching on the server? Why not!

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  15. It Was The Season Of Light
    Amazing Support from WordPress Experts!

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

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  17. The Devil in Dickens
    Upgrade from Shared to Managed

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

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

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

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

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

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  23. We Were All Going Direct The Other
    Way
    Proxy + Proxy + Proxy + Cache? It can work….

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  24. -- in short….
    They came to the same conclusion

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  25. It Was Time For
    Managed Hosting

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  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.

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  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.

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