VPS or Managed Hosting? What do you guys recommend?

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Hello Dears,

I'm currently into VPS Vultr Hosting $12 High Frequency Plan on a Plesk Panel

I'm currently learning the nuts and bolts of this, but it seems complicated. Although of course I'm willing to learn this.

But now I'm confused because a lot are telling me I should just switch to managed hosting like NameCheap hosting.

I plan to add more domains and create sites in this VPS server tho since I know that's possible and that's in the long run less expense rather than having each site on their own plans in a platform like NameCheap

What are your thoughts on this?

Thanks,
Josh Saga
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Any managed hosting I have done is inevitably a let down, even Kinsta and the like. They suck and are expensive. If you are serious about this career take the time to learn it (WordOps for example) and run your own servers.
 

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I use managed vps from Knownhost for my sites for many years already and can't be happier. Their support replies in seconds and solves everything in minutes.

If you are serious about this career take the time to learn it

Doesn't work for everyone.

In my life, i don't have time for everything. I can't know and learn all related stuff i might need, hence i delegate to experts who anyway know stuff 100 times better than i would after months and years of learning. So what's a point.

If you already have this background and experience, this works for you of course.
 

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I use managed vps from Knownhost for my sites for many years already and can't be happier.
Do you pay for Proactive Monitoing and Imunify 360? By the time you add those, you are basically paying the same price as Managed Wordpress hosting. Then you may have to add on Cloudflare since many of those Managed WP hosts also include that now.

I’m with you on this, managing a server isn’t a direct revenue generating activity so it may not be worth it if you don’t already have those skills. You can also do a lot of damage if you don’t know what you are doing.
 
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I personally use:

Runcloud.io @ $15/m + individual $5/m servers from Linode/Digital Ocean/Vultr/Upcloud. As the sites scale you upgrade the VPS.
 

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I can't imagine having to deal with all the technical stuff of running a server.
 
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I left Runcloud due to terrible service. I used WordOps on a Vultr VPS for a while and it was fine, but these days I don't have the time or patience to be tinkering with VPSs anymore.
I currently use Kinsta for all my WordPress sites (clients) and it's been worth it.

I've also seen some good things about WPX on this forum, which is cheaper than Kinsta.

If you have more time than money, a VPS running WordOps is the best bang for your buck.
 
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I left Runcloud due to terrible service. I used WordOps on a Vultr VPS for a while and it was fine, but these days I don't have the time or patience to be tinkering with VPSs anymore.
I currently use Kinsta for all my WordPress sites (clients) and it's been worth it.

I've also seen some good things about WPX on this forum, which is cheaper than Kinsta.

If you have more time than money, a VPS running WordOps is the best bang for your buck.
Kinda funny how things work; I've had nothing but good experiences w/ Runcloud. I've also had terrible experiences w/ Kinsta - Namely scalability is fucking miserable. Nothing like hitting a growth stage on a site only to pay what like $200/m minimum in hosting? Unless you're sitting on a site where you get no bot traffic or random rogue visitors who blast your "visits" on their back-end it's fine (isn't it just GCP?).

You know how it's long been said about PBNs "avoiding bad neighborhoods" or to not have something like C-Class IPs loaded up with PBNs resulting in footprints - It amazes me that people are so willing to have an entire cloud IP (WPX) of ALL SEOs on the same exact hosting. I mean Christ, who needs keyword research when I can find a site hosted on WPX and simply plug-and-chug that IP into Majestic or viewdns.info and get KW research done for me.

https://viewdns.info/reverseip/?host=194.1.147.32&t=1

Holy Tintinnabulation Batman!
 
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Kinsta sucks.

I finally went for the free trial a few months back to really see if they were faster. They couldn't get my sites going (something to do with transitioning to Cloudflare). Anyway I cancelled and noted why, no response. They sent another funnel email asking why I cancelled, I told them again, no response. Making too much money to give a shit (good on them), but they suck.

No one else is more invested in your business than you, and no one will work as hard to host it well/fast as you (provided you are that way inclined and have the time).
 
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Kinda funny how things work; I've had nothing but good experiences w/ Runcloud. I've also had terrible experiences w/ Kinsta - Namely scalability is fucking miserable. Nothing like hitting a growth stage on a site only to pay what like $200/m minimum in hosting? Unless you're sitting on a site where you get no bot traffic or random rogue visitors who blast your "visits" on their back-end it's fine (isn't it just GCP?).
Yeah that's funny, how much traffic were you getting to your site? They charge $1/1000 additional visits over your plan, so you must have been getting bonkers traffic to hit $200/m.
It looks like bot traffic actually decreased for me, their firewall seems to be good.

YMMV with any host/VPS manager, I guess.