Hosting Advice Required
Long time lurker on all LET, HT and LES here.
I am wondering if i could get some of your expert knowledge in regards to the best solution for my design agency.
I currently have around 40 clients, which I have designed and provide a managed wordpress website for, nothing too fancy just static wordpress sites mostly for the trade industry and nothing to intensive.
I've had lots of VPS's and Dedicated servers previously so have the knowledge to host my own through running a gaming org and even now, but I've previously always stayed away from hosting my live production sites myself and kept to the standard reseller hosting providers out there, to put the onus on them if you like and not having to stress about it.
I'm currently with Brixly and although the customer support is great and performance is great, I am getting some unexpected downtime and outages which I believe is likely other shared users effecting my sites, now for my customers of course this isn't the best. I'm a sucker for speed and I expect my sites to load without delay.
I'm paying around £30 a month for a directadmin reseller and using, with backups, around 50GB.
My question is, what route would you go down to get the best for my clients? Ideally i'd want to keep to DA to make the switch easier but I also am also aware that maintaining a server myself will require a lot of extra time than I am putting in at the moment and the backup onus falls on me. I'd also prefer UK location.
- Look for another reseller provider
- Get a 4-8GB KVM (with free directadmin hopefully)
- Is there a way to host the site somewhere else and if the current reseller is offline redirect the sites there?
- Get something an AWS instance and fire up cyberpanel or webmin?
- Get a dedicated server, maybe the likes of Cloudvider which offers DA.
As I'll only be hosting the sites I am managing is the likes of Cloudlinux etc a necessity as well or would even running Cyberpanel be an option?
Look forward to your input!