Hi dear community,
I'm wondering when it is advisable to start looking to move away from shared hosting?
My site has broken through 2,000 visitor per day, and 6,000 page views. At times, there are up to 30 visitors using the site at the same time, and up to 200 visitors an hour.
If the site keeps developing like this, I expect to see 10,000 daily visits, and maybe 30,000 page views per day, probably in 12 months time.
The site is currently on shared hosting. It is powered by WordPress with clean programming and an efficient cache. No problems at all. Dreamhost shared service is great! The site is running smoothly with great average loading times.
However, because I feel that it's better to be pro-active and be prepared, I like to know if there is a 'rule of thumb' when I should start seriously considering to move the site away from shared hosting.
Further, I would like to get some advice if starting with VPS is a good option, or if it is better to move straight to a dedicated server?
Thanks in advance for your advice!