Decide on using clouds: WordPress (cloud good) versus WordPress+Forum (cloud bad)

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The thought of going cloud versus dedicated becomes complicated when a WordPress user wants to add a forum. Popular forums have huge replication overhead when run in a cloud, it’s better for a forum to run on a dedicated server. However, WordPress blogs work great off the cloud.

Dedicated Hosting – This allows WordPress and forum on the same server, and I have more generous bandwidth limits, etc.

Cloud Hosting/CDN – Expensive per hit, but theoretically fast response all over the world; many would work great for WordPress but may not work great for forum due to the replication overhead.

Separate hosting – Host WordPress and the forum on separate services. Cloud for WordPress, dedicated for forum. Expensive. Makes integration more difficult (can’t share logins for WordPress comments & discussion forum software).

Incremental – A person goes for a small dedicated server and hope for the best; gradually upgrade to bigger servers at same hosting service and split servers later.

This is all dizzying, especially for a person like me, who are on small web accounts but need to expand, and decide which direction to go, especially since the forum has not yet been started.

Ideas?


Last edited by gd2013; Today at 02:44 PM.

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