Moving from HostGator reseller to… ?

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I’m currently managing a HostGator reseller aluminum account, and I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that server resource issues are a problem. I would really appreciate some help in determining good alternatives.

The challenge is that the current plan is shared, and my expertise is limited, so I’m not sure how to determine the resource requirements. There are about 200 wordpress sites on the current plan, and they aren’t server optimized — most don’t have caching, use wp cron, and have resource-intensive plugins. And frankly, it’s not really worthwhile to spend much time managing these sites. Current bandwidth usage is about 100 GB, disk usage 12 GB. Ability to grow/scale up is desired.

I’ve spent a lot of time on WHT over the last few days, researching various offers, but it’s time to concede that I could use some help. Cloud or Cloud VPS plans are interesting, and I’ve checked out a number of them — StyleX Networks, Veerotech, Digital Ocean, ServGrid, Stable Host, etc. I’m inclined to go with a plan that includes cPanel, as that’s what I’m used to, though I’m not certain that I really need it. The cost of cPanel varies quite a bit — it appears to be $30 per month at Stable Host, so that’s out. Other than that, just looking for WordPress compatibility/ ease of use, it doesn’t really need to be a reseller account.

The pay per usage/hour model is interesting, but I don’t want to spend much time creating/deleting instances (or “droplets,” etc), or otherwise managing things.

Evidently, the reseller account has been using more than 25% of resources at HG, so what kind of plan is called for? Cost is really the key consideration — it’s $25/ month currently.

Thanks so much for sharing your expertise.

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