Time to reconsider my Hosting spec

Jon12345

Well-known member
I am coming up to my annual renewal for my hosting with KH. Currently, I am paying $1,152 p.a. (which includes the 30% lifetime discount) for the following:

MVPS-3 server:
4 Core CPU Processor
8 GB Guaranteed RAM
150 GB Raid-10 SSD Storage
4 TB Premium Bandwidth
2 IPv4 Addresses
cPanel
Managed
LiteSpeed Webserver Enterprise - Ultra VPS License + LS Cache
Softaculous

My forum typically gets 300 to 500 people on there at any one time. And I like a nice speedy site.

Some thoughts I am having are:
  • Do I really need litespeed? It is costly! Or should I use an alternative way to give my site some zip?
  • Do I need cpanel or should I switch to DirectAdmin?
  • If I went for DirectAdmin, it supports OpenLitespeed. But OpenLitespeed means not htaccess? WTF??
  • Should I go for a high frequency NVMe VPS instead?
  • Should I be using Redis and the Xon plugin instead of litespeed?

Lots of questions and thoughts I am pondering, but lacking in answers because I don't know enough about it.

Anyone here care to chip in? What would you do regarding hosting if you were in my position? And also which host would you recommend?
 
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JonathanW

Well-known member
Do I really need litespeed? It is costly!

"need" is dependent upon a multitude of factors. It's quite cheap if you only have a couple of sites. Their 5-domain license is only $10/mo.

Do I need cpanel or should I switch to DirectAdmin?

DirectAdmin! I'm betting you spend time working on your site, not working within cPanel. Behind the scenes DA will do just as good of a job and in some cases, a better job all while saving you money!

Should I go for a high frequency NVMe VPS instead?

Yes, PHP is single-threaded and benefits from CPUs with higher instructions per clock (IPC) and high frequency CPUs.

Should I be using Redis and the Xon plugin instead of litespeed?

They do different jobs. Litespeed Cache is a front-end cache whereas Redis works behind the scenes. You should use both if possible.
 

StuartKicks

New member
I have a dedi. 4c8t i7, 32Gb Ram, 8TB disk space, 100TB premium bandwidth on a 1Gbps dedicated uplink for 35 a month.

I think you’re getting ripped off.
 

motowebmaster

Active member
When I migrated a few months ago I learned about Litespeed's new licensing options and cut my monthly costs in half. At least the licensing options were new to me ;)
 

FTL

Active member
I have a dedi. 4c8t i7, 32Gb Ram, 8TB disk space, 100TB premium bandwidth on a 1Gbps dedicated uplink for 35 a month.

I think you’re getting ripped off.
That sounds like a great deal. Where you getting that from? I'll explore the options.
 
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