September 8th 2021
WHTer "stripeysfriend" has been using a particular WordPress host for several years but has concerns about his sites' performance and wonders if he should move hosts to see if the issues go away. In his opening post he goes on to give a detailed breakdown of his hosting requirements, current usage, the issues he's been encountering and details of various hosts he's already researched. One early (and expected) recommendation is that he diagnose his sites first rather than potentially just transport the problems they may have over to a new host. As the thread develops he's also now considering a managed VPS to allow more flexibility in his overall setup. Many people have encountered the type of issues detailed in this thread, so how did you solve them?
Mitch has been searching for a new server to install CentOS 8 then Cloudlinux on, and then move his websites and 4 clients over to it. In researching he's not seeing many dual CPU servers so asks which is better - a dual CPU or single CPU dedicated server with the same benchmark rating? The majority of his sites are WordPress with a few others using plain HTML. Some replies suggest more threads are better, others point out that fewer threads but a faster CPU could benefit the sites. At what point does upgrading CPU(s) do memory limitations come into play? What are your suggestions for a good all-round server and CPU that would suit his needs, without breaking the bank?
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