You all have been tremendous useful with my hosting questions, I actually admire it. So, I’ve one other! Considered one of my private web sites is on the “Limitless Platinum” shared hosting plan on Stablehost, and although I do have an ideal recurring coupon for it, and the location has no points with uptime and efficiency, it appears like they by no means improve something operating on the server, so slowly however absolutely I preserve operating into points with not with the ability to set up upgrades and am getting involved about potential safety points. For instance, the location is operating PHP 7.2.x, which from a fast google has been finish of life for over 2 years. The cPanel theme is caught on paper lantern and will not let me improve the brand new jupiter theme, and so on.
I am anticipating that in 2023 the location will begin to have a good uptick in site visitors and utilization, so I determine now’s the time to get issues upgraded and the safety hardened. However earlier than messing round on the software program facet, I wish to make sure that I am on an excellent hosting plan. This one must be not less than considerably managed, as a result of whereas I’ve no points messing round within the command line or configuring stuff for enjoyable, this one website must be dependable sufficient that I do not belief myself managing it, because it really has some site visitors and revenue. I am paying $72/12 months for this shared hosting (the “record worth” is $34.95/mo, although it was notably decrease after I first signed up), and whereas it is an ideal coupon in comparison with full worth, a fast comparability to the $15.89 BF RackNerd particular that I picked up makes me really feel like for $72/12 months or so, I ought to be getting extra. For instance, inside the cPanel for my StableHost, it has 50 entry processes (not really certain what these are), 1024 IOPS, 10 MB/s I/O Utilization, and 100 Processes. The very-cheaper RackNerd plan (each being BF costs from completely different years) reveals 200 Entry processes, 15000 IOPS, 80 MB/s I/O Utilization, and 220 Processes. All a lot greater than the present plan I am on. The one space the Stablehost appears to have a lot greater is the bodily reminiscence, having 5GB vs the 1GB on the Racknerd plan.
However that is about so far as my expertise takes me, evaluating stats within the admin panels and googling after I do not perceive them. I attempted to check the yabs script I see used round right here loads, however it would not run on the Stablehost plan (one thing about folder not discovered when it grepped one thing earlier than the disk velocity checks, and the community checks all confirmed busy). So how do I evaluate the CPU or different features, and the way do I do know if this RackNerd plan is sufficient for that website, or if I ought to discover one at the same price range however even higher specs? The positioning has a discussion board, wordpress, and streaming audio (a weekly podcast), and ideally must be hosted in Europe (France ideally, however EU basically is okay). I am even superb growing the price range a bit if wanted, however in fact if the $15.89/12 months plan is sweet sufficient, I might love to avoid wasting the cash, lol.
So, uh, the place do I begin? Solutions appreciated!