Should I Stay with Siteground or Move to a Vultr / Digital Ocean VPS?

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Hi all, my Siteground renewal fees are going to hit me month so I need to take action.

Siteground web hosting renewal fees for me are as follows -

1 year £214

2 year £344 (save 20% )

3 year £451 (save 30% )

Or do I move my sites to Vultr or DO?

I don't know how to install or migrate sites into Vultr vps so would need to learn or pay someone to do it for me.

What would you recommend?

I can get a Vultr VPS for $10 per month or less.
 
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You're paying for convenience, it may be worth it so you spend time focusing on your site instead of infrastructure.
 

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Hi all, my Siteground renewal fees are going to hit me month so I need to take action.

Siteground web hosting renewal fees for me are as follows -

1 year £214

2 year £344 (save 20% )

3 year £451 (save 30% )

Or do I move my sites to Vultr or DO?

I don't know how to install or migrate sites into Vultr vps so would need to learn or pay someone to do it for me.

What would you recommend?

I can get a Vultr VPS for $10 per month or less.

Take a look at Cloudways.
2nd to Cloudways. $10 a month for 25GB storage. You can host few sites on.
 

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It really depends on the needs of your site. Storage, processing, bandwidth. I've got a low traffic site running on a $5 digitalocean droplet, along with a dozen other projects with no problems at all. I'm sure there are many comparable cloud hosting platforms, but this is the only one I've tried because it's cheap and it's working out great. I've never needed to contact support, but there are great tutorials for everything (I'm sure that applies to other platforms as well).

My only advice would be to stay the f away from aws unless you're working on enterprise level stuff because it's a massive p.i.t.a. with a pretty steep learning curve, and it feels like overkill for most projects.
 

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You're paying for convenience, it may be worth it so you spend time focusing on your site instead of infrastructure.

I have thought about that to be honest. How much is it costing me in time trying to figure it all out rather than just paying the money...
However, $5 - $10 per month does sound more appealing...
 
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I have thought about that to be honest. How much is it costing me in time trying to figure it all out rather than just paying the money...
However, $5 - $10 per month does sound more appealing...

It's usually a better idea to grow first then optimize when you can afford to spend the time.
 

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Depends how much money the site/s make you. Few k each month? Not worth to change imo.
 

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If you only have a single website with limited size, then $5 digital ocean droplet is best. It works great for wordpress websites.
 

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really depends on the needs of the site if s plan shared hosting account would work i would use that. If the site is starting to grow a little I would look into doing a VPS. DO gives you a credit if you find the right link to sign up on will give you time to test out the setup.
 

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What is cloudways exactly?
If you ask this question is better to stay with siteground or any other related shared hosting. Conflicts may appear on VPS (managed or unmanaged) and you will waste a lot of time and tears. You are not familiar with this field at all. Been there, done that!

For example, I use WPX because is hassle-free A to Z, and I pay for this comfort.
 

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have been looking into vultr from what i got they provide an outstanding service.
 

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If you ask this question is better to stay with siteground or any other related shared hosting. Conflicts may appear on VPS (managed or unmanaged) and you will waste a lot of time and tears. You are not familiar with this field at all. Been there, done that!

For example, I use WPX because is hassle-free A to Z, and I pay for this comfort.

Funny enough Ive just been on their website and it didnt take a genius to work it out ha ha. Basically their a middle man who manage the vps for you and charge you for it. I might be better paying a developer to set up vultr for me ..
 

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If you ask this question is better to stay with siteground or any other related shared hosting. Conflicts may appear on VPS (managed or unmanaged) and you will waste a lot of time and tears. You are not familiar with this field at all. Been there, done that!

For example, I use WPX because is hassle-free A to Z, and I pay for this comfort.

What was the hassle you had?
 
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Boot to Recovery ISO.Extract a raw or qcow2 image.Upload the Image to Vultr.At last, let’s deploy the new VPS.After the VPS reboots, open the console, select English language, and select the Rescue a broken system option.
 

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Login issues, SSL was a mess, uploading things looking on milion of fucking sub-folders of Ubuntu

Trust me, it is geeky stuff, at least for me.

Ha Ha geeky stuff.....wouldn't it be better to just pay someone else to do it for you? once the site is set up thats pretty much it isnt it?
 

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Funny enough Ive just been on their website and it didnt take a genius to work it out ha ha. Basically their a middle man who manage the vps for you and charge you for it. I might be better paying a developer to set up vultr for me ..
A VPS is not a "set and forget" thing. You will have to constantly manage and update it. If not, it will get hacked. So you will be paying for the developer to regularly manage it.

It's cheaper to have Cloudways or Runcloud because they'll automate the management for you.
 
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