[wp-hackers] hosting cost

scribu mail at scribu.net
Sun Oct 17 14:00:58 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Andrew Gray <andrew at graymerica.com> wrote:

> I have a client with a wordpress site that gets the following traffic.
> 1.  6.2-6.4 Million page views per month
> 2.  Around 3 TB of Transfer per month
> 3.  Most of the users are logged in, so the static caching options are not
> that effective. ABout 80% of the traffic is direct to the DB.  We have about
> 20 plugins, but nothing too crazy.
> We are currently on Rackspace Cloud Sites and the bill is getting up there,
> since they "fixed" their reporting systems.
> WIth out knowing much more, How much do you think they should be paying per
> month for managed hosting?   Not build your own, support your own server
> setups, but a support desk that you can call 24-7 and someone who updates
> your LAMP stack, etc.

I think http://vip.wordpress.com/hosting/ would be just what you need:

Because of the nature of this program it is not open to the public — it’s
> intended for high-profile publishers and startups that we have a good deal
> of confidence in. You might be a good candidate for VIP hosting if, for
> example, you get more than 1 million page views a month on your blog.
> Pricing is based on a flat rate of $500/month per blog (with a one-time
> setup fee of $1,500 per blog) but is flexible depending on your
> circumstances and number of blogs. We also tend to work with VIPs who have
> at least 5 blogs or sites.

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