[wp-hackers] hosting cost

Vid Luther vid at zippykid.com
Sun Oct 17 14:12:09 UTC 2010

 The cost here can vary a little bit, the biggest question would be on the data transfer, can a lot of this data be put on a CDN? If so a CDN's cost would be fixed, and can give you a lower bill.

My company, ZippyKid, offers services similar to WordPress' VIP service, I know our costs will be less than what WordPress VIP will be, if possible, I'd like to discuss options with you over the phone?
My direct cell is 210-789-0369. 

I'm flying back from Las Vegas today (Blogworld), so if I don't answer, it's probably because I'm on a plane.

PS: Don't worry this is not a sales pitch, I'm just curious to learn more, and discuss pricing options with you. I'm a former Rackspace employee, and our systems use Rackspace Cloud Server's instead of Cloud Sites.

On Oct 17, 2010, at 6:23 AM, Andrew Gray 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 would not hold anyone to the amount, I just wanted to know what this group of experts would think was reasonable for 24 Hour managed / supported hosting for something of this size?
> I just want to make sure that I am not way off base when I say our current cost is reasonable.  
> thanks and sorry if this is off topic, 
> Andrew
> PS.  Would people be willing to do a survey on this, if we made the results anonymous and public at the end.  That would be very cool.
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Vid Luther
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