What’s the difference?
The concept of shared web hosting has been around for a long time. Godaddy, WPEngine, HostGator, etc. all use this concept – one server placing multiple sites on the internet. The concept remains today, and Nuel is no exception. Offering a LAMP stack, which is ideal for WordPress applications, remains a necessity. Shared hosting allows this to happen at a relatively low cost, especially for simple websites that don’t require a lot of computing power.
While that’s great, what happens as your WordPress site starts to grow? Generally speaking, shared hosting relies on some sort of throttling. This means that as your SQL database grows in size and complexity, the server is going to slow your site down individually, making sure that other sites and applications on the server are still able to access necessary resources. As WordPress APIs become more powerful, this can mean awful loading times for your site while things like inventory updates or site crawling are being processed. This is where shared hosting becomes troublesome. Again, if you’re using WordPress as a simple website or blog (isn’t that its original intent?), shared hosting is ideal for you.
So, if you were to build your own VPC, just look for serverless options. You’ll need SOMETHING to run PHP, usually an EC2 instance, which is NOT serverless. And frankly, we recommend Amazon LightSail, also not serverless, but infinitely scalable. Again, you just need to connect Linux (or Windows, or macOS), Apache (or LiteSpeed Webserver or NGINX), mySQL (or postgress or Aurora), and PHP.
A note on SEO
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