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Best-of-Breed Features of a High-End WordPress Web Host? [closed]

I'm posting this as a community wiki because I'd like to get a collaboratively edited list of features for a high-end WordPress webhost. For example, if you are running a high-traffic WordPress-...
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How to run WordPress across 2 VMs for high availability

Microsoft Azure requires that applications utilize two instances across multiple data centers in order to achieve their "high availability" SLA and ensure your sites don't go down for routine ...
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Migrating a WordPress site from One Hosting Provider to Another?

I have my WordPress site being hosted on a Windows provider and I am moving to another Windows provider. Any gotchas or instructions on how i can smoothly transition from one to another without losing ...
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What is the best php version to use with WordPress?

What is the best php version to use with WordPress... without going over the top.
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Can you host WordPress using Amazon Web Services such as EC2, RDS, EBS etc?

I've been looking into the feasibility of using something like Amazon Web Services for hosting WordPress sites. I was wondering if it is possible and if so what people's experiences are of having done ...
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Hosting WordPress on Azure?

Can I host WordPress/WordPress MU installation on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform? Does anyone have any advice or experience hosting WordPress on Azure?
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How do you seamlessly switch hosting?

I recently switched a WP site from shared hosting to a VPS and would like to document the process here.
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Restoring Wordpress posts from database only

I paid 1and1 my payment, but even after showing payment proof they deleted my entire account, domain and all. I only have my Database left (long ago I took a database backup using phpMyAdmin). Can I ...
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Hosting alternatives to WordPress.com [closed]

I've been hosting my blog on WordPress.com for a few years now, but am starting to feel a bit constrained by some of the limitations. The most troublesome in priority order are inability to include ...
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Hosting Wordpress on Google Apps Engine (GAE)

At Google's 2013 IO conference, one of their many announcements was the ability to host PHP sites and apps on their Google Apps Engine. They even created a tutorial explaining how to set up a ...
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nginx or cherokee ( +php-fpm ) for WordPress backend?

For years, I've been using apache2 with mod_php, but recently I migrated to nginx with php-fpm. Although it is a lot faster and more stable, I also took a look at cherokee, since both can handle php-...
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How to: Update live sites theme from version control repo via plugin or library? [closed]

Maybe someone knows how i could update my live sites theme from a version control*) project repository. Point is that it's really time consuming if you got your theme hosted with version control (as ...
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Running WordPress on low-end hardware/resources?

I knew about Atom-based dedicated servers, but these plug-class servers take it to whole new level of low-end extreme. Most of WordPress optimization talk is about surviving on shared hosting or ...
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Hosting multiple Wordpress sites on single server - best practices?

I rent some webserver space (Linux, MySql, PHP, Apache) and host several Wordpress websites (for different clients, with different needs) What would be the best way to Host multiple wordpress sites on ...
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How to move existing Wordpress wp-content folder along with database to new server and new domain name?

Running WP 3.5.1 on a LEMP stack (over at Linode) ... I have a wp-content folder for a WP site along with a full backup of the database. The URL of the site was something like: test.example.com ...
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Selling WordPress sites?

What are the laws concerning developing WordPress sites using other developers' plugins and then selling the sites?
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Where should I host my images?

I just read this article http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Optimization/Offloading on how you can upload your content to external sources to improve speed and save bandwidth. Anyway, my site has ...
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Install and configure WordPress while old site is still active

I have a simple php+mysql webhosting account where currently a simple static site is serverd. Now I want to switch to WordPress, install, setup, configure and test everything and once everything is ...
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Running several WordPress sites on same core / plugins?

Is it possible to run more than one site on the same WordPress core and a set of plugins? I want to be able to have custom plugins and themes for each site, but have a base set that is the same, to ...
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Most Flawless Way To Transfer from Dev to Prod [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easily Move a WordPress Install from Development to Production? So I've been working with WordPress for a while now and I usually develop locally and then upload everything to ...
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Best hosting for Wordpress blog(s)? [closed]

I'm having pretty heavy (lots of images) Wordpress website with around 20-30k unique users per day (1,000,000 monthly). German hosting that I use works fine in Europe, but many visitors from the USA, ...
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What issues would you face if you use Nginx

WordPress is quite a memory hog, and I've been thinking of using nginx rather than apache. The one major consideration before doing that is if there are any plugins which will stop working. I have ...
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Extremely slow Wordpress website with 6000 posts

I have a website with 6000 posts and it is extremely slow. Sometimes I get this error in my browser: Service Temporarily Unavailable The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to ...
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In terms of performance - Is unmanaged VPS better than a managed one - for WP sites?

I am looking into optimizing my WP blogs, and one thing that comes out is that several of the most acclaimed solutions people are offering (Such as eaccelerator and Nginx), are only available if I had ...
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How to detect that site is hosted on WPEngine?

Is there anyway to detect that WordPress is hosted on WPEngine? The reason why I need to know it in their approach to eliminate cookies. But my plugin relies on cookie and can't work without it. So I ...
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WordPress hosting - Shared/dedicated server? Any recommendations? [closed]

I'm testing out a shared hosting package with Dreamhost at the moment which is only $2.95 a month for unlimited domains, storage space, bandwidth, mysql databases etc. But I'm currently only running ...
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Host wordpress on a subdirectory of a Rails application

I would like to know if it is possible to host a wordpress blog on the subdirectory of a rails application: For instance: I would like to have domain.com/blog instead of having my blog on a subdomain:...
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Best image hosting service

My girlfriend has a very popular blog, but we are growing beyond current bandwidth limit (1TB). Adsense doesn't pay enough for an expensive CDN. What recommendations can you make about image hosting. ...
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Moving wordpress out of the public directory

Is there a way to move wordpress out of the public html directory? The PHP files responsible for generating html output should be hosted but the php files responsible for database connections and ...
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Do I need “wordpress hosting” to host wordpress?

I am a beginning wordpress user and am unsure about wordpress hosting. Some hosting sites (for example, Godaddy) have hosting plans and then they have wordpress hosting plans. do I need the special ...
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Google Site and WordPress

Can WordPress be used through Google Sites? Instead of creating a blog at WordPress itself, I'm considering to make a mesh of a website and blog using Google Sites and WordPress source code, but I'm ...
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Htaccess for Wordpess set on single subdomain

Situation I have standard hosting in OVH (not VPS) and I'm able to set many websites on it in a different subdirectories, I would like to install 2 instances of Wordpress - first in directory /A and ...
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Concurrent / simultaneous MySQL connections

I've been looking for the best WordPress hosting for me and I'm wondering how many MySQL connections at once WordPress requires? I know this is kind of general question but how does it look for you? ...
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Scheduled posting not working

I have Wordpress 3.5.1 and I use Bluehost hosting service. When I schedule posts after that time passed, WP posts dashboard shows "Missed schedule" message under the date. Then I checked my wp-config....
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Deploy WordPress From Local Docker to Hosting Provider

I've seen articles that teach how to migrate WordPress into Docker containers (see also here). I want to do the opposite. I am already running WordPress locally via Docker on my Windows 10 laptop. I ...
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Strange redirection issues on wordpress from ssl with padlock to ssl without padlock

First time posting here so hopefully Ive got the right question in the right place. I recently moved servers and then decided to add a ssl certificate. Since the move traffic has plummeted. Looking ...
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Changing my site url from azure.net to custom domain

I have created a WordPress site using Azure so when the site went live the url was http://apidublin.azurewebsites.net/. I changed this to http://www.apidublin.com/ using my domain hosting site and ...
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How much should this hosting cost? [closed]

I have a client with a wordpress site that gets the following traffic. 6.2-6.4 Million page views per month Around 3 TB of Transfer per month Most of the users are logged in, so the static caching ...
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How do I copy a wordpress database?

I'm trying to migrate my wordpress site from an old host to a new host. The Wordpress Codex says "you can move by just copying your files and database." Copying the files is easy enough, but how do I ...
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How can I use more than 2 DB's

Say I buy a hosting package with GoDaddy and they allow 1GB max databases. So my question is how can I combine and use 2 DB's in WordPress? Is there a plug=in or do I need to edit the wp-config.php ...
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WP Admin missing icons, numerous JavaScript errors, but only when SCRIPT_DEBUG is false

I have access to a single Linux/Apache server where I'm trying to deploy WordPress. For purposes of this error, I've tested it with the default twentyseventeen theme and all plugins disabled. When I ...
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AWS (or others) vs VPS

Currently, we are running our WP based website at dedicated OVH web hosting with the highest performance. Due to fact that traffic at our website continuously grows, we are about to migrate to the ...
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hosting a wordpress site locally to my team

I am trying to host a wordpress blog to my team in my company (max 30 people). I would add/edit my content in admin mode and the team who are in same network are supposed to see the content whenever ...
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Switched hosts to one with cPanel. To transfer my blog should I do the WP install or just be uploading my old WP directory & database?

I've never transferred a website before let alone a database. I believe I backed up the database to an .sql file and I haven't deactivated the old host yet in case I need to do it again. My main ...
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cross-host benchmarking with wordpress

I am doing some cross-host benchmarking with wordpress, and rather than going to the huge trouble of setting up an identical install of wordpress on each host, a huge investment of time, etc., I want ...
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What would you recommend for hosting 10+ individual wordpress websites?

I have about 10+ individual Wordpress websites and another Wordpress MU website with about 24 users. I am looking for a good web hosting company / plan to host this. The numbers may grow in the next ...
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What can I expect when moving from a hosted (WordPress.com) blog to one hosted by Page.ly

As I mentioned here, I'm planning to moving my blog to a new hosting provider from WordPress.com. I think I've settled on Page.ly as the new home for it, and I was hoping to get the benefit of ...
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WordPress hosting optimized servers - Is this just a sales gimmick? [closed]

I have always hosted my own websites on my own hardware, this includes WordPress. I always see on shared hosting sites "WordPress Hosting" which looks to be the exact same as their regular hosting ...
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Free swf files hosting for wordpress blog

Picasa and Flickr provide Photo service. Is there any service for swf files so that i could share and use swf file in my blog? I don't like to upload swf on my wordpress hosting. I believe Google, ...
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Host images only on CDN

i have developed a wordpress website which is hosted on AWS. The website is working fine but since i wish to make it an e-commerce website, there are going to be a large number of images. The hosting ...