High Traffic site: what is the rigth server ?

  • Posted on January 5, 2015
  • albcarAsked by albcar

Hello I have a high traffic website… from 200,000 daily page views, to 2,000,000 page views per day… Yes, it is a viral website… I know, they dont have too much time left, but, anyways… I use CDN, and get a huge bill, I also pay almost $1000 for a couple of servers, but, I have the feeling that Im been ripped off by the hosting company…it is a wordpress site, with an average of 3 images per article, of around 125k each image, plus one or 2 embeded youtube videos… What would be the right dedicated server to host my website?

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I read @Lajamerr comment. As a reply to your question but as for @Lajamerr answer, I would say this:

Install Ubuntu 14.04, put the $40/mo Droplet or to be sure, put the $80. After that I recommend installing EasyEngine from, tweak nginx, put PageSpeed, put HHVM with php5-fpm as a fallback and put MaxCDN as a CDN. Also I would recommend to put the Wordpress in nginx-fastcgi_cache mode, and W3TC plugin just for Database and memcache.

It will be enough if not, you can easly upgrade the droplet to another plan.

With 200,000 daily page views, to 2,000,000 page views per day, I used the $40/mo plan, with the configurations I told you, and it was enough.

Hi @DianaM - can you suggest any server to me i’m going to hit 30K traffic at the time of my clothing article launch.

here is analytic stats last year may 2017. (expecting more traffic on 26th of Mar 2018

Please suggest droplet size and if there are necessary settings required.

Thanks, Z