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Topic # 173748 4-Jun-2015 12:47
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Hey Geekzoners,
CyberHub is looking at offering a fully managed WordPress VPS service and we would really like to hear your opinion on resources, costs and features.

So we have put together a 10 questions multi-choice survey which takes less than 2 minutes to fill out, everyone that fills in the survey will get a $20 CyberHub hosting credit which can be used for any of our products and services and after the survey is completed one lucky person will win a $200 CyberHub hosting credit.

The survey is only running till the 12th of June (a week) so get in quick.

Click here to fill in the survey




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  Reply # 1317416 4-Jun-2015 14:49
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Ambiguous questions - how much RAM - is that for the whole OS or just wordpress? Personally I use shared hosting so I have no idea about that.

Auto update can break things, I'd want control of that.

Starting at $40/month... I pay $10/month and I run many Wordpress sites on that. If it was for your small business or even for your large business running a core website $40 isn't bad, fully managed. Take a look at good gallery as a comparison, which includes highly optimised websites for photographers and wordpress as an extra... wordpress being unsupported but available.



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  Reply # 1317421 4-Jun-2015 15:16
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timmmay: Ambiguous questions - how much RAM - is that for the whole OS or just wordpress? Personally I use shared hosting so I have no idea about that.

Auto update can break things, I'd want control of that.

Starting at $40/month... I pay $10/month and I run many Wordpress sites on that. If it was for your small business or even for your large business running a core website $40 isn't bad, fully managed. Take a look at good gallery as a comparison, which includes highly optimised websites for photographers and wordpress as an extra... wordpress being unsupported but available.


Thanks Timmmay,
You make some great points, a good theme will use hardly any ram but a theme that is not written well with 20 plugins will use alot of ram.  So you are right it is not an easy question to answer. 

What about variable ram so it automatically adjusts to what you need?

Yes you can get unlimited hosting out of the US for $1.95/month there are also some fairly cheap hosting in NZ, in fact CyberHub has free shared hosting up to 30MB, this service is not aiming at those type of people, rather people that want dedicated SSD, dedicated IP's, managed updates with backups taken care of so they don't need to worry about it.

CyberHub does have shared hosting as well, but this managed WordPress offering is for high traffic websites that need the bandwidth and resources.

If backups are automatically done and an update of WordPress or a plugin breaks the site which occasionally happens, it can be restored within a few minutes from backup with a managed service.

Yeah Good Gallery is the sort of thing that we are going for, but it does not look like they host on SSD's or at least the features page does not mention it.  $20 US = $28.03 NZ
So with the prices that have been proposed an extra $12 per month for SSD's + auto updates + auto backups.

And of course all our hosting is in NZ rather than the US.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1317440 4-Jun-2015 16:07
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GG is on the Amazon cloud, and it's super fast, it wouldn't surprise me if it was using RDS (ie MySQL) on provisioned IOPS SSDs. I can see SSDs useful for database, but for files I'm not sure how much value they add - but they're cheap so why not.

Variable RAM would make sense - sell the service, not the hardware.

There's definitely value in having a professional hosting service taking care of upgrades, fixes, backups, etc. Depending on the target business the difference between $40 and $80 may be irrelevant, but for small single person businesses even $40 may be too much. I guess it's about targeting, and this is targeting the high end. In that case, with 5GB of content, $80 would be good value.



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  Reply # 1318946 7-Jun-2015 21:39
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Big thanks to everyone that has filled in the survey.  Everyone gets $20 free hosting credit and one person will get $200 after the survey finishes. 

Also, all feedback here or on the survey is welcome.






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  Reply # 1320935 10-Jun-2015 10:04
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A big thanks to everyone that has filled in the Managed WordPress Survey form. 
There is only two days left to fill in the 10 multi choice question to get your $20 hosting credit and be in to win $200 hosting credit.







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  Reply # 1326403 17-Jun-2015 11:44
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Thanks everyone that took part in the Managed WordPress survey.

You all qualify for a $20 credit on your CyberHub account plus Justin won the $200 credit on his CyberHub account.

Please register as a customer on the CyberHub website and then send a support ticket advising that you took part in the survey and the credit will be assigned to your account.

We are running a 3 months Managed WordPress Hosting beta, you can use the coupon code of wpbeta to get 50% off the price.

You can check out the offer here Managed WordPress Hosting







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  Reply # 1326505 17-Jun-2015 13:42
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The navigation bar at the top of your website says "Hostings"

Shouldn't it say "Hosting"



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  Reply # 1326513 17-Jun-2015 13:49
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Yabanize: The navigation bar at the top of your website says "Hostings"

Shouldn't it say "Hosting"


Thanks Yabanize,
We have been doing some updates to the site over the last week or so, that one slipped.

Regards
Dan




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