This is one of the most common pre-sales questions we receive.
Many web hosts limit the number of visitors you can receive to your WordPress website.
This question is quite simple for existing webmasters as they can look at their Google analytics over the last couple months and make a pretty good decision on how much traffic they’re going to be receiving.
Room For Growth
But what about new websites where you don’t even have a steady 10 visitors a day? Will you be able to grow?
At Name Hero we take a little different approach.
Rather than limiting WordPress installations on the number of visitors, we allocate a certain amount of physical and virtual RAM.
As noted on our WordPress hosting page, each cPanel account is given these limits:
- Disk Space: Allocate from master plan
- Bandwidth: Allocate from master plan
- Virtual Memory: 2048MB (2GB)
- Physical Memory: 2048MB (2GB)
- Concurrent Connections: 50
- Number of Processes: 100
- I/O Limit: 2048KB/s
- I/O operations per second: 1024
- Inodes (soft/hard): 100,000 / 250,000
Not all WordPress websites are coded the same!
Poor Coding Practices
If you use poorly coded plugins and themes, it’s likely your site will chew these resources a lot faster. If you use plugins and themes from good developers, most of the time, they handle much more traffic.
As a general rule of thumb, our Basic Web Hosting and Reseller Hosting accounts are pretty solid for at least 5,000 unique visitors a day per cPanel account.
We do however recommend limiting the number of plugins you use. Far too often new webmasters will want to add a plugin for “everything.” If possible, you should try and avoid using a plugin for simple things such as integrating Google Analytics or adding additional text to your pages.
If you do have to use a plugin, make sure to do your research and make sure it’s updated often. Plugins not updated at least once a month are a potential red flag for a problem.
Upgrade Your Website Anytime
In 2017, you don’t have to worry about a large traffic spike crashing your entire website. Once you start to reach your memory allocation, you’ll be notified inside of cPanel, and once you hit 100% you’ll receive an error message on your website vs. it going offline.
At this point, our support team can evaluate your options, and if needed, can automatically upgrade your account to a more powerful solution such as one of our VPS Hosting packages.
Some eCommerce websites will see a big spike around the holidays, upgrade for the shopping season, and then go back to their normal plan once traffic returns to normal.
That’s why we designed the Name Hero Cloud to be flexible!
Enterprise WordPress Hosting
From 1 visitor a day to 100,000+ visitors a day – we host a wide variety of WordPress websites. When in doubt what hosting package is best for your website, feel free to reach out to our team so they can provide you some options.
If you’re looking for a web host you can grow your new blog or website – that’s what we’re here for. We also have tools such as the LiteSpeed WordPress cache, Cloudflare, and their Railgun to help improve your load time so you’ll rank higher in the search engines and provide your visitors the best experience possible!
Let’s not forget, WordPress can be installed in 5 minutes or less directly from our control panel:
Take full control of your WordPress website in 2017!
Ryan Gray is the founder and CEO of NameHero, one of the fastest growing independent web hosts in the United States. Ryan has been working online since 1998 and has over two-decades experience in Internet Entrepreneurship.