Because of the low specs of the micro-instance, I had to edit some config files to limit the maximum number of processes nginx and php5-fpm can open.
If you go this route, you should probably use Apache for the webserver rather than nginx. I find Apache to be more user friendly and there are more online resources/tutorials for Apache, as well as gaining use of .htaccess
@hotpink Oh, geeze. That is over my head. I would most likely need a managed VPS only because I have no clue what I’m doing. I’ll be editing the initial post above for my preferred features. Thanks for the recommendation and taking the time to write that up.
@chrisburton just don’t go rackspace even for a small site. Pretty sure they only have 1 data center in Dallas and their virtualization sucks… I ping out alot at peak hours. Ps I’m forced there because a client uses americommerce.
I sound like I work for liquidweb… I have 8 small business Ecommerce sites on our vps there. 3 of them are frameworks. In total a couple thousand unique sessions a day, fast db calls, half a second renders, 0 network performance issues. They will basically run it for you if you have no idea. They are always trying to just do it themselves when I ask them about something. I got a storm server and recently compiled pdo_sql, soap, adjusted all kinds of php settings, mem limits, etc. Its WHM with easyApache, but Liquidweb still heavily wanted to do it for me. Anymore I just let them… Less liability on me.
Keep in mind: 95% of hosts are simply resellers of a handful of big guns. Most of these big guns dont even own their data centers, its rented from Dupont or others. So in reality there are only a few viable top level hosts.