It was a little over two years ago when we first “took to the skies” and moved to our first cloud-based host, Rackspace. It seemed like a good idea at the time – a low price of entry, while being very scalable (way more scalable than non-dedicated servers at the time).
Times have changed since then, and amazingly, it didn’t get better for cloud based hosting, but rather VPS hosting has vastly improved. We have used VPS hosts in the past (it has gone by many names over the years).
The combination of improved VPS pricing and hardware, and Rackspace’s declining performance (our site was really slow sometimes, and often could not be accessable for minutes at a time), I decided to move once again. This time, I have chosen WiredTree for their “Hybrid VPS” service. It offers a combination of nice hardware (dedicated CPU with bursting, dedicated 3GB of ram) and excellent service that came highly recommended. If I have anything to say about them, it will probably be on twitter. So far it has been good though! If you are reading this, you are accessing the new server already.
If you see any problems, let me know!