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11:17 am on Jun 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hello. I run about 5-6 blogs, not very high on traffic but still getting around 2500 users per day in total.
They all run on wordpress.
My current shared hosting is giving me lots of problems (slow loading, not found pages, WP image upload timeouts etc).
Anyone has any suggestions for affordable hosting that I can go for. I pay around USD 15 per month right now. I am sure I cant get something better at the same price or slightly more.
11:25 am on June 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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What's your skills? Does it need to be click-and-run-ready-to-use-hosting?

At $15 you can get a nice VPS, which will be thousands of times more performing than a shared hosting for example.
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I don't think that we are allowed to suggest or discuss any private hosting company on this forum, due to legal reasons.

For $15US/mo you will have a wide variety of choices. Please do your research, as not all offer the same. Ensure that your host provides backup, as not all do. Are your sites for an Indian public or for North America? If you are targeting Indian eyes then an Asian host provider would be faster.
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3:42 pm on June 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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You can probably save 25-50% and still get better hosting if you shop around a bit and choose a reputable company, possibly more if you're willing to pay annually, but it would also depend on your other requirements like disk space, traffic, e-mail, etc.
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@Quaterpan I would prefer easy to use, not being a techie :(
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I have seen VPS available for as little as US$5/month. With a good Control Panel system installed, even a newbie might cope.
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A $5/month VPS will be unmanaged. That's not something I would recommend to someone who's not a "techie". A control panel often costs extra, too. A good shared hosting plan would be better. Since all sites run on WordPress, maybe see if you can find an affordable shared hosting provider that specializes in that.
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Major web hosts offer VPS with installation templates which are installing control panels, and common CMS.
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I run about 5-6 blogs, not very high on traffic but still getting around 2500 users per day in total.
They all run on wordpress. My current shared hosting is giving me lots of problems (slow loading, not found pages, WP image upload timeouts etc).

If you are not a techie then maybe if you learned more you would be able to solve some or all of these issues. I'm not saying that your host provider is blameless, but all these issues you have can also be attributed to incorrect WP setup and maintenance.

Wordpress is easy for users to input and display content. It is not so simple to maintain and is prone to bot attacks. If you have bots hitting your site for images daily, for example, your response time might slow down. If you move to a new host provider these bots will follow you. 2500 users/day of people reading WP content should be easy on a shared host, but that is probably less than half your traffic. The other half, or more, will be bots, good and bad.
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A control panel often costs extra


Webmin is free and can be installed via SSH with a few lines of code.
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>>Webmin is free and can be installed via SSH with a few lines of code.

i second that.
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Know your requirements before you go shopping. Some sites can fly just fine with shared hosting at $25/year, can do more at $99/year and out perform for $100/month.

Know your traffic. Know what you think you will need for storage and bandwidth and plan for it. Know the limitations of WordPress and ALWAYS keep it up to date, remove revisions and compact frequently as necessary. The worst slowdowns of WP are failure to do ordinary housekeeping. If running multi-site WP then double down on updates and housekeeping for best results!

Also know how many blogs you have. 5-6 is not either Five or Six. Look at those blogs and see if you might actually have only Two or Three. Beware duplication of effort, duplication of content. Do not spread yourself too thin by trying to be "everything". Avoid playing PBN and cross linking schemes.

Plan all the above and you will find the EXACT host(s) you need, shared or dedicated, at a price you can afford. And expect it to come out of YOUR pocket for at least 18 months. You cannot depend on "advertising" to pay your hosting unless you are very unique and highly in demand (a Brand or Intellectual Property you can control via litigation and regulation).