Whether you (or your client) needs dedicated enterprise-level hosting to process resource-heavy applications or an occasional power boost to handle traffic surges or spikes during the big events, WPMU DEV has bigger managed WordPress hosting plans to suit any website’s needs.
In this post, we’ll cover the following:
WPMU DEV’s Prorated Hosting Plans: What You Need When You Need It
WPMU DEV’s bigger hosting plans let you scale up server memory, CPUs, storage, and bandwidth for individual sites.
If you need to increase or decrease your server needs for a specific site (and/or for a specific period of time), you can easily and simply upgrade or downgrade your hosting plan and only pay for the extra amount of resources used during that period.*
For example, let’s say that you have a site hosted on our level 5 Uranium plan (see section below for different hosting plan specs) for some time and you need extra server grunt to handle an upcoming sales promotion (e.g. Mother’s/Father’s Day, Black Friday, etc.), so you power your site up to our level 9 Iridium plan.
You will only be charged the prorated difference for upgrading plans. Once you downgrade, you will then be given prorated “hosting credits” for the amount of time you didn’t spend.
So, in the above scenario, if you were on the Iridium plan for only 10 days, you will only pay for 10 days of that plan’s usage.
It’s basically like having dynamic hosting pricing with complete control over when to upgrade or downgrade your hosting needs.
Additionally, as a WPMU DEV member, you can configure our site monitoring service Uptime to track your site’s performance and automatically notify you that it’s time to upgrade your hosting if it detects that traffic is surging on your site.
You can then make sure that your site is growing with real traffic, not bots, and make a risk-free decision to upgrade.
* Note: Upgrading and downgrading between plans only applies to our bigger hosting plans. With the standard plans (Bronze to Platinum) you can only downgrade to the level below (e.g. if you are on Bronze plan and upgrade to Platinum, you can only downgrade to Gold).
Hosting Plan Specifications
WPMU DEV gives you the choice of hosting your sites on the following plans:
This article was written by Martin Aranovitch and originally published on WPMU DEV Blog.