I stumbled upon RunCloud, it’s a similar service to ServerPilot – which I haven’t tested out yet. I decided to give RunCloud a try using my remaining Vultr credits.
RunCloud is a “Hassle-free PHP web application & server management panel”. Allows you to setup & manage your unmanaged vps/cloud servers with ease.
FREE RunCloud account allows:
- Deploy Unlimited Web Application Or Websites
- Add Unlimited Domain Names
- Choose from Multiple PHP Version
- Simple and Unlimited Database Creation
- Server Update Configuration
- Script Installer (WordPress, Joomla, etc)
Connecting Runcloud to Vultr only took a few minutes, then after few clicks you’re now ready to transfer your wordpress sites via SSH or upload it manually via SFTP (you can use filezilla).
You will need a server with at least 768MB RAM as the initial installation of OS + RunCloud will consume around 512MB RAM. Thankfully, servers with 1GB RAM are cheaper these days. You can get one for as low as $5.
I used my remaining Vultr credits to try out RunCloud.
Create a new account and receive $10 (you’ll need to top-up at least $5 first).
You can create a test server for just an hour and will only be billed $0.007. I used Vultr for testing stuffs, creating new servers and run them for few minutes to hours.
A Small Orange
I snagged a discounted yearly ASO Shared Small which formerly costs $5/month, but now they increased the price to $8. I don’t think I can spend that much on a shared hosting specially after testing the service – expensive for the price it offers compared to other web hosting offers. This blog used to run in ASO and I admit that it runs the site more speedily compared to my past web hosting providers.
WordPress + WooCommerce Performance
After transferring my WordPress sites to Vultr + Runcloud, the decrease in page load time is very noticeable – pages loads way faster. With this kind of performance for only $5, I don’t think I could ever look at Shared Hosting offers with the same price range anymore.
Try Vultr + Runcloud and see for yourself.