Take the 2-minute tour ×
Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
How to find web hosting that meets my requirements?

I am maintaining a website that contains mostly simple html (just a little php).

Normally the site receives only 4000 hits per month, but it was recently slashdotted by the New York Times (>30,000 visitors and 30 GB in a day) and the web host provider (bluehost) throttled the CPU in response.

This slowed down the website considerably. What web host providers would offer a more scalable solution?

Ideally I would like a high-quality host that charges by the GB and can handle bandwidth to expand during sudden slashdotting episodes without a reduction in performance.

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Christofian Aug 19 '12 at 19:05

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
These days the "slashdot effect" tends to be the "twitter effect" :) –  DisgruntledGoat Feb 18 '11 at 12:11
    
I'm now giving nearlyfreespeech.net a try. It seems simpler than setting up AWS and cheaper than Rackspace, but I may be mistaken. –  Arthur Edelstein Feb 18 '11 at 20:22
add comment

2 Answers 2

You can consider moving your site to the cloud so that you can almost have unlimited scalability but still pay for what you use.

share|improve this answer
add comment

I have heard very good things of Rackspace, you might one to check one of its options.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.