Hi everyone. I’m currently in the process of making the switch from site-builders to Kirby for client sites. I’m trying to decide between reseller hosting, VPS or a dedicated server. I would really appreciate your thoughts.
To give you a little context, I’m based in the UK and am specifically looking for a UK based solution. My business model is centred around digital sustainability (less intensive CMS/eCom sites) so it is vital that I use a provider with renewable energy. The product runs on a membership ‘saas’ model and the sites are fully maintained for the client. For this reason, the client should not need to look at anything server side. The only thing I want the client to be able to manage is their CMS (through Kirby) and their email.
Initially, I’m likely to need to run around 50 sites but I do need room for growth without having to switch suppliers. For arguments sake, let’s assume each site has around 200 visitors per day. I’m not entirely sure if I’ll need hosting for client emails as this has not been something I’ve dealt with before. I’ve always hooked emails up to Outlook/Gmail.
I realise that if I want to install anything to the server then I’ll need VPS or a dedicated server, but at this stage I’m not entirely sure whether I will need or want to install anything. If you can think of anything I might likely need to install given my business model then please do say, or if there is anything you have installed to your server that you find useful for client sites.
Thanks to the suggestion from @bastianallgeier, I’m currently looking at Krystal but if you have any other eco-friendly UK based recommendations then please do send them my way.
I should mention that I’m a designer so have limited technical knowledge, although I shall be working with a developer to get everything up and running.