My last post was about setting up Git on a remote server. The git setup worked well for me and I used it for a good number of months, but I couldn’t stomach Dreamhost anymore. As we get closer to launch, I was frustrated with the speed of the site, both front and back end. I did the best I could to speed up the site: cache, a CDN, fewer plugins, but it wasn’t me. The hosting plan was too slow.
Ultimately I switched the site over to WP Engine. I’ve used them for years and have been very happy. Their hosting has a lot going for them: performance, their management panel, and customer service (the one time I needed them).
After the switch the speed is where it should be. Dreamhost’s free free non-profit program is great, but their shared hosting is slow.