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Webhosting question: Going from 1000 to 40,000 WPUsers

Posted: August 9, 2019 at 6:07 am


August 9, 2019 at 6:07 am

Considering importing all of the members of our database, but what effect will this have on the hosting chosen?

We currently have shared hosting on Bluehost. It’s been okay so far.
They offer dedicated hosting as a path to upgrade.

How do I figure out what I need in a host?

Our EE ticket sales are possibly a couple per minute at best at any time.

Thanks for any insight you can offer.


  • Support Staff

August 9, 2019 at 7:15 am

Hi there,

So your simply adding 40,000 users to the DB and don’t expect a huge jump in visits/registrations? If so it shouldn’t make much difference in terms of EE as its just additional users and your DB should be able to handle much more than that.

How do I figure out what I need in a host?

In short, you try it and see.

I don’t advise just testing it on the live site but create a development copy of the site and run the import there, test it to confirm there are no issues and you’ll get a general idea. Obviously, that may change with multiple concurrent requests but at least you’ll have an idea.

If the site becomes slow or you start getting error you know you’ll need to discuss your option with your host, we aren’t sys admins so can’t really advise much more than that.


August 9, 2019 at 7:18 am

Okay, cool. I am lighting up my localhost. I do have a fire extinguisher handy. Thanks.


  • Support Staff

August 9, 2019 at 7:20 am


Create the dev site on another subdomain on the server itself, otherwise your not testing against the same environment that you want to compare against.


August 9, 2019 at 7:25 am

Thanks for that. I have a dev in Pantheon, so that hardware is different.

I will look at doing a subdomain in our current host to check host performance.

Great catch.

I am going to light up the localhost anyway to test the import with fewer records.


  • Support Staff

August 9, 2019 at 7:35 am

Yeah, ideally you want your dev site to be on the same server so that you know for sure that changes made on that site will also work on live.

It’s not always possible but if your planning a big change its best to spin one up.

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