Hi, I am currently thinking of switching my shared servers for a dedicated server to improve the preview performance and page load. Which one do you think is the best for WordPress themes? Also is it really worth the money? I see that bluehost and synthesis is pretty good.
Please share your experience.
P.S Maybe a VPS would do the trick?
Hello, here are my 2 cents. I haven’t read all the comments but I get the idea and I also agree. As DS said this is about money for the value. For me the only solution is to increase the price on the Multi-purpose themes (on those that deserve it). We have joined the trend of multi-purpose giant themes but I would prefer to make simple specific themes.
Multi-purpose themes are a nightmare, a lot of work to make them, pain to support them and develop further but this is how the market looks nowadays.
In few months we will probably see a trend of “buy one and get one free” or “buy now and get one feature request for free”. The truth is authors are competing to give more and more for the same value…
Hi, for the past year we have been using: GoDaddy (the worst of all), HostGator (almost as bad as GoDaddy), MT (performance worst then on BlueHost for 1/4 of the price + the admin panel is terrible), BlueHost we still use this for some projects & SiteGround currently our number one (pretty good for such money.
Anps saidThis might not be entire true (hopefully). We had a item on a shared account which was on popular themes for 2-3 weeks (made about 300 sales) about 1 year ago and from then made over 1000 sales , slowly but steady. If you constantly generate traffic for your page (new items) i think that chances are to keep the old items from die off
The point is if you don’t get an item on most popular you don’t have much of chance and the item will eventually die off. For example one of the top authors with an top item, has 50+ items and they only represent 25% of his income everything else is coming from that single item. That is a scary very scary stat.
But that is an example i don’t know the whole statistics, but top is top and once you get on most popular u have a better chance of earning decent money.But i was wondering how much of the sales on themeforest in % of the whole income represent the most popular items?
Yeah but on the most popular page you would make 1000 sales in 1-2 months… getting to most popular is one thing and staying there is a totally different story.
P.S The only thing that I have changed is to remove tones of warez links at the end of last week, but as far as logic goes this should help the sales…
Maybe warez links were used only as a pre-purchase test drive of the theme-George
I thought about it too, we will see but how can I test it, re-upload the warezes?
LCweb what kind of stats are those?
mpc saidMaybe people are watching World Cup games
This week is very strange for us. The first week of June was awesome the best sales on our Popular Page Theme for weeks and this week it dropped by half with no apparent reason I am worried we will drop from the popular page… I am constantly trying to check if there is anything wrong with the preview but I cannot find anything, this is driving me crazy.
Sometimes we had a sudden drop for 1-2 days but the whole week?! Creepy…P.S The only thing that I have changed is to remove tones of warez links at the end of last week, but as far as logic goes this should help the sales…
It started on monday ;P Not thursday