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andrej33 says

I wonder if I will be fine with a shared hosting account (e.g. Bluehost) to host the demos of my themeforest themes? What if I will have e.g. 5 or 10 popular WP themes – I would then need 10 WP installations and if the themes would get really popular, I would use a lot of bandwidth, wouldn’t I?

Should I buy a dedicated server or a VPS and host my WP demos on it?

Where do you host your WP demos?

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digitonik says

I wonder if I will be fine with a shared hosting account (e.g. Bluehost) to host the demos of my themeforest themes? What if I will have e.g. 5 or 10 popular WP themes – I would then need 10 WP installations and if the themes would get really popular, I would use a lot of bandwidth, wouldn’t I?

Should I buy a dedicated server or a VPS and host my WP demos on it?

Where do you host your WP demos?

MediaTemple’s grid server works great. I suggest installing WP MultiSite for the demos so you can run all of them in one installation.

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andrej33 says
I suggest installing WP MultiSite for the demos so you can run all of them in one installation.

Thanks for your quick reply. Can you let me know the exact name of the MultiSite plugin? Or could you post here a link to it? There are more MultiSite plugins on the wordpress site. Which one is the best?

However, wouldn’t it be problem to have all my themeforest WP themes on one Wordpress installation? – as there may be different plugins and widgets for each theme.

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Parallelus says

MediaTemple’s grid server works great. I suggest installing WP MultiSite for the demos so you can run all of them in one installation.

With WP 3 you don’t need MultiSite any more, also I would not recommend hosting all your demos on a single install. If it crashes or something happens to one theme all of your demo sites go down.

It’s also a problem for new themes and upgrades. Lets say you have an old theme that never sold very well. Now 3 years later I’m creating a new theme that relies on WP 5 features. If I want to add the theme to my demo site using WP MultiSite I will also have to update my 3 year old theme to work with WP 5 . It just doesn’t make sense.

Hosting all demo sites on one WP install just becomes extra work long term.

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