If you want the best performance for your WordPress website, especially if your site is huge or gets lots of traffic, this JohnnyVPS Review is a must read.
While high performance hosts are all obviously ‘high performance’, the best of the best do something different. Their server stacks, like with JohnnyVPS aka JVPS, are set up to be way more aggressive. They allow a lot more processing resources per user compared to other performance hosts.
Best suited for website owners with a big site(s) and lots of traffic. I highly recommend their Dedicated VPS Hosting plans. All of which come with personalised server support via Slack 🙂
- Your website will be faster than ever
- Higher performance than Cloudways, WP Engine, Flywheel and SiteGround.
- Amazing stability
- Free clone tests
- Servers in Australia
- Can handle BIG sites with lots of traffic
- Better pricing compared to other high performance hosts
- Not suited for beginners
- Not suited to website owners needing lots of tech support
- You need to organise your own backups (use BlogVault)
- No staging sites (use BlogVault)
- Again, if you need lots of support, this probably isn’t for you. Don’t get me wrong, Johnny does provide excellent support! But if you need to be handheld every second of the day, you’d be better off going with a provider with 24/7 online chat support.
Table of Contents:
What or Who is JohnnyVPS?
JohnnyVPS is a ’boutique webhost specialising in speed, reliability and security’. Founded by Johnny Nguyen, a Speed Expert and Performance Webhost. Also a really nice guy! I’ve never actually met him (I think he lives in LA), but I can tell just from messaging him that he is a heart-centered kinda guy.
Even though his team consists of ~7 experts, he still actively works ‘in the business’. I often chat with him via Slack on a client website that is on his Dedicated VPS Hosting. The site is huge with lots of traffic but still remains quick and stable!
Do you need lots of Support?
There is one main considerations you should make before hosting your website with JohnnyVPS.
Obviously you should choose JVPS if you want an ultra fast website. But if you need lots of support, i.e. you aren’t tech savvy or don’t have someone managing/maintaining your site, then think twice.
On the other hand, if you only need support every now and then, JVPS provide a higher quality of support than most performance hosts. This is because their team is full of experts.
Screenshot taken from JVPS.
Features & Benefits
JohnnyVPS provides all of the usual features that you’d expect from a good hosting provider. But their key differentiator is performance.
JVPS will migrate your website for free. Most hosts do this though. If your host doesn’t do at least 1 for free, you should probably find another provider.
Free SSL Certificates
Another standard part of JVPS hosting.
Server level security is standard but they also provide built-in security for WordPress. Protecting your login page from hackers, XML-RPC spam and DDOS attacks.
As mentioned at the start of this JVPS review, they configure their server stack to be a lot more aggressive than other performance hosts. This is what gives you the highest performance possible.
Speed Optimisation Service
THIS is a HUGE differentiator! They provide a free caching and speed optimisation service for 1 WordPress website. i.e. the website you get hosted with them.
Most people who move to JohnnyVPS are looking for the fastest WordPress hosting possible. On top of that, you get your site fine tuned for performance by speed experts. Usually by Johnny himself!
JVPS is apache compatible so you have access to the .htaccess file to manage rewrites. Unlike other performance providers who don’t. Your site will also use cPanel, which is familiar to most. It doesn’t look as nice as say the Kinsta dashboard for managing your site. But it does give you more control. And they don’t prevent you from using certain plugins. You are free to do what you want. This is the difference between most managed WordPress hosting providers and JVPS.
Is It Worth It?
I’ve used their Managed WordPress Hosting and also their Dedicated VPS Hosting. Both are great and certainly worth it for the performance.
JohnnyVPS Reviews from johnnyvps.com.
If you want the best performance for your WordPress website but don’t need lots of support, JVPS is worth trying.
Hopefully my JohnnyVPS review has helped you make a decision 🙂
Let me know if you have any questions.