Disclaimer: always have a backup before doing any kind of optimisation to your website. Sometimes things break, so it’s important to have a save point to go back to.

Imagine your hosting is a laptop.

On this laptop, you have chrome open, and every 5 seconds you open a new tab and load a new website.

If the laptop you’re using is a $150 netbook, you might find it starts slowing down at around 10 tabs, then completely freezes after 20.

But if you have a super high spec $4000 laptop, you probably wouldn’t see any performance change even with 50 tabs open and would take several 100 to completely freeze it.

In this scenario, your hosting is the laptop, and the number of chrome tabs is the number of visitors on your website.

Lots of hosting plans talk about X number of users a month, but the important part is actually how many people will be on the website at one time.

If you only expect to have a handful of people on your website at once then you don’t need really expensive hosting. A shared hosting plan will suffice. Our go-to for shared hosting is Siteground. We’ve found they’re high performance for the price, and also the support is great.

If you think you’ll regularly have lots of con-current users you’ll need a more expensive dedicated server. These don’t need to cost a lot, but will be more than shared hosting and will depend on how many concurrent users you expect to have. Our preferred cloud hosting provider is Cloudways, as they’re easy to use, very powerful, and has great support.

It you’d like more hosting recommendations, checkout the Divi Hosting Facebook group. Just make sure to search the group to see if your question has been answered, as it likely already has.