Could your webhost handle this kind of a spike?
If you are looking for a webhost or have considered making a switch, there is hardly a better time than now! WP Engine has a great offer today, through Cyber Monday.
Here are some of the other killer features that WP Engine has to offer:
Expert WordPress Support
While other webhosts talk about serving WordPress users, keep in mind this is the only customer WP Engine has. These guys are pros, seriously.
Finely Tuned Servers
The WP Engine servers are tuned for one thing and one thing only: WordPress. So much so, you can forget about monkeying around with caching plugins, WP Engine has all this taken care of. Install WordPress and start blogging! WP Engine has your back.
WordPress has its weaknesses and WP Engine keeps these guarded heavily, not only with plugins, but also in the server configuration. Since moving to WP Engine, security is no longer a concern (and if I do get hacked, THEY have to fix it for free).
You get them. Automatically. This is something that I factored in my server costs, as anyone running a WordPress install should be running regular backups. WP Engine does it for you.
This sound harsh, but I’ve known some top bloggers that have recommended plugins that are known to shred on a server as it blazes through your database. WP Engine will keep you from installing these plugins and themes to keep you and those sharing your server from dragging performance down. WP Engine curates their plugins and themes—and that is awesome.
While they offer some other nice perks—including Github and a staging server—these are some of my favorite features that I have listed. If you jump on a high enough plan, you can also use WP Engine’s CDN—another money saver and one less thing to worry about configuring.
When I first looked at using WP Engine, I only found one complaint: Slow customer service. I initially found this to be true, but the past several months they have radically revamped their systems and they now even provide online chat support! Their customer support went from a 4 on a scale of 1 to 10, to an 8.