I joined the WordPress VIP service four years ago as of yesterday, after a couple of years of continual frustration with how people were able to access Whatever, and also how I was able to handle the back end of it on my own. In the four years since I joined WordPress VIP, I really can’t remember a single time I’ve either had the site go down because of traffic, or where the site was not completely functional — barring a couple of times where the problem was me, rather than any other issue. That’s a pretty remarkable streak, especially considering this year, when I’ve had several of the busiest days in the site’s history.
Every year around this time I do a completely unsolicited plug for WordPress and its VIP service, because I am a happy customer and I believe that when people give you good service, you should acknowledge it and recommend it. So once again, this is me doing both. If you’re in the market for pretty serious backend service and and an ironclad ability to handle traffic to your site, you should have WordPress VIP on your list. It’s been four years and they haven’t let me down. That’s a pretty enviable record.