I'm helping a friend migrate a blogger site to wordpress and need to make some hosting decisions. It will be importing 8 years worth of posts, NO e-commerce. Each post is 7-10 pictures and text.
The guy who developed the wordpress was trying to push me into a $150-$200 / month VPS hosting plan, and he wanted $800/year for maintenance.
The site currently gets 100,000 uniques/month.
Is that over-kill?
The godaddy "ultimate" says it can handle 400,000 uniques/month and is only $15/month
My main concern is consistency of performance.
The user who will be responsible for the site is very non-technical and isn't well suited to any maintenance. A simple managed wordpress plan seems more his speed.