Despite this being a very old thread, the original question is still good.
I am currently using Kinsta for hosting, their setup directly supports the roots stack which is very nice, their support is excellent in particular too, and fast.
However! I’m hoping to launch my WooCommerce based project in the coming months and one major issue I am having with Kinsta is the low number of PHP workers available. My $30 plan has just 2 php workers.
Right now I am testing out one of the heaviest features I will provide and it’s quite resource intensive. Upon checking the Kinsta analytics, I have hit the PHP worker threshold/limit 32 times in just 1 hour and the site hasn’t even launched yet, just me testing with an import products script of 4 products.
I’m now considering Linode. @swalkinshaw, are you still with Linode and still recommend them? I asked them how many php workers I could get with their $20 plan and their response:
As a rough calculation, the $20 4GB Linode can support a
pm.max_children setting in PHP of about 42.
I’m trying to limit issues such as not enough resources early on. Kinsta’s 2 php workers simply wont be enough for regular traffic let alone the spike(s) when I am importing products too (woocommerce rest api batch create product endpoint).