When should you move up to VPS hosting? Creating a website is so fast and easy now that you really don’t need to put a lot of planning into it.
(It’s better if you do, but certainly not required.)
You could theoretically grab a domain and shared hosting for a few bucks and instantly have a WordPress blog. It only takes a few minutes.
VPS Hosting Down the Road
Any website that has gained significant traffic is going to require an upgrade to VPS hosting. Why is this the case?
- More resources
- More speed
- More freedom
- Less down time
It’s simply a matter of space and resources. Shared hosting is a great starter platform because it’s the most affordable and gives you everything you need.
For a site that only gets about a hundred visits a month, Shared hosting is perfectly acceptable.
But if you’re getting thousands of views a day, you will start to notice your website is struggling to keep up with demand.
This is because the PHP scripts are not only running on your site but also on other sites as well. This means the limited resources are just too busy to keep up.
What Changes at the VPS Level?
There are a few things to watch out for once you’ve entered VPS territory.
You’ll notice everything is already faster. This is because all of the resources you have are available to you alone.
With VPS hosting, you have whole server partition dedicated to your site. All the memory and space are allocated to a single account.
But you can still have multiple domains. You can create virtually as many sites as you want. You can even create multiple cPanel accounts to manage those sites independently.
Supported All the Way Through
The other great thing about VPS hosting is you can have our Managed Hosting team apply custom configurations and optimizations catered to your site.
This is impossible to accomplish in Shared hosting.
All in the all, the VPS hosting package gives you all the support, freedom, and resources for a fraction of the cost of a dedicated server.
At some point, you will need to upgrade. Let our experts help you decide when the time is right. We’re always available for questions.