When should you upgrade from Shared Hosting to VPS?
Posted on March 30th, 2017
Do you have a shared hosting plan with us? When should you upgrade from shared hosting to a vps? Before we start, you should know the difference between a shared hosting plan and a vps plan.
These are our most affordable and budget friendly web hosting plans. Shared web hosting means multiple users share one physical server and it’s resources. It is recommended for customers that don’t receive a large amount of incoming traffic. Almost every tool and module required for common web applications are pre-installed here. This makes setting up a new website relatively easy.
A vps ( Virtual Private Server ) is a shared server platform that mimics all features and functions of a dedicated server. It will have it’s own operating system and customers have full access with administrative privileges. This means you can customize your vps in any manner that you wish.
1) When you recieve a large amount of incoming traffic
If you are getting hundreds and thousands of hits per day then that means it’s time for an upgrade. It maybe time for your site to have it’s own place rather than staying in a shared environment. More incoming traffic can cause decreased performance for site and moving to VPS is usually the solution.
2) If you are serious about SEO ranking
You may wonder what is the relation between shared hosting and SEO ranking. If you are utilizing a shared hosting plan, it means you are not alone in that server. There maybe hundreds of other sites and most of these sites are using the same shared IP which your site is using. If there are sites with a bad reputation that using the same IP, then that will slightly affect your SEO ranking.
You won’t be able to add more resources such as RAM or CPU cores to a Shared Hosting plan. What if your application needs more resources? You can move to a VPS platform to resolve such limitations. There are so many customization options available with our vps plans. These options inlcude: operating system, control panels, amount of RAM, and hard disk space. You can also upgrade or downgrade the resources whenever you want.
4) If you need full administrative access to the server
There maybe situations where you want to want to install additional tools or modules. In shared hosting a customer won’t be able to perform these operations because they will need full administrative access. If you require administrative access, then you should move to a vps. You will recieve full administrative access with all of our VPS Plans. ( “Root” access for Linux and “Administrator” access for Windows )
5) If you need Dedicated IP’s
The main reason behind needing a dedicated IP is because there won’t be any other domains or customers using your dedicated IP. This will provide you with more security and abusive activities of other customers won’t affect you.
6) When you need more security
Shared hosting servers are secured and protected. However, there is a huge amount of data from other customers hosted in the server, which sometimes may affect the security of the server. With a vps, you can install additional firewalls, configure additional security rules, restrictions, and can make it more secure.
7) E-commerce Website
Even if it’s a small ecommerce site or a very large one, a vps plan will be a better investment for this situation. You will get better security, better reliability, better uptime, better performance, and dedicated IP’s with a vps. All these points are important if your business relies on your website.
Upgrading your shared hosting to a vps plan is not a difficult process. Our support team will be able to help you with the migration and initial setup. If you are still confused or need any assistance, please contact our support department via live chat, email, or phone. Our support is available 24×7.