If you’re considering upgrading from a shared hosting plan, you’ll probably be glad you did. Shared hosting users struggle with the fact that many websites are using the same server which could mean downtime or slow load times. It’s a great way to save money but the limitations can be costing you business.
It’s a good idea to always be evaluating how you are spending your company’s money and if you could be making better decisions, from cutbacks in one area to additions in another area. When you’re consider your hosting needs, consider an upgrade in order to take out some of your current restrictions and to increase the potential of more traffic and increased sales.
If you’ve started out with shared hosting and you’re beginning to think that it might be time to have your own server compared to sharing one with thousands of other websites, here is a guide to determining if you’d be a good candidate for an upgrade.
Is your site visitation in the thousands?
If you’ve reached thousands of visitors per day from when you first started, this is a sign that you could benefit from an upgrade. Perhaps your blog post went viral or your company has really taken off and your site can hardly keep up with the demand of the traffic.
Shared web hosting was a great way to save money until it seemed like you were getting people to visit your site just to have the site load too slowly or suffer from downtime. Your business is growing and it’s time to upgrade to keep up with the current demand by having unlimited bandwidth and disk space.
Meet the growing needs of your business by upgrading your website. You may need to start adding new features, products, videos, or plug-ins to make your content really pop and your shared hosting is limiting you. In fact, if you want to install an SSL Certificate for your online store, you’ll have to have a dedicated IP address which requires an upgrade from your shared hosting plan. When you want those extra applications to make your site enhanced in functionality and its processes, upgrade to a dedicated server or VPS to make it happen.
Performance and security
One of the biggest drawbacks to a shared hosting plan is that your security and performance inevitable suffers. When a site on a shared server is compromised, hackers can typically get access to the other sites on the same server. Don’t put yourself in that situation with shared hosting and instead, pay extra to have more unlimited features, enhanced security, and overall better performance.
Upgrade now so that you can say goodbye to performance and security issues. Upgrading will improve your site’s performance and enhance security overall. Your customers won’t stick around for long if you always have a slow site, several periods of downtime, a hacked site, or a lack of features compared to other websites. Plus, SEO is dependent on performance in their algorithms.
Use these tips to determine if it’s time to upgrade your hosting plan to something more than the shared server plan.