Should I upgrade to VPS?

Most blogs and small business websites online run on shared web hosting plans. Shared hosting is economical and a great place to start; however some webmasters find that they outgrow the shared hosting resources provided as their businesses grow and need to upgrade to a more powerful solution such as Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting.

Limitations of shared hosting:

On a shared web hosting server, all users share a finite amount of resources at any given time. Nuagerie system administrators monitor both CPU usage and disk usage for excessive use. In a shared web hosting environment, a common reason for inconsistent performance or server downtime is a single account compromising server performance for all the other accounts that share the same server.

Benefits of VPS hosting:

With a VPS, your website is in a safe and private server environment where the over usage of other websites cannot negatively affect your site’s performance. The greatest benefits of VPS hosting include much higher thresholds for disk space, bandwidth and traffic, as well as increased power and consistency in performance. VPS hosting gives you total control over your server, giving you the flexibility to customize it any way you need to.

You’ll have the freedom to install your own anti-virus and malware detection software on your hosting account to protect you, your customers and your data against hackers and malicious attacks. And with full control over your VPS account, you can add any software or applications that your website requires in order to optimize performance and improve overall functionality.

To upgrade or not to upgrade?

If your shared hosting account has surpassed its resource usage limitations, but you’re not quite ready to proceed with an upgrade to VPS, you can minimize your shared server usage or redirect your increased traffic through a Content Delivery Network.

If neither of these options reduces your shared server usage sufficiently, you’ll need to upgrade to a VPS plan in order to prevent your website and email hosting from any service interruptions or suspension. Additionally, if you anticipate a substantial increase in traffic, intend to run more powerful applications or simply want more control over your hosting, you will need to upgrade to VPS.

To discuss your upgrade options, feel free to contact us or use our live chat feature.

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