Over time, shared hosting has risen to become the most popular web hosting option. It provides all of the resources that many website owners demand at no expense to them. Web hosting services, on the other hand, may reach a saturation point, necessitating an upgrade. Owners of websites may now seek for a more modern and reliable solution, such as VPS Hosting or Cloud Hosting.
When to Upgrade?
So, when should a website owner improve his current web hosting services? The following guidelines can help you choose the best form of web hosting:
1. Website Starts Gaining Immense Popularity
Any website owner’s ultimate goal is to obtain enormous popularity and a large volume of visits to his site. Website visitors are the primary source of money for businesses, and this revenue is critical to their survival in a competitive market. Although the website’s increasing popularity is a positive sign, site owners must keep a tight eye on their performance during peak traffic periods. When a visitor comes to the site, he ‘interacts’ with the offered features, which necessitates a task for the web hosting server to complete. When there is a lot of traffic, the web hosting servers may become a little slow to reply, which is a clear sign that you need to upgrade your hosting services.
As hosting servers get slower, website loading times and performance may suffer as a result. Slower websites might give visitors a negative impression, and they may just ‘bounce’ off the site, resulting in immediate sales losses. Such problems are most common on shared hosting services, when servers and other resources are shared among multiple users. The performance of other websites can have a direct impact on the server’s performance.
2. Website is Low on Disk Space
Typically, websites do not require a large amount of disc space because shared hosting plans provide ample storage. Themes, plugins, and hosted content are all included in these hosting options. Despite this, some websites will need to upgrade in order to increase their storage capacity. Sites may require additional storage for a variety of reasons, including the addition of enormous data volumes via blogs, the publication of significant amounts of user content via forums, and so on.
If the user receives a notification from his web hosting that he is approaching the threshold, it is time to upgrade. The site’s performance can suffer as a result of low or no disc space, resulting in stagnant website growth.
3. Website Constantly Goes Offline
Anyone who owns a website wants it to be available at all times. Websites that are open at all times serve to develop trust and ensure that businesses do not lose customers. Most web hosting companies now guarantee 99.9% uptime. In addition, just a small fraction of downtime is set aside for routine updates and maintenance. In the actual world, maintaining continuous availability might be difficult. On the shared hosting server, ‘busy’ neighbours are continually demanding resources, which may interrupt the availability of other sites, resulting in frequent crashes. Alternatively, the hosting provider may be employing older hardware that is more susceptible to failures and crashes.
As a result, if the website is frequently down, resulting in lesser availability, the website owner must update his web hosting services.
4. Hosting Additional Sites
Only a small percentage of website owners want to use their existing plans to host additional sites. These additional sites can be in a variety of languages and cater to a variety of populations. The majority of shared hosting solutions have a fixed limit on the number of websites that can be hosted. One of the most important reasons for a web hosting upgrade is to accommodate increased resources like CPU, RAM, and bandwidth. Site owners are forced to limit the number of websites they can host with the pre-selected web hosting services.
Users can upgrade to larger shared hosting plans, which give them the ability to host numerous sites with more resources. There are also other web hosting solutions accessible nowadays, such as VPS and WordPress. Site owners can also go for Dedicated Servers or Cloud Hosting, which provide 100 percent uptime, scalability, and cost-effectiveness at a fair price.