3 Tips that will help you know when it is time to shift to a VPS server
When setting up a website for your business, an organization, or your personal blog, signing up for an excellent web hosting service is always require a proper investment. For starters, a web hosting company is one that processes and stores data through the use of servers for your content to become available on the internet. A server has its operating system, usually based on the Linux OS, which performs all required operations to process the data. A web hosting service can also be tailored to support server management, file backups, malware detection, and other supplementary features.
There are actually different options that are available depending on what your website demands. Three of the most common types include shared hosting, VPS (virtual private server) hosting, and dedicated server hosting. For beginners, owners of small websites, and those who are on a tight budget, shared hosting is a perfect choice. On the other hand, dedicated server hosting is recommended for websites that receive a massive traffic of more than 100,000 visitors every day. Perhaps the best all-around choice is a virtual private server hosting. Aside from being cost-efficient, VPS is also more reliable than shared servers and dedicated servers in specific situations.
Are you interested in relocating your website to a virtual private server but are still unsure on when you should upgrade from a shared host or a dedicated host? If you are, then you better check out these 3 important tips that will help you know when it is the best time to shift to a VPS server.
1. Your website takes longer to load.
Shared servers can only do so much in terms of handling plugins that generate massive PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) and SQL (Server Query Language) requests. Although your website may not be the one to blame, overloading neighbors may put stress on the servers, causing pages to load slowly or to return a 404 Not Found error response code. Having a dedicated server may not also be a completely good idea because unlike in VPS servers, there are no other modules that can take over once the RAM fails. If you are tired of a poor reliability of shared servers and long waiting times for dedicated servers to get fixed, then it may be best for you to switch on a VPS server.
2. Your pages are experiencing increased traffic.
A VPS is capable of handling roughly 25,000 page visits every day although the real figures actually depend on the specifications of the server. If you are starting to observe a steady increase in the number of page visits, then it might be time for you to upgrade your host from a shared server to a VPS. KVM VPS or a Kernel-based Virtual Machine of VPS has a reliability of close to a hundred percent which is great for millions of online businesses which rely on seamless connectivity for their transactions.
3. Your business needs more online security.
Having an expanding business also means that you have to handle a larger volume of sensitive data in your database. Websites on shared hosts are more vulnerable to viruses, hackers, and other modes of security threats since patches, updates, and firewalls do not commonly apply to all websites in a server. A VPS particularly comes with a tougher privacy and better control of your website.
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