Most of people start their online business with the basic shared hosting plan and build small websites and become familiar with the web hosting world. But it is not necessary that one remains satisfied with this kind of web hosting setup, particularly when running online business. Earlier or later on, up gradation become inevitable and at this step the webmasters taking into consideration more vigorous hosting plans such as VPS and Dedicated hosting plans. When you try to strive, and slow loading pages or site downtime is only one of many hurdles can occur if your site is running on server resources can inadequate. So how do you know when it’s time for an upgrade?
Daily Visitors does Your Site Get?
If you are getting more than few hundred visitors on your website on daily basis, then it is time to upgrade from a basic hosting plan. It is mandatory if you host a lot of content. If many people are watching videos on your website and browsing your site the bandwidth will rapidly decreased and browsing experience becomes less pleasant for your visitors. Mostly your site could holdup to complete change, causing the visitors to leave the site altogether. Dedicated server provides you the possessions required to accommodate thousands of visitors together on daily bases.
Number of Sites do you have?
The up gradation process also depends on how many sites do you have. If you have more than four or five websites that receive decent amount of visitors on daily bases then you should upgrade your hosting plan. Similarly if you have only one huge website that is receiving a lot of decent traffic; you will need more resources to manage that in efficient way so it is time to upgrade. With the dedicated server you are able to host almost 50 high traffic sites without any issue in most cases, if you are renting a powerful server.
Performance of the Websites
Eventually the true test is the actual performance of the website. If you do not have any issue of downtime and slow loading pages then be stick with the hosting plan you already have. On the other hand if you are experiencing more downtime and it is taking more than 10 seconds to load a page on a broadband connection then you should certainly deem upgrading. Bounce rate is greatly affected with the performance of the website. Site performance is also affected by the repeat visitors/pages view per visit are received.