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When do you think it's time to upgrade from shared to virtual private server hosting?

When do you think it's time to upgrade from shared to virtual private server hosting?

When it comes to selecting a server hosting service, the level selected depends on the needs of the company. Hence large corporations select a dedicated hosting plan, medium corporations select a VPS hosting plan and small corporations and start-ups choose the shared hosting plan.

The reason behind this is simple. The shared hosting plan is the cheapest plan companies can choose if they need a unique domain. But the question on every start-up's mind is when they should move up to the VPS plan. The answer to this question lies within the features provided by the VPS hosting plan.

The features provided by this plan are as described below:
  • Increased space.
  • Increased bandwidth.
  • More control over the server hosting service.
  • Extremely secure platform.

Let us take a look at each of the features in detail. Let us assume that you have a small blog through which you are planning to sell software developed by you. Since you are a start-up, you opt for the shared hosting plan. However, this means that you have to share server space and bandwidth with other users. Now let us assume that you blog starts getting a high number of visitors and the simplistic design suddenly seem inadequate.

So the next logical step is to start expanding your website. However, this will mean that you will start using up the resources allocated to you. This is where the extra space provided by the virtual private server hosting comes into play. The extra space will easily allow you to improve the designs of your website and add elements that will help increase your visitor count and thereby your sales.

However, extra space is not the only benefit offered by the VPS hosting plan. When you add extra elements, you need more bandwidth to ensure that they load correctly. This is where the second feature comes into play. The extra bandwidth provided will help you manage your increased elements in a much better manner.

So now you have the extra space and the extra bandwidth. But what about the control over these elements? This is where the third feature comes into play. With the virtual private server hosting, the hosting service allows you complete control over every aspect of your website. You can install either a Windows based or a Linux based hosting service.

You can also divide and allocate space and bandwidth to each of your applications. This means that you have the complete control over your entire blog. You can decide which applications should have greater priority and which have a lower priority.

However, one of the most essential aspects needed for every website is a very secure platform. This is the fourth featured provided by the VPS hosting plan. The security of your blog is paramount. With a VPS hosting service, you will have access to a much more advanced security services as compared to the shared hosting plan.

This extra level of security will help you against malicious attacks and hackers. This will also help you maintain the integrity of the data on your blog and ensure that any confidential data stored does not fall in the hands of the wrong people.

What is your opinion on the virtual private server hosting? Add Comment below...

About the author: Ted Garza is a professional teacher. He has worked at kindergartens in USA and abroad for most of his professional life. In his free time he likes to write texts and articles on the topics of technology and also its implementation in everyday life for different websites (for example for the Danish "server hosting UnoEuro" domain campaign). He is always excited to share and comment his views on modernity with other people interested in such discussions.

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  1. Thanks for helping me out...I was so confused whether to upgrade or not and your blog shed enough light on, I have upgraded my hosting. My host provider is and I am very satisfied with their service.