When To Shift to VPS or a Dedicated Server ?

When is it appropriate to upgrade from a Shared Hosting plan to a VPS or even a Dedicated Server. Below is a breakdown of certain scenarios where you should definitely consider a VPS over your Shared Hosting account.

  • Your cron jobs are not finishing due to resource usage and PHP timeouts.
  • Resource limits are being reached on a consistent basis.
  • Your sites require non default configurations.
  • There are bursts of traffic to your sites with many concurrent users.
  • You have an online store with several hundred products.

    These are general guidelines for when you may need to upgrade. Of course there are several more reasons that would warrant a need to upgrade.

Even if you have a new or smaller site, it’s always a good idea to remain prepared for growth. That’s because over time as your websites grow, you’ll need a little bit more power to keep them running smoothly.