For a growing enterprise, efficiency is of paramount importance. There comes a time however when it is clear that your company has outgrown shared web hosting, that it requires a faster, more reliable, and low-maintenance solution. Switching to a Virtual Private Server (or VPS) has many advantages including control over your hosting environment (it’s safer), and furthermore the traffic from other users will no longer interfere with business operations. There is also little maintenance required as the owner of the VPS is responsible for providing that. In addition to giving you access to more disk space, CPU and RAM, hosted VPS also gives you an allotment of resources, allowing you and your visitors to enjoy faster load times.
How do you know you’ve outgrown a shared server? The first sign is high amounts of incoming traffic; often you’ll receive notice from your shared hosting provider that you’re using a high volume of their resources. Watch your load times and visitor traffic to see how they compare to when your business was in a smaller stage.
With high traffic, you need a stable stream of resources to maintain website reliability. VPS further provides better backups, advanced monitoring capabilities, and enhanced security features. You also know it’s time to make a change when you require complete control over your web host to install more advanced features, like custom software, or features that will allow you to have better control over the user and client experience.
VPS providers like HostPapa provide optimal web security through features like a server firewall, DDoS protection, brute force detection, RAID redundancy, monitoring tools, IP Deny manager, FTPS and Let’s Encrypt SSL. Their Solus virtual manager keeps you fully in control of your own private server, and with their popular Softaculous script installer, you have total control over which applications you want to run on your server including 1-click installs of WordPress, Joomla, Ghost, Magento and over 400 others. As well, you receive 24/7 award-winning VPS support. There are several virtual private server hosting solutions to choose from all priced at affordable and competitive rates. Depending on the size and needs of your business, you save from 70% to 85% on your first month guaranteed.
Through a VPS, you never have to wait, you can host unlimited domains and websites, and most importantly, you keep website visitors happy. When deciding on a provider however, choose one that is committed to your success, who consistently delivers reliable hosting services you can count on, who has state of the art data centres, and who uses top quality control panels (such as cPanel).
When there comes an opportunity to make your website more efficient, taking it will boost client and user experience, potentially earning your business more revenue, alleviating wait times, and preventing customer frustration. When you have a product or service your clients rely on, their experience as a customer begins the moment they type your website into the address bar, so ensure that their interaction remains positive by upgrading to a VPS when your business reaches new heights.
Michael Sanduso lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a freelance writer and editor, tech geek, and stay at home father.