When To Switch To VPS Hosting?

Discussion in 'Software and Hosting' started by Rustier, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Rustier

    Rustier New Promoter

    Mar 6, 2018
    Recently I have been racking my brain a little on when I should stop being cheap and move to a VPS. Is it better to do it when your websites are small, so there is less transfer?

    I have never had a VPS, what are your experiences?
  2. discussion

    discussion Community Team Member Staff Member Community Team

    Jan 8, 2018
    I never had a VPS. Its pointless. Rather just surf the net without it.
  3. jy76

    jy76 Master Promoter

    Apr 7, 2017
    Actually, it's common knowledge the opposite is true. Bigger websites, especially ones with a lot of graphics, can benefit from a VPS, which basically has fewer neighbors (other websites) which can steal your resources. But isn't that selfish? :p
  4. NRG17

    NRG17 Basic Promoter

    Mar 10, 2018
    For me, the two governing factors are: how fast is my site loading and what is my bandwidth usage? I currently use shared hosting, but I will upgrade to VPS once I hit about 30GB in bandwidth per month. I find that typically, even with so-called unlimited shared hosting plans, your site(s) will start to get a little sluggish once you start getting pretty decent traffic. Website (loading) speed can also be an important SEO factor, so it's worth upgrading if the cost isn't prohibitive.
  5. Golddisk

    Golddisk General Manager Staff Member Admin

    Feb 10, 2016
    He is talking about a Virtual Private Server (VPS) for website hosting, not a Virtual Private Network (VPN) which is what you're referencing. But I can see how you could get the 2 confused.

    Anyways, I have never had a site large enough that it warranted the extra cost of a VPS. By large enough, I mean getting a lot of traffic. Even if you have a very big site, but not enough traffic to strain shared hosting, it usually is better cost wise to stay with the shared hosting.

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