If you have a goal to expand your business online, have a large amount of dynamic web content or host numerous websites, there may come a time when a traditional shared hosting plan or a VPS plan will no longer be enough and you’ll need to switch to a dedicated server. Running a large-scale online business or a high traffic website requires powerful resources and flexibility that only a dedicated server can give you. Regardless of how fast you are expecting your website or business to grow, dedicated servers are always the most efficient and reliable solution for your online needs. But before you make a decision to switch to dedicated server hosting, you should be absolutely sure that it is the best move for your business.
Whether you need a powerful web hosting solution for your resource-intensive website or mission-critical business applications, dedicated server web hosting offers unparalleled performance and reliability coupled with maximum uptime and unlimited server resources. A recently published Hostek.com article Improve your Business Operations with Dedicated Web Hosting Solutions provides detailed information on dedicated web hosting by exploring what dedicated web hosting is, reasons you may need a dedicated hosting solution, and the features and benefits dedicated web hosting offers.
How do you know when it’s time to move to dedicated server hosting?
When you find that your needs have escalated beyond what a regular shared hosting account can offer you and you begin to feel the need for a more powerful hosting solution, it might be time to seriously consider upgrading to dedicated server hosting. Although dedicated server hosting is more expensive compared to any shared hosting plan, the powerful resources, enhanced functionality, security, and stability that comes with a dedicated server is well worth the extra cost. After all, you don’t want to run the risk of website failure due to insufficient resources or minimal security, especially if you run an e-commerce website that brings in revenue each month.
That being said, how do you know exactly when it’s time to upgrade to a dedicated hosting solution? Some signs that it’s time to make the switch to a dedicated server solution include:
- You have or are planning to have a media/video website. Media content (audio and video files) often consumes much of the server resources, in particular, disk space. If you have a website that is, or will be media rich, you may not have any other choice than upgrade to a dedicated hosting plan to ensure you have enough disk space to store all your audio or video files.
- You require root/admin access to the server. With shared hosting you have no root/admin privileges. Having your own dedicated server will give you full root/admin access and complete control over all your users and accounts.
- You are operating a large mailing list or are planning to add a large mailing list to your website. Shared hosting plans normally have limits on the amount of email messages they will allow you to send at once. With a dedicated web hosting solution there are no limits on the number of emails, mailing lists or addresses per account. If you have thousands of emails to send at once, you can do it easily with a dedicated hosting account.
- You want to run custom web applications. By upgrading to a dedicated server hosting solution you will have the ability to run a wide variety of web applications. Since you will have more space and more resources, you will have the freedom to install any custom web application at any time.
These are just some signs that indicate it might be time to move to a dedicated server hosting solution. By switching to a dedicated server hosting plan you will have all the flexibility and freedom you need for current hosting requirements and future business growth. With all the resources, flexibility, and security and without the limitations of shared and VPS hosting setups, dedicated server hosting could be the ideal solution for your business.
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