Majority start their hosting journey on shared hosting servers as it is cheap and does not require any technical expertise to manage the servers. However, there comes a time when cheap plans that save little money cause businesses to lose a lot of money. As the popular saying goes, Penny Wise, Pound Foolish.

1. Increased Traffic

When you add more content and get increased visitors to your website, its speed will likely slow down after some time. This is especially true for database-driven. If your customers complain of increasingly long process times, it’s time to upgrade to a VPS.

Further, most websites will see increased traffic over time. Popular sites mean much higher traffic rates, which is fantastic for you. However, it means that your existing plans will likely not be able to manage that volume of traffic. Upgrading to VPS hosting is the next logical step for you at this point.

2. Poor or degrading website performance

Continuously getting site unavailable or server errors, most probably means that your website services are not being made available to your visitors and customers in a timely manner. This is often caused by a lack of resources such as memory. If it happens frequently, your site visitors may stop coming, so again, it may be time to move to VPS hosting.

3. Increased Security Concerns

You have valuable data, a sacrosanct list of subscribers, buyers, you need your emails to be secured from prying software’s, or have financial transactions with customers in other countries, under this scenario, you have to discard shared hosting as it is not as secure and choose a VPS.

4. Special Software Needs

VPS comes with full root access which allows you the freedom to install and customize any software that you need. This is flexibility is invaluable when you need to install a custom OS or application.