It is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to start a company with lofty goals for growth and expansion over time. Frequently, these goals are accompanied by short and long-term plans to grow the business over time.
According to a recent report from the Host Review, many organizations rarely develop according to plan, often experiencing periods of expansion and constriction at unexpected times. As a result, a web hosting plan that is capable of scaling flexibly is critical for any startup business, the report said.
For the most part, companies will begin with a shared web hosting solution. The report warns against choosing free shared hosting plans because they often lack the options for upgrading to more advanced services. Instead, business owners should choose a hosting solution that boasts multiple ranges of plans, with entry-level shared options for start-ups that can eventually grow into dedicated or VPS servers.
Actually upgrading to a different hosting solution can be especially difficult for small businesses. Overall, the report advised businesses to upgrade when they start needing more bandwidth and other system resources.
A recent Web Hosting Geeks report said VPS hosting solutions can provide a significant advantage over shared servers because they provide significantly more space and other resources with only a relatively small price differential.