Many businesses begin to establish their online presence through a shared hosting plan. Over time, however, companies often outgrow this service plan and begin needing a more powerful option, such as a virtual private server. According to a recent Web Hosting Geeks report, companies should evaluate their domain and performance-related needs when considering a hosting plan upgrade.
For companies that need multiple domains hosted, shared plans can be somewhat limiting. The report said most shared hosting plans have some provisions for multiple domain hosting, but the restrictive nature of some of these options make a VPS server a more viable solution.
Performance is another issue that often drives companies to upgrade from a shared virtual server hosting plan. The report said organizations experiencing slow load times are probably having problems because the shared plan is not powerful enough for their site, and should consider an upgrade.
According to an earlier Web Hosting Geeks report, a VPS server can provide a major edge over shared hosting plans. With a VPS, users get dedicated system resources, such as RAM, and can even choose their own operating system. Essentially, they are able to leverage a less powerful dedicated server.