When to Upgrade VPS to Dedicated Server

When to Upgrade from a VPS Hosting to a Dedicated Server?

The ultimate goal of an online business is to provide your target audience with fantastic user experiences. The experiences will keep them loyal to your product or brand. VPS hosting probably is able to deliver such a user experience when you are just starting to build your business. However, as your website gets more traffic, you may feel that your hosting package is not enough for your website’s needs. This could be a sign to make an upgrade.

This article will outline when and why you should upgrade from VPS hosting to dedicated servers.

First of all, what's the difference between VPS hosting and dedicated server hosting?

VPS is a hosting service that uses virtualization technology to provide clients with dedicated resources on a server. A dedicated server is a hosting in which a client exclusively owns an entire server. Although both hosting services give dedicated resources to their users, there are differences between them. The big difference is that a VPS user gets a part of the hardware resource of a physical server while a dedicated server user gets the whole server resource.

When should you upgrade from a VPS hosting to a dedicated server

1. When your website becomes slow

As you get more traffic, you may notice that your visitors keep encountering server error pages. Or, you hear clients complaining about they having to wait a long time for your website to load. This could be a perfect time to switch to a dedicated server.

2. When the overall traffic is increasing

Do you see your monthly traffic steadily increasing? Are you expecting surge traffic in the upcoming sale season, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday? If the answer is yes, you should consider making the upgrade before you've outgrown your current hosting package.

3. When you are running multiple sites

If you have subscribed multiple shared hosting packages for your websites, then it could be beneficial to bring all sites under a single dedicated server.

Why upgrade to dedicated servers

  • Gain full control of your site environment: With a dedicated server, you have full admin/root access to the server and own all the server resources. You can easily customize the hardware configuration, install/uninstall any legal applications, and enable/disable functions.
  • Increase the security of your websites: Because you are the only user on the server, you can set up customized security rules on the server. You don’t have to worry about being infected by other websites on the same server like in a shared hosting. Also, due to the rather simple environment, it’s easier to detect what’s causing the problem in a dedicated server.
  • Speed up your websites: In a dedicated server, all the resources, including CPU, RAM, memory, and disk, are utilized by your websites or applications. Therefore, you get faster page loading times and server response times than in a shared hosting environment. 

Dedicated servers aren’t for all kinds of websites. However, if your site is experiencing some of the signs above and the dedicated server can solve these problems, you probably should consider an upgrade.  DBM offers dedicated server hosting packages with varying bandwidth, CPU, RAM, disk space, and operating systems. Find one that meets your business needs. 

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