VPS Hosting vs Shared Server – Which One Do You Need
What is a Shared Hosting Plan
A shared hosting plan is a server, which hosts lots of blogs,, business websites and stores. These websites are allocated a part of the common resource pool and the web host managers try to create a balance in the usage patterns of different websites. In such a situation, it often happens that the websites drawing lots of visitors consume more of the critical resources like memory and CPU as compared to the websites, which draw less visitors.
The web host managers allow this only to a certain extent. When a website grows beyond that, web hosts raise a red flag and ask the webmaster of that website to move their website to either a dedicated server or move it to elsewhere.
Here come the VPS Hostings
VPS Hosting is the next step. They are an intermediate step in the journey towards a dedicated web host. Customers are allowed a little more flexibility and they now have their own administrative control on the web server functionality. Although you are still on a shared server, but there are less number of people sharing that server and the server is partitioned to allow individuals to configure their partition as per their requirements and needs.
When Is the Time to Migrate to a VPS Hosting
As we have already said, there cannot be a prescribed format. It all depends on individual needs and requirements. You yourself can decide when it is time to migrate. You have to keep a watch on critical resource usage pattern and then take a decision.