When you first go for a hosting plan, you might consider starting with the minimum package so that you can start your business. But as time goes, your business grows, and you need many things that your previous hosting plan cannot provide. Here are the reasons why you should upgrade your hosting plan.
If you have an e-commerce site, for example, you will include more products on your site as your business grows. The images of the products will take up more space and the speed of your server may go down.
So, it will take a lot of time to load a page. As the number of visitors to your site increases, the speed will get slow, especially during peak hours.
If you have more traffic on your site, you will need to have a dedicated server. If you are on a shared server, it can accommodate only 10,000 visitors at a time. So, you need to move to a different plan if the number of visitors is more; otherwise, the server may slow down or even crash, causing a problem for your business.
Initially, people start using the shared server due to the cost. But there is no customization option in this case. You need to adapt to the present environment. The setups are already there. With a dedicated or VPS server, admin level control of the server can be done.
Security is an issue in the case of shared servers. If you have to collect a customer’s personal information or store any other vital information, then you need to move to a different hosting plan. There is a high chance of the website getting hacked if you use shared hosting.
It is normal for the website to be down for 1% to 2% of the time. However, if the downtime is more then you will lose a lot of revenue. So, you must upgrade your hosting plan so that there is less downtime and your website run smoothly.
When you find these problems with your current hosting plan, you should upgrade it to a new plan so that you don’t have these issues anymore.