We know you want the best website for your company, but there are already so many choices to make before it’s even developed. One of those choices involves your hosting plan. Naturally, you want to pick the plan with the most secure aspects and even some extra storage so that you know you’re getting the quality you’re paying for. But then comes along this other new choice: do you go with shared hosting, or a managed VPS?
If you’re scratching your head at this point, that’s fair; this is more of a technical subject but considering how long we’ve been helping out with websites (since pre-Google times), we figured today’s a good day as any to help you out! Here are some reasons choosing a managed VPS hosting plan is the better buy compared to shared hosting.
What is VPS Hosting?
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. This type of server is different in a number of ways. For one, it uses what’s called virtualization technology. According to Wikipedia, this tech is commonly used to create virtual versions of actual computer hardware. Using this allows us to use the full capabilities of a physical machine and distribute those amongst various environments, or this case, users. In contrast, there is shared hosting, which is defined by Wikipedia as a service that allows several websites to use a single server that’s connected to the Internet.
While there’s nothing wrong with shared hosting, it’s not the best choice for business owners who want more control over their website. If you already know what you’re looking for in terms of your brand and how you want your business to appear online, and you’re even willing to pay more for that very sense of control, you’re better off with signing up for a managed VPS hosting plan. Usually smaller businesses and start-ups get the most out of shared hosting, but it’s definitely not a long-term solution if you’re looking to prosper in online sales and want to grow your traffic.
Why Else Should I Choose Managed VPS Hosting?
Other than great storage options, there’s a whole bunch of great reasons to choose VPS:
- It’s excellent for websites with medium to large amounts of site traffic.
- More flexibility, especially for resource limits.
- It’s virtual and private, giving you the control you’re looking for.
- Less risk of slow loading times; a spike in traffic on a shared hosting server can result in these!
- Better privacy settings; remember, shared means you use the space like a rented apartment with roommates.
- Security doesn’t have to be what fits everyone, it can be custom configured for your needs.
- Considerably more storage space available than shared hosting.
- Easier to scale in terms of website size.
The only downside (if you’re thinking about things financially) is that VPS is indeed a little more expensive to pay for than shared hosting. When you think about these benefits in the long-term though, it’s definitely the better choice because at some point you’re going to want to grow your company, maybe even add a new service to keep going. You won’t be able to add any new web sites in a shared hosting plan, but you definitely can with VPS! So, yes, VPS costs more, but you’re also paying for potential and opportunity in your business’s future. When you think about it, that’s a pretty sweet deal.
Get the Website Your Company Deserves with V3
Having worked for decades in the industry we’ve seen websites getting bigger and more complex, greater demand for increased storage space, and business owners becoming more concerned about their security and privacy. It’s all for good reason too; with every company there’s bound to be a period where growth comes about, and it’s the best course of action for your business. With growth of your bottom line, or your staff, or even your services, you need a website that can grow alongside the company. That’s why our clients are choosing our Managed VPS Hosting plan when we propose the idea to them. In the long term, having this kind of a plan makes the best fiscal and overall sense.
Interested? Give us a call at V3 Media. Let’s find out together how we can make your website better than ever, without stunting its growth.