Growth in business is the primary motivation for entrepreneurship. While companies begin to sense the signals of growth to their bottom line, the top management needs an answer to the query whether their operations call for an upgrade of their shared hosting server to the next level; a Virtual Private Server (VPS) also called as Virtual Dedicated Server. Seen as a via-media option between shared hosting and a dedicated server, the VPS not only ensures enhanced performance levels required for your business growth but also helps keep costs under check.
While it goes without saying that a huge budget needs to be allocated for hosting your website on a full server, VPS can be tagged as an affordable option. Keeping all these factors in mind, it is important for the management to consider certain aspects that should be addressed before going ahead with the technological decision to upgrade.
- A Closer Look At Your Resource Usage
Top management in tandem with your IT department heads should look clearly through the server usage logs to delve deep into the limits of usage set by your hosting provider. Specifications like server bandwidth along with CPU load and memory usage are of utmost importance favoring the viability of your business operations. It is important for you to keep a close watch on your limits and usage to ensure optimum utilization of resources. It is when you are touching the limits that the siren for an upgrade rings loud and clear.
- Money Matters
In contrast to managing your own servers, VPS offers the convenience and affordability of renting just the optimum amount of server computing needs that your business demands. This way, you are also paving way for the optimum utilization of your server while not getting bogged down by maintenance chores and the hole in your pocket created by a physical server.
- Performance Standards Met
While a VPS is your private server, there will be many other users that have signed up with your service provider. However, the good part of VPS is the performance of your server which is independent of the usage of other users sharing the same physical server. You have total control over your server parameters including CPU, memory, bandwidth and storage.
- Data Security
Having a designated space on the World Wide Web comes with certain cons. Data security is the prime concern of all the businesses treading the online path. This concern is well addressed by a VPS which secures your source files and data files in a designated fragment of your server, not accessible to other clients of your service provider.
- Flexibility to Scale Up or Down
Allowing businesses to add new VPS as and when the need arises is a star attraction with this upgrade option. On the flipside, the flexibility to scale down by removing those that are redundant brings to the fore the advantage of managing with a pre-set VPS overhead, along with a provision to cut down your VPS plan during business downtime.
Having enlisted all the pivotal considerations that should be kept in mind, a VPS comes across as a best alternative allowing your business to focus on what you deliver to your clients. However, after identifying the need for a VPS upgrade, the next step is to scout for a good provider who can bring in his expertise to your table, in line with your business objectives.