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When you should switch to VPS hosting?
There are no rules or guidelines to show you when to do it. However, there are several indicators that you can check on whether it is time to upgrade to a VPS:
1. When you start getting a lot of traffic.
Firstly, the main reason why most people switch from shared hosting to VPS is to get an influx of traffic. This is because shared hosting accounts may have to handle low to medium traffic spikes. Besides, the resources are shared with other websites. That is why it can seriously slow down your website. A VPS will make your websites/apps to perform better and faster.
2. When you want to install an application that your shared account doesn’t allow you to.
Secondly, most shared hosting accounts are limited to certain applications and services only. If you use a VPS, you can install any application you want to. Of course, it must meet the hosting provider’s policies. You are stuck with a PHP version chosen by your hosting provider on shared hosting accountS. If you get a VPS, you can use whatever PHP version you want to (including PHP 7). Also, you can install any PHP modules you need on your VPS. There are a lot of applications that you can’t install on a shared hosting because you don’t have the required modules available.
3. When you need more resources for e-mails, FTP accounts, databases, etc.
Besides that, shared hosting accounts are usually limited by the number of e-mail addresses and mailing options. The same goes for the FTP accounts, databases, and any other resource.
4. When you wanna have more fun.
Testing out different configurations, tweaking different settings, learning new commands…everything is fun to do on a VPS, at least for us.