Switching from a VPS server to a dedicated server is a big decision for a lot of companies. It is not something that you can just do in a blink of an eye because let’s face it; if you’re moving from a VPS to dedicated server you’re going to be paying about 100-150 more per month. Unless your made of money and don’t really care to monitor your budget, there are a number of things you need to consider. There are many reasons why you might have to transfer from a VPS (Virtual Private Server) to a dedicated server. Here are six good reasons why you might want to switch from a VPS to a dedicated server:
If you are experiencing problems with your server regarding security, it might be a good option to switch. However, a lot of people fail to realize that some web hosting companies are notorious for security issues. For example, if you use GoDaddy’s VPS servers you might just want to switch to InMotion and see if that fixes the security issues. Think of it this way, you could be saving yourself thousands of dollars each month by just simply moving your data to another web hosting company.
If you start to experience poor performance from a VPS, then this will be a major reason for you to switch. Some problems are temporary so don’t just jump ship unless the problem is happening time and time again. You could always ask your hosting provider if they could possibly move your site to another VPS server if you suspect that sites on your VPS are causing your site to have performance issues. I have actually done this for a client, and it solved the problem and saved him 1,200 per year. Dedicated servers have more bandwidth that can elevate and improve the performance of your website. Not to mention that you’re not sharing your server with any other sites that you don’t have full control over.
I guess it safe to say one bad apple can screw it up for everyone on a VPS server.
If there is already an increase in your website’s traffic, shifting to a dedicated server will be a good option. For you to have a website with consistent performance, having more bandwidth and space is definitely a necessity. One thing that a lot of people forget about is those videos that you host on your website are a bandwidth killer. If you want to save your bandwidth you could always consider hosting your videos on YouTube before making the decision to transfer over to a dedicated server.
No one likes to buy something online and has to deal with unauthorized transactions. Just last month I had someone buy some Lil Wayne ringtones on my business credit card. I promise I didn’t authorize that transaction. I don’t even like Lil Wayne; he sucks! This goes back to security, but if you’re running an eCommerce site and want to take every precautionary measure you can make sure you upgrade to a dedicated server.
VPS servers do not allow you to have full control over your website. Meaning if you want to reboot your server you can’t do it with ease. While true, a lot of web hosting companies do allow full root access. On a VPS you don’t always have the option to install software on your server. Over the years it has gotten better and better, but the most control is certainly a dedicated server. With dedicated servers, you actually have full control over your software that you can install.
Dedicated servers might be more expensive than VPS servers, but sometimes it’s the most practical solution. You need to look at your budget and make sure you can afford the extra expenses. In conclusion, I have provided you with some ideas for saving yourself money instead of making the costly switch.