When do you need upgrade to VPS

Probably, in life of every website owner comes a moment when quantity and quality of resources provided with shared hosting are not enough for his project’s proper functionality. In such a contingency, many web-developers hurry on to move up to vps host. But when is it really necessary?

Some inexperienced users naively believe that you should transfer your website only after your daily traffic reaches a particular point. But the real necessity of switching to vserver occurs when the resources of shared hosting are completely exhausted, and traffic has nothing to do with that. In this case a user faces several knotty problems:

  • Site traffic does not grow, although new content appears regularly;
  • From time to time site is disconnected from the Internet, and resume its operation later;
  • Your hoster complains that your project consumes too many resources;
  • Visitors of your site can complain about the slow site performance.


Resources of shared hosting are completely exhausted at the time when the average CPU load is close to the maximum, and average number of database queries exceeds the permissible value. It means that you have either to reduce your server’s load or to upgrade it to VPS.

You can also check if you have really outgrown your hosting plan with the help of monitoring your website. Look if the site runs slow and all the pages’ load is too low. If pages within the site do not load properly, it is a big warning sign that you have definitely outgrown your hosting plan. If you are not sure yet, check it in a few days, or just contact your hoster. If the limit of bandwidth is reached, it also means you have to move to hosting that can offer you much more.

Moving to the virtual private server you do not need to change the host. Get accurate information if your hosting company can offer you favorable conditions for easy transition to the vps or to cloud hosting, as well as technical support assistance in transferring your site.