Shared hosting is not bad but it is just not sufficient. At least, not for those whose businesses depend on their websites and servers. Shared hosting interferes with your growing ambitions as it fails to accommodate them. Why? Let me explain.
If your need for server space increases, you definitely need something better than the shared server. And this need depends on what you want from your website. If your website handles your business-related transactions, you need a lot of disk space.
If your website is important for your business, you would not want downtime and slow connections. A shared server cannot guarantee the reliability you seek for your website. You need a server that can ensure business continuity, something a shared server cannot.
In terms of security, a dedicated server puts you in control. You can employ your own measures to ensure the security of your data.
A dedicated server is definitely more expensive than the shared server. The advantages of the dedicated server are many but you should make sure that shared hosting is not enough for you before you invest in the dedicated server. And it’s not only about the money. You should make sure that you can take care of the dedicated server either on your own or by outsourcing it to a service provider.
You should analyze your needs and your capability to handle the dedicated server well before you buy one. You can check an earlier post on how to buy a dedicated server.