You may feel the need for dedicated hosting now and then even if you are not ready for it. And the need arises from the simple fact that dedicated hosting has more to offer than shared hosting. So, how do you find out if you are really ready for the dedicated server? Let me share with you some pointers that will help you figure that out.
If shared hosting can no longer handle your website’s traffic, it’s time to move to better hosting. If you own a web hosting business or want to host many websites, shared hosting will definitely not suffice.
If you want to take charge of the hosting of your website(s), you cannot do so with shared hosting. If taking charge is not what you are looking at, even accommodating ambitions of more disk space and more bandwidth requires you to leave shared hosting for something better.
If you want to install applications of your choice on the server and customize the server your way, you can do so only if you have a server dedicated to you.
If your website is critical to your business, you cannot live with shared hosting. Also, you can take your own security measures if you are in control of your server.
Your growing ambitions will indicate whether or not you need to move to dedicated hosting. If you think you can afford a dedicated server and are equipped to manage it on your own or get it managed, it’s time you should acquire one.