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Dedicated server is a server with dedicated resources that is assigned to customers who purchase dedicated hosting plan. Dedicated hosting plan offers a large amount of data space and bandwidth for the customers.
When you website’s traffic volume have increase, you must quickly transfer it to a dedicated server. If you don’t, you will exceeds the bandwidth limit usage on the shared server. When the site exceed the bandwidth usage limit, the hosting service of your hosting account will automatically shut down. The message “bandwidth limit exceeded” or “account suspended” will display across the webpages that belong to the site.
When visitors perform a search in the search engine and land on your site, they will see the default message. They will have an impression that you close down your website so the message appears on the webpage. Most visitors to your website are first time visitors. During the first visits, they will already have bad impression on your website. They will also assume that your company is unprofessional so that the hosting company suspends your account. In addition, the search engine will quickly deindex a site whose hosting account is suspended.
To prevent this from happening, you must quickly move the site to a larger server. The solution to this problem would be to purchase a dedicated hosting plan. You can start with dedicated hosting at as low as $99/month from The Planet. It is expensive because it allows you to use up the entire resources in a dedicated server. You will also have control over the aspects of your server and domain which are not possible with a shared hosting plan.
Once you subscribe to a dedicated hosting plan, you won’t see the default message display on your web pages anymore. It is best that you transfer your site to a dedicated hosting server when you found out your traffic volume is increasing rapidly. In this way, you won’t risk your account being suspended and lose customers.
With dedicated server, your website will load fast. Dedicated server plan allows you to have a bandwidth of 100 MB per second. This means that dedicated hosting plan customers will be utilizing the full bandwidth limit. Large sites that are hosted on shared hosting server often loads slow. Your visitors will be happy to navigate your website. They will stay on your website for longer hours because they are no longer bothered by the slow page loading problem. In this way, your site traffic will increase significantly. The increase in traffic will also increase your conversion rate and monthly revenue.
For beginners shared hosting is always good and once you crossed the shared hosting threshold, VPS servers can take care of your need. In case if you are a pro and have 100 of websites, dedicated server is what you need.
According to you when one should make a switch to Dedicated Webhosting from Shared or VPS?
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