Every business owner has their mind set one one thing – business expansion. The goal when starting your own business is clear; to make money, and lots of it. To do this you’ll need to keep your business model constantly expanding in the right direction, which means you’ll want to offer more products and more services. If you’re a brick and mortar business owner that has recently started an online store, it is undoubtedly this very concept of expansion that has brought you the web in hopes of globalizing your business.
Unlimited Shared Hosting?
Most novice site owners don’t have the first clue about server resources or administration, which is why they often are surprised when they are told by their web hosting company that they are “exceeding their usage limits” or something similar. The first thing that comes to mind is – “Wait a moment, I thought the plan was unlimited!” It is not uncommon for a new website owner to go for the cheapest web hosting solution in existence. After all, you may not be sure whether or not your online business is going to be a success or not, so you want to minimize the investment in case you don’t reap a return. In reality, you might as well quit before you start if you fell as if your online business is going to fail.
Plan for Success
If the goal is to be successful than you’ll need to plan for success! What’s sad is, it is not your fault that you were unprepared for expansion, as you were told by your hosting company that the server resources are “unlimited.” The truth is, there are not unlimited hosting plans, unless you have a dedicated server, even then every server has it’s limits, and dedicated servers are quite expensive. So what is the solution?
One way you can get the benefits of a dedicated server without the expense is by purchasing a VPS hosting plan. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server, which means you will not be sharing your server’s resources with other websites. Since you’ll be needing a lot of resources as an online store owner, this solution seems to be the only one that makes any sense.
With a VPS hosting solution, you’ll have plenty of server resources that can be allocated to your site, and your site only. Having adequate server resources is important, as it will let your visitors browse your site without interruption. When the server is overloaded, many times the pages will load very slow and the server may even crash. Your hosting company will usually shut your site down before it causes a server crash if you are sharing your server with other web sites though. This is why it is important to have all of the server resources needed to list your products and give you customers an optimal site browsing experience.