Article by Jerry Low
Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.
You launched a website and worked hard on it for three months and now this is a high traffic site with thousands of daily visitors. Though your site grew in terms of traffic, but did you notice that it’s getting slow down day by day? This is because of the heavy traffic and since you’re on shared hosting, the server response time is increasing, letting your users wait long for pages to get loaded.
This is making your site user unfriendly and there can be a major decline in traffic as well, so this is the time to go for a dedicated server without a little delay.
What can be identified from the above scene is that, you should opt for a dedicated server when:
So, now you’re going for dedicated hosting, that great! But do consider the following factors before making any decision:
Wrapping things up, let’s have a quick check on Hostgator dedicated server pricing. The reason I’m recommending Hostgator here is not because they are the cheapest but they run a well balanced, in term of pricing and service quality, dedicated hosting plans.
|Processor||P4 2.4GHz||Dual-Core 3040 Xeon||Dual-Core 3040 Xeon||Quad-Core 3210 Xeon|
|Hard Drive (SATA)||80GB||250GB||2 x 250GB||2 x 500GB|
|24 x 7 Supports?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Well, that’s all for dedicated hosting. I’ll be covering more on dedicated hosting in future but I think the above guidelines should be sufficient for you to get started. Cheers!