If your website is offline, no one can buy from you
One of the biggest growth problems facing internet businesses today has been the web hosting framework your website is built on. When you get started money is tight and you probably start out with an economy-style platform. As you add more content and get more visitors, you test the limits of your hosting plan and can experience 500 errors. These are errors that come from your host not being able to keep up with increasing demand.
At some point in time you will need to upgrade your web hosting plan.
Without a very good crystal ball, there is probably no way to determine this when you will start experiencing hosting errors. The good news is that hosting errors are a sign of growth. It means you are getting more potential customers visiting your website and more opportunities to sell your products and services.
When is it time to re-evaluate your hosting?
If you spend most of your time getting your site back online from “500 errors,” you have a couple of options. The first option is to limit how many people who can visit your website. This isn’t really practical and won’t work if you want to grow your business.
Another statistic says that 57% of your website visitors will leave your site if it takes less than three seconds to load. That could mean a lot of missed sales. If you have noticed more people leaving your site without buying anything, it could mean that your hosting can be improved.
If you are hosting with us, you can give us a call and see what your hosting options are. You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Basically, whenever the urge grabs you or when you need us the most. You may not need to upgrade your web hosting plan. You may just need to tidy up some files and have your server performing great again.
If you aren’t quite ready to give us a call here are some web hosting ideas that can help you upgrade your web hosting plan.
Outgrowing your shared hosting plan? Time to upgrade your web hosting plan!
It’s common sense that if your website is down you can’t sell anything. So how much time is your website down? If you are on a shared hosting plan, a surge in your neighbor’s traffic could mean limited resources for your website. That is what a shared hosting plan means. It is basically like your website is living in an apartment. If you have a “bad neighbor” who maxes out their resources, it could mean limited resources for your website also.
A shared hosting plan could mean that your site is not as secure as you think. If you have a “bad neighbor” who doesn’t keep their site updated and maintained, then your site could be at risk. This is another possible source for “500 errors.”
What Dedicated Resources Means
If you’re ready to upgrade your web hosting platform to a more dedicated platform and skip the “bad neighbor” scenario, we have three main options, Business Hosting, Virtual Private Server, and Dedicated Server. If you have outgrown
Dedicated Server Options
Let’s say your company is hitting the proverbial ball out of the park and your website has stopped delivering great results. If you (or your IT staff) is comfortable with maintaining your servers, it might be time to take the plunge on a dedicated server. We own the equipment but you will have to maintain your server and the content you put on it. It’s just like having a server at your location but without the hassle of having to maintain the equipment.
This is the most expensive option but may have advantages if you are used to maintaining your servers and comfortable with writing Linux or Unix on your servers.
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Virtual Private Server Options
Are you an administrator or a developer who is server-savvy? Then Virtual Private Hosting might be for you. It gives you all the scalability you need to grow your business and full root access. Managed Services come standard with these great web hosting plans.
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Business Hosting Options
Of course, dedicated hosting is awesome but it might be a little outside your price range (for now). Wouldn’t it be great if you had dedicated resources but without the cost of maintaining your servers?
No matter what your web hosting needs, we have web solutions We even have third-party developers that we can turn to to help you migrate your website to its new home. So give us a call today and let’s get started!