With advances in virtualization and cloud computing, it looks increasingly likely that shared hosting is becoming yesterday’s entry level solution. For new companies starting up today, going straight for VPS is the much better option. For website owners that are still using shared hosting, there are signs you should look for that can tell you if it might be time to upgrade to VPS, these are:
A slow running website – an indication that you’re hitting your shared hosting resource limits.
Your website has started to have much greater traffic or has significant peaks that it struggles to cope with.
You store sensitive data and need to protect your customers’ information and comply with the Data Protection Act, etc.
You run an e-commerce site that stores card details or processes payments and needs to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
Your company needs to run custom apps in order to operate its business