Why do you need to upgrade your hosting?
There are several reasons why your hosting platform needs to be improved or upgraded:
- Your website traffic is growing significantly
- You are storing a lot of images or media on your server
- The website is processor-heavy (it’s doing complex things)
Firstly, this is not a problem, it’s a sign that your website is performing well and your marketing efforts are working!
As your site gets more visitors, more strain is placed on the server as it needs to serve up more pages, more often; this means it needs more resource to keep working quickly.
If you are getting over 8,000 visits per month, it’s time to think about a more dedicated hosting environment to avoid serving slow pages to all your hard-won traffic.
Storing lots of data.
Online storage is not free.
The more images and media files you upload to your WordPress media library, the more space your site uses on the server.
It’s perfectly fine to use your server to store 100s of PDFs, Movies or image files for your website, but all that space also uses server resources, so if you are storing a lot of data, you’ll need to upgrade your hosting to allow for it.
Some WordPress sites are more processor-heavy than others.
If your site runs lots of plugins, uses a page builder, WooCommerce or other plugins for larger functional requirements, there’s going to be more drain on the server resources.
Servers are basically just computers, so your server will need more RAM, a better CPU or more storage to accommodate processing tasks – just like your home PC or laptop.