You often hear people talking about dedicated hosting — which is to be expected since it’s one of the main hosting solutions out there.

However, here’s the thing: everyone also said that this hosting solution is for large organizations and those further along in their hosting journey.

However, just how big does an organization have to be in order to be considered a large organization? Plus, how far along your hosting journey do you need to be before you should consider dedicated hosting?

Basically, when do you need dedicated hosting?

Fret not, for we’ll answer this question today with the two main signs that you need dedicated hosting.

Your website is seeing an increase in traffic

If your website is growing rapidly or if you anticipate that your website is going to grow quickly, it’s a good idea to go with dedicated hosting.

The main reason for this is to ensure optimum performance. See, certain hosting solutions just aren’t ideal or equipped to handle spikes or even just normal everyday high traffic.

For instance, if you’re still using shared hosting when your site sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a day, you’re going to have a problem with your performance.

The lackluster performance will, in turn, affect things like:

  • User experience
  • Retention rate
  • Conversion rate
  • Search engine ranking
    .. Among other things.

Do you need further convincing? Well, here are some numbers to back it up. For starters, 47% of consumers expect a page to load in 2s or less. Besides that, 53% of mobile users will abandon a website if it takes longer than 3s to load.

Your website is handling sensitive information

Dedicated hosting is your best bet if your website is handling sensitive information like confidential documents or credit card details.

If you opt for shared, cloud, or even VPS hosting, you share the same server as other websites. Your site is vulnerable if one of the websites that you share the server with is hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack or other malicious attacks.

Sure, many reputable web hosting providers now have security measures in place to tackle this problem. However, it’s still up to you to reduce your site vulnerabilities as much as possible. In this case, it means opting for dedicated hosting.

It’s time

If it’s time for you to switch to dedicated hosting or you just want to know more about it, get in touch with Dynamic Hosting today