5 reasons you might need to change hosting
It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to lay out 5 reasons you might need to change hosting.
You have slow load times
You have too many neighbors
People that use shared hosting are the people that have this issue. Shared hosting means that you share the computer your website is on with other people meaning websites. If there are just too many websites on a server and all these websites have substantial traffic. Your website will inherently be slow due to limited CPU and RAM resources allocated to each user on an individual server. Shared hosting is good for small sites with low traffic.
Your IP has a bad reputation
If the server, you are hosted on is detected sending spam or hosting malware then the chances are that it’s IP address is going to get blacklisted. Being blacklist means some security software programs will warn users your website is unsafe. Emails will also be considered spam if they are sent for a blacklisted IP.
Your site is slow during peaks
If your website seems slow when you know that lots of people are actively using it than that means you probably need better hosting. If for example you host a forum or a blog with lots and lots of people actively using it than, you may notice your website feeling sluggish. Take the hint and get better hosting.
Non-standard software is not allowed on the server
If non-standard software is not allowed on the server and you need to host that software on your server than your only choice is to change hosting. Some hosting companies may prohibit the use of some software because they are aware of the security issues that specific software may have. These vulnerabilities may pose a threat to their entire infrastructure. To be totally honest they would most likely prefer losing you as a client rather than risking their infrastructure.
If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org