If you are hosting your website on a shared hosting account then you may want to upgrade your hosting service to something more powerful. Shared accounts have many limitations and they run out of resources very quickly. If your website is just at the beginning and you don’t have many website visitors then you may be fine just using a shared hosting account. However, once people start visiting your website you will soon start experiencing problems such as slow loading times, website crashes or even website being down completely due to reaching your monthly allowed bandwidth. These are all less than desirable situations and you can avoid them all by upgrading your shared hosting account to a more reliable and powerful solution.
So what are your options? Basically there are three main hosting options: there is shared, virtual and dedicated hosting. Even though Dedicated Servers are the best option for any website resource wise, they can get pretty expensive. If you do not need the absolute best security and processing power for your website and you aren’t planning to install resource hungry web applications then you will do just fine with a virtual private server.
A virtual private server (VPS) has about the same powerful features that a dedicated server offers but for a much lower price when compared to the dedicated server. The VPS actually runs on a dedicated server, along with other VPS clients. The difference between the VPS and shared hosting is that the server running the VPS instances has much fewer clients on the same server whereas the shared hosting server can have even thousands of clients at the same time.
In the end it is only up to you what type of web hosting you are going to use. Keep in mind though that you may want to upgrade your services sometime in the future so make sure that the company where you are hosting your website can offer seamless upgrades (cloud hosting seems to be the best since there is virtually no downtime when upgrading your service).