Imagine knowing you need a larger more powerful car because your old car simply doesn’t provide you with what you need anymore? Now think about the increased costs of more power, more room on the inside and perhaps a larger boot too. What about if this new car was driven in a completely different way to the one you’re used to driving, maybe you’re going to need to pay extra to have a chauffeur to actually help you get the most from what it has to offer. Sounds crazy but this is a similar scenario to what happens when your website outgrows your existing hosting. You have to make a decision on a way forward to ensure your website continues to deliver what you need and just like cars, with hosting there are so many options to choose from.
So what is the logical way to go when your website has become too big for shared hosting?
Netcetera has been providing hosting solutions for over 20 years and we know what tends to happen when a website outgrows Managed Hosting on a shared server. Most website owners would automatically look at a VPS Server but moving over to a VPS comes with a whole bunch of issues especially if you’re used to Managed Shared Hosting. If your tech savvy and know how to manage a VPS then great, but if your skills lie in focusing on your business, writing great content and displaying refreshing images on your website then you could end up a little lost.
VPS servers are great if you know how to manage them but many website owners become unhappy when they realise that they have to manage their own own environment which many people do not know how to do, they also have to manage their own backups, purchase additional software and licenses and manage all of the security for their new server, the things that you just take for granted as part of a Managed Shared Hosting solution. The other alternative is to move onto a Managed VPS and although this can mitigate many of these problems it inevitably increases the cost. This why we have now introduced Elastic Sites. Hosting on an Elastic Site is the logical next step to take if your website has grown too big for your current hosting platform.
So what are some of the benefits of moving to a Netcetera Elastic Site?
- Stability – a stable familiar hosting environment with the same management tools you’d find on shared hosting
- Reliability – just like having your very own server with all the resources you’d expect there for your own use
- Increased resources – nobody else sharing the resources on the server, you can choose what you need
- Security – improved security as you don’t have to worry about other websites hosted on the same platform
- Cost – Lower cost than Managed VPS or Managed Dedicated but with similar performance
- Scalability and performance of a private server with the low cost and convenience of shared hosting
- You don’t have to be technical to manage an Elastic hosting environment
- Start small and grow using what you’re used to
Imagine having the additional resources you require and not having to worry about your website being affected by what we call noisy neighbours who may be hosted on the same server as your site. Having the stability and reliability of a VPS but being able to manage your hosting in the same way as you would on a managed shared hosting platform is quickly becoming the logical step forward for individuals and small to medium size businesses that have outgrown shared hosting.
Elastic Sites deliver the very best of both environments, the simplicity and ease of managed hosting with all the benefits of a VPS server but without the price tag of a Managed VPS.
Moving onto an Elastic Site is the logical step and with Netcetera’s Elastic Sites you’ll be able to make the switch quick and easy. With 24/7 technical support and a great choice of Elastic Sites available you’ll soon discover why so many websites are moving onto an Elastic Site. Not only will you quickly see the difference hosting on an Elastic Site can bring to your website but you can also save money on your hosting when you make the switch to Netcetera. Simply choose the Elastic Site that will work for you, if you’re not sure we’d be happy to provide you with some free advice. When you’re happy with your choice simply order online, SAVE 50% with PROMO CODE ELASTIC50 and get your first month for half price.
Simply visit our website today or call our friendly experts to find out how we can help you make the move over to Elastic Hosting.
To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please call 03330 439478 or Chat Live to one of our team.