The holiday season is just around the corner and so are the holiday shoppers. In a survey, 85% of consumers said that online shopping is part of their holiday shopping plans. And as an online business owner, you cannot just disregard this statistic.
With that being said, is your business website ready for a high volume of website traffic and engagement? Review your web hosting plan. Everything depends on your hosting solution – performance, resources, security, control – everything!
If your e-commerce website is hosted on a dedicated server, there is no need to worry about its overall performance during the holidays. But, if it is hosted on a different server, you may want to make a switch before the holiday comes.
So, why migrate to a dedicated server? Let’s have a closer look.
Supports massive website traffic
If you have a shared web hosting plan, your website would have a hard time to deliver high quality performance when a certain number of daily visitors is reached. This is because resources are split among multiple websites in this type of solution.
Unlike with a dedicated server, even if your business website exceeds 1,000 daily unique visitors, high quality service is guaranteed.
Expect hackers and other cyber threats to be on the prowl during the holidays. Increase your website’s security and protection by moving it to a dedicated server. This solution provides stronger security than a shared server.
For instance, distributed denial of service (DDoS) has been on the rise for years. It refers to a cyber threat that floods a site with fake traffic in order to shut down a server. If you’re using a shared server, you don’t stand a chance against DDoS resulting in downtime during the holidays. However, with a dedicated server you get to enjoy DDoS protection and the capability to add more protection as needed.
This is also highly recommended for those business websites that deal with sensitive, large amounts of private data.
Improves page loading speed
Slow page-loading time can be frustrating. If your page takes longer than three seconds to load, expect holiday shoppers to abandon you. Plus, it could harm your search engine optimization (SEO), making it hard for potential customers to find you.
But, the good news is that you can optimize your page loading speed by migrating to a dedicated server. Again, since the server is exclusive for your use alone, therefore, all the resources are for your own consumption too.
Provides huge storage capacity
In a shared web hosting solution the storage is limited since the server’s storage is shared to multiple websites. Unlike with a dedicated server, the storage is all yours. You will be needing all that storage for the holidays. Imagine, holiday content, promotions, shoppers’ data, web design – all of these take a huge storage space.
Gives you peace of mind during the holidays
As an entrepreneur, you’ll be worrying about a lot of things this holiday season – inventory, marketing campaigns, sales, and others. By having a dedicated server, you can cross out your business website’s performance on the list. You’ll have the assurance that your website will perform at its best, working for your advantage during the holiday season.
Gear up for the holiday season. Keep up with the demands of the occasion than be sorry later on. Upgrade your hosting plan now to a dedicated server with iManila!
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