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Signs Its Time to Upgrade Your Hosting Plan

Contributor: Ellyse Dwyer

Date: 18 April 2022

Signs Its Time to Upgrade Your Hosting Plan

Do you have a website and are getting the impression that it’s time to upgrade your hosting plan? Maybe you already know that you need to and you’re just waiting for the right moment to make the change. Maybe you’re not so sure about it. Whatever the reason for needing to upgrade your current hosting plan, you’re going to want to read on before making a final decision about whether or not you need to upgrade your current hosting plan. Hosting plays a critical role in the operation of your website. It’s the place where your site is stored and hosted. So, if you want your website to continue operating smoothly, you should make sure that you’re choosing the right hosting plan for your needs. Here are some of the signs that it’s time to upgrade your hosting plan.

For hosting plans, Hosting Australia provides a free upgrade or downgrade option. As a result, here are indicators that it’s time to upgrade your web hosting.

Anticipating a significant increase in traffic in the near future.

Are you preparing to launch a new product? Are you allowing new members to join your membership site? Do you have a marketing campaign in the works that you’re confident will be a success?

Make sure your website is prepared to handle more traffic than usual. The last thing you want prospective buyers, members, and social media followers to see is an error message—or a site that takes more than a few seconds to load.

Running multiple websites

If you’re a new web designer or developer, you may have begun by adding your clients’ domains to your shared hosting account. That might work for a while until it doesn’t. If you manage numerous clients’ domains from a single cPanel, you should consider upgrading your hosting package or transferring your clients to a reseller package.

Your site’s slowing down. 

Sites that load slowly are aggravating. If your site doesn’t load in a few seconds, visitors are more likely to leave. In addition, if your site takes a long time to load, search engines will rank it lower in search results.

As a result, fewer individuals will be able to see what your website has to offer. If you’ve previously reviewed and optimised your basic web vitals, you might need to upgrade to a new hosting plan with faster server response times or a content delivery network to boost your site’s speed.

Your website requires a large number of photographs and videos.

Everybody appreciates enjoys a website with quality graphics, photos, and videos, and they all want them to load as soon as possible. It is best to optimise your images and videos for optimum functionality on your website. Compression and appropriate formatting can go a long way toward speeding up your site, but you may have more media than your current hosting package can manage at some point.


If you need to upgrade any of your hosting, you can do so through your Hosting Australia client area or by contacting support at 1300 761 930 or through our ticketing system.

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