There are plenty of people out there who are perfectly fine with having a small website. Most websites on the internet aren’t large, high traffic pages. However, if you have a website that you plan on growing then it’s important to pick a web host that can accommodate that growth. You don’t want to get stuck in a situation where you find your website down because your web hosting company doesn’t have the capacity to help you grow into a bigger, more robust hosting package.
If you are going into a project knowing that the website is going to grow into a large, relatively demanding website, you’ll need to pick a web host according to not only your current needs, but your future needs as well. There will come a time when your website outgrows shared web hosting and you’ll need to move to a VPS or a dedicated server.
Picking a web host that offers not only shared hosting, but also VPS and dedicated options could save you the tremendous headache of moving from one company to another. A web host that offers you options to grow will make it much easier to migrate to a more advanced hosting plan. Not only that, in many cases the web host will migrate your service for you. This will leave moving your account in the hands of experts so you know it will be done properly.
I know that a lot of people get turned off to the idea of moving to a VPS or dedicated server because the increase in cost is significant. The truth is that if you’re serious about your website then you need a serious web hosting account, and sometimes that means spending some money. The truth is that if you get enough traffic that you need to have a VPS, you should be able to make at least a little bit of money on your website. An easy way of doing so is by setting up Google Ads on your website. Just make sure they aren’t intrusive or else you’ll run the risk of losing visitors.
At the end of the day your website needs to be accessible to your visitors. Planning ahead will allow you to avoid downtime so that your visitors keep coming back.