Shared hosting is the type of hosting service where one server must be shared with many websites. It’s a shared process, so it’s cheaper than other hosting software. With shared hosting at least 2000-3000 easy traffic is manageable with a basic plan. If you want to manage more traffic with shared hosting, choose a shared hosting plan that offers unlimited bandwidth and storage. Choosing an unlimited bandwidth plan gives you more capacity for more traffic and makes it easier to manage more traffic.
First of all, your server location is the most important thing when choosing to host for many reasons. If your servers (even shared hosting) are in the same geographies, your website will load faster and you will enjoy the benefits of SEO. If your website is stored/hosted at a remote location, you might think your website is slow, but in reality, it might not be. The website may load slowly due to the high response time.
These factors and many are responsible for successful traffic when one buys shared hosting. But let us look at how you can make the most of it to get more traffic. With this article, you will know how to. So keep reading further.
- Understand the highest traffic it can reach
When you purchase the shared hosting plan, get a fair idea of the estimated traffic your shares plan can max out at. This is because you can plan the marketing or SEO for your website accordingly. If you end up taking efforts on your site that can’t go with the limitations it faces, you can be in trouble and your users/visitors might complain saying the site is down or unavailable. In some cases, it can also load slowly and potentially lose business for you. Hence, it is necessary that you must understand what the highest level of traffic any of your shared hosting plans can reach.
- Upgrade when you hit the limit for the basic shared plan
If you have purchased a basic plan for shared hosting, and are reaching its limit, say (100,000) users a month, then don’t hesitate to upgrade your plan. It is easy to upgrade shared hosting plans because you really do not need any technical knowledge to do so. Inside your panel, just click on the upgrade plan option and you will have more resources to accommodate traffic and bandwidth. Secondly, don’t wait to reach the limit. Get a fair idea if it will hit that spot before you have to do any of this.
- Know when the downtimes are and plan accordingly
For a site to function at 99.9% uptime, it is a must that you know when the downtimes are because that is inevitable. Your shared hosting provider will have times when they will be down due to maintenance, cleanups, recovery from attacks, or just attack drills that are a part of their process. So, understand when the downtime is and keep your activities low during that time. This will help you to plan your website efforts and still get a lot of traffic during the uptime. Just ensure that you communicate with your hosting provider and ask them for details about this.
- Ensure maximum security for the shared hosting plan
Secure your site with an SSL certificate that shows a green lock. The green padlock icon means that the data exchanged between the browser and the website is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and cannot be read by third parties. Also, the “HTTPS” in the green key in the browser’s address bar means the website has a valid SSL certificate. This garners trust between the visitor and the website and hence leads to more traffic.
With these tips, you can absolutely do well with a shared hosting plan and expect decent traffic. Just make sure that you follow them and share your experience here with us after doing so