As I write this, much of the world is adapting to life during the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. New concepts like “social distancing” are being introduced to prevent further spread of the virus. People are staying at home and “self-quarantining,” doing as much business online as possible.
Some businesses can readily adapt to employees working from home rather than gathering in an office. Here at GreenGeeks, the majority of our teams already work remotely, not in traditional office spaces.
But what about businesses that don’t have experience with a remote workforce? Or those, like restaurants and retail stores, that can’t transition to stay-at-home work? What if your local or state government implements a “lockdown,” and you’re forced to remain at home? Or you work for a business that has had to close temporarily?
Is your website slowing to a crawl? It could be due to increased traffic or poor shared server performance. Whatever the cause, how do you know when it’s time to set up a dedicated server?
A decline in performance is the most common sign that a move to a dedicated server would benefit your site. An increase in traffic may cause that performance decline, but traffic isn’t the only thing that can slow down a site. Continue reading “Setting Up Dedicated Server Hosting”