Kickassd Elastic Sites | The Future Is Here
The 2 main reasons people change from shared hosting to a VPS are:
- More resources
- Performance issues
We are happy to introduce “Elastic Sites” which negates the need to move from shared hosting to a VPS. On our servers we run CloudLinux which allows us to isolate users and resources same as a VPS does. With Elastic Sites we offer plans that give you the same power as a VPS will give you, but keep the convenience and reduced cost of shared hosting. If you are a current customer of ours than you know performance is not an issue on our servers.
Kickassd Elastic Sites VS VPS
1. Setting up and managing a VPS is a ton of work, even if it is managed it will cost you more time, and more money than an Elastic Site. You also have the hassle of transferring your sites server to server. With Elastic Sites your upgrade path is clear and simple, and only a click away. Stay on the same server and just enhance your resources.
2. Elastic Sites reduce your costs in both time and money. To mimic our Big Shot Elastic Site plan on your own server would cost you $90 to $100 just for the server and licenses alone, that is not even managed which would cost at least another $50/mo! Our Big Shot offers enhanced CPU and Ram (2 CPU and 4GB Ram) and all the benefits of our shared hosting at only $71.99/mo.
3. High availability shared cloud hosting. All of our new shared servers are hosted in a high performance SSD based cloud. With a VPS or even other shared hosting you are susceptible to downtime due to hardware failure, something that happens all to often. Our cloud servers are replicated with auto-failover. This means if the server that our cloud server is on fails our cloud server automatically and instantly comes online on another server. This eliminates downtime due to hardware failure!
Elastic Site may not be suitable if you require root access, or if you require something like Node.js which we do not offer on our shared cloud servers.
For the vast majority of people Elastic Sites are the perfect solution and there is no need to move to a VPS or dedicated server as your site and business grows. There has been an alarming “fad” that I have noticed across different hosting communities where people are recommending to anybody looking for hosting advice that they simply “get a vps”. While they mean well this is not sound advice for anybody that is not an experienced systems administrator. There is an awful lot of work that goes into setting up and maintaining your own server, and it requires a great deal of knowledge and understanding to do well.
Ready to go Elastic?