Online entrepreneurs test similar business opportunities, but there will be a time when slight server upgrades may be necessary to help them meet demand. People who signed up for VPS server hosting want to know how the upgrade process occurs in this type of server. The upgrade procedure is similar and clients simply need to keep the following procedures in mind to be prepared with the upgrade:
Monitor Essentials for Potential Upgrades
Upgrades for VPS server hosting vary. It’s best for clients to take note of the best essentials to be upgraded to avoid spending money on unnecessary services.
Various server essentials should be monitored prior to upgrading like processor speed, memory speed, disk space, and bandwidth. Companies that need to save more files than what their servers have currently benefit from enhancing disk space. An additional 10 or 20 GB is a great space boost for clients aiming to produce a more interactive website than its previous version.
Memory modules and processors are in charge in boosting server performance. Companies with several server programs running simultaneously may need to upgrade these features to streamline server performance. More than boosting speed, upgrading resources means fewer instances of server instability.
Finally, companies that gained quite a lot of visitors on their websites may need to upgrade bandwidth. Usually, bandwidth limit starts at 1500 GB and can be upgraded up to a whopping 3000-GB limit.
Check for Upgrade Policies
Checking upgrading policies is the next step after knowing server features that may benefit from upgrades. Upgrading policies refer to the regulations that should be followed before upgrading a VPS server. Many people tend to forget about these policies and meet ridiculously high fees or delays in upgrading because they didn’t know about these policies.
One of the essential upgrade policies is the time when upgrade is possible. Majority of hosting providers allow clients to upgrade anytime. However, some service providers ask clients to wait until the current billing cycle ends to generate the bill. This detail is essential because upgrades also mean additional fees to settle.
Verify Upgrade Pricing
When it comes to fees, clients must verify whether the company will charge them for a full month for their previous plan before upgrading. Policy differences may result to some companies asking for full monthly payment for the previous plan instead of just prorating the charges. It’s best to look for a company that offers prorated fees for upgrades. Prorated fees mean the charges for the new plan will not be the full price, but only for the days when the upgraded plan started. For instance, a client decided to upgrade on the 20th day of your billing cycle. Once applied, the prorated fees you must to pay for the previous plan is for the first 20 days of using it and the remaining 10 days for using the new plan.
Contact Service Provider
Once you understood the pricing details, you can call the service provider to start applying the upgrades on your VPS server. Depending on their policies, they may send an email notification to verify the order and when upgrades have been applied.
Verify Upgrade Order
Check your email to verify upgrade order. This will also serve as receipt of upgrade order and can be used as future reference or documentation in case you encountered disputes or other issues.
Wait for Upgrade Application
Wait until the company’s notification about applying your needed upgrades. Usually, your plan will be upgraded within 24 hours or even less. Check your email if your host already sent out a notification that you’ve successfully upgraded your plan. When you did receive such notification, you will start noticing that upgrades have been configured and ready for you to maximize.
Overall, a VPS server is also eligible for an upgrade if clients need them. Simply remember these points to set your expectations when you feel the need to boost your server’s performance or capacity.