As your website grows and attracts more traffic, you may find that your current shared or WordPress hosting plan is no longer enough to keep up with demand. This is where upgrading to Blacknight’s Ultimate WordPress Hosting plan can greatly benefit your website. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the signs that indicate it may be time to upgrade your WordPress hosting plan.

Slow Website Performance

One of the most significant signs that indicate the need to upgrade to an Ultimate WordPress Hosting plan is slow website performance. If you notice that your website takes a long time to load, it could be due to limited server resources on your current shared hosting or regular WordPress hosting plan. Upgrading to our WordPress Ultimate plan gives you more resources, such as more RAM and more virtual CPUs.

Increased Traffic

If your website is experiencing a surge in traffic, it’s a clear sign that you need to upgrade your WordPress hosting plan. More traffic means more demand for server resources, and if you don’t have enough resources to handle it, your website may become slow or even crash. Being offline means you will lose business. Upgrading to a plan with more resources can ensure that your website can handle the increased traffic without any issues. It’s also a good idea to be proactive – if you know you’re going to get a burst of traffic, such as from appearing on a major TV show, then it’s wise to upgrade beforehand so your site is ready (also install caching!).

Increased Staff

If you have a lot of people working within the WordPress dashboard, that can slow down overall site performance as well. If you have a ton of writers publishing or have salespeople working on pages or leads, it’s a good idea to make that work go as smoothly and as quickly as possible. That’s where the greater resources offered by our Ultimate WordPress plan come in.

You Need More Database Space

As a website grows, it needs more and more space for its database. This is where your WordPress website stores all its most important information (except images). On a high-traffic, content-rich website, this can be used up quickly. Give your data some space to grow on our WordPress Ultimate plans, which store up to 75gb of data. As mentioned above, a busy staff working on the admin site of the site, will also benefit from more database resources.

Secure with an SSL

Our WordPress Ultimate plans include an SSL with each subscription. SSLs are required these days to ensure that data is secure between you and your end-users. Without that little lock in the browser, customers can’t trust your website and may be put off interacting with you in any way. Search engines like Google and web browsers like Chrome will actively steer traffic away from your website if it doesn’t have an SSL installed.

Upgrading to a Blacknight Ultimate WordPress Hosting plan can greatly benefit your website by improving performance and security. If you’re experiencing any of the signs mentioned above, it may be time to upgrade your WordPress hosting plan to ensure that your website can handle the demands of growth and provide an excellent user experience for your visitors.

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