We often talk about hosting options in terms of real estate.
Your first shared host is much like that apartment you moved into when you were 19 and shared with a few roommates. When one of them, or perhaps a neighbor, decided to blast music or stumble in drunk at 2 a.m., it affected you.
Once you moved into your own townhouse after graduation, you had more room and more responsibilities to maintain the space, just as a VPS user does.
To keep the analogy going, a dedicated server customer is akin to a homeowner. They’ve got the most expenses, the most space with which to work, and the most responsibility should anything go wrong with their property.
College dorms, apartments, rental properties — they’re all steps on the road to home ownership. You’re not ready for a mortgage right out of the gates of undergrad, but each upgrade in living situation takes preparation, and there’s an art to the moving process.
Hosting transfers are no different. Here, we’ll talk about how to make the move from a shared hosting plan to a VPS.