Is a VPS solution the best approach for e-commerce startups?

Whether a VPS is the best hosting choice for e-commerce startups is too broad based of a query. First, you can’t assume startups are all small, as some launch with thousands of products and a massive existing client base. In general though, yes, most startups could be handled on some sort of VPS, given that the anticipated resource consumption matches those available on a specific plan.


One of the last things you want is poor latency in an e-commerce venture. Slow downloads will turn visitors away, resulting in higher than normal bounce rates and abandoned shopping carts.

Download speeds

In today’s world of broadband connections where download speeds are commonly 1Gbps or greater, speed and performance matters when visitors are comparing your site to the one they just left.

Management options

You’ll find managed VPS packages are frequently way less expensive than leasing a managed dedicated server. Both will allow you to use your own scripts, but a VPS solution is still a shared solution whereas leasing a dedicated server is not. All resources on a dedicated solution are devoted to that specific client.

Type of VPS

Not all VPS solutions are equal, as some utilize OpenVZ while others use XEN or KVM. Some use older spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) and five year old CPUs.

OpenVZ is prone to overselling, potentially resulting in poor performance whereas a newer KVM SSD VPS offers superior performance.

Is VPS hosting the best solution for e-commerce startups

On average, yes, VPS hosting is a viable solution, but not always. Some startups can get by on shared hosting, whereas more complex projects may require one or more dedicated servers, or even a cloud solution (especially if sales are seasonal).


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