When a small business gains exposure to millions of viewers on a popular TV programme, it can often lead to disaster for their website. If it’s on shared hosting, their site can go down. It can also be disastrous for other people on that server, affecting more than just the company that received the TV exposure.
That’s because in old-school web servers, sites are confined to the resources of a single server. That’s fine for most users, but if a site experiences a sudden and massive spike in visits, it can result in a server becoming overloaded. All sites go down.
This infographic illustrates the difference a modern hosting platform can make.
Infographic Source: 20i