Each hosting plan here at Hostinger has a set amount of resources dedicated for it. The resources determine how well can a hosting plan perform under load. In this article we will go through the most important resources and how reaching it's threshold affects your website:
CPU and Disk Usage
When you reach the maximum threshold for available CPU and Disk usage, your website starts working slower, it starts scheduling requests for your visitors instead of serving them instantly. There will be no error messages generated, but the website will feel sluggish.
Consider and review your website busy times (peak hours), and make sure your CPU and Disk usage stays below 80% then. This will ensure all visitors have the best possible experience.
RAM and Processes
When you reach the concurrent process limit or RAM limit, your website visitors might get an error page (It will display a 502 - Resource limit reached message).
It is critical to ensure you never reach these limits. Even if you reach the process limit or RAM limit 10-20 times, it is a very strong indication that your website needs larger pool of resources to handle all concurrent visitors. We recommend to upgrade the package as soon as any of these limits are reached.
It might happen that you reach the limits on the highest tier hosting (Cloud Enterprise). On that case, please contact us via Chat and we will offer you a custom solution