Upgrading VPS hardware improve SERPs? Positive effect?

Upgrading VPS hardware improve SERPs?

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swheat

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Hi I was wondering when upgrading VPS hardware does it improve SERPs?

I currently use a digitalocean droplet to host a handful of client websites. This is the server spec -
  • MEMORY 2 GB, VCPUS 1 vCPU, SSD DISK 50 GB, TRANSFER 2 TB
If I was to upgrade to one of these packages would the websites on the droplet see some SERP improvement? If yes then which one of the following packages would be best?
  • MEMORY 3 GB, VCPUS 1 vCPU, SSD DISK 60 GB, TRANSFER 3 TB
  • MEMORY 2 GB, VCPUS 2 vCPUs, SSD DISK 60 GB, TRANSFER 3 TB
  • MEMORY 1 GB, VCPUS 3 vCPUs, SSD DISK 60 GB, TRANSFER 3 TB
  • MEMORY 4 GB, VCPUS 2 vCPUs, SSD DISK 80 GB, TRANSFER 4 TB
Thank you to anyone that can help me understand this better.
 

SEOzack

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I dont think the server would make much of a difference as long as the performance is optimal.

Are the sites loading slow etc ?
 

Stavro

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Are your site loading times currently in the 5 second range or higher? If not, your VPS probably isn't the issue.

Server capacity generally doesn't affect speed for any particular user, it helps you keep your site usable during times of heavy load. If your usage graphs are consistently below ~50% on your current plan, and you don't anticipate any sudden traffic spikes, an upgrade would only be a waste of money.
 

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Unless your page load time is terrible, this will have only marginal affect
If your page load time is bad. Over 1500Ms to first byte and over 5000ms to full text load (cached images and JS might follow) then this will help.

It depends where you are now. Chances are, if your site has decent image optimization and minimal java script and you aren't writing 12,000 word blog posts with 30 images embedded in them - your probably fine now
 

swheat

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I've done a google pagespeed test on some of the wordpress sites on my server and the 'speed index' appears to be the main lagging indicator, it is red for 2 of them and amber on another. Do you think upgrading the memory, vCPUs and transfer speed would improve this metric and also help improve the other metrics?

Here's the stats from pagespeed (desktop) for 1 of the wordpress sites they are all green except the speed index is red -
  • First Contentful Paint 0.7 s
  • Speed Index 8.4 s
  • Time to Interactive 1.7 s
  • First Meaningful Paint 1.2 s
  • First CPU Idle 1.2 s
  • Estimated Input Latency 10 ms
I guess one test I can try without having to pay for upgrading the hardware to see if its worth it, is find a free host and upload the same website and see if the pagespeed test comes back the same, better or worse?

If upgrading the hardware improves any of the metrics by even a millisecond it would be justifiable?
 
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