Is my website big and should I go for VPS?

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As some of you know I am looking to move away from my current host, partly because they use antiquated tools, their customer service is terrible and also because I am paying over the odds for my service. However my main website ( appears to load up quite quickly after they updated the server, though this is difficult to tell whilst on a mobile connection (I’m currently at anchor and the connection here is diabolical). I have no idea if transferring to another host will speed up or slow down the load times.

I’ve been looking through my web stats just now and wondered how they compare to other websites, and whether they justify going for VPS. If my current host is managing to serve up my website quite quickly on a shared server, perhaps I should stick with that? More to the point, I don’t really understand the difference between shared and VPS and when one should switch.

Q1. What is the difference between VPS and shared in terms of setting up, contention, managing?
Q2. Do my stats justify sticking with shared hosting or going VPS?
Q3. Out of interest, I appear to serve up around 50Gb a month. It sounds a lot for a personal blog. Is it?

Here are the stats for the latest full month:

Server Activity Totals

Total Sessions Served 93598
Total Hits 698064
Total Page Hits 232782
Total Non Page Hits 465282
Total Session Duration 20636122s
Total Transferred 52.82 GB

Server Activity Averages

Total Sessions Served 93598
Average Hits Per Session 7
Average Page Hits Per Session 2
Average Session Duration 220s
Average Transfer/Session 591.71 kB

Page views per session breakdown

33667 (36.0%) sessions made 0 page requests
39036 (41.7%) sessions made 1 page requests
17258 (18.4%) sessions made 2-5 page requests
2009 (2.1%) sessions made 6-10 page requests
865 (0.9%) sessions made 11-20 page requests
373 (0.4%) sessions made 21-50 page requests
181 (0.2%) sessions made 51-100 page requests
208 (0.2%) sessions made 101+ page requests

Time spent per session breakdown

81216 (86.8%) sessions lasted 0 minutes
1531 (1.6%) sessions lasted 1 minutes
2574 (2.8%) sessions lasted 2-5 minutes
3572 (3.8%) sessions lasted 6-15 minutes
2369 (2.5%) sessions lasted 16-30 minutes
877 (0.9%) sessions lasted 31-45 minutes
479 (0.5%) sessions lasted 46-60 minutes
979 (1.0%) sessions lasted 61+ minutes

Any help gratefully received, thank you.

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