I am currently on a shared hosting paying $50 a month. My site has recently been using too much CPU, and my host told me I need to move to a dedicated server at about $300 a months which is too much for me.
I like the Virtual hosting concept which shares about 4-5 sites, and the cost of about $100 including everything is very attractive. The only problem is that it is on a Linux platform.
Does any one know of a Virtual hosting company, preferably in Canada which offers a Window platform?
Originally posted by Mordekha Yes, but that is still more efficient than being one of 50 sites on one server, right?
It will depends on the resources your site needs in order to exist. You may very well need a dedicated server, but I would start with a VPS. Pick a company that can help you transition from the VPS to a Dedicated Server, preferably with little to no down time.
I have worked with ServInt before and was quite happy with their server performance and their support resources.
I would inquire a company to see if they can offer you a plan that is on a mostly idle server. Is your website a forum? If so, How many users do you normally have active at once?
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The comparison is not between a VPS and shared hosting. The comparison is between Windows VPS, and Windows shared hosting.
If this individual chooses to select a shared account, he will receive full access to the resources of our equipment. If he however chooses a Windows VPS, the performance will be a fraction of a shared account. This would not be the case where he to choose a Linux solution. The joys of ASP..
It certainly feels good to know you've got the right equipment in your DC.
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