i was hoping to get some advice from you guys (&gals).
i have several website and i've been in shared hosting for a few years (hostgator).
everything has been great with hostgator and the number of visitors on my websites is growing nicely until lately i've been starting to get some service-deny from the hosting (error code 500)
I asked hostgator about it and they told me :
"The issue is because of the connections that you are getting, you are only allowed 20 simultanous connections and after that it will display that error
You would have to get a dedicated server to have more than 20 Connections. With the amount of users you have, I would STRONGLY suggest that."
well you can realize i'm not anxious to pay x10 times for a dedicated server... so i was thinking about getting a VPS (i've seen around here i can get a descent one for 30-50$ a month)
but i'm not really sure about it.. i know that on a VPS (or a dedicated server) i will have full control and i can do anything i want and so... but really, all i want is more than 20 simultanous users... i don't want more disk space or bandwidth... and i don't want any headache dealing with a linux/unix machine (i know there are managed account)
so is VPS what I need? is that the reason people are moving to VPS? or maybe people want more control on the server ?
and if so, is VPS enough for more than 20 simultanous? or maybe i need dedicated server?
i must say that my websites are really not using too much CPU, not much calculation or anything, almost no DB actions... pretty simple games websites...
that's it, i hope to get some advice, sorry for the long message :-)