Originally Posted by Burhan
If you go with a dedicated server, then you are ensured that for the medium term; you will not have to worry about growth. VPS is a software solution that compartmentalizes resources; and unless you are sure of your growth and resource use, I would not recommend them.
The best way to think of VPS is think of a virtual machine. For all applications running in this machine, they think they are on a dedicated hardware box. However, this "machine" is actually running along side other "machines" (VPS) on one physical box.
Its just shared hosting with some added frills
Hmmm i see... well this is the problem.
We are on a shared server and we are fine and have been for years.. but recently we updated the vb to 3.0 and also added a modification called vbseo now together they use up quite a lot of server resources (but not always) the other day the technicians were running an audit i believe and disabled our account for the face that we were using a lot of resources up.
We told them we will move from the beta vbseo modification down to a more stable vbseo which was released. The support guy insisted we shut down vbseo altogether as it was quite intense as it was just one script pulling the server down. But after we made the change we have been fine since with the host and they havent said anything... or maybe they havent noticed or didnt run an audit like they did before.
Problem is we paid a years hosting and we have 30 day money back gurantee. I think we will get our money back and go for a safer option as currently we will be limited to how much we can do and update.
We have 15-20 users online at anytime which our host have told us is fine and shouldnt be a problem, but with regards to updating some of our modules that use up a lot of server resources we are looking for something just a tiny bit better than shared hosting. So if im right VPS would be the way to go?