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Dedicated Server versus a High Level VPS

Consider Purchasing a VPS if:

  • Your site is currently in a shared environment, and your needs exceed what the account has to offer.
  • You are an existing lower-level VPS customer wanting a smooth upgrade process that will allow you to maintain your existing IP addresses and environment settings.

While A VPS offers more flexibility than a Shared or Reseller hosting environment, the server's resources are still shared amongst other VPS users. If the site needs its own dedicated environment, it's always possible to upgrade from a VPS to a Dedicated Server once the traffic warrants it.

Consider Purchasing a Dedicated Server if:

  • You are ordering a new hosting account and require root access to the server.
  • You would like full use of the entire server.
  • Your site(s) require more resources than what is available on a VPS.

When to Upgrade to a VPS from a Shared Hosting Account

  • If your site uses minimal resources but requires root access to install/configure certain software
  • If you require a larger email limit than 500 per domain per hour.

When to Upgrade to a Dedicated Server

  • If your account has been suspended multiple times for TOS/CPU (Resource Issues)
  • If your account is/was already on a Dedicated Server (it's typically not recommended to downgrade from a dedicated server to a VPS)