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)