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Dedicated server versus a high level VPS

Consider Purchasing a VPS if:

  • Your site is currently on 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 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 server access.
  • You would like full use of the entire server.

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)