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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosting24 View Post
    EastCoast, I agree with some points you have written here, but all friends of mine (who build applications) use dedicated servers. They are not very expensive. If you don't need control panel and other stuff, it's possible to find deals for about $50 a month.
    The problem with dedicated servers at that price point is that they will likely be using extremely low quality components, and hence have performance and reliability compromises.

    I'd rather have a slice of an enterprise class 8-core server running raid 10 SAS enterprise drives, on a decent network with redundant everything, than some nickel n dime domestic quality box. If you consider typical colocation costs for rackspace and ampage in a datacentre, there's simple no way you get anything less than serious compromises for $50 a month for a dedicated e.g no raid, limited port, domestic sata drives)

    I'd be interested to know your logic in why that's a preferrable hosting scenario for a professional developer or their customers.

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    Roth,

    Create a test server on YOUR computer then you'll be able to upload to just about any server you find that suits your needs. If you need help with that, see Kevin Yank's book (setting up an Apache server with PHP on just about any OS is in the FREE Chapter 1).

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    I wouldn't underestimate cluster hosts either, if you need something stronger than shared hosting but don't want to shell out the cash for a VPS or dedicated (because let's face it, not everyone has the cash) you can get some pretty decent cluster / grid hosting solutions which bridge the gap (or there's always cloud hosting if you want a needs-based host). I'm hosted with mediaTemple and apart from some silliness from their end, it's been much better than shared hosting (IMO).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoast View Post
    The problem with dedicated servers at that price point is that they will likely be using extremely low quality components, and hence have performance and reliability compromises.
    That's correct, hardware quality won't be 5star, but nobody talks about using this type of servers for live sites. This type of servers could be used for development ONLY.

    I had a few servers priced at $50-70 and they were very good for development tasks. No reliability or performance issues. In other hand, I try developing all scripts on localhost now, and moving them for final tests to the server where live version will be located,
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