VPS setup or dedicated server for web hosting


Which is better VPS setup or dedicated server for web hosting and why?


What about SEO Hosts? Is that a good choice. Coz im really looking for one of those!

If you are just starting off or if you have been hosting for a while and looking to move to something different but do not want to spend a lot of money. I would go with VPS Hosting.

The nice thing about VPS hosting is that it allows you to have more control over your hosting environment. It will also allow you to have more space for your hosting. It will cost more than normal shared but not quit as much as a dedicated server.

But if you are wanting to completely get away from sharing a server with anyone else you should go with a dedicated server. I would suggest a dual core single process as this will be your cheapest route.

I believe you need to start with VPS. Then you may switch to dedicated server.

It all depends on your budget and what amount of system resources you will require. Without more information on what you are trying to accomplish, it’s hard to say what would suit you better.

Too little information. From my experience a good VPS can outperform some dedicated servers.
If you are starting take a cheap shared hosting and then move from there if you have to.

Can’t help you much with that. If one was always better than the other then there wouldn’t be market for the other.

A vps is usually cost effective for under 4gb ram and 100gb hard drive. If you need more ram or a lot of hard drive space, dedicated is the way to go. For larger dedicated servers, colocation is usually the most cost effective.

If you would like to start your own web hosting business I think that could be better to start with reseller account.

VPS is just the better value. Most people will never use the full potential of the dedicated server which can cost double the price of the VPS.

A VPS is a preferred hosting solution for small to medium sized businesses since it delivers control at a level similar to a dedicated server at a price not too far from affordable shared hosting.


I’d ask that question from a different angle (your question is already answered in the sticky threads - therefore CLOSING this thread).

The heirarchy is freebie sites (using their advertising on your pages), shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, dedicated (I’m not quite sure where “cloud” fits in as there’s no good definition for it yet). Where you would fit in that heirarchy would depend strictly on your requirements (and ability to fund a reasonable solution).



My Internet provider provides Internet by VPN connection. So I create new VPN connection to provider’s VPN server to get to the Internet. I start this connection and define this connection as Public Network.

Now I want to connect to my office network by using new VPN connection over existing VPN. So I create another VPN connection to my office VPN server. The problem is that when I start this new VPN connection it automatically defines as Public Network and this network use the name of first VPN connection. But it is not right because this is a new network and this network is safe (this is private network)

I think VPS is more suitable for small to medium websites.
You can try VPS at the begining of your business.

The problem with a limited budget is that you’ll end up on an entry level, too small for hosting purposes VPS, or a dedicated server that’s better suited as a desktop computer than server.

I would grow with a reseller account or more, from reputable providers, and consolidate when I can afford quality.

Yes, I also agree with that.

For a good quality VPS, you need at least $20 - $30 per month. For a dedicated server you way more than that. You can start a reseller account with less than the amount of a VPS.

I always say go with VPS and see how you like the speeds and features before going full blown dedicated server. More cost efficient as well.

Now I am with Hostgator Reseller. I will definitely upgrade to VPS. However like Debbie I mentions I also wondering if SEO hosting the better choice?