[thelist] VPS over shared hosting

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Thu Jan 19 12:01:18 CST 2012

On 01/19/2012 10:39 AM, Chris Price wrote:
> Hi
> I'm looking into hosting for a town council website.
> Security is obviously important but a typical uptime spec will suffice.
> I'm told the current website isn't inundated with visitors so bandwidth and
> processor performance are not critical at the moment.
> Shared hosting is serving me pretty well at the moment but I'm wondering
> about moving to VPS which in effect is shared.
> Apart from the flexibility are there any real advantages with VPS?
There is some "luck of the draw" in the mix, I think more with shared hosting and certainly the hosting company as well.  I have a client with the CMS running on a shared hosting package. I monitor the server and although there are some occasional performance issues, nothing too serious.

With the same hosting service and my reseller account, we were assigned a different server and the performance dings were regular, notorious.  You don't know who else you're sharing space with, yadda yadda.  After I moved the reseller account to VPS, this resolved the problem. Now there is no one else to blame...

Bob Meetin

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