Not sure if you have other requirements that may be pushing you towards a VPS, but they can be had fairly cheaply. I highly recommend Linode for VPS service, and they do have a datacenter in London. On main negative of a VPS compared to shared hosting is that you are typically responsible for maintaining the machine…monitoring logs, updating software, watching for security problems, etc. -Pete On Jan 19, 2012, at 10:01 AM, Bob Meetin wrote: > 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 > > > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !