These days, everyone’s offering this bogus unlimited, or close to unlimited, where you have just tons of resources. My thing with that is if every hosting company’s clients used even half of that, they’d all go out of business. Those are just fast numbers that they throw out. But if you actually start using the resources, then shared hosting obviously wouldn’t work. With the dedicated servers, if you need to upgrade, you would have to have your datacenter or hosting provider physically add memory to there, or add an additional hard drive or move you to a more powerful server. With the VPS’s, if you need to scale, it’s relatively easy. Basically, all these VPS-hosting companies have the ability to raise the space, raise the memory, add on another virtual CPU, if you need it—which is great for scalability, because when you don’t need it, you don’t have to pay for it, and when you need it, it’s simple. The other cool thing is…with the shared hosting, if your website’s running slow, you basically need to contact the Web host. They need to either restart the server for everybody, or they kind of tell you—this is how it is. With the dedicated servers, if something’s running slowly, you would actually have to call in to your Web host or datacenter, and they would have to physically restart the machine or, some of them actually have these things called remote… basically; they can restart the machine remotely.
But usually, you have to contact your Web host, for them to do that. With the VPS, most VPS providers, including my Web hosting company—we have a full team—you actually have a login. You can log in, and you can restart your virtual private server, you can shut it down, and then start it back up. You have this…it’s a very powerful ability to have full control over your VPS, whether you are on.. and the other cool thing is, just like the dedicated server, you can decide to have Linux or Windows, or any flavor of Linux, depending on what you or your development team prefers. So that’s also one of the very cool things about the VPS—it’s basically your own environment. Hopefully, that gives a pretty good understanding of what the VPS is. Like I said, for most e-commerce websites, I recommend the VPS. If you’re doing much more, then you can upgrade to dedicated server. But for most e-commerce websites, or most websites that’s little more than a brochure website, I recommend the VPS options. If you’re looking for a reliable company, I obviously recommend my company. We have two hosting brands, and we have really, really affordable prices, starting at $15 and ranging to high-performance VPS hosting. That’s $100 and up. So, we provide the full range. So go to my blog, yanhuang.me. You can click on our hosting brands and check out what features that we have.