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  • shared vs. dedicated

    If I want to sell things online, should I get a dedicated server rather than a shared server, or doesn't it matter?

  • #2
    It really depends on the traffic/success of your website. I think the solution for a small-medium sized business would be VPS hosting (between a shared hosting plan and a dedicated server).

    A dedicated server is probably overkill for a starting e-commerce business. So when your business is booming and the time comes where a VPS server isn't enough, you can easily upgrade to a dedicated server in the future.


    • #3
      The most significant difference between Dedicated vs VPS hosting is the cost you'll pay per month. Dedicated hosting can be exponentially more expensive.
      For example, VPS hosting can cost as low as $15.95/month, while the top-tier pricing for Dedicated hosting more often closer to $999.99/month. That is well over 10 times the cost!