VPS or Dedicated – The Right Solution

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I’m looking for some advice on our current hosting solution as I’m trying to save a bit of money on what we currently do.

The website is very-pc [dot] co [dot] uk and currently we have a dedicated server with Heart with the following specs:

Dual Core Xeon 2.33Ghz CPU
2 x 160GB SATA Hard Drives
Unlimited Bandwidth
Linux CentOS 6

This is currently costing us £96/month – I have a feeling that this is overkill in the meantime.

As well as the site that is currently up, we also plan to run an ecommerce website and our emails come through the server as well.

Our current site gets around 2,000 – 3,000 hits a month.

So, I’m looking at other options to save us a bit of money.

I’ve found a dedicated server from Rapid Switch which would cost us £51/month with the following specs:

Dual Core 2.2 Ghz CPU
1x 160 GB Hard Drive
10,000GB Bandwidth/month (or 10MBit unmetered connection for an extra £10/month).
Linux CentOS

I’m guessing that this would be plenty for our needs?

I’ve also thought about switching to a VPS instead – what are the pros and cons of a VPS compared to a Dedicated Server?

I also have to think about scalability as we’re a growing company so that needs to be big consideration as well.

Are there any other options I’m missing or any further advice that you need?


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