Dedicated or VPS


HD Community Advisor
Staff member
It depends on your power requirements. A host that sells you CPU, Memory, Disk & Bandwidth will always give you better performance than a host selling merely Disk & Bandwidth, assuming that you are paying for enough CPU and Memory.
Once you are big enough for a VPS, that might be the best way to go assuming you are prepared to do the server maintenance and patching that a host does day in and day out as their daily bread and butter.
However, remember that a VPS needs Linux knowledge and comes with software licensing costs.


New member
Depend on your budget. If you just need a server to test and play around with and maybe host a small site, then get a cheap VPS. It's the best option. You really only need a dedicated server if you have resource intensive applications/websites.