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Hi Rebekah, you usually see quite a big improvement in quality when moving from shared to VPS. I moved a bunch of sites to a Bluehost & MediaTemple VPS earlier this year and found a huge improvement in site speed. It’s not too surprising that you get what you pay for with hosting!
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Thanks for a very enlightening post. We are a small indie music publisher with a lot of storage of music files with Dreamhost and we are trying to look at the best way to get get rid of the buffering when tracks are played. Our clients are in Australia & New Zealand so do we look for a local host or would a dedicated server at Dreamhost with CDN be the best option.
Finally, it’s worth noting that late last year, GoDaddy, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world, announced that it was acquiring Host Europe Group which owns the brands 123Reg, Heart Internet, Domain Factory, Host Europe and many others.
If a web hosting company hasn’t been around for very long, they’re riskier. You don’t want a web host that could go out of business tomorrow, or be acquired by a web hosting company that moves your website onto their hardware (yep, that’s happened to us before…).
Thank you Marcus for this great article. I use to host all my clients in Bluehost but it became a huge problem. Now I went for a dedicated server where all my clients are hosted and it has been a very good move. A 5 years slide with no issues a fantastic support and a troubleless adventure.
Virtual Dedicated Server: also known as a Virtual Private Server (VPS), divides server resources into virtual servers, where resources can be allocated in a way that does not directly reflect the underlying hardware. VPS will often be allocated resources based on a one server to many VPSs relationship, however virtualisation may be done for a number of reasons, including the ability to move a VPS container between servers. The users may have root access to their own virtual space. Customers are sometimes responsible for patching and maintaining the server (unmanaged server) or the VPS provider may provide server admin tasks for the customer (managed server).