These days, you can get a website started with an inexpensive hosting service on a shared server for under ten bucks a month. But what do you do as your site grows and your needs change? Should you opt for a bigger hosting plan on a shared server or should you step up to dedicated server hosting? There are pros and cons to both approaches, without a doubt.
I’ve been considering dedicated web hosting for my little string of sites, but I’m not completely convinced I need to take that route (yet). Although going with a shared server might be lighter on the wallet, you may end up being disappointed with the lack of control. And if you spend a (good) bit more on dedicated server hosting, you’ll get the control, along with a whole raft of responsibility.
Lets take a look at the reasons why you might want to make the leap and switch to a dedicated server (or not).
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