Considering some of the distinct advantages of each option will help you find the correct solution for your application.
At OMNIconnect, Virtual Private Servers (VPS) provide the following advantages over dedicated servers:
- Lower entry cost (starting from $44/m)
- Month-to-month commitments
- Easily scale up or down as required
- Faster provisioning time
The trade off with VPS is that you are sharing resources. While some resources are dedicated (such as memory), others are shared (such as disk i/o), and at busy times this may impact your application. If you have an application such as a database server that requires 100% resources available, then VPS may not be the best option for you.
So, why would you choose a dedicated server over a VPS?
- 100% dedicated resources
- Full control of the hardware
- Full control of the the networking
- Easier to relocate physical host
So it really comes down which matters more to you: Flexibility (VPS) or Dedicated Power (Dedicated).
If you would like to get our thoughts on your specific application, please contact us and we will endeavour to guide you to a solution that will work best for you.