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    When to move from shared hosting to VPS/Dedi??

    I am TMZHosting right now and they seem to be working fine for me..but my traffic is growing..right now i get 700 UV per day..I am currently using 2.5GB per day and my monthly BW limit is 110GB.. Or is it better to get a upgrade than get a VPS??

    what is the benchmark that will make one decide that its time to move to a VPS??

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    well, 2.5 * 30 = 75
    you still have extra 35 GB bandwidth every month
    But do track bandwidth usage everyday to check if anything goes wrong.

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    So BW is the main factor?? what about CPU usage?? well, since I am in a shared hosting i cant track CPU usage..

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    I think the main consideration should be the cost of the VPS versus the upgraded shared hosting fee. If the costs are similar, I think I would stick to shared hosting because there's the hassle of managing your own VPS. Performance wise, I don't see much of an edge for a VPS if your shared host is fast and reliable (think techentrance). I stayed with shared hosting until my bill was running close to the cost of a dedicated server, mainly due to bandwidth cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by small View Post
    I think the main consideration should be the cost of the VPS versus the upgraded shared hosting fee. If the costs are similar, I think I would stick to shared hosting because there's the hassle of managing your own VPS. Performance wise, I don't see much of an edge for a VPS if your shared host is fast and reliable (think techentrance). I stayed with shared hosting until my bill was running close to the cost of a dedicated server, mainly due to bandwidth cost.
    Can I ask how much your BW and traffic was when you decided to switch to a Dedi??

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    BW was slightly above 1TB. Visitors were probably between 7-10k estimated, I don't look at my stats very often.

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    BW was slightly above 1TB. Visitors were probably between 7-10k estimated, I don't look at my stats very often.
    are these daily stats or monthly stats??

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    BW = monthly. UV = Daily. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rome9t9 View Post
    I am TMZHosting right now and they seem to be working fine for me..but my traffic is growing..right now i get 700 UV per day..I am currently using 2.5GB per day and my monthly BW limit is 110GB.. Or is it better to get a upgrade than get a VPS??

    what is the benchmark that will make one decide that its time to move to a VPS??
    Dont worry. If your host is good they will notify you when the time is up for vps

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    If you can afford a VPS with a little profit, go for it. Just make sure the RAM is good.
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