virtual servers vs dedicated servers
I am just wondering if anyone has any advice on hosting using virtual
dedicated servers. I have found a few companies that offer this service
and am curious as to how it compares to dedicated servers in terms of
performance. I see that most of them offer RedHat as the OS although
Aktiom Networks offers a choice of Debian or Redhat and JohnCompanies
notes that you can run debian in a chroot environment on there Redhat
based virtual servers. We are building a midgard based content
management system for our website and I am currently looking for hosting
options for this. The system is being built and tested on a debian
system and I would like to run the finished system on a debian box.
Initially we thought that we would have to go with a dedicated server
but as our site is not that huge, we had a max of about 6 Gig of uploads
in our biggest month. The new midgard cms runs on a mysql backend so
there will probably make a reasonably demand on system resources but I
wouldn't think that that amount of traffic would result in it making
full use of a dedicated server so I thought that it might be worth
considering a virtual private server.
I was wondering if anyone has any experience with running a database
driven website on a virtual dedicated server and could offer any advice
concerning hosting companies and whether this option is worth
considering over a dedicated server.
Thanks for any advice
The Wilderness Society, Sydney