Which hosting will be good for an e commerce website, Dedicated or VPS web Hosting?

I am building an E-commerce website, I want to make it live soon, so can any one suggest me whether I should go for Dedicated Web Server hosting or VPS Hosting? I am little confused so your contribution would be a great help to me.

Chosen Answer:

For the first time any web host will work. VPS is better but it is more expensive. Most of the web host will do OK with the mid level of traffic.but When you will get a high traffic then you need to build your own web hosting. but the will require a knowledge of what you are doing.
So start with normal web hosting and the if you are able to run your own web host do it, it is the best thing. If you are not able then do your self a favor and get a VPS. VPS is basically rent a PC with the hosting company. I am working on that now and from my researches I found GODADDY is good for the mid level traffics.
Let me know if you need more Details. I have been researching for a while.
Good luck
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on: 11th January 12

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11 Responses to “Which hosting will be good for an e commerce website, Dedicated or VPS web Hosting?”

  1. Mustafa says:

    For the first time any web host will work. VPS is better but it is more expensive. Most of the web host will do OK with the mid level of traffic.but When you will get a high traffic then you need to build your own web hosting. but the will require a knowledge of what you are doing.
    So start with normal web hosting and the if you are able to run your own web host do it, it is the best thing. If you are not able then do your self a favor and get a VPS. VPS is basically rent a PC with the hosting company. I am working on that now and from my researches I found GODADDY is good for the mid level traffics.
    Let me know if you need more Details. I have been researching for a while.
    Good luck

  2. pon says:

    Dedicated servers are highly preferred by the larger organizations and they gain complete access and control for their website. While VPS servers can have limitations with hardware installations o comparing the former one. Both are equally good, to have your own access, its better to move with dedicated servers.

  3. just "JR" says:

    It ALL depends on your traffic (and the “success” of your business).
    - If you run below 1-5000 calls a day, you are better with a simple, SHARED server (which is the cheapest and most common type of server used, around $50 / year).
    - If you go above, and you have more than 100 CONCURRENT users at any time (“concurrent users”: users who are connected to your server at the same time), you will hit the limit of simultaneous connections your server accepts: Either you increase that value (the hosting service will do it for you, if you don’t know how), and you still can use the same server, OR you move to a dedicated server, a much more expensive option, as it can go to $100+ / MONTH.

    99.999 % of webmasters do NOT need dedicated servers! Nor do you. (at least for the first two or three years). Don’t fall in the trap of renting an expensive solution you do not need.

    (I run several sites. Many have over 10,000 users. STILL don’t need a dedicated server. Only one, in Las Vegas, has over 200,000 users, and needed a dedicated one).

  4. Tim says:

    Let me see if I can explain the difference. VPS server is a virtual server. It’s cheaper than a fully dedicated server. A VPS is like living in an apartment. You have your own utilities to use (memory, CPU) but you share the same building as other tenants. A dedicated server is like owning your own home. It’s yours and no one else is living in the same physical location.

    I would recommend starting with a VPS. It’s cheaper and usually provides all the resources you’ll need to run an e-commerce website. Most hosts will notify you is your website is outgoing your current hosting package to let you know you’ll need to move to a dedicated server.

    I work for a large hosting company and we do this all the time. There’s no point in paying for resources you dont need. Ideally, when your website grows and you need to move, the profits of running a successful e-commerce business will cover the cost of a dedicated server. Here’s a good article explaining it:

    http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/whm/into-to-web-hosting/what-is-vps-hosting

  5. Raj says:

    if you want true customer experience go for dedicated…

  6. Smelly Cat says:

    What makes you think you need dedicated or vps right now?

    If I were you I would go with shared hosting – at least you would have the support of your hosting company. You don’t always get this with dedicated or vps – I’ve used both. You would need to know about firewalls, catching hackers, ssl – a whole slew of issues you don’t worry about with shared hosting. You do need ssl but it’s a bit simpler on shared hosting, especially if you get your hosting company to do it for you.

    I would start small – use a company like hostgator.com and expand later if you need to.

  7. Sejati says:

    It depends on your requirements. VPS is a good start for lbeginners.You can experiment first with your VPS before jumping to dedicated server. VPS is cheaper than dedicated server hosting. However in VPS, you are sharing the resources of a single dedicated between all of the VPSs hosted on it. So, depending on your needs a VPS may be better, because they are reasonably priced as compared to a dedicated server, or a Dedicated server might be better, because it is completely yours and there are no other root users.

  8. King says:

    The major differences between dedicated servers and VPS are as follows:

    Mostly dedicated servers come with storage space enough for hundreds of web sites. They involve a huge financial commitment and until and unless you can match the commitment with returns of the same tune – it shall not be a viable option. It is a good option only for huge businesses which have the requirement for simultaneous multiple site hosting.
    VPS on the other hand provides most of the features of a dedicated server at the affordable pricing of shared server space. One of the biggest advantages of a VPS is the fact that you get “root” level access to your server. This allows you to install or delete any software you want, including the OS, create any accounts you want, set permissions the way you want – effectively all the same things you can do on a dedicated server, only at a lower cost.
    If your business, like many other large sites, needs specific hardware and software to run their sites properly and efficiently- a dedicated server is the most appropriate way to achieving that. These servers allow many resources to be accessed and utilized for any given site on the server. Most of the times this is all that is required to run an efficient web site or business.
    One downside to VPS is if any of the other sites hosted on your server is generating a lot of spam (like adult sites and gambling sites generally do), then the search engines might penalize the entire server- thereby affecting your speed also.

    i recommend you use VPS and dont go for dedicated servers. I have been hosting a ecommerce website which has about 100 k monthly traffic and i have hosted it on VPS. i am using http://www.iwantwebsite.com as webhost. Hope this is helpful

  9. Mark says:

    If your site is new then you should try shared hosting I have a few websites and recently signed up with Boldhosts http://www.boldhosts.com/ .Before i choose to make sure i never lost my money so i sign up for one month 3.95$ My experience with them has been awesome.

  10. Ethan Hunt says:

    Well, before choosing any web hosting service first check their reviews because when you opt for free web hosting services, there are some companies which post their ads or advertisement on your site. Also, make sure that company has a good feedback and charges should be nominal.

  11. Design Guru says:

    It all depends on the potential scale of the site . The best approach would be to buy month on month shared hosting first and judge weather your website is lagging enough to need a VPS server then go ahead and upscale. Also something else to bear in mind is that website speed can be a large factor in conversions, so if you do upgrade to a VPS server then it could pay pay for itself dependent on the nature of the goods you are selling.

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