The difference between shared hosting and dedicated hosting
After a year running on Godaddy’s shared hosting, I moved BlogTips to its new HostGator VPS hosting end of October.
Look at the Google crawler statistics showing the average download speed for a page. See the difference? While on shared hosting, it took up to 25 seconds to load a page, the performance on the VPS hosting, drastically improved to an average of < 5 seconds for a page.
Same blog, same plugins, same caching.
And it is not like my VPS server doesn’t do much. It hosts about 15 sites, a total of 700,000 blogposts (!), serves about 40,000 to 50,000 visitors per month, transfers about 1 Gbyte of data per day. The Apache PHP server processes 90 requests per minute…
Conclusion: Shared hosting: pay peanuts, get monkeys !