I currently have a small dedicated server at ThePlanet and I want to do an hardware upgrade. On this server I am hosting a php web application. I have done some comparaison between ThePlanet, Amazon and Rackspacecloud and I am not sure what would be the best...
At ThePlanet I can get a dedicated server with :
- Intel Xeon 3360 2.8 GHz Quad Core Processor
- 2000 GB Bandwidth
- 4 GB RAM
- 146 GB 10K RPM SCSI
- Monthly fee: $204
At http://www.rackspacecloud.com I can get a Cloud Server :
- 1/4 of the CPU allocation (2 quad core processors that are at least 2Ghz+)
- 0.08$/GB in and 0.22$/GB out
- 4 GB
- 160 GB RAID10
- Monthly fee: $178.2 for 10GB in and 10GB out (which is enough for me)
It seems to me that there is only Pros for VPS (for example CPU Bursting or the possibility to quickly change the RAM if we need).
But what would be the advantage to have a dedicated server over a VPS? Is rackspacecloud a good company?