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I am trying to pick the best solution for my businesses.

Can someone explain to me the difference between a dedicated server and a virtual dedicated server?

Also do I even need either of these or could I go with an unlimited plan with host gator for 3.95 a month. My busiest site which is a news site for western Arizona get's about 30,000 uniques and 60,000 page views. My other sites are way less like 2000 uniques.

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nice – burak Sep 19 '11 at 16:39
30K per what? minute/hour/day/month? – Server Horror Sep 19 '11 at 17:03 is a good place to visit when you get to the stage of deciding which provider(s) to go with. Rest of the question is too vague to make an informed comment. – Kendall Sep 19 '11 at 17:51

A dedicated server is an actualy pysical dedicated server in a datacenter somewhere. These typically cost more to hire/run.

A Virtual Private Server is a Virtual Machine running on a physical server (see VMWare ESXi, VirtualBox, KVM, Xen, OpenVZ, etc.). This means the provider can run more than one client on a server.

As for which would be best, only you can really tell with that.

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