We're thinking about moving from a shared hosting to a dedicated server (a managed one, we don't want to manage/maintain it for now). I keep reading that it's best to have a server for the websites and a server for the databases. That, obviously, doubles the cost, and I'm not sure we can afford that right now.
My question would be: is it a bad idea to keep the shared hosting we have now (which costs $10/month) and leave the databases we have there? And then move the websites to a dedicated server and connect to the databases from there.
Or is there any issue that would make it better to just move everything to the dedicated server despite the problems that this option could have?