I've been search the web for information and advice on the whole "VPS vs Dedicated"-question. All I can find on the subject is based on economy and a bit performance.
So here goes: What are the pros and cons when considering a change from dedicated server to VPS, or even the other way around?
The server hosts multiple webapplications using SQL Server 2012 and IIS 7.5.
The server is being accessed through Remote Desktop, FileZilla Server and SQL Server Management Studio (SQL Server Authentication).
Furthermore it hosts a SMTP-server through MailEnable to be used in the webapplications.
The Windows Firewall is scoping IP connectivity to SQL Server and FileZilla FTP and a lot of ports have been closed down, to strengthen security.
Dedicated server: - Capacity-limited RAM - Capacity-limited HDD-space - Capacity-limited CPUs VPS: - Unlimited RAM - Unlimited HDD-space - Up to a number of CPUs (typical 24?)
To my knowledge, the local files and SQL Server data are as secure as it gets on the dedicated server. Is this an issue on a VPS?
Some of the files are containing private information (salary, social security numbers, and more) on the users the webapplications.