Performance VPS versus Shared

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#1
I've been wondering if there would be much of a performance difference (from the user POV) between a VPS and a shared server (which is what I use now).

It's not that I am going to have loads of simultaneous users, but that I want to make the site a bit more graphical with more flash photo galleries. I would like to have good performance and web pages which load or update as fast and smoothly as possible.

So, is a VPS going to that much difference, or is the main limiting factor going to be the speed of the users computer and their broadband connection ?
 

mneylon

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#2
With a VPS you could probably tweak a lot more settings to improve performance, but whether end users would see much benefit or not is questionable.
 

neweb

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#3
I have Shared with Register365 and VPS with Blacknight and I have to say the VPS is much better. You have more control over the system and you can upload any software you like or that you need on a VPS package (Within reason).

Go VPS, you won't look back.
 
#4
Thanks for those replies. The extra flexibility would be useful, but my main consideration at the moment would be any extra performance I might get.
 
#8
I have almost completed moving all my clients to my VPS package and the feedback I am getting is very good. Most if not all of them have seen a big improvement in speed on there sites since moving.
 
#9
Hi there, I am running a zencart site with 1300 products and about 500 uniques a day on a blacknight.ie shared server. The site performance is poor and erratic, (shown in webmaster tools) and i would really like to greatly improve this load speed.
I have emailed and called blacknight many times asking how best to proceed and generally the answer has been: "dedicated hosting may improve performance". Now i know they can not make guarantees but i really need some straight forward advice on how to proceed. the domain is lovefurniture (dot) ie
I understand there are onsite issues also, and we are workign through some of these, but to my mind it should be simple that a dedicated server would provide a huge performace improvement over a basic shared hosting package.
I understand VPS still has some shared resources and prefered to avoid this. The work and hassle that is needed to make the change really means that i need a clear idea of performance change to go ahead with it.
All help and advice greatly appreciated.
Eunan.
 
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