Originally Posted by maad
Ok so I have been doing a lot of reading and research on this here web hosting business and I have yet to understand some things. Like this dedicated and semi dedicated servers. Which is better? Which can make my life easier?
Well its a boring answer but it always depends on your requirement, semi dedicated servers don't provide you root access and rarely the ability to install 3rd party applications, but they are cost effective solution for high traffic websites.
Dedicated server is an option if you are facing load issues with a semi dedicated option and/or you need to install custom application that your host is not willing to install for you on a semi dedicated server (logically so, coz an application of your use would be useless for other clients on an SDX server, but still eat resources).