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  Post #22 (permalink)   02-20-2016, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Harv45 View Post
But that still does not address "How much do I get OUT of a shared server?"

It like going to the store and they having "shared food" where they charge $x to get and they aren't telling you what your getting and just saying "well it depends on how many people ordered by the end of the day and then we will send you the equal share of it".

No where does that because we all want to know how much food our money will buy.
The food analogy is a bad one. Unlike server resources, food can't be returned for future use once its consumed. If a site is using 25% CPU for 30 seconds at the end of the 30 seconds that amount is returned to the server for others to use.

A better analogy is a college dorm where everyone on a floor is sharing the same bathroom. If someone stays in the shower too long and a line forms down the hall, someone is in trouble

So how much RAM/CPU/IO will my money buy??
Enough to support a web site suitable for a shared hosting environment. How much more do you need?

Last edited by Collabora : 02-20-2016 at 05:40 PM.