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Will I see a big difference from HostGator "Reseller" to their VPS hosting?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by truelux, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. truelux

    truelux Regular Member

    Jun 16, 2011
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    I have a bunch of wordpress sites, mainly clients that are currently on HostGator's reseller hosting. I am in the process of creating another site that will be sending out more than 500 emails per hour, which means I now have to upgrade to their VPS.

    Seeing that I "have to upgrade", will I really see an increase in performance from the basic reseller/shared hosting compared to their "Snappy Plan." or would I have to select a higher plan, such as their "Snappy 8000" to really see results?

    I guess what I'm getting at is - If you were to compare their reseller hosting to VPS, which VPS plan would be similar to the current speed that we are seeing?

  2. HostStage

    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    May 20, 2010
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    Since the upgrade is mainly because of the email limit, i would warmly suggest you to go for the entry level they told you to.
    Since a VPS can be upgraded on the fly, you would be better off not over paying upon the upgrade.
    VPS means that you'll be the sole user, so yes the ressources pool available to your websites on a reseller would be less than the VPS, but on the VPS they would be dedicated to you.
    Also, you can tweak the VPS further to match your very own usage.
  3. bermanHost

    bermanHost Regular Member

    Aug 19, 2014
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    Atfirst its better you can go for the basic plan and if you find that if the performance is not good then you can switch your VPS to some other higher plan. Also you can go through the reviews given by the customer for each plan so that you wil get a clear cut view about the each plan as well as its performance.