Throughout the years I have always opted for a VPS because it was cheaper. Sometimes managed but now mostly unmanaged.
I have a few questions about low end dedicated servers:
1. What are people paying per month/year for a dedicated server and what specs? Your example would be helpful.
2. How much of an improvement will having a dedicated server be over a VPS. Roughly double or even more? Roughly 1.5x? Not much difference?
3. How much would having a dedicated server improve Time To First Byte?
4. Intel or AMD?
5. One thing that prevented me from looking into the Dedicated Market was the additional cost of a Panel like Direct-admin/CPanel. Are providers aware of this and try to include panels?