Think that small-scale online businesses mean moderate or even low traffic volumes and restricted resource consumption? In fact, in some cases everything is vice versa, and resource requirements may be far beyond what is supplied by a provider. Some business owners chose VPS hosting just to save several dollars, which may end in the loss of far greater sums, if users are not provided with decent, properly working hosting. So how a dedicated server may solve this problem? It gives you the required amount of storage, RAM, bandwidth, CPU power and etc. for a site to function well. You have a total control over all options, but, if needed, may ask for provider’s assistance. Thirdly, you don’t share these resources with anyone else, so your site will never suffer from other users’ actions and traffic spikes.