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02 Aug, 2012 05:30 PM


For now, the shared version of MS Sql Server has only the option of 10 Gb. The next option is the Dedicated server that can hold 100Gb.
Can you add more options between this to ?
For example, just like MySQL shared, a centi version on the MS Sql Server Shared that can hold 50Gb.

Since you are more of a .Net option, I think more people would use SQL Server then MySQL (using linq most of the time) or am I wrong ?

Not so important, but what is the limit (Gb) of Dedicated MySQL ?

Thank you,
Andrei Marius

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by rune on 02 Aug, 2012 09:45 PM

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    Hi Andrei,

    At this point we don't offer shared MS SQL server larger than 10GB. The primary reason is that we're using MS SQL Express which has that limit - using Express allows to keep the costs low for this offering as we don't have to incur license charges for the database.

    The other reason is that we generally only recommend using shared databases for low-traffic or staging applications. While a shared database is a very cost-effective option it is less reliable in terms of performance. Because of that we recommend that larger, production databases run on a dedicated instance for reliable, consistent performance.

    You're right about MS SQL server vs MySQL - MS SQL server certainly represent the lions share of provisioned databases over MySQL.

    We'll add some more details to the dedicated MySQL offering, but it'll be along the lines of the dedicated MSSQL plans - i.e. ranging between 100-1000GB.

    Hope this helps and let us know if there's anything else we can help with.


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