I am finally outgrowing my single server hosting and I'm looking answers and suggestions on how to best expand. I currently have a VM Pro 250 license with 230 or so sites on it. The majority of the sites are web design clients of mine, however one of my resellers now has almost 100 sites.
I see a few options...
I could move to a more powerful server and bump my VM license to unlimited. However I'm leery about having an increasing number of accounts on a single point of failure.
2) I could get a second server, move my largest reseller, maybe a few other virtual servers to it. Or I could just sell it as a dedicated server and let my large reseller have the whole thing. But either way am I right in thinking I would need to pay the full price for a new VM Pro 250 license (at least for the first year)?
3) I'm also intrigued by the idea of setting up a VPS - this would be new for me, but I'm a fast study. So I could get a second server and split it into VPS's. If I did this, do I need a separate VM license for each VPS?
4) Is there a way to grow into a cloud server that might be a smarter way to go? My data center is SingleHop and they have what seems to be a pretty amazing cloud setup. However my sales rep is telling me I should stay old school and get more dedicated servers. He says the I/O times would be too slow for shared hosting. I can't tell if his advise is commission motivated of not. Should be be thinking about a Cloudmin/Virtualmin solution?
Any tips would be appreciated, Brian