I was just wondering why the cloud servers are cheaper as compared to the dedicated servers.
Are the cloud servers shared? If the cloud provider commits a 1.7GB RAM (aws ec2 m1.small), are there chances that 1.7 GB will not be allotted?
When I compare a aws ec2 default server (1.7GB Ram, 1 ECU) with hostgator cheapest offering, I find the difference quite a bit.
Where is it generally suggested to host a website? Dedicated or Cloud?