Originally Posted by GoodGets
Why would two sites cost $220/month? Can't you get hosting on a site for like $100 for the entire year?
Is there something special or better about these servers?
I'm not sure about his situation, but from that price he most certainly is using a dedicated server.
People typically need these for one of these reasons:
1. A site that requires lots of processing power / memory
2. A site that needs custom server work that shared hosts won't allow
3. A site that just gets so much bandwidth a shared host couldn't handle it
The main 3 types of hosts are as follows:
Shared host - $5-$10 a month - most basic package, good for 90% of people
Virtual Private Server - $20-$70 a month - here you are on a dedicated host, but sharing with a more limited number of people than a shared host. You will also usually get a dedicated amount of RAM or cpu processing. In addition, because your hosting is run in a virtual machine, you get all of the server control that you would from a dedicated host. The quality varies greatly by host.
Dedicated host - $100+ a month, usually around $200 - the entire machine is yours - for the most demanding sites