tonyvf - 6:21 pm on Mar 10, 2009 (gmt 0)
I'm actually thinking of going the other way round!
I use the best of both worlds: I use shared hosting for new websites, email and redirection. When (and if) the new websites pick up, I move them to a dedicated box. This way I don't waste much time managing them.
Actually I have a set of dedicated servers connected via private lan, but I don't use those servers for any website, as mentioned above, only the "biggies".
I was also looking into "cloud", but I found it more expensive and it gives you less control. I do like windows with Remote Desktop, as it saves me a lot of time in servers management. And yes, mysql and php (with fastcgi) run pretty well on IIS 6.