It comes down to security and reliability. Should your web site be on one server (or a cluster of servers) and your database be on its own dedicated server (or servers)? What are the pros and cons? Is it worth the expense? We shall delve into these business-critical questions in this article.
Lets look at the security and reliability impact of the various common configuration choices.
In a shared hosting environment, generally, your web site and database are hosted on the same server as the web sites and databases of many other businesses (and hackers…?) unknown to you and outside of your control.
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