Depending on the business you are involved in, opting for a dedicated server may make the most sense. On the other hand, there are plenty of situations where you can make a strong case for a virtual private server (VPS) to save money and make things a little easier for you.
The following are benefits of using a VPS that you should definitely consider if you are in the market for a server.
1. Sometimes less is more. It is easy to assume that if you need things like administrative access (a root account) that you probably also need a full dedicated server with all the extra RAM and disk space that comes with it. In reality you may only need a VPS that offers half or even a fourth of what a full server provides.
2. Save money for things you actually need. As you build your website, business, and/or online marketing presence, you will need money to fund all of that. If you can save money on what amounts to a partial server, it may be worth it. If, however, your projections have you outgrowing it in a short amount of time, a dedicated server may be more appropriate.
3. Less burden. With a VPS, you are still the administrator and are certainly responsible for security, but you will naturally have some assistance from the VPS host, simply because they have an interest in making sure the server remains stable and secure. That means updates and other important system services will likely trickle down to you without as much of a burden on your administrative plate.