Here's my question.. right now I'm on shared hosting for my iPhone Apps backend web stuff. I don't think the shared hosting can handle the traffic once the site goes live. Now a dedicated server is pretty expensive and I do have a great deal of Linux/Unix/OSX systems admin experience. What I was looking at was getting a Mac Mini Server and hosting it myself. In my area Comcast offers a 100meg Down / 10meg Up Static Business connection for around $180 a month. My question is this.. many hosting companies claim to have 100meg UP connections but then they will run hundreds or thousands of sites off that connection.. your percentage of that connection is actually very small. My question is: Will a 10 meg connection dedicated to a single mini server in raid 0 ($180 a month connection) out perform the $250 dedicated server from a large hosting company?