Have fun getting DDoS’d by some kids. Use shared hostings, they’re mostly protected from big companies against DDoS (hardly protected, let’s pronounce it that way).
Imagine, you have 50+ projects on CC and you live from that money. Some kids or haters start DDoS’ing you and it’s shut down for a few days, that could hurt you badly.
And Windows / Linux VPS’ are really easy to DDoS. They’re not really protected or connected to any good firewalls like shared hostings are.
Just notice it. VPS are good for softwares and servers (NODE.JS, Java, C#…), but not for any website directory-listings.
IPTables aren’t even too a good protection for that. Or do you know any VPS hosting plans where DDoS protection is included? Comparing the prices of space and traffic, is it compareable with shared hostings plans and pricings?
In my opinion