Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1

    Looking for a dedicated windows server recommendation

    Hi,

    I am looking for a managed, dedicated server with windows 2008 R2 Standard.

    I am not too picky about the specs but I do want 2 x 500GB HD with Raid 1 and at least 8GB Ram.

    I am fine with 5TB bandwidth.

    Need to have SQL server web edition and possible plesk as well.

    Any chance of finding a reliable hosting provider that can meet the above in under 150$/month ?

    Most important thing for me is the level of support. I am not that experienced in windows servers and need assistance in a timely matter.

    I have already done some research. It seems that Hostgator are in that price range but will I get the level of service I am expecting ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,125

  3. #3
    Ok, let me try to be more specific.

    1) I need help setting it up, bring it to a point where my application is running well with SQL server configured correctly with IIS with all the modules and extra features it requires.

    2) May need some help installing PHP , setting up a couple more domains and wordpress installations.

    Pretty sure I'll be just fine from there on.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,125

  5. #5
    I am mostly worried about long wait times and inexperienced support technicians.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1,853
    Quote Originally Posted by webbytal View Post
    I am mostly worried about long wait times and inexperienced support technicians.
    That's a fair thing to be concerned about, and really only preventative way of running into such thing is doing a decent background check on the provider. See what others are saying about their support and level of experience and then take your chances from there. But other than that you should have a fair amount of options at a budget of $150 depending on what size Plesk you need. I think a Plesk unlimited for a dedicated server goes for about $30/month from the cheapest of third party license vendors too.
    SolaDrive - Enterprise Managed Solutions
    Specializing in Managed SSD VPS & Dedicated Servers in US & UK
    Rated #1 Provider at Top 20 VPS Providers For Performance
    Visit us at SolaDrive.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Walnut, CA
    Posts
    55
    Would server location be an issue to you?

    what do you consider acceptable Level of service?

    Most providers response time is within 24 hours, more or less.
    :::Psychz Networks:::
    24/7 On-Site Support - Multi-Homed Network -
    ★Los Angeles, CA Premium Network & Dedicated Servers
    ★DDoS Protection Included with every server

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by webbytal View Post
    Any chance of finding a reliable hosting provider that can meet the above in under 150$/month ?
    I have already done some research. It seems that Hostgator are in that price range but will I get the level of service I am expecting ?
    Windows and Plesk would cost $50/month. Server management would cost at least $30/month.
    So total left for server is $70/month.
    It is not easy to find quality provider for your server and budget.
    I'm surprised that HG can offer the server within your budget.
    Even with fully managed server, support would not include script installation. Setup domain maybe but you should be able to add domain by yourself using control panel.
    PremiumReseller.com Hyper-V SSD VPS USA London Singapore
    Reseller Hosting Cpanel PURE SSD CloudLinux Softaculous
    Windows Reseller Asp.NET 4.5 MSSQL 2012 SmarterMail Enterprise

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    24
    A lot of providers can assist with setup but bill hourly. It's great if you want to lower your monthly price and need the bulk of the management done up front. Have you discussed paying for an initial setup by the hour so you might not need the monthly full management past your initial setup?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Posts
    3,795
    What type of a competent provider gives full management for $30/mo? I suppose it does depend on what the said provider constitutes as 'full management' and how proactive/detailed it is. As others have mentioned, consider getting Plesk for your Windows server so you can manage those aspects yourself. You won't get a good, truly managed Windows server for $150/mo. You can perhaps get something like a semi-managed setup where the company can give you a hand here and there.

    Good luck with your search.
    AYKsolutions.com - High Bandwidth Specialists - 100TB/1Gbps/10Gbps Unmetered/CDN/DDOS Protected
    Over 20 Global Locations - Asia, Mexico, Brazil, India, Australia, US, CA, EU - Bare Metal and Virtual Cloud. All Managed.
    View our current Specials.
    We are Professional. Painless. Polite.

  11. #11
    What location are you looking for?
    Amanah Tech Inc. | Always On.
    100TB Dedicated Servers & 100TB Colocation.
    http://www.amanah.com

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-09-2012, 08:54 PM
  2. UK Dedicated Windows Server Recommendation
    By Tenth Time in forum Dedicated Server
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-16-2012, 08:54 PM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-15-2011, 01:21 PM
  4. Windows Dedicated Server Recommendation Needed
    By eric92 in forum Dedicated Server
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-11-2011, 02:20 PM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-10-2005, 01:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •