DirectAdmin Dedicated, and fully managed, finally found one!
We've had bad experiences with countless dedicated/shared hosts and I'm always the first to complain but this one is actually worth their weight in gold!
Firstly, a short while ago we bumped into a control panel called Direct Admin and we fell in love, cpanel, plesk and others just don't compare in my opinion.
Since then we've been looking for a DH that offered Directadmin on a fully managed servers, they're out there but WAY too expensive, plus the handful we've been with usually know very little about Directadmin and have even tried to convince us to switch to Cpanel *after* we bought the server!
We've just bought a server with bitstreamhosting.com bundled with directadmin and I couldn't NOT say anything . . . they're great! Rob has so far returned every support request promptly and with great professionalism. In addition to knowing Directadmin inside out, the server is also fully managed, so all we're left to do is add our accounts!
If you're looking for a *decent* panel at the admin, reseller, and user level, on fast, dedicated managed servers then I'd definiately give these guys a look!
Thanks Rob - You're a star!
PS I'll update this post in a month or so and let you know how we're getting on.
PPS For VPS we've just moved a bunch of our private sites over to rackforce.com - service is A1!!
Well, it's been a good few months now and as promised here is an update of how we're doing with bitstreamhosting:
It's difficult to be critical of a company you can find little fault with (if any). Our experience has been virtually event free - smooth sailing all the way, we're hugely impressed with the level of service Rob manages to kick out whenever we call upon his services.
Nothing is too much and his expertise is refreshing. I can get on with everything I need to knowing that Rob is there handling the technical stuff.
We're planning more servers in the near future . . . if you're looking for reliable managed servers, you can't go far wrong than these guys!