Originally posted by samtam
Most companies offer 99.9% uptime
and if you want good support sometimes picking a smaller companies may be good as their support will be more dedicated. (from my personal opinion.)
My main concern with small companies is their survival you see.
I totally agree in the point of the dedicated support, but I've also read awfull stories here about people dissapearing. Money is of no concern in this cases, but your data, the process of recovering it, setup a new space and the downtime!!
THis is why I'd preffer at least a medium company with a couple of years in the market.
I like the idea of having the "easyness" of a regular webhosting but having a full server and lots of BW
THat is why I first thougt of 1and1. I just want a couple of sites in the server. I wont resell, but I'd like to give my partners the chace to manage the sites as well.
I'd love bluewho to have dedicated servers
Well if you’re just looking to host a few personal sites, maybe you don’t even need a dedicated server. You could just go with a reseller account that provides you with WHM so you can create separate accounts for your customers / associates. How much total space and bandwidth do you need? And if you need something with “root” access, you could look into VPS solutions.
If you are determined on getting a server -> does the location matter?
(US) West Coast -> FastServers.net
(US) Central -> ServerMatrix.com
(US) East Coast -> CRNC.net
Those are some QUALITY server providers that I’d recommend to you.
If price is not a concern, you could sign up for one of those leased servers, and then hire a server administrator to completely manage the server for you. There are plenty of server administration companies represented here on this form that would be able to satisfy your needs.