Hi, I was hoping i could get some advice on this issue.
I am currently on a reseller account and paying almost the same amount I would if I were on a 1and1.com Root Server I dedicated account. So obviously I'm thinking of moving over to a dedicated server however I have a few questions that hopefully you guys can help me with.
I am not an expert in managing linux servers, but am willing to learn, I have a very small business right now with only a few clients so I'm thinking of going with an unmanaged server, would you recommend this or should I go to a managed server?
Secondly, i've read some past posts on here about experiences with 1and1.com overall they seem like a decent company, if anyone who hasn't, would like to share their experience with a cheap dedicated server they are with feel free to recommend them to me.
Originally posted by Coeus I am not an expert in managing linux servers, but am willing to learn, I have a very small business right now with only a few clients so I'm thinking of going with an unmanaged server, would you recommend this or should I go to a managed server?
I'd recommend a managed provider at this stage, but not 1&1's managed servers, as you have next to no control on those servers, and cannot run a hosting business off of them. What is your budget currently, and what server specs do you need? There are many good managed providers out there.
If you have a small business with just a few clients I would suggest you start with a VPS solution at a place like ServInt servers. You can get a fully managed VPS with root access all for much less than a dedicated server would cost you.
You can then easily grow into a fully managed dedicated server with them as your business grows. They are a good company with a strong network, I think you would be quite happy in their hands...
You could always get a server at a datacenter of your choice and have another company manage it for you. For what you're looking for (and the budget you have), I'd recommend a closeout server from Nocster if you absolutely want a dedicated server. They're very flexible with upgrades if you ever want to expand to a more powerful server. We effortlessly moved from an Athlon 1800 to a P4 2.4 Ghz (with HT), as they transferred out HD to a new machine, letting us keep the same IPs, and same data on the HD. Other datacenters such as ServerMatrix won't allow you to keep the same IPs when you upgrade your server config.