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    * Looking to maybe buy a server, need help first.

    Just wanted to start off saying thanks for reading this!

    My site has grown VERY large.
    I now have to get a dedicated server to host it.
    I don't have a clue how to run one.
    Maybe if you guys could tell me whats needed to run one, or maybe link me over to a site that tells me anything at all about them, that would be SO helpful!
    (If it helps, I'm looking to get one off managed.com)

    Thanks so very much guys, anything will help me out!

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    The best advice I can give you when it comes to running a dedicated server is that although un-managed looks cheap, you are far better going with someone who completely manages your dedicated server.
    Otherwise you will need to 'employ' someone to admin the server for you.
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    I would also suggest going for a managed dedicated server, there are many professionals around with very good reputations, one that sticks to mind is Steve (thelinuxguy - pm him if you decide to hire an admin) he knows his stuff, just like many other admins here, but he goes the fall length to make sure his job is done.

    Anyway, if you want high uptime, I would suggest a server from either:

    www.layeredtech.com
    www.rackshack.com
    www.rackspace.com (Managed, however more expensive than the other two)

    If you do not purchase a managed server, I suggest you find a good admin as mentioned above

    Best of luck

    Regards

    DislexiK
    "You don’t learn to hack, you hack to learn"

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    I like layeredtech.com.
    But I don't have a credit card, only paypal

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    If I was to go w/ managed.com.
    Could I pay thelinuxguy to set it up?

    If so, would this be a one time thing? Other then running into a problem of course.

    Btw - I can't PM him, says I don't have access to PM's

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    Anyone?

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    Yes thelinuxguy will be able to setup the server in managed.com.

    If so, would this be a one time thing?
    In regards to this, it is upto you if you would like to pay for a once of setup fee however the best option is to pay for a monthly security fee. That way if something does go wrong security wise you will have a backup personnel to communicate with.

    Btw - I can't PM him, says I don't have access to PM's
    You can't PM thelinuxguy because you don't have 5 posts.

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    Weeeeeee, this is now my 5th, lol.

    Thanks.

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    Originally posted by DkT_GaseS
    I like layeredtech.com.
    But I don't have a credit card, only paypal
    they accept paypal. just drop them a mail.

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    ohhhhhhh, thats good...
    now I don't know who to go with LOL.

    Could you please tell me what one would be better
    I'm not sure what one company has that the other doesn't, but I'm sure you guys would be able to tell me Thanks.


    Managed.com
    ----------------------------------
    Intel Pentium IV 2.8GHz HT
    1GB DDRAM Memory
    120GB EIDE Hard Drive
    1,000GB Data Transfer
    No Contract
    Free Set-up
    + Cpanel
    $150 a month
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    Layeredtech.com
    ----------------------------------
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (800MHz FSB HTT)
    • 80 GB ATA Hard Disk
    • 1024 MB Ram
    • Bandwidth: 1000 GB
    • IP Addresses: 8 (5 usable)
    • Private VLAN
    • Basic Resource Monitoring.
    • FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Linux, Windows*
    • 100% Self Managed and Dedicated.
    +Cpanel
    ----------------------
    Initial Setup Fee : $49.00
    Base Package Monthly fee : $109.00
    Additional Upgrade total : $25.00
    Total Monthly Fee : $134.00



    I'm not worried about the space, 80gb is fine for my 4 sites, lol.


    Thanks so very much guys, means alot!

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    Personally i would go with Layeredtech.com. They are based in the planet. They use theplanet's network however they run their own racks.

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    I personally would go with layeredtech, they are one of the only companies so far on this forum that have not had a bad thing said about them (That I recall), and generally there support is very good, I mean I have sent them many e-mails asking about prices of different servers, and they always have replied in a decent time, even when I ask stupid questions - which is often (COUGH)

    Regards

    DislexiK
    "You don’t learn to hack, you hack to learn"

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    Check out http://www.servermatrix.com too. They have some pretty good pricing and great support too.

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