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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    Not sure what I really need...


    I had been with VPSColo and Rus for a little over a year. I am due to get rebilled next month, and I am shopping around for a new provider.

    Here is what I have on their servers:

    -9 low-traffic non-adult domains that are people I've resold to
    -2 adult domains, one has a lot of traffic because it's promoted daily
    -1 domain with a forum running phpBB (but migrating to another forum wouldn't be a problem), it has about 60-70 new posts a day

    I was on the ~$60/month VPSColo plan that had 256 mb ram (max 4 gb), 10 gb space, 275+ mhz cpu minimum guaranteed (max 2 x 2.4 ghz xeon), 150 gb/mo bandwidth (and that was just perfect for me), and it was running cPanel with Fantastico.

    I only used 3 out of however many IP's it came with.

    Here's what I want in a new provider:

    -Preferably something other than cPanel. I don't really like cPanel, that's cool if it works for you, but it doesn't for me. I find it overly complicated to do a simple thing- I don't need total control over everything. I just want something where it's easy to add a new domain, and there's an easy way of giving each domain it's own email. I also would like something like how Fantastico makes it easy to give a domain its own forum/blog/whatever just by clicking, so that if I'm setting up a domain for a new customer, it's just a quick thing.

    So would I be better off with Plesk? Is there something else you could recommend? Fantastico or a simple equivalent would really be nice as an extra.

    -Has to be very fast. VPSColo was noticably much, much faster for me compared to when I was on shared hosting.

    -Windows or a Unix variant makes no difference to me.

    -Good support. Telephone-based would be nice, but I'm ok with ticket-based, as long as it's 24/7.

    -Stable- virtually no downtime.

    So can anyone recommend a company or a few companies? And some suggestions on a cPanel alternative that can do what I want? I'm not at a level where I need dedicated hosting yet, right? My preference to VPS is because of cost.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    If this is in the wrong forum, I apologize in advance.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    We can also do Plesk and DirectAdmin on all the VPSColo plan if you want to contact sales I'm sure we can sort out something.

    Russ Foster - Industry Curmudgeon

  4. #4
    people in here praise powervps & servint! top 2 choices, check them out.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Servint should work for you. They offer plesk and great support according to these forums.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Thanks, I'm deciding between PowerVPS and Servint now.

    What I like about PowerVPS is that it comes with clientexec for free, and I know it comes with the Plesk Application Pack. Servint they charge for modernbill, which I think was $15/mo. extra (I spoke to someone on the phone today from there).

    Kinda of a toss-up. They seem more or less equal otherwise...

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