After a search of these foras I decided on liquidweb.com
But I would like the advice of others as to what package to go for.
I have the requirement for 6-10 domains, with 12-30 GIG /month transfer (total). PostNuke friendly would be nice - lastest PHP, MySQL. Three MySQL databases (4000 posts per year on each max!).
Up until now I have been on a dedicated RAQ4 paying high sums to get shafted by www dedicated-servers co uk (AKA Pipex/WebFusion). AVOID them at all cost.
Now my inclination is towards dedicated again but it seems massively overspec - 1600GIG transfer Etc.
So I guess I should go for a VPS package?
LW have two:
Plan I Plan II
Webspace 20.0 GB 40.0 GB
Minimum Memory 256MB 512MB
Burstable Memory 2.0GB 2.0GB
CPU Dual Opteron Dual Opteron
Monthly Transfer 200 GB 350 GB
Number of Accounts/Domains Unlimited Unlimited
My concern is availability and speed.
Money is not a huge issue but there is no point in overspending.
1) Should I be on dedicated or not? Is there a reason to be?
2) Plan 1 or Plan 2 if I shold be on VPS?
Many thanks in advance.
PS 20GIG will be more than enough space - so I guess it comes down to memory?
Last edited by ArthurDaley; 05-03-2005 at 10:25 AM.
If you're used to a dedicated, you'll find VPS unbearably slow and thus completely useless. If Liquidweb's dedicateds seem to steep for the rather low requirements your sites pose on it, you might check out Atjeu who offers servers starting at $99 (yes you can find much lower too but they are a company you can trust unlike companies like Angelnetworkz or Managed.com).
That said he's also used to a RAQ (chunk-a-junk). I would recommend researching a bit more ahead of time and just doublecheck to make sure the company you're going with has a trial period or money back guarantee.
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Well from THAT kind of dedicated you might not notice much of a slowdown if switching to a good VPS plan... though even an 800 MHz CPU can push through quite a lot compared to what you get in a shared Virtuozzo environment.
To answer your Q directly, the slowness comes from the CPU being maxed out by the other X VPS owners on the server running big CPU-intensive forums and other dynamic apps (not necessarily, but most probably).
Umanaged still means they set up the OS and cPanel/WHM for you and reinstall if it in case of a HDD failure or similar (at least providers who are any worth do this), in the case of a managed servers they also proactively apply security patches and kernel updates, monitor your server 24/7 etc. In both cases, it's you who sets up accounts in WHM and manages them in cPanel. If you want a provider to do that be ready to pay lots of extra (if they do it at all).