I might purchase a dedicated server, and I have been trying to do the research. Although 1and1 is clearly a cheaper package ($69/month with Plesk Reloaded), I've heard their repor with customers is subpar. So, I checked out one of the highest regarded hosts on this forum; LayeredTech. Their plans seemed pretty reasonable, but getting closer to the bottom of the page I realized that I would have to add an OS, plus pay extra for the control panel, which 1and1 already provides. My question is, which is the lesser of 2 evils? $25 bucks a month or better customer support?
Here's a compare of the 2 plans:
Full Root Access via SSH
Fedora Core 2 Linux
Advanced Recovery Tool
Plesk 7.5 Reloaded (100 domains)
2.0 GHz or higher
512 MB DDR RAM
40 GB IDE hard drive
1,000 GB monthly transfer volume
• AMD SEMPRON 2600
*Preinstalled OS CENT 3.4* Only..
• 80GB IDE Hard Drive
• 512MB DDR RAM
• Bandwidth: 1000GB
• IP Addresses: 8 (5 usable)
• Private VLAN
• Basic Resource Monitoring
• 100% Self Managed and Dedicated
I'd really appreciate any personal experiences with the two or advice considering the matter. I'm a noob to the whole dedicated server realm.
With the layeredtech offer you are getting a much better processor and a bigger hard disk. That should probably justify the cost.
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