Obviously the liquidweb server is going to be faster and I wouldn't have to worry about a third party for managment or backups... but I am not sure of 2 things... first, I can't find out for the life of me how many IP's are included with the LW server. Second, I don't really know how the 1600GB 800in/out would work out since I have never had to worry about it. I'm not sure how to go about pricing when I have to worry about 800in/out... at least with 1000GB total it makes the math easy.
Now for LayeredTech... sure the server has half the ram, the HD's are not as good, the CPU is slower... but it has the 1000GB of bandwidth, no in/out restrictions and I know how many IP's I am getting... and to top it off I save about $540 a year.
So what would you do? Go with Liquid and spend more for a server with better specs and have an all-in-one answer to management and backups? Or do I go with LayeredTech, hire fastservermanagement.com and save $540 a year?
Why dont you email LW and ask them how many IPs does the server come with? I would go with LW if i can afford it, since there management would be allot better, just a note, if your worried about bandwidth, why dont you check a provider that provides burstable bandwidth, like AM
You can add another G of RAM at LT for $35/month
You can get a 3G CPU for the same price ($99)
Then I really don't see a reason why you need to spend an extra $50/month for nothing else at LW. The only difference now is only some backup storage (which is really cheap now, and if you have some servers you can use each one to backup the others) and network (I have no exprerience with LW, but with a couple of servers at LT, I can say their network is really stable and I can't imagine a better network than that).
But if you are going to get cPanel, it's another story. You will be able to take advantage of their management service, which worth the extra bucks.
I'm with liquidweb for 3 months now... support is outstanding , and server is super fast . I have this plan you are looking to buy ( p4 3.0 Ht with 2 GB ram and 2x120gb hdd ) , and I can tell you that it worth every $ you invest in this machine ! In past 3 months there was 0 % downtime with server ( I had some problems with cpanel's DNS and guys take care of that in matter of minutes )...
I don't know about LT ( I have never used them ).
Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for !
Okay, I think Liquid might be the way to go... the only thing that concerns me is the bandwidth.
I would rather have 1000G a month than 1600G a month which is split between 800 in and out. I mean seriously, it's a server, that's what it does... serves... I can see it using 800 out easy, but the 800 in part? Not so much... so it's basically 1000G vs. 800G in my mind... unless someone can tell me how I am wrong?
Sure wish Liquidweb would just offer 1000G unrestricted and be done with it.