i have recently purchased a reseller account and wish to change it to a dedicated server in about a month or two. I am looking to rent a webserver with cpanel, whm, fantatico, about 1000 domains, 1,000gb + band width and a dual xeon. can any one recommend me one?
my budget will be about £200 or in other words about $360, and i would be only using it for reselling webspace. I dont know what the difference between managed and unmanaged is although i probably require the easiest to use and operate.
The unmanaged server is one where the datacenter connects the server hardware to the network and you are responsible for server security, software installation and troubleshooting. The datacenter responsibility is only the hardware, network and billing you for service.
A managed server is one where the datacenter would provide some level of handholding, perhaps in assisting you in server security, software installation and troubleshooting.
I suggest you select a managed server and start your search and comparing... Your budget is more than enough for a Dual Xeon System, so it will not be hard.... Use the search function and browse the Offers Section.
As a few have said it would definitely be a good idea to go with managed, as it sounds like you'll want someone nice and proactive at hunting, fixing and dealing with issues - while you take care of your own clients.
Check out steadfastservers.com and see if they'll offer you, again I would recommend going with a dual xeon or later on getting a 2nd server.
I personally wouldn't go with managed via the provider - I would have someone else do it on your behalf.
Think: problems down the road (perhaps) and then you change providers - rather than needing to change the person who manages your server you would just change hardware..
So get a unmanaged server but have a management company ready to go when it gets put on the rack!
I personally use rack911.com for my servers - one of the most affordable around but there are others.
Hunt! but here is what you'll want for those requirements:
Dual xeon unless most will be static sites
1gig of ram minimum
80gig HD minimum - preferably a second for backup
Either an alternate management company - or a proactive (not a reactive) managed server direct from the source
Don't cheap on it - 360+ a month is definitely a good budget to have and I'm sure you'll easily find something that meets your needs!
Let us know who you choose and how well they're working out for you.
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