I'm looking for a windows based VPS or semi-dedicated host. My site is coldfusion based with a access database. Have there been any new hosts to offer what I need? The one provided is a little out of my price range.
Most of the coldfusion VPS providers are Linux based and I have no Linux experience. Will I still be able to run a Site off Linux with no experience? Are their hosts that will help with Linux support. I can change the Access DB to MySQL If i need to.
I am looking for a Virtual Private Server Windows, with ColdFusion and Access, I would prefer with a lot of space MS-SQL in other cluster server
By the way, why do you need a VPS? http://www.crystaltech.com/ have excellent plans for shared ColdFusion hosting. I used their top CFMX plan for a long time before I downgraded to the middle plan because I simply didn't need all of the bandwidth etc. You get a LOT of shared MS SQL space.
I have considered switching to linux/mysql since i don't use cfx tags. I'm not so much concerend with the database but my lack of expereince in Linux.
Have you had much experience in Linux? I have none, but i'm sure i can pick up a book and learn the basics rather quickly. Will I need much more than that?
I have very little experience with Linux. I have a handbook (Linux cookbook). I ran BlueDragon for a brief while last May, but had too much problems with the server (probably not BlueDragon-related) but I am thinking of trying again. I too am looking for a good VPS host who offer ColdFusion, but it seems to me that BlueDragon is probably a much better alternative if you go the Linux route since you can get it for free - which means that if you get a managed VPS you can install BlueDragon on it and just focus on that rather than on maintaining the entire server.
I have however not yet taken the "full plunge" to Linux for my ColdFusion sites - only for my PHP sites. So I am actually pretty much in the same situation as yourself.
It is my experience that if you're not a skilled Linux user it does help to have a friendly host (I host with Liquidweb and SLhost at the moment) and also a couple of friends who know Linux well...