Is this hostgator package the best available for my needs?
After hunting around for a few days, and searching through this (very useful, and much appreciated) forum, the best package I've found that I think meets my needs is the hostgator elite package ($279 pm; 2.8Ghz P4; 1024Mb; 1200gb transfer; cpanel; fully manged; monitoring included).
I will be using the server to host primarily gaming sites (mainly US audience) plus a whole lot of static web pages. Minimum requirements:
- 1GB Ram
- 1200GB transfer
- fully managed (I'm no techie)
- proactively monitored
- 24/7 support
I've read a lot of the feedback on hostgator (on this forum) - both good and bad, and on balance I think they appear to provide good value for money.
I'd really appreciate any suggestions on alternative packages that compete with this one (given my requirements).
Thanks in advance. (and thanks again for this forum - it has been invaluable)
Thanks for the feedback - good to know you guys think i'm setting myself up to pay too much. Couple of points:
- datruesurfer - I will start looking into a management / monitoring type service. I could possibly couple this with an EV1 package to hopefully get a better price. Thanks
- HiVelocity - in all honesty I did some general searches on this forum and checked out the companies that seemed to be coming up the most, and Hostgator appeared to be the one that provided good support / network etc at a reasonable price.
- Website Rob: I did check out liquidweb. problem there is that the bandwidth is 1000 out, 1000 in. As I'm going to be hosting a gaming site from which users can download games, I'm going to need at least 1200 'out'. (have I misinterpreted 1000 out 1000 in??)
Marty, one needs to weigh a lot of features/negatives when choosing a Dedicated provider. You are understanding the in/out correctly but could be it's worth to pay for extra Data transfer, considering the other features one gets.
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Thanks all, I've decided to go with a dedicatednow P4 server (paying $129pm plus setup fee), and I'm going to signup for a 3rd party server management / monitoring service. Probably acunett. Seems this is a cheaper option than going with a server and management under the one banner.