I need a high end server (dual core etc) with 2GB+ RAM and around 1,000GB bandwidth.
I dont want/need a control panel, but do require fully managed services.
I would love to be able to go with BeachComber or LiquidWeb, because of past experience with them/reputation, however they do not offer their fully managed services if you do not have a control panel installed.
Therefore can anyone suggest a provider of the same caliber, with similar pricing, that will deliver fully managed services with a control panel on the server?
bleh, I don't want to go around trashing SW at all, but you're going to be spending a lot on that box...and if I'm paying $250+/mo for an important server, I sure as hell wouldn't want those guys managing it for me.
I guess it depends on what OS you're going with. If it's FreeBSD, stay away...they don't have a clue. I wish I could recommend someone, but I've yet to find anyone that seemed competent (except rack911, they're fantastic, just last I checked didn't have any plans that fit me). If you find something good, let me know
A server with a control panel is far more stable and less un-expected than a server with a control panel....wise choice.
The problem(IMHO) is only real server admins can handle a server without a control panel as such it is harder to find a provider that will provide full server management on a server without a control panel. If you pay them enough, flexible provider will do that for you. There some out there, but I think I cannot recommend one that fit the price range.
Depending on how the server is setup and what it is doing. It can be very easy to manage a server with out a contorl panel because you know exactly whats going on, also you dont have to worry about some control panel messing up what changes you had done prior etc.
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