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Old 12-04-2005, 08:42 PM
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Need FULLY managed server advice


I have couple of sites which has intensive CPU and RAM usage. I would like to order a "FULLY" managed server, because I have "NO" experience about server administration. I am going to use this server like a reseller. I mean, "the provider" has to take care of everything -installing/updating the programs, patching, security, backup, and solving all other problems- for me. I just want to be interested in my sites.

I have visited 800hosting's website, I guess their price is good. But I do not know if their servers are really "FULLY" managed. Do you have any idea about 800hosting's fully managed servers or could you please advice me any other fully managed server provider? I can afford 300$ per month right now.



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Old 12-04-2005, 09:31 PM
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do you have a specific machine requirement you would need to meet, $300 is a great budget to work with and you can get quite a bit of machine for that money

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Old 12-04-2005, 10:19 PM
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Lots of providers will claim to offer that service, just make sure you have a very clear understanding of what they will do for you. It is good that you know what you need, dig deep, there are companies that will provide this to you.

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Old 12-05-2005, 12:09 AM
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I'd recommend Tina and crew at AxisHOST for that - they seem to know what they're talking about when it comes to server administration (yes, I did have personal experience with them for a few months).

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Old 12-05-2005, 12:50 AM
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When you contact a provider with your needs, make sure you make a list of exactly what you expect them to provide with their server administration. At this time, there are no clear cut guides that state what "fully managed" means...and it varies widely from provider to provider.

Your budget of $300 per month should go quite a long way for a decent server and server management.

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Old 12-05-2005, 01:24 AM
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silentguardian,

I would go with any provider you see on WHT as a trusted dedicated server provider and then use platinumservermanagement.com for monitoring/managing your server. You can go wrong when you use platinumservermanagement.com.

I'm currently using layeredtech.com for dedicated servers and having platinumservermanagement.com look after them for me.

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Old 12-05-2005, 08:43 PM
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You can go wrong when you use platinumservermanagement.com.
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dont u mean "you can't go wrong"

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Old 12-05-2005, 09:01 PM
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Your budget of $300 per month should go quite a long way for a decent server and server management.

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You think so? Any decent server would easily cost you $300+ at low-cost places like EV1, and to tack on any serious management on top of that, I don't know whether he'd be able to go far with that budget.

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Old 12-05-2005, 09:23 PM
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what about places like liquid web that offer quite a powerful machine and excellent management for $279/mo....thats under the $300/mo budget

$300 is plenty and a good sized budget to work with

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Old 12-06-2005, 02:10 AM
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The cost of fully managed servers have lowered over the past few months.

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Old 12-08-2005, 03:50 PM
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Here is my minimum expectations:

CPU: Dual Intel Xeon 3GHz or AMD Opteron
RAM: 1GB ECC Registered
HDD: 2x73 SCSI or 2x120 SATA
OS: Red Hat Linux Enterprise
Control Panel: cPanel or Plesk
Bandwidth: 1800GB / 10Mbps

As I said before, I have never used a *nix system, so I do not have any experience about operating/administrating a server. In this case, "the provider" has to do it for me. I am looking for a FULLY managed server, which means "everything" for me; installing/upgrading required softwares, OS and software optimisation, neutralizing/blocking security threats, error monitoring and error correction, fix all the other problems about server... Unfortunately I cannot use anything which requires more administration experience than using cPanel or Plesk.

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Old 12-08-2005, 03:55 PM
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that should not be too hard really. where are you coming up with your 1800gb a month data transfer requirements. that is going to be the make or break on your setup I believe as most dedicated come with about 1000gb transfer. Also you said your app was cpu and ram intensive. will 1gb really be enough?

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Old 12-08-2005, 07:33 PM
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One of my sites is running on a server which has 512MB RAM, and it is OK. As I said before, these are the minimum values. 2GB would be quite good

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Old 12-08-2005, 08:39 PM
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ahh gotcha. I would say liquid web then. they have 2000 transfer 1000in and 1000 out. or go with layeredtech.com and an outsource managed company like serverwizards if you think 1000gb transfer would be plenty

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Old 01-11-2006, 10:29 PM
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Here is my minimum expectations:

CPU: Dual Intel Xeon 3GHz or AMD Opteron
RAM: 1GB ECC Registered
HDD: 2x73 SCSI or 2x120 SATA
OS: Red Hat Linux Enterprise
Control Panel: cPanel or Plesk
Bandwidth: 1800GB / 10Mbps

As I said before, I have never used a *nix system, so I do not have any experience about operating/administrating a server. In this case, "the provider" has to do it for me. I am looking for a FULLY managed server, which means "everything" for me; installing/upgrading required softwares, OS and software optimisation, neutralizing/blocking security threats, error monitoring and error correction, fix all the other problems about server... Unfortunately I cannot use anything which requires more administration experience than using cPanel or Plesk.

Your easily in the ball park with specs and budget.
Check several providers and make sure they cover everything you need done. Also ask if the management is proactive or reactive meaning they log in and just do it or do you have to submit a ticket and ask for things like kernel upgrades etc.
You might check the offers section below in the ad forums.

Some names I can think off the top of my head you can investigate.

Tranxactglobal.com very good but it is reactive management, I have used them.

The ones below I cannot recommend or steer you away from as I have never used them but I will list some names so you can get started and investigate on your own. .

Allmanaged.com
ServerMatrix.com they have different levels of management you can buy.
Clook.net
Rochen.com
Liquidweb.com
AlphaOmegaHosting.Com
and many more if you do a search for managed servers on the board here or on google.

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