Originally Posted by jmweb
In terms of quality they will probably deliver on it. In terms of personal service, they probably won't.
Do you have any basis
for this opinion? Anyway, what kind of "personal service" do we need? We just need everything to WORK, day-in and day-out, year-in and year-out.
I did a search here and on Sitepoint and while I got lots of hits, almost none
were about hosting. Verizon comes up a lot in discussions of T1 lines, 'net neutrality', wireless and text-messaging interfaces, switches, etc.
Even on the HostingJury
website where they seem to have a review of every hosting service ever set up by some high-school junior on a junker-PC running a free distro of Linux in his mom's laundry room, they don't list them (or Akami or other big commercial companies). I was just talking to their sales people and they seem to have a big customer base, far bigger, I suspect, than many of the webhosts listed on these review sites. Their datacenters are also multi-site, which reduces the risk of extended outages due to hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.
I do know from talking a little with them that they run some mutant Linux/Windows hybrid environment that imposes some strange limitations like no code-behind in .Net apps and possibly other weirdness. So they may not be the host for me, but my POINT
is that we never talk about these big corporate hosting companies here even though they may offer a better alternative for people seeking long-term, stable, reliable web hosting.
of us are getting fed up with how Mickey-Mouse most web-hosting companies are, and getting the cheapest deal is NOT
our highest priority! Multi-datacenter hosting and a multi-$billion parent company sounds good to me, and I suspect Verizon isn't the only player in that game, but we never talk about the big guys here so don't know how to find and compare them.