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    please recommend a dedicated host for SLES

    I need a dedicated host for SLES (suse linux enterprise server). I have the license, etc. I don't necessarily need a "managed" server. I just need a host with REAL 24/7 support that can have their hands on the hardware any time to insure anything is fixed right away. For SLES I just need them to have someone who can fix an emergency situation, like a boot hang on kernal upgrade, a very simple thing as long as the person isn't a monkey-brain.

    It would also be best if the host was somewhere in or near Massachusetts.

    A friend of mine recommended either Rackspace.com or 1and1.com My main problem with rackspace is i'll be paying for a managed server, when I really only need emergency care (hopefully won't need it).

    I need only very well established, dependable host with 24/7 REAL support for emergencies.

    any help would be much appreciated.

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    We need a little more information like... Price, Server Specifications and near Massachusetts as in NY, NJ, NH, VT, ME ect....

    EDIT: Adding CT and sourrounding areas
    Last edited by Axcelx; 09-12-2006 at 02:14 PM.
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    Your forgot CT

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    Definitely don't go with 1and1, read the forums about them, they have horrible customer service/support. Rackspace as you said is fully managed, but also would cost you $$$$$...

    And like what Crucial said, we need more of your requirements...

    Processor type: ?
    Price Range: ?
    OS: Suse
    Location: Around MA...NY/NJ would probably be your best bet

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    I've been paying $270 per month, plus extra for addl. harddrive I use for mirror with aplus.net (not happy, to say the least) I thought that was reasonable, but what do I know. rackspace would be $440/mo, which I could pay if nec., but it seemed expensive. so, that is my price range. I wouldn't be all that keen on paying for all that managed server cost and not getting the benefit, since I'd be using sles. Their "sample A" here: rackspace__dot__com/solutions/managedsampleconfigs.php (replace __dot___ with .)
    would be fine for what we need. Obviously, I'm not 100% up on all the exact technical side, I have people that work for me that know all the details. We host a lot of domains.

    NY CT MA would be fine area-wise.

    I'm very thankful that you guys have already expressed so much interest in responding. thank you so much and thanks again, in advance.

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    NY CT MA NJ (I forgot NJ. Sorry Jersey)

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    What type of hardware do you require?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrooks544
    I've been paying $270 per month, plus extra for addl. harddrive I use for mirror with aplus.net (not happy, to say the least) I thought that was reasonable, but what do I know. rackspace would be $440/mo, which I could pay if nec., but it seemed expensive. so, that is my price range. I wouldn't be all that keen on paying for all that managed server cost and not getting the benefit, since I'd be using sles. Their "sample A" here: rackspace__dot__com/solutions/managedsampleconfigs.php (replace __dot___ with .)
    would be fine for what we need. Obviously, I'm not 100% up on all the exact technical side, I have people that work for me that know all the details. We host a lot of domains.

    NY CT MA would be fine area-wise.

    I'm very thankful that you guys have already expressed so much interest in responding. thank you so much and thanks again, in advance.
    I don't necessarily know the specs you need for a server, but I can highly recommend choopa.com, all of their servers are managed, but prices are affordable, and the staff is smart and there 24/7. We don't have dedicated servers with them, but we do Colo with them.

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    more hardware info from my uber tech guy:

    a dual Xeon or similar with 1GB of ram is good enough
    80 gb harddrive is fine
    bandwidth =< 10MB
    dual nics would be a nice extra, but not essential

    What's most important to me is that a warm human would be able to put HANDS-ON the darned box in a reasonable amount of time to help with any emergency hardware or stuck reboot, and that they could do basic fixes for SLES if it needed emergency help, like a kernal upgrade reboot situation. Just simple, timely, adequate emergency help.

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