You're basically using LayeredTech as they resell for them. If you don't need management, might as well go with LT.
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Even when this thread reeks strongly of an undercover publicity operation, I will answer that there is competition from Servstra, who also resells for LayeredTech just like Server4Sale does:
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For just $5 more, you get a fully managed server at the same LayeredTech datacenter, a better processor, a hard disk that is 50% bigger and a 10GB offsite backup at the same datacenter.
Thanks for the link maxweb, on their site now getting more info. Will research up here also.
I'm a skeptical person too, so if I read this I would prob think the same since I have so little posts. If want though check out my post history. My first post was good feedback about SLHost. Use to have a VPS with them, was happy. Never spoke on S4S other then this thread although this will only be my 5th post.
Here's the link to Servstra's offer here at WHT (I don't think this offer is in their website), it expires January 14th.
Also, check out another LayeredTech reseller, dedicatedplace.com. They also offer fully managed servers included in the price, but their offers are currently not so competitive.
Another idea is to rent the server directly from LayeredTech, and then get management with SeeksAdmin.com for $25 a month. I like separating the server reseller from the support provider, because otherwise the server vendor has too much power over your operation. Any stress over management of the server spills over the billing/server contract and the combination is explosive, usually in the face of the client.
Well I have gone thru the offer of servstra and they are only managed once you buy control panel from them. (Can not use your own Licence either ?)
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I am wondering why Control Panel to be issue for Server Management, we have own ENSIM licence but not using that either because of its overheads.
The issue probably is that there is a profit tied to selling the control panel, and also because the tech people may not be competent enough to offer support without a control panel and if you provide your own licence, they may not be familiar with your particular brand... like you have ENSIM and they don't offer that. They should be able to support your server if your license is for one of the control panels they offer.
Server4Sale seems to offer the cheapest deals off LT at the moment, it's quite unbeatable.
It's very tempting to try but I don't feel secure about paying such a low low price.
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I've had bad experiences with Servstra so I'm switching over to Server4sale. I'll update on how I like S4S.
I don't like how Servstra seem to squeeze a buck out of you for every little thing... they charge $5 or $10 bucks more for each 'extra' or component than anybody else, so pretty soon the advantage of being 'managed' is diluted... better to get rock bottom price with someone else and then apply the savings to have seeksadmin manage the server for $25, which is a full $20 less than what server4sale charges for that.