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  1. #1
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    * Need new server recommendation...I've been out of the game for a while

    For the past 3 years or so I've had a dedicated server with The Planet. In that time I haven't really paid any attention to any new server technology so I'm a bit out of the loop as to what would be my best option at this point. I'm wanting to move away from The Planet due to increasingly bad service and am wanting to make a move to SoftLayer.

    So, here's my current setup at The Planet:
    Dual 2.8Ghz Xeon
    4GB RAM
    240GB Storage
    2000GB Bandwidth

    I'm looking for something better/faster from SoftLayer but I'm not sure exactly what that is. It needs to have some sort of backup space available as well.

    I'd like to keep it under $350/mo.

    So any suggestions in terms of what SoftLayer has available that would be better/faster but still in my price range would be great!
    Josh P.

  2. #2
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    I would look at the woodcrest series or the clovertowns from SL. I can truley tell you, you wont be disapointed with them. They are amazing and I have nothing bad to say about them. Some people complain about the network but honestly I have no issues with it, and they are always adding new features... no faults really. (apart from possibly price but to be honest that doesnt bug me)
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  3. #3
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    If I'm aiming for speed, should I be getting a faster processor or more RAM? All my sites are dynamic with a good bit of database usage.
    Josh P.

  4. #4
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    Go for both. 4gigs of RAM should be a good amount as well. Depending on how busy your site(s) is/are, perhaps it's worth it to get 2 servers. One for MySQL and the other for web, email, dns, etc..
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