Needed: All-in dedicated server for Mail, Web and Application hosting
We're seriously considering moving from The Planet immediately. We current host our application server with them which is a Dual Xeon with 2GB Ram, Plesk, Raid 1 73x2 SCSI. It's a great server but their support is really lacking.
We want to move our Mail, Corporate Website and even the application server on a single server. We don't need a lot of bandwidth but we do need a fast network and a fast Windows server.
Here are some specs. Suggestions are welcome. We would prefer if the software can be bundled in as part of the lease. Budget is at around $200-$300:
100 GB of space with SATA or SCSI with Raid 1
Symantec or NOD32 Anti-virus
I'd appreciate suggestions. We'd like to make this transition as soon as possible.
Do you own SmarterMail 5? If not, I would recommend purchasing from a SmarterTools bundle provider. SmarterTools has a bundle with certain hosts to give away free SmarterTools products, including SmarterMail.
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I am not too concerned with the control panel - dotnetpanel lease at $30/month gets you the panel and smartertools license. We've got to have SmarterTools because of IMAP Idle. So $30/month along with the server lease is probably our better bet then shelling out a $300 license at one go.