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    Need ** FreeBSD ** Deadicated Server from Company with a clue

    I'm feeling very burned by the fact that my current dedicated hosting service and the poor job that they did installing both FreeBDS a few days ago and OpenBSD a few months back.

    Is there an affordable company with good service, good badwith, etc. but were they have support staff who know FreeBSD 7.x? I am looking for an affordable low-end offering.

    Thanks!

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    What I have now, for $90/month each are two AMD 64 Athlon 3800+ RAM 1024MB 1 x 160GB SATA Bandwidth: 1500GB (Tier 1)
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    LayeredTech is good at FreeBSD, i have few FreeBSD servers with them.

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    for europe i recommend Ecatel.net. I recently used one of their dedicated servers. I asked freebsd 7.x and they had it ready within 30mins so for sure they will not install freebsd for the first time
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    I've had a freebsd box at layeredtech for a few years now, and they usually do a good job when i need them.

    Some providers might let you install the OS yourself. Just request a KVM and say that you need to perform some special work for your setup. Most will oblige.

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    Sounds like I will explore LayeredTech. Anyone had good experiences with FreeBSD support anywhere beside LayeredTech?

    Thanks very much for your help, folks!

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    Anyone had good experiences with FreeBSD support anywhere beside LayeredTech in the US?

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    Like Webby said, you're looking to get a managed server which may be more expensive than Liquidweb's price in order to get proper support for your operating system, or outsource to a company that offers management.
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    Do you need the company to manage your Server?

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    Assume that I will hire what management I need from individuals or learn it myself. But still, I expect the hosting firm to be able to do the basic install right... we are wasting hours fixing up a bad install right now and this stinks.

    Who else is good beside Layeredtech for UNmanaged FreeBSD hosting?

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    Hi.

    We've been at Steadfast for almost two years now using FreeBSD on our dedicated servers and the experience has been great. We haven't needed any OS or hardware support yet but the installs were done perfectly.

    -Mark

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    Steadfast and softlayer? Anyone else I should get a quote from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS212 View Post
    Steadfast and softlayer? Anyone else I should get a quote from?
    I suggest a provider that provides full management. The offers forum can also help you make a decision.

    There's no reason not to support FBSD in this day and age.

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    Who provides full management AND REALLY KNOWS FreeBSD?

    What do people know about TheServerDoctor?

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    Can I get full management at affordable prices?

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    It depends.. there are companies offering managments with an extra $100/month. Others with less.. it depends on what you want to do and what you do expect from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS212 View Post
    Can I get full management at affordable prices?
    The short answer is definitely yes. The dedicated server offers section can give you a ballpark. Expect something around ~150 depending on the server specs. WHT offerings are very competitive.

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    But most organizations, at the low end, dont really know FreeBSD, do they? Who DOES know and know it well?

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    Well, your best bet is to go ahead and actually ask the company if they support FreeBSD, and tell them exactly what you expect them to be able to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS212 View Post
    But most organizations, at the low end, dont really know FreeBSD, do they? Who DOES know and know it well?
    What extent of expertise are you looking for really? I wouldn't really expect any company to really know FreeBSD on the low end, but I guess that depends on your definition of what to really know FreeBSD is.

    If you're price conscious, I would recommend just going unmanaged and learning yourself. After all, FreeBSD has excellent documentation. You can then hire a consultant when needed, although you may want to establish contact ahead of time in case of emergencies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS212 View Post
    But most organizations, at the low end, dont really know FreeBSD, do they? Who DOES know and know it well?
    What is your definition of low end?

    Small orgs will generally provide a friendlier service and spend the needed time to get things right the first time around.

    I think your best bet is to contact the org you're interested in and talk about your needs.

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    Actually he must define what kind of management he expects.
    Hearing the word low-end i see all for nothing. No offense.



    Quote Originally Posted by GS212 View Post
    But most organizations, at the low end, dont really know FreeBSD, do they? Who DOES know and know it well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS212 View Post
    Can I get full management at affordable prices?
    Probably not.
    johncompanies.com has excellent FreeBSD support, though it may be out of your price range.
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