I'm currently hosting with InnoHosting who I'm really happy with on their reseller account, but I find myself needing to move onto a dedicated server more and more often - and I have to do it soon.
With all the more advanced sites that I need for my clients that I'm hosting, it's essential to have good reliable hosting. I searched online for lots of dedicated servers and there are so many options, prices and packages available I'd go crazy trying to find one.
InnoHosting's dedicated server runs at about $200 a month, which is double what I'm wanting to pay. I found a few sites that offer unlimited bandwidth, or a few TB of it at least, 300+ GB HD storage and about 4gb of ram for about $80-$120 or so.
I really don't know what to look for, but I'm sure anything is better than being on a shared environment. I know I'd like to be able to remotely login to a "windows" OS to run certain applications but definitely need a linux platform for the web (cpanel NOT plesk). Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Absolutely! the right direction is the provider you currently are happy about. That would be InnoHosting in this case. Maybe you can negotiate with your provider to get a better deal, after all, you do have a business relation with them already.
It is not necessary that a company providing an excellent reseller hosting will also be providing an equally good dedicated servers. managing a dedicated server is all together a different ball game, since you have to manage not only the accounts but also take care of security, OS updates, backups and also technical glitches.
So keeping this in mind it would be best to go with a provider which have a good record in providing dedicated servers and have been tested by other users. There are many providers who will even assist you to migrate your existing reseller accounts to your dedi-server.
Some trustworthy names on WHT... WiredTree, LiquidWeb, SingleHop, ServInt.
We have servers with all of these and are happy so far.
It is not necessary that a company providing an excellent reseller hosting will also be providing an equally good dedicated servers.
That depends if the dedicated server is managed by the provider, or not. There is not a lot of difference between a reseller account, a managed VPS or a managed dedicated server. The only true difference is the amount of the (server) resources that is dedicated to the client.
Originally Posted by ResellerBizz
managing a dedicated server is all together a different ball game, since you have to manage not only the accounts but also take care of security, OS updates, backups and also technical glitches.
That is why the OP should look into a managed server. That is also the reason why he should think about a managed server with his current provider.