I'm sorry that I'm being like everyone else that just comes in here and asks questions! I am, however, in the market for a dedicated server and this seems like a good place to come for advice.
I'm specifically looking for a server in the European area since I am from South Africa. The reason being they will be more or less in the same timezone as I am and they also generally provide the fastest ping times (220ms to a server in Europe as opposed to 350ms to a server in USA).
I will be using the server as our own hosting space and hopefully be able to rent a monthly license for Parallels Plesk so that I may be able to resell hosting space - this is the primary reason for the dedicated server. I would like to know whether getting at least a quad core for this setup is essential or if I can get away with a dual core (in the case of hosting say 50 - 100 different websites).
So far I have been looking at keyweb.de which has a dual-core setup at 79euro installation fee and 49euro monthly fee. Their quad-core setup is 99euro installation and 59euro monthly. One drawback is it seems that they don't install Ubuntu linux (which is the OS i'm after). Another one is that their website isn't very intuitive - I cannot see whether it is possible to bundle Plesk with my order. I do however like the fact that they generally allow torrents.
Can anyone else recommend me to a company that will have a service that may apply to me?
You people should mention Luxembourg more often. Our country has some interesting dedicated server providers as well. Probably not as many as in the Netherlands, but it's a good hub between UK (Linx), NL (AMS-IX) and DE (DE-CIX)... just my 2 cents... :-)
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Well I'm entirely new to this kind of thing, so I'm not exactly sure what kind of support we're looking at? Like I said, I can manage operating system myself (install all necessary applications, etc.) but I suppose if the hardware breaks I can't do much because I'm on another side of the world So in that case I hope they will provide some kind of support but I just figured its a given.
Well I have chosen to go with keyweb.de, they seem to have a decent reputation and their prices are good. I do not know what their policy is on weekend replacements (their website is very bad to navigate) but I'll send them an e-mail.
Thanks for the advice guys
I might end up making more posts to ensure my dedi is secure >_<