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    Rackspace/$235 a month
    no contract
    195 setup fee
    linux, 1.53 ghz, 256 ram, 20gb hd
    30gb data transfer
    plesk control panel, 100 domains
    live 24 hour support by phone, etc...

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    1. Anyone ever use Plesk?
    2. Anyone ever use Rackspace?
    3. Is this a good deal?

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    Pretty light on the ram, if you are going to be doing any mysql stuff you are going to see a severe penalty.

    I take it you want managed?

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    Yes, I want a managed solution. I'm no linux guy.

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    I have used Rackspace for almost 4 years now. I have NEVER regretted the move to them. Support is there 24/7. If anyone has any specific questions, feel free to send me a pm.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> linux, 1.53 ghz, 256 ram, 20gb hd
    30gb data transfer <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Transfer is good but;

    Why a 20 GB hd why not an 80 or 100?
    Why only 256 mb of ram and is it ddr or sdram?

    Mike McNabb

    [This message was edited by Heyder on September 30, 2003 at 02:42 PM.]

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    A better/cheaper solution (and one I use) is to get a server through rackshack.net (they have much beeifer setups than you're looking at, for much less a month), and then contract your server management out. You'll get a better server, as well as a cheaper monthly bill.

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    It's DDR ram.

    Server is weak huh? My sites are pretty much straight up html with includes. Nothing fancy.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AllPiercings:
    A better/cheaper solution (and one I use) is to get a server through rackshack.net (they have much beeifer setups than you're looking at, for much less a month), and then contract your server management out. You'll get a better server, as well as a cheaper monthly bill.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Who would i find to do server management? I have no clue.

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    Hard Drive ought to be bigger, the rest is pretty good.

    You might try: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

    to get an idea of what's out there. Not light reading of course.

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    I would have to say a little high on the price. I would go with the 1.53ghz, a gig of ram, at least a 40gb hd, and for that price you should get at least 100-400gb of transfer. I would go with Cpanel due to the features it has and plesk has lack of them. If you don't need them go with Plesk. That is my 2c's and you know my info you need any further info.

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    3. Is this a good deal?

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    I use Rackshack.net, and I don't intend to learn Linux anytime soon!

    I have three servers with them now, and everytime I rent a new server, I just hire someone to patch it up, install Mailscanner to remove spam, etc. That's a $150 one-time-fee, and I don't need any more help from the gurus.

    I always use a 2-disk setup on Rackshack, and set up an automatic backup to the second disk in Ensim Pro.

    By the time the server software is old and needs upgrading, I just ditch the old server and rent a better one for the same price.

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    And how do you handle things like the ssh exploit? The sendmail exploit? Just leave your server unpatched, pay for someone to patch it or a shot in the dark?

    There are more time to do upgrades than just for additional features.

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    Jim, UnitedHosting.co.uk offers managed dedicated hosting with a better spec for a similar price. Servers in the US (on Rackshack, incidentally) : http://www.unitedhosting.co.uk/dedicated.php .

    They've got a good reputation. I've got a couple of sites with them on their shared plans and have no complaints.

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    Jim, sent you a PM.

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    I am in the process of moving my sites to a Virtual Private Server (VPS)at http://www.servint.com/vps/

    100 GB Monthly Transfer
    2 GB Storage
    512 MB RAM
    WHM/Cpanel
    $49 month

    But like a dedicated server you will need from time to time to login using SSH and edit the linux config files. Cpanel does screw up from time to time.

    Noel

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    Not a big fan on VPS and VDS just doesn't feel like I own it. Sounds greedy but that is how it is. Plus you get more for your dollar with a Dedicated or even better Colocated.

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    I'm at Rackspace, no complaints.

    As for a deal, it looks like the same deal as always, only now they've included the 100-domain Plesk license right off the bat. (That's what's causing a limit on domains--you can get more if you want, [for more $$$] from what I understand.) I've heard there's better deals out there, but Rackspace seemed to have the least complaints (I checked at webhostingtalk) so I went with them.

    As for the size of the disk, etc., I could cram a lot more sites on it with plenty of room to spare! But resource-intensive CGI will slow it down.

    It does kind of bug me that other places are offering 80-gig disks, but I'm not going to change companies for that--reliability is worth more than a big disk. And it's nice to have the staff right there, as opposed to hiring out each job individually and hoping the "expert" I might find really knows what he/she's doing.

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    I was just debating moving to a dedicated server. I called rackspace and will say that the sales guy was great and even talked to a techie who said it was easy to manage the server and they offer automatic security updates and a few other nice support features. I then proceeded to call 3 or 4 other services and none of them were any cheaper after adding support services (For those like myself who have no clue about managing a dedicated server.) I may move to a dedicated server next year but in the meantime I have found httpme.com a great service. Been with them a few weeks and it has been well worth the whopping $45.00 per month Unlimited domains, lots of space and no problems so far.

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