Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 


14140 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2546

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1982342 23-Mar-2018 20:10
Send private message

People have given me recommendations for server providers who don't really provide application level support, or charge $150/hr for it. The charge probably isn't a huge issue, but I have to wonder if they have enough suitably qualified people to help with issues with MySQL, Wordpress, PHP, etc. Dreamhost who he's with isn't great, but they can generally help eventually.

 

@michaelmurfy any SSD storage is going to be too expensive, up to $200 a month just for the storage, plus $100 for the storage. That's why we're not really looking at AWS, unless he can use a cart that supports S3. S3 is 1/4 the price of Linode / Vultr.

 

Not really sure what he'll do. By default he'll keep paying US$180 / month to Dreamhost for a dedicated server.





AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


Meow
7899 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3926

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1982366 23-Mar-2018 21:25
Send private message

@timmmay also have a look at this: https://www.servermania.com/vps-hosting.htm?table=two

 

I've got a server there and have found their support incredibly good. US based. I've got https://charlimarie.com hosted on my box as a VM if you want an example of speed.

 

 







14140 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2546

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1982417 24-Mar-2018 07:55
Send private message

michaelmurfy:

 

@timmmay also have a look at this: https://www.servermania.com/vps-hosting.htm?table=two

 

I've got a server there and have found their support incredibly good. US based. I've got https://charlimarie.com hosted on my box as a VM if you want an example of speed.

 

 

That looks pretty good. Do they help with random things? eg "MySQL failed can you help me restore it" and "Wordpress is slow"? My customer will probably come to me for anything non-urgent, but I don't do urgent support so he does need some support included, or at least easy access to someone who can help even if they charge.





AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


Meow
7899 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3926

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1982443 24-Mar-2018 09:44
Send private message

timmmay:

 

That looks pretty good. Do they help with random things? eg "MySQL failed can you help me restore it" and "Wordpress is slow"? My customer will probably come to me for anything non-urgent, but I don't do urgent support so he does need some support included, or at least easy access to someone who can help even if they charge.

 

Yes they can do that also but you've got to pay a maintenance plan to them I believe. Best to open up a chat - I found them incredibly helpful with a few hours turnaround when I had problems. I believe their offices are based in Canada and the servers are based in multiple places (you can choose). 160ms latency to my box on my UFB connection and I can get the full 100Mbit from it (all I pay for).

 

My box has also been subject to DDOS attacks due to something it was hosting and they were quick to help mitigate it for me.







14140 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2546

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1982465 24-Mar-2018 10:32
Send private message

I've sent them a message, thanks.





AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.