hey boys and girls... i need some serious input and hopefully some of you can provide some insight... the problem is that we are unhappy with response times when clients visit our website... it's been suggested that we move to a dedicated server so the question is this: is there such a thing as having a dedicated server but still retaining all of the support (i.e. maintenance, backups, patches, hardware-related crap) of shared hosting?.. we have ZERO knowledge of what happens on that end and would like to keep it that way :) is there a name for this that we can google?.. i realize this will cost more but that's not the primary concern... how does one go about finding this service? all advice is greatly appreciated!
[edited by: maques at 10:31 pm (utc) on Dec. 19, 2004]
You can have a dedicated server which is maintained by the hosting company, it will cost a little bit more but saves you having to learn all about the maintenance side, doing your own daily backup and installing the latest patches etc.
Do a search for "dedicated server with maintenance contract"
I would of thought most hosting companies offer this service, some you have to purchase your own server and others have the server cost built into the monthly price as rental.
You will never look back after the initial setup is sorted out.