| 12:47 am on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
One thing that I did learn about it - ask them about re-boots. Some charge a lot for this & some are free.
No offense, but you did state you knew nothing about network hardward - so how do you know it is good? Do you know everything that it takes to run a server?
| 2:08 am on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
thanks for response.
As far as servers I know something - for last 6 months I've been playing around on my local linux box - I know how to set up apache, sendmail(basic config), php, mysql..
I could tell you what company I'm talking about but
I don't know if it's allowed so I'm gonna sticky you an email - and I would apreciate it if you could rate it..(?):)
| 10:04 pm on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I agree, check into what the services include, in addition to reboots,
- are you getting an uptime service level agreement (SLA)?
- Do they monitor your site? and call you if it's down?
- when is their maintenance window (does that fit your schedule for downtime) in other words if they have a maintenance window that is 7:00 p.m. pacific time, and it's a high traffic time for you, will this effect your traffic/revenue.
- Ask for references from other folks who are serviced by them and call and check them.
Just some thoughts from my experience.
| 4:16 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Just my 2 cents worth...
I have lost several sites from Google.co.uk as my new dedicated host has the servers based in Germany. We now appear in Google.de in good positions!
My response from Google was that the only solution was to get a UK host.
Please make sure that if your sites have a larger audience in any particular country that your server is hosted there and that it also has an IP address of the country too.
| 10:57 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|I'm not 100% sure to use their service cause I'm new to that. I'm still getting familiar with linux etc..I don't know almost anything about network hardware |
It would be best for a new person to go with the cheap shared hosting.:)
| 11:18 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)|
try to find a company launhcing a brand new line of servers - HDs usually fail after 2-3 years, hosting on old hardware is not the best idea.