I'm going to buy a dedicated server. I've found preety good company(?) for a good price, but 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:(
My question is: to what should I pay special attention while making decision.
I already spoke to their representative, he said thay don't have slow cheap network, 24/7 support, best technologies etc..But I realize that something like that I will probably hear from everybody from this industry.
Does anyone have bad experience with which could share with me? I'll be greatfull for every info.
Hi Corey, 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..(?):)
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.