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9:50 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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!

- max

[edited by: maques at 10:31 pm (utc) on Dec. 19, 2004]

10:02 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Dedicated hosting. What services come with vary all over the map. Some colocation plans will give you almost no service, but other dedicated hosting will provide everything - for a price, of course.
10:05 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Dedicated that is not dedicated? "Virtual" in conjunction with er, other relevant search words? ;)
10:30 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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.

10:52 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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there are other web forums(other than webmasterworld) specifically dedicated to this web hosting topic and dedicated servers - do a search and you should find them.
12:38 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Pair.com provides reasonably priced dedicated machines that they maintain. You do not get root access, but you probably don't want that anyway.

It is pretty much like one of their shared servers but with only one user. Also, they will install mod_perl and some other stuff which they will not do on a shared machine.