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Old 26 Mar 2006, 20:14
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Which Datacenter / Host do you use for you large forum's server(s)?

Not trying to advertise anything here, just always looking for good recommendations. I like to be somewhat diversified, but also I have a hard time finding certain types of configurations.

I have custom configured servers from ev1servers (large forums) and some smaller ones from servermatrix/ the planet (medium websites/database activity). I've been with ev1 for about 5 years and have been mostly happy, and theplanet/sm for about 2 years and am satisfied with the service, though I've had some problems with ignorant techs (haven't we all?)

My servers are mostly unmanaged. I'm wondering who everyone else uses and if they are managed or unmanaged, custom configured or standard, or co-located. Also: How long have you been with them and are you happy with them?

-vissa

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Old 26 Mar 2006, 20:19
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I use ev1 and just get custom servers. great pricing for what you get
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 20:52
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We recently moved our main and test servers to 1 & 1 (root servers). We manage them.

(away from ezzi.net, who were appalling over the last 12 months).
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Old 27 Mar 2006, 01:24
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hosthead.com here. good soild dedicated machine for a good price.
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Old 27 Mar 2006, 14:30
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Originally Posted by MrLister
I use ev1 and just get custom servers. great pricing for what you get

We have several servers at EV1 and the pricing is very competitive. One thing that has sparked our interest is the m/Cluster software offering.

Our primary cluster of servers are with RackSpace.com, I'm on a first name basis with some of the techs at this point
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Old 28 Mar 2006, 07:28
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We have our servers located at EV1 and have been with them for over 3 years. Service has been pretty good and the EV1 party last year was great.. BUT, since they have refused to add Opterons to the mix I am jumping ship, having our own custom server(s) built and am currently looking at colo options. Colo4Dallas is looking really good at this point but may look at DedicatedNow for that as well.

I have used Acunett, Serverwizards and a few other people to handle our server management. May look at Serverwizards again soon.
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Old 28 Mar 2006, 07:44
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Another ev1server here. Last 2 years
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Old 28 Mar 2006, 21:47
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I run a large forum and blog network on two separate dedicated servers at Hosting Matters -- they've been absolutely wonderful in accommodating our enormous trafficked account.

A close friend of mine just got promoted up to management at Red Plaid, so hopefully a deep hosting discount is in the cards for later on.
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Old 28 Mar 2006, 22:04
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I'm not sure your friend would appreciate you posting that publicly; however I hope you get it.
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Old 28 Mar 2006, 22:15
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servage.net great value for money in my opinion and GREAT customer service!!
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Old 29 Mar 2006, 02:30
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servage.net great value for money in my opinion and GREAT customer service!!
You do realize the idea of this forum is for admins who run large message boards, correct? Because you cannot run a large forum on shared hosting.
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Old 29 Mar 2006, 03:10
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We have had our ded at httpme.com for about 18 months now. Very pleased.
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Old 29 Mar 2006, 18:27
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webnx.com

they are still getting organised a bit, but excellent
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Old 29 Mar 2006, 18:44
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Originally Posted by Paul M
We recently moved our main and test servers to 1 & 1 (root servers). We manage them.

(away from ezzi.net, who were appalling over the last 12 months).
How have things been with 1and1 so far?
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Old 01 Apr 2006, 16:24
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I got my first dedicated server about 2 months ago now from softlayer.com

I was a total mess starting out and their support guys rock, and helped me immensley and very promptly. Never really had downtime that wasnt caused by myself So i'd reccommend them :yesway:
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