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CLOUD Server - advice please

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by thedarkest12, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. thedarkest12

    thedarkest12 Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    Im looking to move 3 - 4 large Joomla/VM stores, a busy VB forum and about 200 WP sites over to a very, very fast cloud server. Ive been in touch with Rackspace, and they're ok, but a pain to deal with, as they won't send me a written quote, just lots of phone waffle.

    Im looking to get this resolved before Monday to switch hosting. Can someone recommend a reputable company who can offer a great service and dedicated managed hosting for maximum uptime.

    Thanks
     
  2. welshman

    welshman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    what country?
     
  3. thedarkest12

    thedarkest12 Regular Member

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    UK or USA. Currently hosted in USA.
     
  4. welshman

    welshman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I like using cloudnext.com for cloud servers here in the UK.
     
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  5. thedarkest12

    thedarkest12 Regular Member

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    Thanks, I shall contact them.
     
  6. jaerehan

    jaerehan Elite Member

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    Check out http://www.myserverexpert.com , i have 2 servers at them, pretty good so far
     
  7. orlandolongwood

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    I've been using rackspace for years, and do a lot with both cloud sites and cloud servers. The reason you aren't getting quotes from them is the nature of cloud services - rather than RAM you are paying for computing cycles. With your description, it would be a serious challenge to come up with a price. For example - you want all your WP sites on one cloud server, or do you want to spread them across several (and get several IP addresses!!).

    That said - My experience with them is that its been pretty cheap, rock-solid service, only one serious outage (more than 30 minutes) in the past two years, and with the ability to replicate my servers easily a serious time-saver. It takes a bit of tweaking re: caching (they use varnish) but it certainly is no a bad mistake.

    I'd recommend you try several - through all your WP sites on one for example.
     
  8. Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneur BANNED BANNED

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    The only 2 cloud providers I've heard that are "true cloud services" are RackSpace and Storm on Demand. I've heard beyond these 2 (and Amazon's services obviously) there are not really any proper cloud providers.
     
  9. schwagoo

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    #1 choice would be rackspace
    #2 choice would be Softsys
     
  10. Max27

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    Go for Softlayer.com, they are the best (also know as ThePlanet)
     
  11. moggwai

    moggwai Junior Member

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    I have sent u a pm there !!
     
  12. MaDeuce

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    You might want to check out Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Cloud Computing) service. I use it and find it to be outstanding. They have support for pretty much anything you need to do - load balancing, failover, monitoring, storage, geo based content delivery, etc.

    --Ma