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Liquidweb or Hostgator's dedicated servers?

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by ForgottenCreature, Apr 24, 2006.

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    My dedicated server on Hostgator has gone down again today (second time in two weeks), so I'm thinking about purchasing this server from Liquidweb, which is a lot more powerful than my dedicated server on Hostgator, which I believe would be a lot better for my websites, so we can promote, and have no downtime at all.
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    ForgottenCreature, Apr 24, 2006 IP
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    vprp Peon

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    Go with Liquidweb. They offer great service.
     
    vprp, Apr 24, 2006 IP
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    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    Does Liquidweb help you restore SQL backups?
     
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    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    LiquidWeb is awesome and I have loved their services. LiquidWeb offers FULL backups of your whole server. My server has been up for 56 days (since the day we purchased it) and I have been extremely happy with it. I recommend going with their managed solution. It's only an additional $20/mo for cPanel and it makes it quite worth it to have them managing it (remember fsmedia sent you! :))
     
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    Haha, I'll remember that, but one question - if you contacted Liquidweb and ask them if they can restore sql backups, can they do it for you?
     
    ForgottenCreature, Apr 24, 2006 IP
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    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    They sure can :) I run 120gb drives on my server and one acts as a backup. They will do basically whatever you want them to do. I've even had them look at individual PHP scripts and they've helped me sort through errors with them :)
     
    fsmedia, Apr 25, 2006 IP
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    Wow, that's great to hear.
    I'll have to keep an eye out on Liquidweb, because I might need some stronger hardware for our websites soon.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Apr 25, 2006 IP
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    Definitely worth the price they charge. I pay a hefty monthly fee, but I value every cent I invest into the server and I get quite the return. We ran into problems with custom compiling PHP, but they spend hours on the phone with me (most hosts wouldn't) trying to get it fixed, only to find out that we didn't need to do it anyway. We ran into some problems at first, but they were fixed within the hour if not less. They are a smaller company based in TX, but they have awesome tech support and service. I don't plan on ever using another company for managed services. I'm actually looking at buying a second server soon from them as well, because we've been so happy with their service.
     
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    I live in Texas, so if I ever rant into probablems with a server on Liquidweb (when I buy), I could give them a quick call.

    How big are your websites that are on your dedicated server on Liquidweb? Do they get a ton of traffic? If you don't me asking and all.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Apr 25, 2006 IP
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    I get well over 1 million uniques on a monthly basis when you look at my whole network. It always has a low load average. We run dual opterons with 2gb of ram.

    Whether you're in TX or not, the wait time will be the same (normally a minute or less) to get on the phone with them.
     
    fsmedia, Apr 25, 2006 IP
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    Which dedicated server are you running? Dual xeons or?
     
    ForgottenCreature, Apr 25, 2006 IP
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    *scratches his head*
     
    fsmedia, Apr 26, 2006 IP
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    ForgottenCreature, Apr 26, 2006 IP
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    We have some addons, it's a bit more than that.
     
    fsmedia, Apr 26, 2006 IP
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    Hostgator is starting to piss me off now.
    We submit a ticket, two hours later they say problem has been fixed - an hour or so later, server is having trouble.

    We purchased our dedicated server from Liquidweb yesterday afternoon and haven't ran into any problems.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Jun 16, 2006 IP