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Options to Replace a GoDaddy Dedicated Server

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 2 years ago


An anonymous reader writes "With the recent flip-flopping of GoDaddy supporting SOPA, then not (in addition to other's complaints regarding GoDaddy), I have finally decided it is time to take my domains and hosting elsewhere... again.

In the past, I have attempted to move my sites elsewhere, but found that only virtual servers were available for the same price (this was a couple years ago). I tried a few, but found that my disk I/O requirements were in excess of what a shared system could provide--the site is heavily dependent on multiple databases, with 150k+ queries per day.

Here is what I found my minimum requirements are through the 8 years I've hosted these sites:
-Linux OS
-Core 2 Duo processor
-250GB Storage (dedicated)
-500GB Monthly Bandwidth
-20GB Remote Backup Storage
-2 IP Addresses
-Less than $130/mo
-No need for a control panel (I am comfortable with remote terminal sessions with ssh)

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!"

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Amazon Cloud (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38536182)

Sounds like you might look at Amazon's services, it will be easiest to match a system like that. I know they are kinda of VPS, but you can scale when you need to, and you may even save money, assuming your sites traffic is not steady, but comes in waves.

Get your own server. (1)

thechemic (1329333) | more than 2 years ago | (#38541582)

I was in a similar situation and I eventually chose Liquidweb because they own/operate all their own data centers (they cant pass the buck & they dont), and they don't outsource (to my knowledge). I've been with them for about 5 years now and everything has been really great. I bought my own Dell Poweredge 2950 off ebay for $500 and LiquidWeb's colocation service was only $100/month with plenty of bandwidth to boot. Their website advertises $150/month for this. However, if you opt to give them a setup fee, it's reduced by $50/mon to only being $100/mon. So in the last 60 months (5yrs) I saved $3000. I haven't been able to beat $100/mon anywhere and I've been very satisfied with their service & technicians. This isn't a marketing plug. It's just a heads up about a good deal from one web-dev to another. Good luck with your move; it's never fun to do. []
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