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Discussion in 'Dedicated server hosting' started by Itworx4me, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Member

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    Hello All,
    I am looking for hosting advice for the US. Looking for dedicated server. Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Itworx4me

     
  2. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.” Premium Member

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    What do you want to spend? There is so much possible. From lowend to SLA.
     
  3. Matt

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    Seen your thread on WHT. You've got HiVelocity and Reliablesite replying, and those are my 2 "Go To" providers in the US.
     
  4. Itworx4me

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    Which one is better?

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  5. Matt

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    Personal preference - HiVelocity
     
  6. Itworx4me

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    Thank you Matt. I was leaning toward them.
     
  7. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah I have clients on Hivelocity too and they're happy :)

    both now offer US West Coast locations too - so tempting for me :D
     
  8. Itworx4me

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    One big difference between Hivelocity and reliablesites is the DDOS protection that reliablesite offers. Its FREE. Should this be concerning if I were to choose Hivelocity and not choose there DDOS protection because its very expensive. Any feedback on this?

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  9. Matt

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    None of my clients have ever actually needed the DDOS protection offered by Reliablesite, so I can't comment on how it works or how good it is. The clients I have with HiVelocity are very happy with their services.
     
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    DDOS protection is really needed for big boards.
     
  11. eva2000

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    Yeah while DDOS protection depends on the type of site you run and visitors you attract, DDOS attacks are only ever getting more frequent so it may be a consideration for some folks. Just ask yourself if you can afford DDOS protection and can afford to have your site/server offline for hours or days at a time due to being DDOS attacked. Also double check a web hosts terms and conditions of usage. Some web hosts add to their TOS that you the client are billable for the DDOS attacks you get!

    Of course, if you never had gotten a DDOS attack, probably best to start without DDOS protection if the added cost is too much and only upgrade to DDOS protection when after you do get attacked. As you could be paying extra for DDOS protection for years for something you don't actually use. But if DDOS protection added cost isn't much or same price as without DDOS protection, then probably better to have it.