On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 03:29:49PM -0600, Brian Kirkbride wrote: > Hello all, > > I'd be interested in hearing opinions from the Catalyst community on > the best managed hosting. We run a Catalyst-based web service and are > currently on several self-managed dedicated hosts at SoftLayer. I > can't praise SoftLayer enough, but in the interest of sanity we'd like > to move to a fully, Fully, *FULLY* managed setup so that we can focus > on our App instead of routine sysadmin stuff. > > Searching the list archives for "hosting" comes up with a lot of links > to the best shared or VPS plans under $50/month. We're talking more > like $1000+/month for our needs. At this point, it's all about the > quality and reliability of service - not price. > > So what's you recommendation for absolutely bullet-proof hosting that > let's you sleep at night? I'm talking pro-active monitoring, > upgrades, patches, backups, redundancy setup, architecture planning > and growth. Everything you might need. Staff that understands why > you'd need Nginx or Lighttpd in front and what FastCGI is. People > that can handle tuning Postgres instead of just slapping MySQL with a > stock config on your box. > > Rackspace is immensely popular, but I'm worried that people are just > comparing them to crap hosts that put cPanel on a white box and call > that managed. I trust you guys/gals and your experiences a great deal > more than a forum like WHT!
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