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!

Rackspace are, in my experience of clients using them, a complete pain.

The supported OS is a customised RHEL4. It goes downhill from there.

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