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  Post #1 (permalink)   07-05-2017, 01:21 AM
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Hi,

I have a dedicated server with CentOS and cPanel. I want to choose a reliable server management service, at a reasonable price. Now I have several problems:

1. Although there are so many server management service companies, there are not so many reviews or ratings on them. For hosting providers, I can easily get reliable reviews from http://www.whoishostingthis.com/ or http://webhostinggeeks.com/ , but for server management service, even I try to google with keyword “server management service provider review” or “server management service provider rating”, I cannot get any comprehensive review listing at all.
2. What I need is top 3 or top 10 players in this industry. So that I can choose from them based on my requirements. But now I feel I am totally in dark.
3. You will get what you paid. So normally I will think a too cheap service will not provide good service. However, platinumservermanagement charges only 29 USD per month, but they still have a good reputation, which makes me totally confused.
4. I try to sign up an account on platinumservermanagement. And they provide the login details to me. I notice that the password is not strong enough(only 12 characters without any special characters), and they do not provide an easy way to update the password. It seems that their system is out-dated and the security is low. If they manage my server, surely the security of my server will also be lowered as well. Does anyone have similar worries?
5. I also check ServerAdminz, BobCares, etc. It seems that most of the companies have outsourced their services to India. Will that also lower the quality and security of the service?

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  Post #2 (permalink)   07-05-2017, 07:34 AM
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BobCares has some really happy customers.
There will be cheaper India options, as well as cheaper USA options - the location doesn't necessarily mean a bad service.
BobCares is certainly on the more expensive side.

Example:
Plastinumservermanagement - USA based. $29 per month.
BobCares - $75 per month.

Pricing usually starts at $150 per month for proactive management in the USA/UK.
India varies.
There is a provider based in the Ukraine that charges $140/mo.

I wouldn't rule out India just because it's India - there are good providers and bad providers - no matter which part of the world.
 
 


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  Post #3 (permalink)   07-17-2017, 11:34 AM
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Platinum Server Management has a great reputation within in the industry. I would not confuse their low price with an inability to provide reliable service.
 
 
 


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  Post #4 (permalink)   07-18-2017, 08:18 AM
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+1 for Platinum (aka PSM).
They are very reputable, based in USA and their low price might think you get bad or low speed services, however we have a few servers prepared and managed by them and we couldn't be more happy.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   Yesterday, 08:42 AM
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Here's the deal (something you aren't going to want to hear, but it's the truth)

Services like PSM are garbage. ANYONE offering server management < $100/server / month is just that , garbage. They're not really 'managing' anything. Anyone offering 'unlimited' time is garbage. They're not really doing anything for you at all.

A proper server manager will place limits on things, and respect their time, as well as their employees. Of course, like I said, you're not going to like that, but once you've dealt with these cheap outsourced companies for long enough, you'll never go back to sub $100/month services again
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