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Dedicated / Managed Hosting Comparison

Reviews, Uptime Statistics

by Mike

There are many companies that provide managed hosting services.

AminiSoft also provides managed hosting services. For the clients who need full confidence that their website stays online even when there is a major event such as earthquake, fire, fiber cut, major power outage or other large events, we recommend colocating in different locations. We also recommend using different providers.

For the purpose of hosting your enterprise site in multiple locations, I have put together a managed hosting comparison chart of the top hosting providers (see below chart).

Additional note:
Below research is in the area of Managed Hosting and not Cloud Computing.
For Cloud Hosting, please review below link:
Amazon EC2 vs Rackspace Cloud vs Linode


Below research was completed on Feb. 15, 2010; Pricing, Hardware, SLAs, ratings and other data may change.


  Rackspace INetU LiquidWeb The Planet NeoSpire
Live Phone Support 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7
Overall Rating based on: personalized approach, knowledgable support, growth support, value, and
my opinion
Backup CommVault Daily, Two Weeks Retention Tape Backup
Daily, Weekly
Internal Hard Drive
Guardian, off-site point-in-time snap shots up to minute backup Alpha Managed - SAN Backup to offsite network
EValult Backup
NetVault Site & MySQL Daily, Weekly, Offsite
Updates and Maintenance
Hardware Replacement 1 hour 1 hour 30 minutes 1 Hour 1 Hour
Hardware / Network Control Panel
Server Control Panel N/A N/A cPanel Available cPanel Available N/A
Network SLA / Uptime 100%
100% 100% 100% 100%
Load Balancing Available - Cisco 5520 Dedicated
Available - Shared or Cisco ACE4710 Dedicated Available - Shared - ASUS or Dedictaed Cisco 5520 Available - Cisco 5520 - Dedicated
Available Propriatory Shared or Cisco 5520 / F5 Dedicated
Server Clustering Available
Dedicated
Maintained
Available
Dedicated
Maintained
Available
Dedicated
Maintained
Available
Dedicated
Maintained
Available
Dedicated
Maintained
Company Started 1998 2006 1997 1998 1999
US Data Center Locations San Antonio & Dallas, TX, Herndon & Ashburn, VA Allentown, PA Lansing, MI Houston, Dallas, London Atlanta GA, Dallas, TX
Current Managed Hosting Signup Location Herndon, VA Allentown, PA Lansing, MI Dallas, TX Dallas, TX
Number of Data Centers 9 5 3 3 2
Backbone Providers Level 3, Qwest, Telianet, Above.net, At&t, Internap Qwest, UUNET, Above.net At&t, Sprint, Level 3, Global Crossing, Savvis, At&t, NTT, Above.net Internap, Level 3
Linux Red Hat Enterprise - ES 5 Red Hat Enterprise ES 5 CentOS 5.0 CentOS 5.0 / Red Hat ES 5.0 Debian, Red Hat ES 5.0 Ubuntu
SAS 70 Compliance NO
Recent Outages June 29 2009 - few minutes - power related - Dallas, TX
July 7, 2009 - few minutes - power related - Dallas, TX
Nov. 3, 2009 - few minutes - power related - Dallas, TX
Dec. 18, 2009 - few minutes - power related - Dallas, TX
N/A January 30, 2008
March 11, 2008
Partial / Network Issue
June 1st, 2008 - Severe - electrical explosion - power related N/A
Customer Served Small - Enterprise Mid-sized - Enterprise Small - Mid-sized Small - Mid-sized Mid-sized - Enterprise
Volume vs Personalized Approach,
my opinion
Sales Response,
my opinion
Support,
my opinion
Firewall Available - Dedicated Cisco 501
Cisco 5505
Available - Dedicated Cisco 5505 Available- Dedicated Cisco 5505 Available- Cisco ASA 5510 Available - Dedicated Cisco 5505
Firewall Cost $139 per month $95 per month $100 per month $220 per month $150 per month
Backup Cost Included Internal Drive: $35 Data: $100.00 - MySQL: 50 Alpha -Offsite $120 per month
EVault Onsite $80
Data: $50 - MySQL: $185
Term 12 month 12 month 12 month 12 month 12 month
Server, Bandwidth and Pricing*


1 X AMD Opteron 1212HE DualCore
4GB, 2 X 250GB
2006 GB Outbound
Unlimited Inbound
$419 Monthly
1 X Intel Xeon E5504 QuadCore, 4GB RAM, 2 X 250GB RAID 1
500 GB Outbound
Unmetered Inbound
$425 per month
2 X Intel Xeon E5504 QuadCore, 4GB RAM, 2 X 250GB
5000GB Inbound/ 5000GB Outbound Monthly
$239 per month
1 X Intel Xeon 2.8 QuadCore. 4GB RAM, 2X 250 GB Drive
2006 GB Inbound/ Outbound monthly bandwidth
$299 per month
1 X Intel Xeon 2.0 QuadCore. 4GB RAM, 2 X 300 GB SCSI RAID Drive
1000 GB Inbound/ Outbound monthly bandwidth
$389 per month
*Above research was completed on February 2010; Pricing, Hardware, SLAs, ratings and other data may change.