Best linux hosting for dedicated server?


#1

Hey guys, new to the forum, having some issues and would appreciate some help.



I’ve been hosting my site in one shared hosting provider for the past few years, it’s been good, but recently support has been garbage, unknowledgeable and they have



been making mistakes left and right. Not to mention the limitations in the data allowed, indoes being exceeded and honestly just brutally bad technical support.



So, what is the best? Move to dedicated server with high/unlimited bandwidth? Or move the backend services and website hosting to dedicated then keep the mail



somewhere else?



I need to host websites, emails and backend service. The biggest needs are:

  1. Fast, reliable and stable web hosting.
  2. Same for email.
  3. Root level Linux access for the service.
  4. I don’t want to get complex so I’m looking for cPanel managed services.
  5. I want a web hosts which located their data center in europe, UK or France servers are preferred (this because of speed)
  6. Preferably using Centos Linux dedicated server



    I’ve been looking around at different hosts and I found that Hostforlife.eu can support my needs. Are you familiar to them? Or if you have another recommendation, please let me know.

    Thank you!

#2

Hi Ben,

Your question in regards to a new web host would really be determined by providing some crucial information. What would need to be known is:

  1. What is your current data usage (traffic, otherwise known as bandwidth), and do you expect that usage to increase significantly over a short period of time?
  2. As you indicated you are looking for cPanel, do you need any specific features that cPanel has as addons, such as Softaculous/Fantastico/WHM?
  3. While disk space is usually the least worrisome (unless you are uploading extremely large files), is there a specific disk space requirement you are looking for?
  4. I know you indicated managed, but is that required? Do you have experience working with Linux at all, or do you absolutely need it managed?

Based on these answers, a better idea for what you need can be determined. It may even be determined that you would just need to use a VPS (Virtual Private Server).