[Chugalug] Client burned by previous hosting provider
william.roush at roushtech.net
Mon Aug 26 19:42:39 UTC 2013
If I had to make a bet: they didn't make payment on something they were
supposed to (probably development), and they got their site taken down.
It's the only way I could see people getting "burned" but still willing
to go with a VPS that they are in control of.
On 8/26/2013 3:02 PM, David White wrote:
> How can a potential new client be so burned by a web hosting company
> in the past that they absolutely refuse to let anyone manage a VPS or
> other type of server for them, and they insist on purchasing their own
> hardware or unmanaged VPS, even though they don't have anyone
> technical on their team, much less anyone who knows anything about
> server administration?
> This contract I'm working on will mean more money for me in the long
> run (more expensive for them because of setup costs, an on-going
> maintenance contract, and 24/7 monitoring fees), but good grief - I've
> tried everything I know how to steer them away from this option
> because they simply don't have the expertise.
> I feel bad for the client, but I'm pretty furious that they feel so
> jaded by their previous hosting provider that they've lost all trust
> for all hosting providers.
> David White
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