[Chugalug] Client burned by previous hosting provider

William Roush 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.

William Roush

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.
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> David White
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