[Chugalug] Client burned by previous hosting provider

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Mon Aug 26 22:34:42 UTC 2013


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On 8/26/2013 6:15 PM, William Roush wrote:
> Ouch, I'm surprised he got away with $200+/month even with the
> free site, that's pretty rough, especially with no support... I can
> see where they're coming from now.


It depends.  I know the Chugalug Mentality is to use the cheapest
monthly shared hosting plan you can find, there are entities who
prefer something with more reliability (what's your SLA with that
$1.99/month GoDaddy plan again?  And if you do have one with GoDaddy,
how many of their DNS outages the past 12 months were you reimbursed
for?) or more available resources if needed (how much bandwidth can
you really burn on that GoDaddy shared server again?  Not much, I just
tried to deal with a 10MB MySQL upload a couple of weeks ago....)

Price a RackSpace "Sites" Plan, or a "managed" server.  I have a
client now that is consuming 2U for a single socket server + firewall
they could have bought free and clear within 3 monthly payments.  And
I could spin up an entire rack in a colo for less than they pay a
month for that single socket.

Again, we don't have all the details, are unlikely to get all the
details, and doesn't appear we will even get the 2nd side to the
story, so while poor customer service does an ex-customer make, we can
do nothing but speculate.

Regards,

dtb
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