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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">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.<br>
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      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.<br>
      <pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">William Roush

On 8/26/2013 3:02 PM, David White wrote:
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      <div dir="ltr">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?
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        <div>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.</div>
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          <div>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.</div>
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              <div style="font-family:arial;font-size:small">David White</div>
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