I have been looking into leasing a server in the near future when I get my business going, and I have been looking into leasing a data center.
I have 2 questions, what would be your recommended data center for me to host my server in? I have looked at 3 right now and that's The Planet, Fast Servers, or Level3 (Baltimore, MD Gateway.)
I have some questions, and I was just wondering a few things. I am somewhat right now leaning to Fast Servers because of their Internap bandwidth and of course they have technical hours where I can send them software and use my hours that I get to have software installed on the server and the software be sent back afterwards. Does anybody know if Level3 and/or The Planet offers these?
I was also looking for a certain company out there, if there is any, that can manage my server for me. Can any of them data centers do so, like I don't know anything with a server and I know some offer managed "dedicated" servers, does anybody know if any of the above data centers offer managed "colo" services?
If I do get a colo server, which would be best to get on it, Linux or Windows? I have been looking into getting Plesk 7 for the control panel because of the sleek interface and the great management. But if Linux is my choice, I may choose cPanel, which is expensive.
Also, with a colo server, would it be best to add on a Remote Boot server option for this?
I may get me a dedicated server, but if I do, RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE. lol, thanks again.