Linux Server Management Companies
For the last 2.5 years I have been pretty much administering my own servers. Well, at least more or less I’d say. I had a friend who is a really good Linux admin who did the majority of the work in the first 1.5 years before I slowly took over the administration.
However – at this point I am considering to outsource this task to a Linux Server Management Company. During my research I ran into several recommended companies. Here is a quick review of which Server Management Companies are currently available for hire. This is not a complete list of course, but I think it gives you some good information anyway.
The following list shows the companies that were recommended to me most:
Let’s have a quick look at the most recommended company – Platinum Server Management. What are the services they offer for what price?
– Server Monitoring: 24x7x365 (5 minute interval) Server Monitoring with Reboot
– Monitoring Stats
– Within 6 Hour Response Time Guarantee for Support Tickets and Within 24 Hour Resolution Time Guarantee for Support Tickets
– Unlimited Admin Work Time!!
– 3rd Party Software Installation
– Initial Server Setup
– Server Backup Restoration
– Disaster Recovery & Hack Recovery
– Server Migration
– System Security, Optimization and Hardening
All these services are included in the standard server administration and management package. The price for this package is $29.00 per month. That sounds like a very good deal.
The one thing I noticed about 3rd party server management companies – they seem to be very good for all standard work, but quite a few folks recommended to go to a more specialized service provider when it comes to special requirements for a server update as an example (special Apache/PHP setups, etc.). These folks rather pay a professional by the hour in special occasions and do not use the standard management service provider.