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keifer27:
Hello,

I have been looking at 1&1's virtual private server plans and was wondering if anyone here has any experience with them? Is a vps similar to having your own dedicated server? Do they usually have the same email limits as on a shared plan?

I have emailed them with my questions and thought I would ask here while I await their reply.

Thanks,
Keith

DW:
Hi Keith,

A VPS is generally very similar to having your own dedicated server.  Basically the provider installs multiple copies of the operating system, splitting up one server into many and giving you the same full control you would have with a full dedicated server.  The downside is you are sharing the server resources, IP, etc. with other users, so their actions can also affect you.  Depending on how the VPS is set up other users may be able to hog CPU and disk access time which can make your site run slowly.  If you are lucky you will share with users who do not need the full power of the VPS. :)

Hope that helps :D

Regards

keifer27:
Thanks Dean for explaining that. I thought that was the way it worked. I guess the best thing to do would be to hold out and purchase a dedicated server as soon as I can afford it. I was just looking at 1and1's vps that started at $29.95 and thought that was a good deal, but it kind of defeats my purpose if I still have to share the server resources still. I have also been looking at the dedicated servers at various hosts and, man, it's all confusing to this newbie!

Thanks,
Keith

DW:
Hi Keith,

I can almost certainly help you find a home and also assist with server setup, etc.  How many emails per day do you need to send?  For an unclean list on a new server I cannot recommend more than 150,000 per day, and you should send much less if possible.  There are numerous pitfalls when sending this much email.  Recently Yahoo has been a huge problem, with their rate-limiting causing bottlenecks that can completely crash a server if mailings are not closely monitored.  Other server-related issues can be considered, too.

I can perform full server setups or one-time optimization and installation for the standard fee.

Please let me know if you have any more questions!

Regards

mike2:
I'd recommend something designed strictly for this purpose.

I figured I'd post and let anyone who was interested know that I was now offering email friendly web hosting...

No spam allowed of course, very strict on that... It also comes with a bit newer autoresponder than Listmail but you should also be able(?) to use listmail if you wanted...

Here's my shameless plug for it:
http://www.extremeleadprogram.com/extreme-autoresponder-realtime-web-host

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