Are you being lulled into believing you are on a managed server when you rent your server from the likes of Rackspace.com and other data centers stating they are offering managed servers?
What does it really mean when a data center provider states they offer managed servers?
The number one priority of a hosting provider who competes on price is to keep their price low; customers are not their number one priority. The growth of your web site might be severely impacted when you pick a hosting provider who competes on price.
Iron Chef, Michael Symon was on the Dr. Oz show sharing with viewers, Restaurant’s Dirty Little Secrets… What are some of the dirty little secrets cheap hosting providers do not want you to know?
What happens when you go with a lower quote… it was an all-too-familiar story. The quote was really a “base quote”. It included the migration of data, but it didn’t include the pre-migration work, IP mapping, etc. It didn’t include any time for clean-up, installation of the control panel on the target servers, or post-migration troubleshooting to iron out all the wrinkles. In essence, they were sold a car without an engine, transmission, or tires.