Pete Cummings has been a so-called Linux cowboy for 25 years. His company, Linux Cowboys, offers systems consulting across several industries, including banking, insurance, healthcare and the public sector. As such, Linux dedicated servers are vital to his business.
Cummings has been using ServerPronto dedicated servers to store his work—he builds high-performance data centers, offers prototype development, develops master data management solutions and more—for more than six years. In his hands-on experience, ServerPronto is a better dedicated server solution than Rackspace, ServerBeach, Peer 1 and even Amazon.
“ServerPronto is dirt cheap. I’ve used cheap shared servers in the past and ended up with a lot of spammers and shady marketers taking over the server. They ruined it,” says Cummings. “I decided to rent a couple of dedicated servers from ServerPronto and I was impressed. I told them what I wanted and they hooked it up immediately. I’m not sharing server space with spammers or shady marketers. It’s an ideal dedicated server solution.”
Cummings uses an Intel Xeon X3220 dedicated server for $99.95 a month. The server package includes an Intel Xeon Quad-Core X3220, offers 4x 2.40GHz, 8GB RAM, 500GB SATA HDD, and 10TB of traffic. Of course, he uses Linux operating systems. ServerPronto offers CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora, as well as open source Linux alternative FreeBSD.
“ServerPronto has the highest uptime of any servers I’ve used,” Cummings says. “The longest outage we ever had was a couple of hours and it was when lightning struck the valley. I like the assurance that ServerPronto’s technical support teams would call me if a server goes down. The company offers strong hands-on support.”
Slashing Server Costs
Cummings says he recommends ServerPronto to his customers that are looking for an affordable, reliable dedicated hosing service. One of his clients spends $300 a month on Amazon Web Services, he notes, but would do just as well with a $50 a month ServerPronto dedicated server.
“Since I signed on with ServerPronto, I haven’t looked anywhere else for dedicated servers,” Cumming says. “ServerPronto’s dedicated server uptime is excellent. That’s important because I keep my customer’s test code on these servers and if it goes down I won’t be making any money. ServerPronto keeps me up and running.”
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