Does anyone know of a firm that offered PCI certification for a low price (something in the ballpark of $200-300)? I have Google'd it and turned up companies charging $1500-5000 per year, which is retarded.
I have already run a PCI compliance scan from Comodo and came back clean, so I would like to get the certification done
On used equipment (for example, 6509s), is there any possibility of getting IOS upgrades from Cisco? Is there any sort of re-certification process? My only concern with used equipment is that often times the firmware is years old.
We were asked by a couple of potential customers for SAS70 certification. Before researching google I though I post this in this forum and see if any body has any idea about what is involved. So specifically here are my question:
1. Is it hard to become SAS70 certified?
2. How much of expense should we be looking at?
3. Are there any companies or outsourced who can help to get it done?
since upgrading PPA, I noticed that in the External Applications section, all the APS packages have a column "imported" and "certification" - what these are/mean?
I hit "import" on the wordpress package - but what it is doing and why it would be to our advantage to import an APS package, rather than have them externally hosted so they're always the latest version.
No matter how hard you look for a colo datacenter, they all seem to push hard on offering fancy services and causing a big impression. There's nothing wrong with that, but as a result, costs typically go up beyond those of dedicated servers.
Would this work for offering affordable colo and still make a profit:
- no customer visits, all equipment shipped, plugged in, and turned on: requires no fancy reception area, less security measures, no parking space, no glossy facilities.
- limit power requirements or charge per watt consumed: avoids charging customers by max available power and charge for the amount actually used.
If that's a possibility, there just might be a market out there for cheap colo for the masses.
Every webhost I see that offers dedicated hosting always sticks with the same price range: $60 - $90 for crap Celerons/P4s, $160 - $220 for Xeons, and $250+ for better servers. Is there a reliable host that offers much lower prices and has a reliable network? I am currently using The Planet and for years have been paying $260 with tech support and heck that is extra money that could be in my pocket with a cheaper service.
My current Dual Xeon 2.4ghz is overkill since the CPU load is never high and pushes all 12 of my sites with ease since they are all optimized and coded to never cause large loads.
i've got a server that averages 3-4 TB a month. it is starting to max out the limits on the servers capacity and i want to setup another server on a different network that can help load balance, and if one of the servers are down for any reason the other server would take on all the load while the other server is down.
Prospective web hosting clients have to understand that there's a clear difference between a cheap hosting service and an affordable one.
For one, an afordable service has to do with the budget of the client, meaning the cient has a an amount he will like to spend on a web host account while a cheap web hosting service has to do with the price of the product in relation with the services offered. For example a shared host that you get for $10 will definitey have more features than a shared that cost $3.99.
You have to know what you want before taking an action that you may regret later.
I'm looking for an affordable (a.k.a. fairly cheap) stable dedi that allows IRC. It will mainly be used to host a few websites, but it needs to be IRC allowed as well (the irc portion will be very small). Does anyone know any good hosts? Most of the cheaper hosts I've looked into don't allow IRC at all .
- IRC allowed - US preferably; not necessary - Managed or un-managed, doesn't matter - Decent price - Need somewhere around 20-35 IPs