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Virtual Dedicated Server From GoDaddy Setup ..


I bought a Virtual dedicated server from GoDaddy and I had lots of problems setting up the domain , e-mails, etc..

I'm looking for a hosting service where the team can do all the setup for me.

specs:

Linux
about 50GB space
500GB/m bandwidth
CGI, PHP, MySQL
Full root access (FTP)
No upload file size limit
100Mbps


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I don't work for them, I don't get any compensation for this post, they didn't ask me to post this. Yadayadayada. I'm just a very happy customer. And that's a good thing.

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