10-25-2009 05:56 AM
I purchased ACT premium with the web option. I want to use the online functionality so I can access my contacts anywhere via the Web. I don't want to use my computer as a server.
I have found serveral ACT online hosting providers (at a cost of $40-$100 per month), but it seems like the only thing they do is upload the software and provide you with a logon.
I want to upload the software myself. Has anyone done this with a third party provider? If so, which option (below) would you recommend? Pros/Cons?
I have settled with a hosting company that offers the following plans:
1. Hosting Plan $3.99/month
10 GB Space | 300 GB Transfer
100 Email Accounts
10 Myself Databases
2. Virtual Dedicated Server $34.99/month256 MB RAM Guaranteed /
Linux: CentOS or Fedora
Thanks in advance,
10-25-2009 09:36 AM
From your descriptions of the two plans, the 1st sounds like a Linux hosting company (10 Myself databases you probably meant 10 MySQL databases) and the 2nd says they're a Linux hosting company. ACT! will not install onto Linux-based servers. These are hosting companies, as in www.<mywebsite>.com website hosting.
You need a Windows-based hosting company that will actually let you have rdc/rdp access to 'your' server, whether dedicated or virtual. They're going to be way more than the prices you sited for the 1st two options. Sometimes they're called co-location services, and you either buy a server and have it shipped to the hosting company, or the hosting company sells you a dedicated or virtual windows 2003 server.
That's why the companies listed at http://www.act.com/partners/hosting/directory/ specialize in hosting ACT! for the Web - you're not paying the high cost of a co-located server. Some of them give you some degree of access to the server for maintenance or administrative uses.
10-25-2009 01:26 PM - last edited on 10-26-2009 01:40 PM by ghollister
Thank you for the quick response. The company I want to use offers both linux and windows; when I click on the windows 2003 server option the price jumps to $42. It appears that I have the admin permissions (rdc/rdp) to do the upload, but I would have to call. I can live with the $42/month if I can do everything on my own. Below is a link to the offering page. Thanks again for you help.
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