We have had many servers with The Planet over the years. I think at one time we had over 15 boxes there and when we were starting AuctionAds we were going to use them which would have been several more servers/load balencers all that. That was a total fiasco and they dropped the ball but to us it turned out awesome because we purchased all our own servers and got hosting with iphouse which turned out to be about 1/10th the cost per month.
Now of course we have to do our own support/reboots but honestly we did all that at the planet anyway. The monkey ass admins they have working there are the biggest pricks….. and they must get paid by how fast they can close tickets.
So ive held on to 1 machine there thats costed me $99 a month. Ive had that box for almost 5 years. I IRC from it and also use it as a proxy for other things which is nice when I go on the road.
Today I canceled this box. After about 2 weeks of playing ticket tag with there support system its just not worth it.
Ive been meaning to do it for a long time but just it was more of a hassle to cancel it then keep it running.