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    Looking For Recomendations On Offshore Server Companies


    Hey Guys!

    I'm partnering with a friend on a project who's a great guy but is totally paranoid. Anytime I've ever needed site hosting it's always been with a domestic company. However he's looking at an offshore company to rent some server space from on this new venture. I was telling him the issue with offshore is you have no legal recourse like you do with a domestic company, so you basically have to go on reputation and cross your fingers they keep their word. That being said I can't trust a search engine or a banner add to convey that kind of sentiment, hence why I'm making this post.

    I'm not looking for anything huge MAYBE a gig, more than likely 500mb. I just want to know they're competently maintained, they will be up 24/7, and that if need support I can get a callback within 12 hours from someone who speaks English. That being said I was hoping anyone that's had an experience with with a company that fits that profile could post their thoughts, good or bad. That way I can know who's recommended and who to steer clear of. I do also realize there's a separate area where you can request this type of hosting, but I fear they'd be terribly biased against themselves and may even have employees working as trolls to pump up their rep. I'm hoping to get honest opinions here. Thanks!
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    Off-shore as in? I can start throwing darts at a map of the world and you can say stop when I hit your country, or we could save some time with you telling us what your location is

    Again, when you say off-shore, are you looking for something that would be used to host projects, that could be potentially construed as 'illegal' within international waters?

    Why do you want off-shore hosting?
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    Originally Posted by Winters
    Off-shore as in? I can start throwing darts at a map of the world and you can say stop when I hit your country, or we could save some time with you telling us what your location is

    Again, when you say off-shore, are you looking for something that would be used to host projects, that could be potentially construed as 'illegal' within international waters?

    Why do you want off-shore hosting?
    HahahHAa! Isn't it obvious by my post I'm American. We just assume everyone everywhere is. Is it any wonder people hate us Yeah sorry about that, we are US based. The product is these herbal supplements which are perfectly legal, however there's a lot of buzz that the FDA may make them illegal in the next six months. While that may or may not happen in case it does it would be nice to already be hosted in a different country. As far as what that country would be, I don't know I'm fairly naive in this matter. Again my American stereotypes would lead me to say something like out of the Caymans or Switzerland, HahHAha! But I guess really anywhere non-US would do.
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    I believe that US Law will still nail you to the wall if you are based in the US and supplying US residents with criminalised substances, so off-shore hosting would probably only delay a nasty lawsuit.

    That aside, if you want off-shore hosting, I don't think the Russians care what you host. Or, simply pick a country that doesn't particularly like co-operating with the States. I don't think you will get a good hosting package in Yemen though.

    I'm not entirely sure if I should be posting this. I'll probably be extradited to the US without so much as a 'Is this legal?' being asked before I am whisked off to some CIA dungeon, as my country (England) is so fond of doing.

    Wow, this post got internationally political fast.
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    Originally Posted by Winters
    I believe that US Law will still nail you to the wall if you are based in the US and supplying US residents with criminalised substances, so off-shore hosting would probably only delay a nasty lawsuit.

    That aside, if you want off-shore hosting, I don't think the Russians care what you host. Or, simply pick a country that doesn't particularly like co-operating with the States. I don't think you will get a good hosting package in Yemen though.

    I'm not entirely sure if I should be posting this. I'll probably be extradited to the US without so much as a 'Is this legal?' being asked before I am whisked off to some CIA dungeon, as my country (England) is so fond of doing.

    Wow, this post got internationally political fast.
    HahaHa! Well thanks for the comic relief at least The sales would be worldwide so if the FDA banned it we'd quit shipping to US customers, we'd just like to be able to live here. I guess I just gave too much personal background info. My issue is I don't want to sign up with some joker and I was hoping there were some people out there who knew of a reliable non-US company that rented server space. If I could rewrite my post I'd shorten it to something like....

    Looking for a non-US company that rents server space and meets the following criteria:

    1) Dedicated Server Space: 500MB-1GB

    2) Server Reliability: Servers online 99% of the time

    3) English Speaking Customer Support: Someone to be there to answer my calls or emails.

    I'm not familiar with any such company and don't want to choose one who's going to rip me off or who's servers are always down. So if anyone knows first hand of a good one that can fulfill my needs please let me know their name. Thanks!
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    A western European country then, one that has not had a negative ruling on your product. Pick a country and search for voted services providers.
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    Originally Posted by Winters
    A western European country then, one that has not had a negative ruling on your product. Pick a country and search for voted services providers.
    sorry for my ignorance, but when you say "search for voted services providers" what do you mean?
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    Any UK based hosting would be fine if you just want out of the US. If you want out of US's reach. Then Rusia or another country that doesnt let the US do anything. But do expect to pay more for UK and MUCH more/and be scammed alot for out of US's reach.
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    Almost anything is offshore from American perspective... so I suggest you to find a reliable provider based in Europe - UK, Ireland, Netherlands. The price shall be a little be higher, but not much.
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