Having never had a VPS before, I have some questions. At present, I have a shared hosting account with Affordable WebWorks. I have apparently outgrown the service, which has been quite good. Here are my questions and needed capabilities: Disaster recovery. It appears that my new VPS will be in Los Angeles. What are your contingency plans for when (not "if") they have a large earthquake? Set up soft links (ln -s). I need to be able to have a remote terminal and be able to run scripts. I am not going to sell hosting services, but I have some family/friends that I wish to provide hosting accounts for. The 7GB disk space that you offer -- Is that in addition to the OS' requirements? My hosting service has taken the responsibility for renewing my domain name. Do you folks offer that service? I do all the sysadmin for my Fedora 10 machine at home but there are some things that I have never done. How can I learn to do the additional things that having a VPS will require, such as activating sub-domains, aiming a given domain name at my VPS, etc. I assume that I'll be able to upload software, create directories outside of publicly accessable areas, etc. Is this assumption correct? My shared hosting service uses DirectAdmin. I get along with it OK, but there are some things I cannot do with it. I need help to determine what kind of Control Panel I need, if DirectAdmin is inadequate. I pinged your L.A. & Texas data centers. The average response for L.A. was 305.6; for Texas it was 179. I don't understand the real-world significance of this difference. What other questions should I ask? Thank you.